If you believe a bear market is possible, are you preparing appropriately? Prof. Odean has some advice that surprises most people. Also, what is Zucerkberg's #1 hiring rule?

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March 20, 2015

US NEWS Ranks All Three Berkeley MBA Programs in Top 10

US News The Evening & Weekend MBA Program ranked #1 among part-time programs in the US for the third year in a row in the annual US News & World Report. The Full-time Berkeley MBA program ranked #7 for the eighth year in a row. The Berkeley MBA for Executives remained at #9 among EMBA programs rated in the specialty rankings. The Berkeley MBA also placed in the top ten specialty rankings for nonprofit, entrepreneurship, finance, international, management, and marketing.

Prof. Terrance Odean Be Ready for the Bear Market
With the six-year bull market in stocks getting old, people are starting to wonder how they should prepare for a possible bear market. The Wall Street Journal interviewed Berkeley Haas professor Terrance Odean, MS 92, PhD 97, for advice that many people find surprising.

Jason Bellet, BS 14 Undergraduate Student Startup Closes $2 Million Round
A company co-founded by Jason Bellet, BS 14, while he attended Berkeley Haas recently closed a $2 million funding round for its futuristic digital stethoscope attachment, the Eko Core. Bellet says UC Berkeley's Skydeck "greatly contributed to Eko Devices' rapid acceleration."

All-Alumni Conference

Get Your Professional Booster Shot at the All-Alumni Conference
Join alumni, faculty, and outstanding presenters at the annual Berkeley Haas Alumni Conference on Saturday, April 25. Hear from insightful speakers and enjoy a lively reception to reconnect with friends and fellow alumni.

Vator Splash

Special Incentives to Enter or Attend Entrepreneur Competition
Today is the deadline to enter the competition for Vator Splash Oakland 2015, one of the largest networks for high-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Alumni receive a 75% discount to the April 22-23 event. Event info
Apply to Compete | Volunteer
Event Sales (enter code: berkeley 75)

World Wide Web Hidden in the Long Tail
When commerce began to move online, economists predicted two big benefits for consumers: lower, more uniform prices and increased selection. Research by Assoc. Prof. Steve Tadelis shows that consumers reap the benefits of e-commerce in more surprising ways.

Jogging in Dubai 7 Marathons, 7 Days, 7 Continents
Soon after arriving at Haas, Tim Durbin, MBA 10, attempted his first half-marathon. Then he tried a full marathon. Eventually, his newfound love of running evolved into a record-breaking global challenge: Durbin became the lone American of 12 runners to complete the 2015 World Marathon Challenge, running seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days.

Visit Our Events Calendar

Mar 24 San Diego—Brewing Industry Science Presentation & Tasting
Mar 24 Shanghai—Happy Hour with Berkeley Haas students
Mar 26 San Francisco—Beyond Yourself Career Assistance
Mar 26 San Jose—Haas Happy Hour
Mar 27 Tokyo—West Coast ACJ Hanami Party
Apr 3 Berkeley—Latin American Business Conference
Apr 7 Berkeley—Effective Communication Workshop
Apr 7 Beverly Hills—Professional Advancement Panel Discussion
Apr 10 Berkeley—Global Social Venture Competition & Conference
Apr 21 San Francisco—Giants vs Dodgers Game
Apr 23   -26 Berkeley—MBA Reunion Weekend
Apr 25 Berkeley—All-Alumni Conference
Apr 27 Berkeley—Berkeley Angel Network Pitch Event
Apr 27 San Francisco—Brand Advancement Presentation
Apr 29 San Francisco—Positioning Your Startup for Success
Apr 29 New York City—Entrepreneurial Mixer + Open Mic Night
May 13 Portland, OR—Managing Family-owned Businesses Panel Discussion

Career Management Webinars

For MBA alumni—Register in MBA CareerNet under workshops:

Negotiating the Job Offer
Tues, March 31, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Webinar)

Best Practices for Researching a Company
Tues, April 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Webinar)

Product Mgt Workshop with Recruiter, Mike Freier
Wed, April 15, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Straight Talk From An Experienced Executive Recruiter Mon, April 20, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Webinar)

First 90 Days on the Job
Tues, April 21, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For all alumni:

Get-Hired Boot Camp Webinar Series
Watch on-demand - (presented by Beyond B-School)
Topics include—Advanced Resume Strategies; Killer LinkedIn Profile; Identifying and Prioritizing Target Employers; How to Use Social Media. Register


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Career Management Newsletter

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Career Networking

Your Networking Power Combo: LinkedIn and @cal
Discover how to use LinkedIn and the @cal Alumni Directory together to find and contact specific alumni who can help leverage your network. Try our examples now.