Center for Exec Ed Welcomes New CEO

Derek Dean joined the Center for Executive Education as its new CEO this week, bringing more than two decades of experience in consulting at The Exetor Group and McKinsey & Co. Read more

Businessweek Ranks Haas Accounting Program #3

The Haas School placed third in a Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the best undergraduate business schools for accounting. The ranking is based on an online survey of undergraduate business students from the class of 2013.

Tee Time: Haas Undergrad Makes Masters
Earlier this month, Michael Weaver, BS 14, set aside his business studies and set out across the country for a different kind of course: the Masters, golf's prestigious springtime rite.

Haas Reunion Video and Photos Available Soon
If you read the rave reviews of the Saturday conference presenters during MBA Reunion Weekend, you may be eager to review video of the presentations. Watch your email, and the next eHAN, for links to the video -- plus photos from throughout the weekend.

Financial Engineering Graduate Dave Klein Wins Major Investment Research Award
Dave Klein, MFE 06, won the 2013 National Association of Active Investment Managers Wagner Award for Advances in Active Management for his paper "Equity Sector Rotation via Credit Relative Value."

Share Your Latest Life News with Other Alumni
Please share the latest news in your life -- big or small, professional or personal -- with the Haas community through an Alumni Note in the next issue of Berkeley-Haas magazine. The deadline is midnight tomorrow - Friday. Feel free to also tell us about the achievement of a classmate who may be too modest to share his or her news. Submit a Note

Across the Pond, Alumni Weekend to Offer Innovative Perspectives on Leadership
The Haas community will gather with Dean Lyons in London May 31 to June 2 for a series of events that include a daylong symposium titled "Reframe. Redefine. Rethink: Perspectives on Leadership and the Business World."

Berkeley Alumni Forums for Professional and Personal Development -- Join the Pilot
The first Alumni Forum for Berkeley-Haas graduates launches this summer. Through this new premium program, a group of 8-12 alumni meet monthly to work on professional and personal development, sharing their own expertise to tackle issues. Complete your profile by May 10 to express your interest in the pilot.

Tremor Device Team Wins UC Berkeley Startup Competition
A team that developed a device to help patients with hand and wrist tremors won the grand prize in the 15th annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition.

An Evening with Professor Emeritus Raymond Miles
Now is your chance to see SkyDeck, the UC Berkeley Startup Accelerator, while visiting with alumni from the Dean Raymond Miles era, 1983-1991, and hearing about Miles' work, "Collaborative Inter-firm Entrepreneurship: A Competitive Strategy of Continuous Innovation. Register now for this May 7 event.

Haas Honored as Founder of Honor Society
The Haas School was recently recognized as a founding member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma at its 100th year anniversary.

More events...

HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar




Essential Job Seeker Tips by Leading Recruiters
Attention job seekers: this is a video you want to check out. Learn more

When A Career Veers Off Track
Mid-career derailment can happen any time, but in today's economy there is no room for complacency. Learn more

Company Sites Beat Job Boards
To make one hire, recruiters wade through more than six times as many applications from job boards than they do from their own websites. Learn more

Using Social Media to Perform Company Research
Read and review company websites and blogs to gain insight into the business. lt can help you understand the products and types of services offered by the companies you want to work for and will help you demonstrate your knowledge and expertise to interviewers. Learn more


Franchise Business Opportunities for Older Adults (webinar)
Thurs, May 16, 11 am - Noon
Americans are growing older, living healthier and living longer. And older Americans are capitalizing on business like no other generation.  Learn more

MBA Career Fair
Thurs, May 30, 5:30 - 6 pm, Network Meeting Center, Santa Clara
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:

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

The Art of the Pitch - Sep 16 - Sep 17
Maximize your communication and presentation skills by training with a noted international actress, the executive who brought you March of the Penguins, and a communication expert. The Art of the Pitch is an advanced, 2-day presentation skills training for corporate leaders and high-potential executives who seek to improve their persuasion and connection with their audience. The program trains you to develop a presentation style that will resonate with your audience. Register



Web Calendar

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 16 - Oakland, CA
Networking for Social Impact Alumni Breakfast

May 16 - Palo Alto, CA
Monthly South Bay BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour

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 8 - Hermosa Beach, CA
Lawn Bowling Tournament for Intercollegiate Alumni

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

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Women Associate Business with Immorality More Than Men

Prof. Laura Kray is featured for her study that found women are hindered from high-ranking positions because of ethical concerns.

New York Times
Looking Overseas, Businesses Learn to Master Currency Exchange

Jean-Paul Tennant, MBA 01, CEO of travel company Geographic Expeditions, was quoted on his company's use of hedging to offset currency exchange risk.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Real Entrepreneurs Don't Write Business Plans

Entrepreneurship Lecturer Steve Blank was featured for being at the forefront of a new lean launchpad approach to teaching entrepreneurship in business schools.

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