Gift from Alumnus Supports Energy Initiatives

Marcella and Stuart Bernstein, BS 85, have made a substantial gift to create an endowment for the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), a campus-wide institute that serves as a coordinating hub for the university's energy and climate efforts. Read more


Dean Appointed to Board of Business School Accreditation Body
Dean Rich Lyons has been appointed to the board of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the leading accrediting organization for U.S. business schools.

Haas Names New Executive Director of Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs

Jon Kaplan, former assistant dean of Chapman University's MBA programs, has been hired as the Haas School's new executive director of Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs. Kaplan's wide-ranging career has included working at UCLA's Anderson School, directing operations in UCLA men's athletics, and even serving as a public announcer for the Harlem Globetrotters.

New 'Skydeck' Accelerator Inspires Startup Companies to Reach Markets Faster
Perched in the 10,000 square-foot penthouse of downtown Berkeley's tallest building, Berkeley Skydeck may have the best 360-degree views in the city. But it's what is happening inside this new inter-disciplinary startup incubator-accelerator that will change the way emerging startups scale up to succeed.

Southwest Airlines Exec to Talk on Culture of LUV

Ginger Hardage, senior vice president of culture and communications at Southwest Airlines, will share her insights on piloting the company's unique corporate personality on April 5 at the Haas School.

Finance Conference: Private Equity and Venture Capital in Volatile Times, March 9

Volatility and its ripple effects through the world of finance and investing will be the focus of the sixth annual student-run Berkeley-Haas Finance Conference at the Haas School.

Dean to Headline NYC Alumni Event, March 13:
Future of Finance: Inclusive Innovation

How can inclusive innovation within the banking sector generate both business and social value? Dean Lyons will facilitate the discussion between a distinguished panel of financial services leaders at the Citi offices in Tribeca.

Electronic Arts CEO to Speak, Critique Startups at Alumni Event, March 22
Alumnus and Electronics Arts CEO John Riccitiello, BS 81, will discuss the latest developments in digital entertainment and give two startups feedback at a Haas Alumni Network South Bay Chapter event at the company's Redwood Shores headquarters.

Conference to Spotlight New Energy Research, March 22

A sell-out crowd of about 200 top thinkers in energy policy-including academics, regulators, and business leaders-will gather for the 17th Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy March 22 on the Clark Kerr campus in Berkeley.

Taste of Haas in Malibu, March 24
Join fellow Haas alumni for a Taste of Haas in beautiful Malibu! Popular Haas Professor Don Moore will share provocative research on Confidence & Over-Confidence following an exciting school update by Dean Lyons at the private estate of a Haas alumnus and local vintner. An interesting tour and tasting will conclude the afternoon.
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Investment Banking Fellows Gain Head Start
Five full-time Berkeley MBA students from the class of 2013 have been awarded Investment Banking Fellowships, which include a $5,000 scholarship and an opportunity to work with an alumni mentor.

Winter CMR Articles Spotlight Success for Brands, CIOs

How to achieve exceptional success as a consumer brand or as a chief information officer (CIO) are the subjects of two articles by Haas faculty in the winter 2012 issue of the California Management Review, the school's peer-reviewed business journal.

MFE Student Passes Away

Arthur Qi, a student in the Berkeley-Haas Master's of Financial Engineering Program, passed away suddenly over the weekend.




A Door Opener for Venture Capital Jobs
In a recent post for VentureBeat, Alex Taub writes that there's a hidden goldmine for those looking for non-technical jobs such as business development, marketing, and operations at startup companies. The big secret for landing these quickly-filled jobs is that they usually start with the investors at VC firms, and rarely get published. Learn more

Perfectionism - Overcoming All-or-Nothing Thinking
While we all need to do high quality work, excessive perfectionism can do more harm than good. Learn more

Managing Your Emotions at Work - Controlling Your Feelings... Before They Control You
You know... when your favorite project is cancelled after weeks of hard work; when a customer snaps at you unfairly; when your best friend (and co-worker) is laid off suddenly; or your boss assigns you more work when you're already overloaded. Learn more


