25 Ways to Spring Your Career Forward This Week...and...How to Write the Perfect Email Subject Line for Job Hunting

 
 
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Haas Alumni Conference to Feature Annie's Mac and Cheese CEO and Olympic Bobsledder
Annie's CEO John Foraker, MBA 94, and former Olympic bobsledder Darrin Steele, MBA 08, will participate in a full day of teaching by alumni, faculty, and staff at the Annual Alumni Conference April 26 at Haas.

 
 

 

Billion-Dollar Startups and One-Minute Pitches
What's one secret to launching a billion-dollar startup? Innovating your business model, Splunk Founder Michael Baum said at the recent annual Celebration at Gap Inc. in San Francisco.

5th Annual Latin American Business Conference: Scaling Up Innovation, April 4
Get ready to learn and network at the upcoming Latin American Business Conference. This year's event will feature a great lineup of keynote and panel speakers, who will talk about their experiences as entrepreneurs or as business leaders in pursuing innovation.



Global Social Venture Competition to Award Record Prizes, April 9-11
Nearly 20 entrepreneurial teams from around the world will gather at the Haas School to compete for a record $55,000 in prizes at the Global Social Venture Competition finals.



Financial Engineering Students Graduate, Class of '15 Arrives
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program cheered 68 graduates on March 21 and welcomed 68 new students on March 24.




IPO-bound TubeMogul Traces Origins to Haas
The Haas alumni who founded TubeMogul met in an entrepreneurship class, spent a year in Haas' startup incubator, and competed in the Lester Center Business Plan Competition twice.



Chesbrough to Receive Honorary Doctorate in Spain
Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, has been nominated to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia.


EMBA Students Apply Innovation Cycle to Dating
Executive MBA students spent a week in San Francisco working through an entire innovation cycle. Their challenge: develop a product aimed at easing the pain points of dating.



California Management Review Launches Electronic Digest
California Management Review, the Haas School's quarterly management research journal, has launched a new digital service to make the latest management research more accessible.




Summer Youth Business Academy Expands Internationally
Though months away from high school, Eva Luna Reiling already dreams of going to Haas. Last summer Reiling attended the Berkeley Business Academy For Youth, which continues to expand internationally as it marks its sixth year.

Haas Real Estate Conference to Drill Down on Big Data, San Francisco Gentrification, April 28
Hot topics like Big Data and land-use conflicts in San Francisco will be among the subjects discussed at the 19th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference in San Francisco.



Why I Donated to the Haas SRI Fund: Vivienne Hsu, MBA 01
Excited about the potential of the Socially Responsible Investment Fund to provide students with real-world experience, Vivienne Hsu recently pledged $3,000 toward a new crowd-funding campaign. (Redefining Business Blog)

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ARTICLES

Why Career Plans are Dangerous to Your Career—And What You Should Do Instead

To Accept or Not Accept That LinkedIn Request

25 Ways to Spring Your Career Forward This Week

How to Write the Perfect Email Subject Line for Job Hunting

 


EVENTS

Haas MBA Alumni:
Taking the Experienced-Hire Route for Management Consulting Workshop
Sat., April 5 from 10:00am to Noon (Redwood City)
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

Haas MBA Alumni:
The Leadership Presence Experience Workshop
Wed., April 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm (at Haas)
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

Haas MBA Alumni:
Successful Job Hunting Best Practices (webinar)
Mon, April 14 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

Haas MBA Alumni:
Best Practices for Researching a Company (webinar)
Tue, April 15 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

All Haas Degree Alumni:
How to Establish Rules and Boundaries When Involving Family in Your Business (webinar)
Thu, April 17 from 11:00am to Noon
Leslie Van Zee, FTMBA 12, invites Haas alumni to this webinar hosted by Mosaic Financial Partners. Register

Haas MBA Alumni:
First 90 Days on the Job (webinar)
Tue, April 29 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

All Haas Degree Alumni:
Alternative Investments (webinar)
Thu., May 22 from 11:00am to Noon
Leslie Van Zee, EWMBA 12, invites Haas alumni to learn about investments beyond stocks, bonds, and cash. Register


RESOURCES

April—One of the best months to network!
Networking opportunities are plentiful this month as many local chapters kick off their spring events, and as hundreds of alums return to campus for MBA Reunion Weekend. Check the calendar to see what's in store in your area or places you travel. And use the @cal Alumni Directory and the Haas LinkedIn Group to get more info about people you meet—or plan to seek out—at these events.

