IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley to Headline Alumni Conference, April 27

From lessons on design thinking to a series of talks modeled after TEDx events, the Annual Alumni Conference on April 27 will feature a full day of teaching by more than two dozen alumni, faculty, and staff. Read more


Berkeley MBA Programs Top U.S. News Rankings
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program climbed to #1 among part-time programs in this year's U.S. News ranking, and the Full-time MBA Program ranked #7 among full-time programs for the sixth year in a row.

Berkeley Takes #5 in World Reputation Ranking
UC Berkeley edged out Stanford to place fifth among the world's top universities in the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain's "World Reputation Rankings" released earlier this month.


Do You Have a Summer Project for IBD Students?
This summer, teams of MBA students will provide managerial expertise to clients all over the world. Projects include business and strategic plans, feasibility studies, financial analyses, and market research. To submit a project for consideration, contact International Business Development (IBD) soon.


Lecturer Daniel Mulhern Receives Teaching Award from Students
After joining the UC Berkeley faculty only two years ago, Haas Lecturer Daniel Mulhern has been awarded the ASUC Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching.


Profs. Williamson, Yellen Named Berkeley Fellows
Nobel laureate Emeriti Oliver Williamson and Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen were honored as Berkeley Fellows by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau.

Haas, Stanford Deans to Discuss Educating Leaders, March 29
Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons will join Stanford Business Dean Garth Saloner in a discussion about incubating global leadership at the 10th annual Global Technology Symposium in Silicon Valley.


Alumni on SF Business Times "40 Under 40" List
Kevin Chou, BS 02, and Sheldon Kimber, MBA 07, were named to this year's "40 Under 40" list of young professionals who "hit home runs," compiled by the San Francisco Business Times.

Recovery or Bubble? State of Real Estate, April 22
"Real Estate Markets: Cautious Optimism or Another Bubble?" will be the complex question posed at the 18th annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference on April 22 in San Francisco. Ken Rosen, the Center's chairman, will share his popular annual forecast during his keynote address.


Entrepreneur Hansoo Lee, MBA 10, Founder of Magoosh, Passes Away
Alumnus and entrepreneur Hansoo Lee, MBA 10, passed away March 4 after a 15-month battle with lung cancer. Fomer classmates established an entrepreneurship fellowship in his name.


Take One Minute to "Strengthen Your Network"
Help strengthen the Haas Alumni Network, so when the need arises, you can leverage the collective power of 38,000 alumni. Go to the @cal Alumni Directory now:

1 - Display your email address
2 - Update your employment info
3 - Upload a photo

First time? Use this PIN: [[S1:member_id]]

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
- MBA Reunion Weekend Apr 25-28
Alumni Conference Apr 27

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



Worldwide Career Advisor Referral Network
Whether you live inside or outside the Bay Area, or if you're facing relocation, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The advisor network includes experienced business coaches around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors


The Most Important Phrase to Say in a Meeting
The most important phrase you'll ever say in a meeting isn't "Please" or "Thank you." It isn't "How are you?" to open the meeting or "What are the next steps?" to close the meeting. No, it's "How can I help you?" Read more

When I Hire You, I'm Hiring Your Mentor's Judgement
NY Times writer Adam Bryant interviews Ingredion CEO Ilene Gordon about the importance of mentorship, good leadership, and having a Plan B. Read more

Don't Make Long-term Hiring Decisions Using Short-term Information
Job-seekers are in a hurry to get another job, companies are in a rush to fill positions, recruiters have too much to do, and hiring managers aren't fully engaged. What's the best approach to finding the right candidates? Read more

How to Succeed in Different Interview Situations
This infographic, compiled by Interview Success Formula, a program that helps job seekers deliver powerful interview answers, illustrates how job seekers can read the most common types of interviewers. Read more


Experienced & Interested in Management Consulting? (MBA workshop)
Sat, Mar 23, 10:15am - 12:15pm, Santa Clara
The Experienced Hire route enables those with significant industry experience to enter the sector at a senior level. 

  • Introduction to the Management Consulting industry
  • Networking is critical to success
  • What Consulting Firms expect of Experienced Hires
  • Getting prepared
  • Your Next Steps

MBA alumni learn more and register through CareerNet.

Movin' on Up: Advancing in Your Career (MBA webinar) Tues, Apr 9, Noon - 1pm
Get clarity on where you'd like to advance, develop a strategy for your transition, develop a compelling story and brand, and leverage your MBA experience.

MBA Alumni register in MBA CareerNet.

Retiring with Purpose -- Your Brand for the Next Life-cycle (MBA seminar)
Tues, Apr 9, 6:30 - 8:30pm, at the Haas School
Join John Morel, Associate Director of Haas MBA Alumni Career Services, and explore how to add value for the development of your next lifecycle. You will learn to:

  • Leverage your life experiences as an asset to determine your purpose and the style of retirement you want to create.
  • Build on your resourcefulness, creativity, resilience, courage and unwavering confidence as you move on at a pace that creates energy and meaning.
  • Build resilient strategies as a lifelong learner to manage life's big and little surprises.

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 Haas School supports many opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these 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.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out our menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.
Visit our Lifelong Learning web section.

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

Leading with Ethics and Compliance -- Apr 22-25
Leading with Ethics and Compliance, April 22nd-25th, is the first executive program of its kind to coach ethics and compliance practitioners in how to lead their teams and their organizations in a rapidly evolving global economy. The program offers up-to-the-minute insights from industry experts, and will teach you how and when to bring your unique expertise into key decisions that will give your company a competitive edge.

High-Impact Leadership: Developing Your Communication Style -- Apr 30-May 2
Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and create influence over any audience at High Impact Leadership, April 30th-May 2nd. This three-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. You will acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers.

Strategy in Competitive Markets--Jun 3 - Jun 7
An essential course in business strategy, Strategy in Competitive Markets, delivers forward-looking techniques for assessing competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage. The course covers all areas of strategy including interactive strategy, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and strategic repositioning. Participants take away practical methods for strategy formulation and implementation for business units and multi-business corporations.



Web Calendar

Mar 23 - Lafayette, CA
Developing a Business Plan Presentation

Mar 23 - Sunnyvale, CA
Beyond Self - RAFT Resource Area for Teaching

Mar 26 - Novato, CA
Managing Your Retirement Presentation

Mar 26 - Seattle, WA
Networking Happy Hour

Mar 28 - Berkeley, CA
Economist Conference

Mar 29 - Tokyo, Japan
Student Asia Trek Networking Party

Mar 30 - Sunnyvale, CA
Beyond Self - RAFT Resource Area for Teaching

Apr 3 - Hong Kong
Reception for Chancellor-Designate Nicholas Dirks

Apr 4 - San Francisco
Marketing Club Alumni Mixer

Apr 5 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led LAHBA Conference

Apr 6 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led Women in Leadership Conference

Apr 10 - Los Angeles, CA
Discover Cal Presentation - The Affordable Care Act

Apr 12 - Santa Clara, CA
Luncheon & Negotiation workshop with Professor Holly Schroth

Apr 18 - Berkeley, CA
Real Startup Stories for Entrepreneurs Presentation

Apr 18 - Lafayette, CA
Discover Cal Presentation - The Affordable Care Act

Apr 22 - San Diego, CA
Discover Cal Presentation - The Affordable Care Act

Apr 25-28 - Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

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Professor David Teece, faculty director of the Institute for Business Innovation, co-wrote an article in Forbes on technology sparking a revolution in U.S. higher education.

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