Spring Conferences Offer Exciting Options for Lifelong Learning

As Haas-led conferences grow in size and prestige, alumni audiences are also growing, exemplifying the efficacy of a Haas defining principle, Students Always.

Registration is now open for
Mar 1 - Business of Healthcare Conference
Mar 16 - Asia Business Conference
Mar 28 - Economist Innovation Conference

Registration opens soon for April 6 - Women in Leadership Conference

For more info about Haas conferences, videos of lectures, and more,
visit our Lifelong Learning web section.


Berkeley MBA Climbs in Financial Times Ranking
The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program rose to #12 in the world this year from #14 last year in the Financial Times global MBA ranking. Among U.S. schools, Haas held on to its #7 ranking from last year.

Like This: Haas Ranks 4th Among Most Social Media Friendly MBA Programs

Berkeley-Haas placed fourth in a ranking of the top 100 most social media friendly MBA programs in 2013, compiled by Online MBA Page.com.



PhD Student Jenny Zha Wins Prestigious Deloitte Fellowship

Haas PhD student Jenny Zha received the Deloitte Foundation's annual Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting. Zha will receive a $25,000 grant to support her work for two years.


Berkeley MBA Teams Take 1st, 3rd in Biotech Competition
Blending expertise in both finance and biotech, two Berkeley MBA teams won first and third places in the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition Jan. 26 at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


Haas Sends Off Last Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Class
With an inspiring commencement speech from alumna and vintner Kathryn Hall, BCEMBA 08, former ambassador to Austria, 66 students in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program marked the end of their 19-month program.


Responsible Business Think Tank Names Vogel a Top Thought Leader
Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to improving and supporting responsible business practices by U.S. companies, has named Professor David Vogel one of 2013's Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior.


Salman Khan, Founder of the World's Largest Online School, to Speak March 6
Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, whose simple YouTube tutorials to help young cousins with homework exploded into "one-world schoolhouse" with 3,900 lessons viewed more than 230 million times, will speak in Berkeley March 6 about the online learning revolution.

MBA Students Take Deep Dive into Teamwork
Anyone who has worked on a group project at school or work knows the common frustrations: One person isn't pulling his weight; another is too bossy; yet another can't meet because of other commitments. But working in groups doesn't have to be this way, as MBA students are learning this year in a new program called Teams@Haas.


Students, Staff, Faculty Extend Big Thanks to Donors

Hundreds of Haas students, staff, and faculty wrote thank-you cards to donors last week to acknowledge that without their generosity, the school would not have enough funding to operate after the beginning of December.


Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
- Haas Celebration, San Francisco, Gap Inc. Mar. 20
- MBA Reunion Weekend April 25-28

In addition, HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar



Students Available for Your Projects
Do you have a business project that could use some student help? Haas School students are eager to apply their learning to real-world situations. Individually or in groups, our MBA, Master's in Financial Engineering, and undergraduate business students are happy to volunteer their classroom knowledge and skills in the business and non-profit communities. Learn more


How To View Your Job Differently
You've weighed everything and decided to stay, but you know you need to change how you view your job. So what can you do to refresh your job for the new year? Learn more

Americans Rip Up Retirement Plans
After all, the stock market has largely earned back its losses, home prices are rising, and the unemployment rate is creeping down, all of which suggests workers should be feeling more secure. Right? Learn more

How High-Achieving Parents Raise Star Scions
Among other things, highly successful parents serve as their offspring's role models, sounding boards and-perhaps most crucially-strategic door openers. Learn more

How to Survive a Merger
Few events are as stressful for employees as news of a merger or acquisition. Regardless of how brightly the "marriage" of two companies is presented, jobs will be lost. Learn more


Salary Negotiation (Webinar)
Tues, Feb 12, from 12-1 pm
Join career advisor Mark Friedfeld on this webinar to learn more about tips and approaches to salary negotiation. MBA alumni register through CareerNet.

Executive Resumes -- Learn how to Write a Powerful Resume (Webinar)
Wed, Feb 13, from 12-1 pm
Join Pat DeMasters, Director of MBA Alumni Career Services, to learn more about "What are your transferable skills? What is your target position? Have you matched your skills with the job description? Use an accomplishment-based resume to position yourself and communicate your value. MBA alumni register through CareerNet.

Alumni Relations Presents: Career Change for Executives and Professionals Over 40 (Webinar)
Wed, Feb 13, from 12-1 pm
Career change calls for a different skill set and mindset compared to achieving success within a field. Haas PhD Cathy Goodwin shares tips especially targeted to those over 40. Register online. MBA alumni register through CareerNet.

Alumni Relations Presents: Your Personal Brand in 4 Steps (webinar)
Wed, Feb 20, from 12-1pm
This summary of Bjorn's "4M" approach to personal branding will provide you with an overview of 4 concrete steps towards shaping an effective, differentiated and powerful personal brand - Market, Message, Money, and Meaning. Presented by Bjorn Austraat, EWMBA'09. Register online. MBA alumni register through CareerNet.


NEW Alumni Benefit:
Connect the Dots: Customized Networking Service
Thinking about your next career move or fine-tuning your network? The Haas Alumni Relations team can help you connect the dots. We will help you find alumni in your target industry or at coveted companies. To take advantage of networking services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

Did you know that alumni services are powered by the Haas Fund? The school supports many other opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these other remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career Websites including resources for Executives, Flexible Workforce Recruiting, Global Jobs, Networking, Jobs in the Non Profit Sector, Executive Search Firms, Salary Information, and Self-Employment.

International and Domestic Career Advisors:
If you are a Berkeley MBA graduate living outside the Bay Area or looking to relocate, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The Haas Worldwide Advisor Network includes experienced business coaches across the United States and around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors.



Give Us Your Feedback!

The UC Berkeley Executive Education team is developing and refining programs to meet the changing needs of business executives around the globe. Please fill out our 5-minute survey and share your thoughts about programs you'd like to see in 2013 and beyond. As a thank-you, your name will be included in a drawing to receive one free day at a 2013 Executive Education program of your choice.

Ctr for Exec Ed, Berkeley-Haas
15% Discount for Haas alumni. Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on these programs:

High-Impact Leadership: Developing Your Communication Style
Mar 18 - Mar 20
A leadership and communications workshop utilizing techniques and activities from theater and performance arts. Enroll

Negotiations & Influence
Mar 25 - Mar 27
A negotiations training program for developing long-term, productive relationships critical to business success. Enroll

Women's Executive Leadership Program
Apr 8 - Apr 11
Participants will gain a deep understanding of their leadership approach, negotiating style, beliefs and assumptions about their power. Enroll



Web Calendar

Feb 12 - Oakland
Brewery Tour

Feb 27 - Berkeley
PACT Apparel Discussion

Mar 1 - San Francisco
Student-led Healthcare Conference

Mar 5 - San Francisco
Real Estate Outlook Presentation

Mar 6 - Santa Clara
Women in Leadership Luncheon & Workshop with Holly Schroth

Mar 16 - Berkeley
Student-led Asia Business Conference

Mar 20 - San Francisco
Haas Celebration in San Francisco

Mar 28 - Berkeley
Economist Innovation Conference

Apr 5 - Berkeley
Student-led LAHBA Conference

Apr 6 - Berkeley
Student-led Women in Leadership Conference

Apr 25-28 - Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley
All-Alumni Conference

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Prof. Laura Tyson was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the effects of technology on employment in this article discussing the recent World Economic Forum at Davos.

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