Case Interviewing: A Primer for Success
Sat, Mar 3, 10:30am - 12:30pm - For Haas MBA grads.
Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara, CA
More employers now use the case interview method to screen IN qualified candidates. Originally used by the management consulting sector, more companies - including Apple, Google, Clorox, Nestle, Pixar, and McKesson - use case interviewing to identify employees who are smart and strategic with demonstrated problem solving capabilities.
Learn the essentials to successful Case Interviewing, along with a case practice to introduce you to subtleties of the method.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Same Industry-Different Role (Webinar)
Thurs, Mar 8, 12:00-1:00pm
This webinar will cover the following:

  • How to advance within the same industry as you look for different opportunities.
  • How to best craft and design your compelling story so that you can begin to have conversations for new opportunities.

Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Sure Fire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50
Thurs, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Workshop at the Haas School - For Haas MBA grads

  • The real truth behind ageism and how to turn your age into your advantage.
  • The #1 key that can make or break your job search.
  • How to optimize your contacts and obtain critical leads and referrals.
  • The best resume format for the experienced applicant.
  • How to address those difficult age-related questions and ace the interview.
  • And much more...

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Roundtable Discussion -- Business Social Responsibility
Mon, Mar 19, 7:00pm - Haas School of Business
Community prosperity is strongly linked to business success with business success dependent on vibrant communities.  Recent economic turmoil and growing economic inequality call into question a purely market-oriented doctrine with a narrow focus on only financial return.  There are alternatives that consist of socially responsible business practices, supported by enlightened public policy and thoughtful individual responsibility.  In this interactive session we will explore the need for such practices, and the implications for organizations, for leadership and for each of us as individuals.
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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 Advisor:
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.



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

Product Management
Mar 19-23, 2012 (Berkeley)
May 14-18, 2012 (Cambridge, MA)
The Product Management program teaches critical business skills and a strategic framework for superior product management that will drive companies to new levels of profitability. Designed for product managers and executives interfacing with product management, this intensive five-day program delivers powerful knowledge across the product life cycle, including strategic planning, product management execution, and product launch. Enroll

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Executives
May 7-11, 2012
Learn Finance as a Second Language and confidently return to your company with the ability to join the financial conversation! Toshi Shibano, PhD takes program participants way beyond the nuts and bolts of accounting and finance through a total immersion into the language of finance through the mastery of the Three Dialects of Finance: Insight, Foresight and Oversight. Enroll

Women's Executive Leadership Program
Apr 16-19, 2012
Built on advanced theories in behavioral science, this transformative program coaches high-potential women to reach new levels of success as team leaders and organizational visionaries. Deeply immersive sessions combine lectures, skill-development exercises, and networking with other exceptional leaders. Enroll



Web Calendar

Mar 3 - Berkeley
Women in Leadership Conference

Mar 6 - San Francisco
Evening with Sales Force Executives

Mar 6 - San Francisco
Multi-School Networking Evening

Mar 8 - San Francisco
Board Match Volunteer Evening

Mar 9 - Berkeley
Berkeley Finance Conference

Mar 10 - Las Vegas
Chapter Connection Meeting

Mar 13 - New York
Future of Finance Presentation

Mar 15 - Berkeley
Quantitive Finance Careers Discussion

Mar 17 - Berkeley
Asia Business Conference

Mar 21 - Los Angeles
Women's Global Connection Event

Mar 22 - Redwood City, CA
Digital Entertainment & Social Networking Presentation

Mar 24 - Malibu, CA
Alumni Networking, Presentation by Prof. Don Moore & Wine Tasting

Mar 27 - Los Angeles
Discover Cal Election 2012 Discussion

Mar 28 - Berkeley
Economist Innovation Conference

Apr 5 - Lafayette
Discover Cal Election 2012 Discussion

Apr 5 - Mountain View
Energy Related Data Management Presentation

Apr 11 - Newport Beach, CA
Discover Cal Election 2012 Discussion

Apr 20 - Berkeley
Global Social Venture Competition

Apr 26 - Berkeley
Business Plan Competition

Apr 26-29 - Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 28 - Berkeley
All-Alumni Conference

May 14 - Orinda
Haaski Golf Open



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