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March 3, 2011

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HAN Event Calendar

Mar 5 – New York
Alumni Colloquium

Mar 5 - Berkeley
Women in Leadership Conference

Mar 6 – Moscow
Alumni Dinner

Mar 7 – Boston
Alumni Mixer

Mar 7 – Los Angeles
Wine Tasting Event

Mar 10 – Palo Alto
Venture Capital & Angel Funding Presentation

Mar 12 - Berkeley
Healthcare Conference

Mar 18 – Los Angeles
Career Fair

Mar 22 – Shanghai
Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Center Conference

Mar 25 – Alameda, CA
Hangar One Vodka Tour & Tasting

Mar 31 – San Diego
Tour of Petco Park & Happy Hour

Apr 2 - Berkeley
Asia Business Conference

Apr 3 – Napa Valley
Hendry Wine Tour & Tasting

Apr 7 – Los Angeles
Women in Leadership Dinner

Apr 10 – Alameda, CA
Community Volunteer Day

Apr 16 – Alameda, CA
USS Hornet Tour

Apr 28-May 1 – Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend


Apr 30 – Berkeley
All-Alumni Reunion Conference

May 12 – Los Angeles
Welcome Party & Reception with Dean Lyons and Professor Chatman

May 25 – Orange County
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

May 31 – Barcelona
Alumni Reception with Dean Lyons

Jun 1 & 2 – London
Alumni Reception with Dean Lyons

Jun 3 & 4 – Budapest
Alumni Weekend with Dean Lyons

July 13 – New York
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

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eHAN - Haas Alumni Network newsletter

Carl Shapiro

Obama Picks Shapiro for President's Council of Economic Advisers, and Tyson and Otellini for Jobs Council
President Obama announced his intent to nominate Haas Professor Carl Shapiro to the Council of Economic Advisers. He will also nominate Haas Professor and former Dean Laura Tyson and Haas alumnus Paul Otellini, MBA 74, CEO of Intel, to the President's new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Masters of Financial Engineering Program Reaches Ten
Since becoming the first such program to be run at a business school, the Berkeley MFE Program has graduated 608 students. This month the program celebrates its ten-year anniversary with the graduation of its tenth class of students.

Shanghai Conference to Highlight Innovation, Mar. 22
Dean Lyons and Haas Prof. Teck Ho will join top thinkers from around the world, including Nobel Laureate and Haas Professor Emeritus Oliver Williamson, to discuss innovation in a wide range of industries, from biotech to finance, at the second annual Berkeley Asia Business Center Conference.

Haas Among Best Business Schools for Mexican Students
The Haas School advanced to #11 worldwide and #7 among U.S. schools by CNN Expansión, a Mexican business magazine that ranks the best business schools for Mexican students. Last year Haas ranked #15 in the world.

Barbara Desoer

Bank of America Home Loan President to Speak at MBA Commencement
Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, president of home loans at Bank of America, will speak at the MBA commencement this year.

Research Spotlight: How Int'l Connections Spur Innovation
International connections between clusters of innovation can accelerate the innovation process and result in other benefits, according to new research co-authored by the Lester Center's Jerry Engel.

MBA Challenge for Charity Auction Seeks Donations
Berkeley MBA students are inviting students and alumni to donate items to their Challenge for Charity (C4C) Auction, the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Entrepreneur DiMarco to Speak on Leadership, Mar. 29
Advent Software founder and CEO Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79, will speak at the Haas School on leadership lessons learned from taking her firm from a startup to a 1,000-employee global company.  The flexible culture she fostered has led to low turnover and high morale, winning Advent recognition by the SF Business Times as one of the Bay Area's top places to work.

Tom Campbell

Former Dean Tom Campbell to Lead Chapman Law School
Haas Professor and former Dean Tom Campbell has been appointed Dean of the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, Calif., and has resigned from his faculty position at Berkeley-Haas.

