Haas Culture Takes Center Stage at Orientation

From gleaning life lessons from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to learning about the school's defining principles from retired Playtex Products CEO Michael Gallagher, BS 67, MBA 68, new undergrad, MBA, and PhD students were introduced to the Berkeley-Haas culture as they kicked off their business studies this month. Read more


Please Take Our Alumni Survey - TOMORROW!
On Wednesday, you will receive an email with a link to a survey - administered by Hanover Research - about Haas School alumni services, resources, and communications. Your feedback will help the Alumni Relations Office set priorities to better serve you. As a thank you, respondents will be entered for a chance to win an iPad 2 (donated by Vator.tv).

From Cal Rugby to Blackberry, New California Management Review Offers Strategy and Leadership Lessons
How has the Cal rugby coach led a championship team and saved it from the chopping block? How have tech firms like Blackberry maker Research in Motion managed their technology patents? The new summer 2011 issue of California Management Review answers these important, though disparate questions in articles by Haas faculty and alumni.

Apple Evangelist, Auto Execs Among Lively Cast for Fall Dean's Speaker Series
A former Polish prime minister, two former automobile executives, one of Apple's best-known evangelists, and the industrial designer who put the bunny ears on the XO One Laptop Per Child computers will headline the Dean's Speaker Series this fall.

Twitter's Biz Stone New Haas Executive Fellow
Twitter co-founder and serial entrepreneur Biz Stone will share his experiences and insights with the Haas School as the school's fourth executive fellow.

Funding from Steve and Susan Chamberlin Launches Berkeley-Haas Exploration of Online Education
The Haas School will explore complementing classroom learning with online approaches, thanks to funding from Steve and Susan Chamberlin, MBA 87.

Golfing Event to Support At-Risk Kids - Join Us!
Help make a difference for at-risk youth by golfing with Haas alumni and others at Oakland's Sequoyah Country Club. The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) has made pursuit of a college education a reality for under-resourced youth. YEAH also helps Haas students become business leaders who redefine what it means to do business by going beyond themselves. 100% of the students who complete YEAH's four-year program graduate from high school and attend college. They are almost always first in their family to do so. More Info

Award Recognizes Professor's Catastrophe Research
Professor Emeritus Karlene Roberts has been honored with the Academy of Management's 2011 Practice Impact Award in recognition of her nearly 30 years of risk management research.

Help Needed Recruiting New MBA Students

This fall, alumni can help the Full-time MBA Admissions team recruit new students during world-wide Information Sessions that will spotlight the Berkeley MBA program. Please encourage anyone considering an MBA to view our schedule of Info Sessions. Also, attend a session in your area as an alumni rep. For more info, contact Kara Hayman.

Three New Professors Join Haas
Haas faculty welcomed two new professors to the Accounting Group and one new professor to the Management of Organizations Group this academic year.

Forbes Ranks Business Schools on Return on Investment
The Haas School of Business ranked #13 in the 2011 Forbes "Return on Investment" ranking for full-time MBA programs.

Taylor Named Top MBA Professor by Bloomberg Businessweek
Haas Associate Professor Terry Taylor was named the fifth most popular professor at a top U.S. business school by Bloomberg Businessweek Friday.




Relocating for a Job? Navigate the cost of moving with this infographic
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and these days, it seems as though there's a lot of going… going on. Learn more

Jumping the Corporate Ship
A growing number of middle managers are stepping out of their corporate nests to join start-ups, as the new technology boom continues to gather steam. Learn more

How to Identify Industries That Are Hiring
Learn the landscape. To assess opportunities, research the market for your functional areas of expertise and the relative health of any sector you might go into. Learn more


Webinar: Informational Interviews for Berkeley MBAs - Noon - 12:30 pm, Thurs., Sept. 15
This QuickTopic Webinar takes a look at what it takes to begin the informational process:
What is an informational interview? What is it not? How do I identify people who could offer relevant conversation. How do I use Linkedin, Alums, Clubs, Classmates, and Workmates for this purpose? What are some common scenarios? To register, go to MBA CareerNet, look under "Workshops."

