Registration Deadline Tomorrow Night for Reunion Classes and All-Alumni Conference

Next weekend, April 25 - 28, MBA reunion classes will return to Berkeley for a series of heartwarming events and an enlightening conference with stellar speakers, including Dean Lyons, Prof. Severin Borenstein, keynote Tom Kelley (IDEO), and many others. Don't miss out! Registration closes Friday at midnight. Learn more



Haas Students Meet Oracle of Omaha
A group of 20 Haas students flew to Omaha, Neb., to meet with legendary investor Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

Dean to Join Alumni During "Weekend in London"
"Redefinition" is the three-day theme for Berkeley-Haas alumni May 31- June 2, starting with a networking reception and ending with breakfast with Dean Lyons. In between, a fast-paced symposium introduces an exceptional array of leaders who share research, opportunities, and trends that are redefining how you will lead and do business.

Tee Off May 13 at Haaski Golf Open
Mark French, MBA 98, will be the first to tell you he's no good at golf. But he's still been a faithful player at the school's annual Haaski Golf Open, which will hit the green this year at the Claremont Country Club.

Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Opens Summer Academy to Students in Asia, Preps to Pick Volt Raffle Winner
The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas youth mentoring program is expanding its summer business academy to high school students in Taiwan. Meanwhile, April 27 is the last day to buy raffle tickets to win a Chevy Volt as part of a fundraiser for the center.

Sustainability Leaders to Visit Haas in April
William McDonough, best-selling co-author of the seminal sustainability book Cradle to Cradle, and executives from such companies as Levi Strauss, Autodesk, and Fair Trade USA will speak at events hosted by the Center for Responsible Business this month.

New Berkeley Social Entrepreneurship Club Wins Two Honors
The Berkeley chapter of Enactus, a national network of university students who use entrepreneurship to solve social problems, was the only chapter to win the network's regional championship and Rookie of the Year Award.

MBA Students Launch Two Speakers Series
Recognizing the broad expertise and connections among their peers, full-time and evening-and-weekend MBA students have launched two new speaker series this semester.

Undergrads Take First in Georgetown Stock Pitch Competition
A deep drill-down into the natural gas industry helped a Berkeley Investment Group team with two Haas undergrads take first place in the Georgetown Stock Pitch Competition.

Undergrads' "Foo" Plan Takes First in Google-Accenture Competition
An undergraduate team that included two Haas students took first place at the Google-Accenture Domains Case Competition April 1 with a creative approach to marketing "foo."




Breakfast Gathering for Haas social sector alumni Join like minds in Los Altos, April 25, as Nora Silver, Director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at Haas, facilitates a discussion on Nonprofit Board Governance. Come share your experience, ask for advice, and connect with your peers working in nonprofit/social impact.

Israelis@Haas Community Event in Palo Alto
Israeli Berkeley-Haas student Noa Elan, MBA 14, is re-grouping the Israeli chapter, Israelis@Haas, for alumni and students. To attend this Bay Area event on Sunday, April 28, and to join the group, contact Noa today.

Picturing Haas Culture
The walls have come to life at Haas with new posters that reflect our Defining Principles and showcase just a few of our many talented faculty, students, alumni, and staff.

One Week Left to Support Faculty's Uganda Solar Light Project on Indiegogo
Profs. Fuchs, Green, and Levine have raised $14,700 for their research on solar lights in Uganda and have one more week to reach their $20,000 goal. And soon, all Berkeley-Haas students, faculty, and alumni can launch their own crowd-funding initiatives on the soon-to-be-publically-launched Haas School partner site on Indiegogo.

Video from the Gap Event Posted Online
If you missed the annual March 20th 'GAP Event,' Celebrating Ten Years of Impact by the Center for Responsible Business, you can watch the presentations online.

