Hundreds Bid Berkeley-Haas Farewell
Nearly 900 business school students graduate this month, bringing to a close their education in the classroom but not their lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas. What kind of job market awaits? Read more


Alumni Reunion Conference Videos Now Online
Insights from last month's alumni reunion conference presentations are now up in our "Haas Insights" video portal. The stellar lineup of speakers tackled topics ranging from behavioral finance and investment to the art of persuasion to guiding your children for high school success. A special HaasX segment also features 5-minute thought-provoking snippets from a dozen alumni whose pathbending leadership led them to great success.


Undergrads Recognized as Champions of Culture
This year marks the first time undergraduate students will be recognized with a Champion of Culture Award, one for each Berkeley-Haas Defining Principle, at their commencement ceremony. The awards were the brainchild of Tyler Wishnoff, BS 13, president of the Haas Business School Association.

Haas Welcomes First Class from New MBA Program
Dinner at the top of Memorial Stadium with a Nobel Laureate. A talk on design thinking by IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley. And three intense days of coursework on economics, statistics, and accounting. These are highlights from the first few days of the new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, which began yesterday.

EWMBA Venture Pyro-E Takes $100,000 Prize in DOE Competition
A way to turn tailpipe exhaust into usable electricity garnered $100,000 for two Berkeley MBA students and their teammate at First Look West, a national clean energy business challenge developed by the Department of Energy.

Faculty Recognized with Cheit Teaching Awards
Six professors and four graduate student instructors are being recognized at the Undergraduate, PhD, and MBA commencements this month for their excellence in teaching.

PhD, MBA, Undergrad Students Excel in Competitions
Students in the Berkeley-Haas PhD, MBA, and Undergraduate programs recently won or placed in several competitions, showing strength in accounting, finance, and marketing.

Berkeley Board Fellows Award $30,000 to Three Nonprofits
Berkeley MBA and other graduate students awarded $30,000 to three nonprofit boards of directors at the first annual Berkeley Board Fellow Excellence Awards.

Online Annual Report Reveals Why People Give
"The education I received at Berkeley set me on a path that changed my life. I wish as much for others." -David Eckles, MBA 73. Read more about why alumni and friends give to Haas in the Annual Report of Private Giving.

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




There Aren't Enough Female Angel Investors, But This Bootcamp Is Making More
A cursory glance at the world of venture capital can feel a bit like staring at one of those framed group portraits that hang on fraternity walls: all too often, you're just looking at a bunch of white dudes. Learn more

7 Steps to a Fulfilling Career Doing What You Love
Job seekers limit their possibilities by focusing on the job they want, rather than how they want to contribute to the world. Learn more

How Twitter can help you find a job
When you use Twitter to share information and news about your industry, you can make it clear that you have your finger on the pulse of what’s going on in your field, even if you’re not currently employed. Learn more

Battle of the Sexes: Gender Perceptions at Work
Are the stereotypes of old truly on their way to being eradicated? We asked more than 2,100 people their thoughts regarding work, life, gender and societal norms. Learn more


Dress for Success! (webinar)
Tues, May 28, 12 - 1 pm
Mahogany Charlton, of Wardrobe for Opportunity, will provide tips on how to dress professionally for interviews and at work. She will discuss the differences between casual, business casual, and professiona, and the best outfit components for an interview.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

Haas Presentation Group
Tues, May 28, 7:30 - 8:15 pm, S489 at Haas
This workshop will help you develop a greater awareness and capacity to use your body and tell your story succinctly and powerfully.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

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

Negotiations and Influence
Mon-Wed, June 3 - 5, 8:30am - 5pm, Berkeley
Holly Schroth offers three days of tough exercises and peer feedback that will perfect and fine-tune your negotiation and influence abilities. Register

Alumni Networked Job Search Team (conference call)
Tues, June 4, 8 - 9 am
A Networked Job Search Team is a collaborative group of alumni interested in different industries and functions, networking together to support each other as they search for their next opportunity. Team meets via conference call for five weeks: Tuesday, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

How you can leverage your job search using LinkSV (webinar)
Wed, June 5, 12 - 1 pm
Bob Karr, founder of LinkSV (a networking site for the Silicon Valley), will give an overview of LinkSV, which offers one of the fastest ways to connect to the people, companies, and capital in Silicon Valley. The site's directory has more than 10,700 companies comprised of IPO companies, startups, acquired or liquidated companies, and VC firms. MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

Developing Personal Branding Strategies to Stay Competitive in Today’s Job Market (workshop, Wash, DC)
Thurs, June 6, 7 - 9 pm
Berkeley-Haas Professional Development and Networking event in downtown D.C.  Through group discussion and exercises, you will explore how to:

  • Use a SWOT analysis for updating your personal professional brand “Brand Promise.”
  • Leverage your unique competitive advantage.
  • Identify the optimal career path going forward.


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 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 - Portland, OR
Dinner & Presentation on Digital Marketing Strategies

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

May 30 - Laguna Beach, CA
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

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

Jun 2 - Tokyo, Japan
University of California Alumni & Friends BBQ & Afterparty

Jun 6 - Washington, D.C.
Evening of Networking & Professional Development

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

Jun 19 - San Francisco, CA
Achieve Peak Performance Presentation

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

Jul 27 - Mountain View, CA
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

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Man vs. Machine: The Great Stock Showdown
Prof. Terrance Odean was quoted on the inability of individual investors to compete against supercomputers programmed to trade stocks.

Most Influential Bay Area Women
Maria Nondorf, executive director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Management, was recognized as one of the most influential Bay Area women.

School profile: Berkeley- Haas
Dean Rich Lyons was quoted about "Student Always" being one of the school's four Defining Principles that differentiate it from other business schools.

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