"So, Tell Me About Yourself" -
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Sept. 27, Haas School of Business

Knowing how to talk about yourself in a way that conveys your strengths quickly, clearly, and professionally can set the tone for the entire interview. We'll cover:
· Basic building blocks of storytelling to learn how to develop your short-targeted response to this question.
· Stories and professional experiences that will etch a memory in the employer's mind, rather than give a run-down of your entire background.
· How to talk about your unique strengths.
To register, go to MBA CareerNet, look under "Workshops."

Networked Job Search Team for Berkeley MBAs -
Weekly conference calls beginning Wed., Sept. 28
A new Alumni Networked Job Search Team is starting for Haas MBA Alumni actively job seeking. The team will meet via conference calls, 5-6 pm, for six Wednesdays. John Morel, Associate Director, Haas Career Management Group, will facilitate the group. To register, go to MBA CareerNet, look under "Workshops."



2010 Haas Alumni MBA Salary Survey
The Berkeley MBA Alumni Compensation Bi-Annual Survey is provided by the MBA Career Center and the Alumni Relations Office. The survey results can be found under Salary Negotiations in the "Resources" section of MBA CareerNet. Or, View the Survey Now (username = alumni p/w = salarysurvey)

Haas Career Center Staff Available for Help Today!
MBA alumni in transition and/or affected by the economic turmoil — please contact the Haas MBA Alumni Career Center for assistance with career coaching, interviewing tips, and resume review. There are also many events, webinars, directed job search teams, and other resources available to you today. To learn more, please EMAIL or call us at 510-643-3108.


Ctr for Exec Ed, Berkeley-Haas
15% Discount for Haas alumni. Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on these programs:

CSR 3.0: Leveraging Sustainability for Strategic Advantage
Sep 20, 2011 - Sep 21, 2011
The CSR 3.0 program strengthens senior executives' efforts to integrate corporate social responsibility into their company's vision and branding efforts. Forward-thinking leaders understand that being socially responsible is a competitive advantage integral to customer loyalty, brand recognition, and long-term success. Through case studies, influential speakers, academic research, and practical workshops, participants receive the latest insights on CSR and a personalized development strategy for their business.
Learn more & enroll

Strategic Advantage in Competitive Markets: Developing an Interactive Mindset
Nov. 14-15, 2011
Develop an interactive mindset that shapes your understanding of key players' motives up and down the supply chain and keeps you steps ahead of competitors. In the digital information age, the business landscape is a dynamic chessboard where players' moves and countermoves constantly reshape the playing field. Participants interact in hands-on sessions, formulate progressive business plans and develop tactics to stay competitive in their industry. Learn more & enroll

Venture Capital Executive Program
Dec 5, 2011 - Dec 9, 2011
Get an insider's perspective on the inner workings of venture capital firms and entrepreneurship. This program offers a window into some of the most successful venture capitalists in the premier innovation milieu: Silicon Valley, California. Guided by one of the leading researchers and investors in the Silicon Valley, Jerome Engel, and featuring guest lecturers from the venture capital community, you'll master the ability to identify profitable ventures, raise investment capital, manage the deal process and build effective leadership teams. Learn more & enroll



Web Calendar

Aug 30 - Los Angeles
All Business School Happy Hour

Aug 31 - Orinda, CA
South Pole Trek Presentation

Sept 1 - Berkeley
South Pole Trek Presentation

Sept 2 - Las Vegas
Networking Mixer

Sept 15 - San Francisco
Taste of Haas

Sept 21 - Lafayette, CA
Innovation Presentation

Sept 22 - San Francisco
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Sept 24 - San Francisco
BCEMBA Reunion

Sept 29 - Lafayette, CA
Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Sept 30 - Woodside, CA
CPM Course

Oct 15 - Berkeley

Oct 18 - Los Angeles
Marketing Forum with Haas Professor Nelson

Save the Date

Oct 20 - San Francisco
Alumni/Student Networking Evening

Nov 4 - San Francisco
Haas Gala



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