Berkeley MBA Team Bests 70 Schools in Odyssey Competition
While some people run, bike, and swim to earn their triathlon chops, others negotiate, pitch, and solve business cases. A Berkeley MBA team brought home its trifecta gold from Columbia Business School by winning the Odyssey Global MBA Competition. Read more


Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program to Close in 2013
Deans from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia Business School announced today that the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program will come to closure in February 2013 when the current class graduates. The Haas School plans to launch a stand-alone MBA for Executives program in 2013.

Undergrad Program Rises in BusinessWeek Ranking
The Haas Undergraduate Program moved to #11 from #13 last year in a ranking by BusinessWeek published Tuesday. In academic program quality, Haas climbed to #3 from #14 last year in the ranking. The program's median starting salary increased to $65,000 from $58,000 last year.

Evening & Weekend MBA Ranks #2 in U.S. News
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program moved up a notch to #2 in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of top U.S. part-time MBA programs. The Berkeley Full-time MBA Program held its #7 position among U.S. full-time MBA programs.

Kaiser CEO George C. Halvorson to Speak on Diversity

Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO George C. Halvorson, a leader in breaking barriers to health care delivery and workforce diversity, will discuss those efforts in a Dean's Speaker Series lecture at the Haas School on April 12.

Economist Innovation Conference Returns to Haas
The third annual Ideas Economy: Innovation conference at Haas on March 28 will focus on stimulating economic growth. The event is organized by The Economist magazine and sponsored by the Haas School's Center for Executive Education.

BrightSource CEO John Woolard to Headline All-Alumni Conference

Solar energy CEO and entrepreneur John Woolard, MBA 97, will headline the All-Alumni Conference on April 28 at the Haas School.

Join Two Challenge for Charity Events in April

Organizers of Haas Challenge for Charity (C4C) are hosting two events in April to help raise money for the Special Olympics and support a homeless program in Alameda.

Financial Engineering Program Graduates Class of 2012, Welcomes Class of 2013

Morgan Stanley executive and Cal alumnus Michael Sternberg told 66 graduates of the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program at their commencement Friday that they are entering a "new world of financial engineering."

Alumni Invited to See Startup Competition Finals
Now in its 14th year, the UC Berkeley Startup Competition provides entrepreneurs with the best possible resources - including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing - to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses. The audience will also help select the People's Choice Award and the Elevator Pitch Award.

YEAH Revs Up Volt Raffle with Video for Social Media Campaign
With help from award-winning advertisers Goodby, Silverstein, the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) Program launched a new video on its mentoring program and Volt raffle fundraiser.

Students Make Finals in Investing Challenge Co-Sponsored by Berkeley-Haas
A team of Haas students was one of 11 finalists in a competition co-sponsored by Berkeley-Haas and Kellogg that aims to encourage MBA students around the world to identify strategies that solve global social issues while also delivering financial returns.

Haas Japanese Community Says Thank You
The Haas Japanese Community sent a note to thank the broader Haas community for its quick response and continued support after last year's earthquake and tsunami.




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


5 Strategies to Boost LinkedIn Effectiveness (Webinar)
Thursday, April 5 at Noon (PDT) - For MBA Alumni
Everyone knows that you can't conduct a successful job search these days without knowing how to use LinkedIn effectively. Most people use LinkedIn to connect and communicate with people in their network, but they may be missing out on its true value. Mauri will demonstrate techniques unknown to most LinkedIn users.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Creating and Managing an Independent Consulting Practice for MBA's (Webinar)
Tuesday, April 10 at Noon (PDT) - For MBA Alumni
Been trying your hand at independent consulting? Thinking about going out on your own? Want to take your services practice to the next level? Join consulting guru Robbie Kellman Baxter to learn the best practices of successful consultants. Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Complimentary BlueSteps Seminar:
"A Guide to Executive Search: Forging Relationships with Executive Search Consultants"
Wednesday, April 18 at 3-4 pm (PDT)
Free to Business School students and alumni
Register on BlueSteps


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:

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

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

Negotiations & Influence
June 4-6, 2012 -- Register before April 20th
and Save $400

Learn techniques for successful negotiating in a practical and content-rich 3-day program, led by award-winning Haas faculty. Participants learn foundational concepts, fine-tune their skills, and build expertise in cross-functional and advanced negotiations through in-class exercises. Enroll



Web Calendar

Mar 24-25 - San Francisco
Undergraduate Student Scholarship Interviews

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 7-8 - San Francisco
Undergraduate Student Scholarship Interviews

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

Apr 20 - Berkeley
Global Social Venture Competition

Apr 26 - Berkeley
UC Berkeley Startup Competition

Apr 26-29 - Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley
"Not Getting Any Younger" Play at Berkeley Rep

Apr 28 - Berkeley
All-Alumni Conference

May 1 - San Francisco
Evening with Sequoia Capital

May 14 - Orinda
Haaski Golf Open

May 19 - Las Vegas
Alumni Mixer



Professor and former Haas Dean Laura Tyson appeared on the live Atlantic Economy Summit event to discuss the economy, the ongoing global financial crises, and possible solutions for both.

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