Provide a Life-Changing Experience for Your Middle Schooler at Summer Business Camp - Apply Now
What happens when you offer a two-week introduction to the business world;  then add museum visits, swimming, outdoor and social activities;  and host it all at a top-ten business school at the world's premier public university?  Most likely a life-long memory of a life-changing summer.  And all for a good cause:  Proceeds from this camp -- The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-Bay)  --  support YEAH programs for at-risk and under resourced youth during the academic year.

Berkeley ABC at Haas: Growing Markets, Growing Needs
The Berkeley Asia Business Conference on April 2nd is the largest such event in the West Coast run entirely by students. Join over 500 Bay Area professionals and graduate students in exploring Asia's shift from export-centric economies to consumption giants. (Note:  this is separate from the Asia Business Conference in Shanghai.)

Three Days of Social Venture Competition, April 9
2011 Global Social Venture Competition Finalists will pitch their ventures for Social Impact Assessment at the Haas School on April 7-8, before the winning teams are crowned at the Awards Dinner the evening of April 8. Then on Sat., April 9, entrepreneurs, double-bottom-line business leaders, and GSVC entrants will gather at the Idea to Impact Conference. For more info and to register, visit Competition | Dinner | Conference.

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Reconnect with classmates, find or start your own Haas affinity or class group, career network, download lectures and guest speakers, read the latest news, share photos and videos, and interact with other Haas alumni.

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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview
At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well." This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to whether you want to work for this company. Learn more

The skill that separates
If you want others to care about what you have to say care about what they have to say! Learn more

Four Words That Control Most Career Decisions
Imagine you are in a room full of strangers. In order to strike up a conversation, besides introducing yourself and asking a person their name, what’s one of the first questions you’ll ask? Learn more


"The Interview is Over, Now What?" webinar -
Mar. 16, 7pm - 7:30pm
Any good candidate knows that the job interview doesn't end with, "Thanks, we'll be in touch." So, what do you do now? Register through MBA CareerNet

"Recruit LA, Alumni Only, Multi-School Job Fair with MyWorkster" Mar. 18, 11am - 4pm
This job fair will be held on the USC campus in Los Angeles.

"Stop Looking for Jobs… To Make Your Job Search Go Faster" webinar - Mar. 30, Noon - 1pm
Whether in your current job or a new one, learn how to get off of job boards and create work that you love by spotting problems to be solved. Register through MBA CareerNet


2010 Haas Alumni MBA Salary Survey
The Berkeley MBA Alumni Compensation Bi-Annual Survey is provided by the MBA Career Center and the Alumni Relations Office.  The survey results can be found under Salary Negotiations in the "Resources" section of MBA CareerNet. Or, View the Survey Now (username = alumni  p/w = salarysurvey)

Haas Career Center Staff are Available to Help Today!
MBA alumni in transition and/or affected by the economic turmoil — please contact the Haas MBA Alumni Career Center for assistance with career coaching, interviewing tips, and resume review.  There are also many events, webinars, directed job search teams, and other resources available to you today.  To learn more, please EMAIL or call us at 510-643-3108.

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Center for Exec. Ed.

Center for Executive Education launches "Student Always" Initiative!  Two Free Program Days for Eligible Alumni in addition to the Haas Alumni 15% Discount: Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on all the programs below.

High Impact Leadership Apr. 14-15, 2011– Berkeley
Transform your communication style with this highly interactive course in leadership. Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges, create influence without authority, and build confidence in public speaking. The program focuses primarily on the art of communication and its impact on audiences. Learn more & enroll

Interactive Strategy -May 23-24, 2011– Berkeley
In our information age, the business landscape is ever more dynamic. Opportunities are created and destroyed with lightning speed.  In the Interactive Strategy Executive Program, participants learn how to gauge and execute crucial strategic moves in order to stay competitive. Learn more & enroll

Negotiations & Influence:  the Art of Working with People to Get Things Done May 4-6, 2011 – Berkeley
Consultant, researcher, author, and habitual award-winning lecturer Dr. Holly Schroth will help you develop the high-productivity relationships essential to career success. Through engaging exercises and assessment tools, you will come away with tested, real-world techniques you can put into practice the day you return to your office.  Learn more & enroll

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