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September 23, 2010

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Are you in close contact with classmates and alumni in your area? Do you have a couple of hours this year to volunteer for Haas? Do you want to help advance Haas’ annual giving efforts? Join the 90+ members of the Haas Development Council and reach out to classmates, alumni, and donors and encourage them to engage and invest in Haas. To inquire about volunteering for Haas, e-mail or call 510.642.0727.

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Sept 24 – San Francisco
BCEMBA 05 Alumni Dinner

Sept 30 – Los Gatos
Cigar Tasting Evening

Oct 6 – Palo Alto
Art of Leadership Presentation

Oct 9 – Haas
Homecoming Celebration

Oct 16 – Novato
Cal vs. USC Football Party

Oct 17 – Berkeley
Mountain Biking Ride

Oct 21– San Francisco
Alumni-Student Networking Evening

Nov 5 – San Francisco
Haas Gala

Nov 5 – San Francisco
Docent Tour of De Young Museum


Nov 20 – Haas
Big Game Tailgate Party

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eHAN - Haas Alumni Network newsletter

Donald Knauss

Clorox CEO Donald Knauss to Talk on Leadership, Oct. 20

Clorox Chairman and CEO Donald R. Knauss will speak on leadership as part of the Dean's Speaker Series at the Haas School . Read more

Haas Remains at #3 in Economist Ranking!
The Economist magazine ranked the Berkeley MBA Program #3 worldwide for the second year in a row. Read more

Edelstein: How to Put Money Back in Pockets
What will it take to get Americans to open their wallets, spend money, and stimulate the economy? One answer is to increase workers' take-home pay. Professor Robert Edelstein explains how. Read more

Wired's Chris Anderson, Futurists Look Over the Horizon at >Play 2010
Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson, who recently declared "the Web is dead" in an article on the rise of apps, will be among a host of futurists who share their predictions at the >play 2010 digital media conference Oct. 30. Read more

SF Networking Event to Draw 500 on Oct. 21
The Haas School's fifth annual San Francisco Networking Event will bring together 500 students and alumni to eat, drink, and network within their industries. Read more

Renaissance Man Returns as Haas Adviser
David Riemer, marketing guru and theatrical company entrepreneur, is back for his third year as a Haas executive-in-residence after being reappointed by Dean Rich Lyons. Read more

New Haas Undergrad Nabs Bronze Swimming Medal
Guy Barnea, BS 12, hopes to apply the lessons he's learned in the pool to his studies in the classroom as a first-year undergraduate at Haas. Read more

Alumni to Reflect on Haas Defining Principles
About 100 Haas Alumni Network (HAN) ambassadors from around the country and as far away as China will participate in a unique brainstorming session this weekend on the behaviors that exemplify the school's defining principles. Read more

Former UC Regent, Haas Adjunct Professor William Coblentz Dies
Attorney William Coblentz, BA 43 (Econ.), a former UC regent and adjunct professor at the Haas School, died on Sept. 13, at his home in San Francisco. He was 88. Read more

Conference on Financial Reporting - Managing Change and Complexity - Early Bird Discount
Register by Oct. 10 to get a $45 early bird discount for the 21st annual Conference on Financial Reporting near the San Francisco airport on Oct. 29. Robert Herz, Former Chairman, FASB will open the conference which will provide preparers and users of financial statements with the latest developments in accounting standards, engage participants in dialogue about improvements, and promote quality reporting for investors. More info/Register

(Don't) Stop the Presses! Haas is in the News
Haas’ strategic direction continues to catch the eye of the media. Haas was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled "Recession Lesson: Confidence Without Arrogance" and on a website by former Business Week ranking creator John Byrne, called Poets and Quants. For ongoing coverage, visit the Haas Media Page.

Haas Connections

Reconnect with classmates, find or start your own Haas affinity or class group, career network, download lectures and guest speakers, read the latest news, share photos and videos, and interact with other Haas alumni.

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Navigating MBA CareerNet - Webinar
Tools to Streamline Your Search

Monday, Sept. 27, 12:00 to 12:30
MBA CareerNet offers remote access to career management tools for every stage of your professional development. Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Advising/Mock Interviews - how to pre-advise your advisor to maximize your appointment
- Job Board - Hotlist and Job Search Agents to save you time, facilitate a passive search
- CareerNet Resources - 24/7 access to recorded webinars, materials, OCR policies
Login to MBA CareerNet for more information.

"Get a Job" Workshop Series - Career Insiders
Tuesday, Sept. 28
Career Insiders presents the "Get a Job" workshop series. President Mauri Schwartz (MBA '85) will lead attendees through "Ace the Interview" in San Francisco. More info/Register


60% of Senior Executives Ready to Make Career Moves
As we emerge from the recession, employers will need to review and place importance on senior executive compensation and job satisfaction to ensure they are able to retain their top executives and remain competitive in the marketplace. Read more

Finding an Alternative to Selling and Retiring
How small-business owners manage this process is going to have a tremendous impact on their ultimate level of wealth. But making the decision may seem less overwhelming if you see it through the lens of the old Wall Street ratings systems: sell, hold or buy. Read more

How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your social circle, they're the parents of your kids' school chums, they're sitting next to you on airplanes--basically, they're all around you every day. So how do you turn these people from relative strangers into valuable network contacts? Read more


Alumni & Students Match Up Online For Student Projects
Now alumni and organizations can go directly to the School's website to list their projects. Students then review the listings to choose a project to volunteer their classroom knowledge and skills.  List a project for student consideration.

Partnership with BlueSteps, an exclusive service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, the worldwide association for retained executive search firms. Be Visible. Be Considered. Manage Your Career Today. Consider the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Preferred BlueSteps Membership

Haas Career Center Staff are Available to 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.

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Center for Exec. Ed.

Haas Alumni 25% Discount: Enter priority code "ceehan_10" for all programs below

Pricing for Profitability in the Information Age -
November 15-18, 2010 - Berkeley
Taught by Prof. Teck Ho, this program is essential for Product Management, Marketing, Pricing, and Finance professionals.  Learn the latest techniques and strategies for optimal pricing.  If you are involved in pricing products or services at your company, don’t miss this information-packed four day program.  Learn more & enroll

Negotiations & Influence -
December 6-8, 2010 – San Francisco
Dr. Holly Schroth helps you hone the skills necessary to develop the high-productivity relationships essential to job success.   Through exercises and assessment tools, you will come away with real-world techniques you can put into practice the day you return to your office.  Learn more & enroll


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