What a network! Haas MBA's beat Stanford in job satisfaction. MFE grad lands on cover of Traders Mag. PhD is 1st from Haas to receive Top Finance Award. And foundation to honor 8 alumni and friends.

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Hewlett-Packard CFO and Tech Entrepreneur to Speak at Commencements

HP CFO Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86, will speak at the Berkeley MBA commencement May 23, sharing her experiences helping to lead one of the world's largest tech companies. Mark DiPaola, BS 99, founder of two tech companies and a member of the Dean's Advisory Circle, will speak at the Haas undergraduate commencement May 19.


Celebrate O'Donnell Courtyard Dedication
The Haas community is invited to the dedication of the Robert G. O'Donnell Courtyard on May 12 at 2 pm.

Berkeley MBA's Have Highest Job Satisfaction
Berkeley MBA alumni have the highest job satisfaction of full-time MBA graduates in the U.S., according to a recent Forbes survey. They are the second most satisfied alumni overall among U.S. full-time MBA programs.

Magazine Features Financial Engineer
Recent Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering graduate Varun Tomar, MFE 14, landed on the cover of Traders Magazine.

Foundation to Honor Eight Haas Alumni and Friends
Gerson Bakar, BS 48, and Barbara Bakar will be recognized with the Chancellor's Award from the UC Berkeley Foundation, and six additional Haas alumni and friends will receive awards from the foundation on May 8.

Haas Honors Faculty with Bakar Fellowships
The Haas School has honored five faculty members as Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellows in recognition of their accomplishments and bright futures.

Berkeley Haas: The Best-Kept Secret for Vets
These days about 50 U.S. military veterans are finding a home at Berkeley Haas.

Hammer Time at Vator Splash Oakland, May 6-7
MC Hammer will deliver the keynote address, and Mitch Kapor will be in a fireside keynote interview, during this two-day tech and business education conference that includes one of the best startup competitions in the tech industry. Haas alumni: use "Berkeleyadmission" to get 50% off tickets and demo tables.

Alumnae Share Lessons with Undergrads
Nine alumnae advised and inspired nearly 60 undergraduate women as part of Women Empowerment Day.

Summer Camp at Berkeley Haas
Do you know of a middle or high school student looking for a rewarding summer camp experience?  The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY) offers students from a global audience an introsduction to the business world and a chance to experience campus life at Berkeley Haas, including outdoor and social activities. Sponsored by the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH).

Branding a Humanitarian Organization
Students in the Social Sector Solutions course are helping a humanitarian organization turn mines into vines.

PhD Student Michael Weber Receives Top Finance Award
Michael Weber, PhD 14, has been awarded a Top Finance Graduate Award by the Copenhagen Business School, becoming the first Haas PhD student to receive this honor.


Student Startup Roundup: Brandizi, Teaman, and Volunteer Forever
Read about three very different ventures started by Berkeley MBA students. One uses 3D printing to sell customized jewelry. Another went through at least one pivot before homing in on the best market for its sales software. And the third aims to remove the uncertainty from volunteering overseas.

Prof. Alan Cerf Celebrates 90
The Haas community organized a surprise birthday party for Prof. and alumnus Alan Cerf.

In Memoriam: Accounting Prof. Emeritus George J. Staubus
Prof. Emeritus George J. Staubus, who dedicated his life's work to the teaching and research of accounting and the improvement of financial reporting standards, died March 21.

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All Haas Degree Alumni:
Jump-start your finance career with the Haas MFE (webinar)
Wed., May 7 from Noon to 1:00pm
Learn how the Admissions team can support your candidacy for this elite program, and explore post-degree careers.

All Haas Degree Alumni:
Creating Memorable Presentations with Prezi (webinar)
Tue., May 20 from Noon to 1:00pm
Prezi professionals teach you to create memorable presentations with visual storytelling, and general principles of good presenting.

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


What is exactly is networking?
Networking should be done throughout a career, not just when seeking a new job. But what exactly is networking? Is it important to build a network inside your own organization? What is the choreography of networking? For insghts, visit Heather Hollick, MBA 04, on Networking

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...
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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 who need skills to galvanize opportunity, evolve new strategies, lead new initiatives and build "the innovative organization." Register



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May 3 — San Francisco, CA
Berkeley EMBA New Admit Welcome Party

May 6-7 — Oakland, CA
Vator Splash Oakland

May 9 — San Francisco, CA
Haas Singles Mix & Mingle

May 14 — Tokyo, Japan
East meets West Mixer with Stanford, Harvard & MIT

May 15 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Happy Hour

May 15 — Beijing, PRC
Cal Monthly Social Mixer

May 15 — Lafayette, CA
Closing More Sales Presentation

May 15 — Silicon Valley, CA
Real Estate Presentation with Professor Nancy Wallace

May 17 — Walnut Creek, CA
Beyond Self - Habitat for Humanity Build Day

May 17 — Walnut Creek, CA
Financial Future Presentation

May 21 — New York, NY
Panel Discussion with Laura Tyson on Social Impact

May 21 — Salt Lake, UT
Alumni Social Mixer & Dinner

May 22 — Chicago, IL
Happy Hour

May 22 — San Francisco, CA
MBA 2001 Happy Hour

May 24 — San Diego, CA
Haas vs. Stanford MBA Beach Clean Up 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 5 — Sacramento, CA
Alumni Welcome New Admits Happy Hour

Jun 7 — Hermosa Beach, CA
'Day at the Beach' - Lawn Bowling Tournament

Jun 14 — Woodburn, OR
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Tour

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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Laura Kray

Why Leaning in Can Backfire
Prof. Laura Kray co-authored an op-ed in the Boston Globe about research showing that a woman is judged more harshly than a man when both use identical negotiation techniques.

Kellie McElhaney

The Guardian
How UC Berkeley MBAs beat the market with a socially responsible fund

Adjunct Asst. Prof. Kellie McElhaney was quoted in an article featuring the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund, which has achieved a 50% return over six years.

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