Haas CIO Lyle Nevels Receives Chancellor's Award, Appointed Cal's Interim CIO

Haas Chief Information Officer Lyle Nevels received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, the highest honor bestowed on staff by the chancellor. Nevels was also recently named interim associate chancellor for information technology and CIO for UC Berkeley. Learn more



Real Estate Conference to Explore Possible Rebound
The 17th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference in San Francisco on April 30 will feature Fisher Center Chairman Ken Rosen's highly regarded real estate forecast. In addition, there will be five panels examining the risks and rewards in several markets, including single-family homes, commercial real estate, and China and Europe.

Haaski Golf Open to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at New Venue with Dinner, Auction for non-Golfers
The Haaski Golf Open will celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 14 with a tournament, dinner, and live auction at the Orinda Country Club, a new venue for the popular fundraiser.



Join the Dean and Alumni in Barcelona
Dean Lyons and alumni will spend a weekend of learning and networking in Barcelona, Spain, on June 1-3. All Haas alumni are invited. From the Friday networking reception, to the intimate Sunday breakfast, with the fast-paced symposium in between, Lead & Innovate: Delivering Results on a Global Stage introduces you to an exceptional array of leaders in business and academia, challenging how you think and work.

Undergrad's Nanotech Team Wins Duke Startup Challenge, Heads to Other Competition Finals
A team that includes Haas undergraduate Nanxi Liu, BS 12, recently won $70,000 in the Duke Startup Challenge and has made the finals in two other contests, including the UC Berkeley Startup Competition.

Undergrads Win E-Business Case Competition with Focus on eReader Platform Providers
A team of business and engineering undergraduates who proposed a platform strategy for eReaders won the Haas School's 13th annual E-Business Case Competition.

Article by Teece, Alumni Wins California Management Review Award
An article co-authored by Haas Professor David Teece and two PhD alumni won the 2012 best article award from the California Management Review (CMR), the Haas School's peer-reviewed management journal for both academics and business practitioners.


Last Chance to Buy Volt Raffle Tickets Benefiting Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Program
The final day to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Chevy Volt is May 4. The raffle benefits Young Entrepreneurs at Haas, a self-supporting mentoring program at Berkeley-Haas for economically disadvantaged youth that boasts a 100 percent success rate in sending participants to college. The winner will be announced May 5 at the YEAH Showcase at the Haas School.

Berkeley-Columbia Student Drew Curtis, founder of Fark.com, Speaks at TED Conference
Fark.com founder and editor-in-chief Drew Curtis, BCEMBA 13, spoke at a TED conference in Long Beach last month on "How I Beat a Patent Troll."




Why Asking for Help Helps Your Career
Most people believe asking for help will make them look incompetent, or hurt their career in some way, but this is absolutely false. Learn more

Temp Job Search Tips
A temporary job can be a great way to gain experience in a new field, try out a type of job you might be interested in, find work in a new city, get your foot in the door for a permanent position, or allow flexibility for family or other commitments. Learn more

Financing a Second Career
There are plenty of reasons to think about a career change. Boredom, desire for new challenges, lack of advancement options, or a downturn in your industry or field are some of the top ones. Learn more

Cover Letter Salutations
When writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job, it's important to include an appropriate salutation. Learn more

How to Make Your Goals SMART
Goals are your destinations or benchmarks, and the path to your goals is your plan. Making your goals SMART makes it easier to achieve them. Learn more


Working with an Executive Recruiter (Webinar)
Monday, April 30, at 12:00
Recruiters are placing senior executives at companies ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups. Plus, contingent firms and staffing agencies are finding full- or part-time individual contributors in accounting, finance, marketing, engineering, program management, and other functions. So how do you work with executive recruiters? Who are the best for you? Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Resume Workshop (Webinar)
Tuesday, May 1, at 12:00
What are your transferrable skills? What is your target position? Have you matched your skills with the job description? An accomplishment-based resume is your own personal marketing document. Use it to position yourself and communicate your value to a prospective employer. Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Networking at an Event (Webinar)
Tuesday, May 15, at 12:00
If it has been a while since you attended a networking event or a career fair, this webinar can prepare you to maximize your efforts at the event. Learn about developing a short commercial relevant to each employers needs, asking intelligent questions, and following up with targeted thank you notes. Turn those handshakes into invitations for interviews. Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Employers Wanted for the Berkeley-Haas Experienced-Hire MBA Career Fair
Thursday, May 24, from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Network Meeting Center, Santa Clara
The Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Center is hosting its sixth annual South Bay "Experienced-Hire" Career Fair featuring Haas MBA alumni & students with 8+ years of professional work experience. Last year 20 companies and 100 experienced-hire students and alumni attended.
Cost is $200/company. Questions? Contact Jeanne Rich, 510-643-3108. Register


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:

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Executives
May 7-11
Learn Finance as a Second Language and confidently return to your company able to join the financial conversation! Toshi Shibano, PhD takes program participants 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
Learn techniques for successful negotiating in this 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

Engineer as Leader
October 24-26
In a highly competitive industry, strong technical skills combined with superior communication abilities are essential for success and advancement in your engineering career. For engineers and scientists of all disciplines, this program will teach you how to use your voice, body language, and presence to convey compelling information to your peers and those outside the engineering profession. Enroll



Web Calendar

Apr 28-29 - Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 28 - Berkeley
All-Alumni Conference

May 1 - Berkeley
Gamification Best Practices Presentations

May 1 - San Francisco
Evening with Sequoia Capital

May 3 - Berkeley
Green Chemistry Conference

May 10 - Alameda
Semifreddi's Insider Tour

May 10 - Los Angeles
Dinner & Wine Tasting at Petrossian

May 12 - Las Vegas
Joint-MBA Alumni Mixer Lawn Bowling Competition

May 14 - Orinda
Haaski Golf Open

May 18 - Los Angeles
MBA Masters Golf Classic

May 19 - Las Vegas
Alumni Mixer

May 19 - St. Helena, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Mixer/Wine Tasting

May 31 - Berkeley
Path-Bending Leadership Workshop

June 1-3 - Barcelona
Alumni Reception, Symposium & Breakfast



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