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. To take advantage of services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

 

More Alumni Benefits
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 include resources for executives, flexible workforce recruiting, global jobs, networking, jobs in the nonprofit sector, executive search firms, salary information, and self-employment.

 


 

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


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


The Art of the Pitch
May 12 - 13, 2014
The Art of the Pitch is an advanced, two-day presentation skills training for high-potential executives. Through demonstration and practice, the program trains you to develop a presentation style that will resonate with your audience. Led by experts in creative entrepreneurship, theatre, and rhetoric, you will be better prepared to influence, inspire teams, sell with passion, close deals, and serve others with excellence. Register


Strategy in Competitive Markets
May 12 - 16, 2014
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. Register


The Innovative Organization
Jun 2 - 6, 2014
Innovation drives the modern enterprise. Entrepreneurial leaders of successful firms thrive on capturing and capitalizing on the opportunities created by new technologies, new markets, new customers and new ways of doing business. The Innovative Organization program is for high-level managers delivers the skills to galvanize opportunity, evolve new strategies, lead new initiatives and build "the innovative organization." Register


 



     
 


Visit Our Calendar

Apr 3 — Portland, OR
Beyond Self Fundraising Celebration

Apr 4 — Berkeley, CA
Latin American Business Conference

Apr 5 — Glen Ellen, CA
Insider's Tour of Benziger Winery

Apr 5 — Tokyo, Japan
Cherry Blossoms Viewing & Picnic

Apr 10 — Berkeley, CA
Entrepreneurial Failures Discussion

Apr 10 — New York, NY
Evening with Professor Jenny Chatman

Apr 10 — San Juan Capistrano, CA
OCMBA Mixer

Apr 17 — Beijing, PRC
Cal Monthly Social Mixer

Apr 17 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour

Apr 17 — Shanghai, PRC
Executive Speed Networking Night

Apr 19 — Las Vegas, NV
Beyond Self - Food Bank Volunteering

Apr 21 — New York, NY
Corporate Social Responsibility Discussion

Apr 22 — Santa Clara, CA
Women in Leadership Luncheon & Workshop

Apr 23 — San Francisco, CA
Beyond Self - Community Health Training

Apr 24 — Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Startup Competition

Apr 24 — Palo Alto, CA
Haas Happy Hour

Apr 24-27 — Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 26 — Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

Apr 26 — Shanghai, PRC
Charity Poker Tournament

Apr 29 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

Apr 29 — Atherton, CA
Evening with Chancellor Emeritus Birfeneau

May 6-7 — Oakland, CA
Vator Splash Oakland

May 15 — Beijing, PRC
Cal Monthly Social Mixer

May 22 — San Francisco, CA
MBA 2001 Happy Hour

May 24 — San Diego, CA
Haas vs. Stanford MBA Beach Clean Up Day

May 24 — Walnut Creek, CA
Beyond Self - Habitat for Humanity Build Day

May 27 — Century City, CA
Discover Cal - Conversation with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

May 27 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

May 28 — Orange County, CA
Discover Cal - Conversation with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

May 29 — San Diego, CA
Discover Cal - Conversation with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

Jun 19 — Chicago, IL
Discover Cal - Conversation with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

Jun 24 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

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Leanne ten Brinke

The Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar--Even When the Conscious Mind Fails
When detecting deceit, your unconscious instincts may be more accurate than conscious thought, according to research co-authored by Leanne ten Brinke, a postdoctoral fellow at Berkeley-Haas.
 


Janet Yellen

New York Times
Yellen Says Fed Is Determined to Improve Employment Situation

In her first speech as Federal Reserve chair, Prof. Emeritus Janet Yellen was quoted about unemployment, her conviction that the Fed has the power to help, and her determination to do so.

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