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




Making a Big Switch? Leap Carefully
Fast-changing fields such as media, health care, and technology increasingly tap industry outsiders for a fresh perspective and transferable leadership skills. Learn more

Don't Be the Office Tech Dinosaur
For many people, being on the far side of 40 in the workplace brings the confidence of experience, having hit a certain professional stride. It can also bring a nagging insecure feeling that younger colleagues -- the ones with 5,000 Twitter followers -- are fast becoming the new office stars. Learn more

The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters
Fed up with traditional recruiting sites and floods of irrelevant résumés, some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, hunt for candidates, and research applicants. Learn more

What to Ask In an Informational Interview
One-on-one meetings with industry insiders are a great way to get insights that can help you land a job. Just one question is off-limits. Learn more


Best Practices for Researching a Company
(MBA webinar)

Tues, Apr 23, Noon to 1:00pm
Career experts agree: "Research the company before you go into a job interview." But what does that mean, exactly? Join us for some tips on how to gain the information and insight that'll improve your interview answers -- and help you ask the right questions.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

ARCS Forum and Research Conference:
Sustainable Business Pioneers
+ Leading Academics
Mon, Apr 29 - Wed, May 1, at the Haas School
Don't miss this insightful dialogue between sustainable business leaders doing the work (from SustainAbility, Autodesk, Dow, Levis) and academics who study it (from MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley). Register

Tell Me About Yourself (webinar)

Tues, Apr 30, 12 - 1 pm, webinar
Hiring decisions are often made in the first few minutes of an interview. Therefore, a strong answer to “tell me about yourself” or “walk me through your resume” is essential. Learn how to structure your answer in a concise, memorable, and authentic way.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

Career eXplorer Group (conference call)
Tues, Apr 30, 5 - 6 pm, 5 weeks, conference call
In this group, you will research, outreach, and complete self-assessment in order to access fit and feasibility for the different opportunities you are exploring. We will meet via conference call on 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

Informational Interviewing versus Networking - What's the Difference? (webinar)
Wed, May 1, Noon to 1:00pm
What is informational interviewing? How does it relate to networking? Learn how informational interviewing and networking will help you explore career options, find and land opportunities, and build career satisfaction and resilience over the long term.
MBA alumni register in MBA 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:

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. 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. Register

Strategy in Competitive Markets - Jun 3 - Jun 7
This essential course in business strategy 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 10 - Jun 14
Our innovation program for high-level managers delivers the skills to galvanize opportunity, evolve new strategies, lead new initiatives, and build "the innovative organization." Over five days, distinguished Haas faculty team up with business leaders from prominent Bay Area companies to guide lively sessions that empower you with strategies and tools to lead an innovative organization. You will develop management techniques that efficiently leverage new ideas across your organization. Register



Web Calendar

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

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

Apr 18 - San Diego, CA
All-MBA mixer hosted by Haas School of Business

Apr 20 - New York, NY
Beyond Yourself - New York Cares Spring Day

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

Apr 23 - New York, NY
Personal Branding Seminar

Apr 24 - Newport Beach, CA
OCMBA Social Mixer

Apr 25-28 - Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

May 4 - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Women's Leadership Day

May 7 - Berkeley, CA
Lester Center Annual Awards Dinner

May 8 - Berkeley, CA
Evening with Raymond Miles, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean

May 13 - Oakland, CA
Haaski Golf Open

May 18 - Oakland, CA
Secrets of Thai Cooking - Demonstration & Hands-On Cooking

May 21 - San Francisco, CA
Giants vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game

May 31-Jun 2 - London, England
Alumni Weekend in London

Jun 29 - Berkeley, CA
Mountain Bike Ride at Tilden Park

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Forbes - The Hidden Costs of Outsourcing
Associate Professor Steven Tadelis is featured in an article spotlighting the hidden costs of Internet technology outsourcing.

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Are you strengthening your Network?
Thousands of Haas alumni have 1 - updated their employment info, 2 - uploaded a photo, and 3 - displayed their email address in the new @cal Alumni Directory.

Have you?