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#2 Ranking for Haas Undergrad Program

The Berkeley Haas undergrad program again ranked #2, tied with MIT, in the US News & World Report published last week. Haas also ranked highly in these specialty rankings:

#3 in real estate (same as 2013)
#4 in management (same as 2013)
#5 in finance* (same as 2013)
#5 in marketing (same as 2013)
#5 in quantitative analysis (not ranked in 2013)
#6 in international business (#7 in 2013)
#6 in production/operations management (same as 2013)
#7 in entrepreneurship* (#8 in 2013)



Chancellor to Address the Future of Online Education at World Affairs Council, Oct 2
Will future students skip the bricks and mortar for a virtual classroom? Access to online education could democratize education and skill advancement worldwide. But what are the platform's limitations? Hear insights from UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks during his conversation with Udacity Co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun. Tickets are FREE for Haas alumni. Use promo code "Calbusinessforum."

Srivastava Named Schwabacher Fellow
Sameer Srivastava, who teaches "Power and Politics in Organizations," has received the highest honor Haas bestows on assistant professors, a fellowship to recognize up-and-coming faculty stars. His course helps students understand how to diagnose and navigate political dynamics in their organizations so they may achieve the greater good, while supporting their own career goals.

Haas Homecoming

Tailgate at Haas before Homecoming, Oct 11
Celebrate with Berkeley Haas alumni and friends before the Cal Bears take on the Washington Huskies! Enjoy food, a hosted bar, a live DJ, and two special presentations by Berkeley Haas faculty Kurt Beyer (Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?) and Diane Dwyer, BS 87 (News Media vs. Social Media — can Journalism Survive?) at 10:30 and Noon. Game tickets are available.

Melissa Hacker

Hacker Named Director of Student Affairs for PhD Program
Melissa Hacker succeeds Kim Guilfoyle, who retired after nine years in the job. Hacker, who grew up in San Francisco, spent more than seven years as undergraduate and graduate student services advisor in the UC Berkeley Department of Music.

Napa Valley Rocks the weekend

Napa Rocks Again...This Weekend
Sip, savor, shop, and shake to support earthquake relief all weekend long! Beneficiaries of each event to include downtown Napa businesses and residents of Napa who were affected by the recent earthquake.

What's behind LA's Booming Tech Ecosystem? --
Vator Splash, Santa Monica, Oct 2

This is one of the best startup competitions and educational events for entrepreneurs who want to raise money and learn how to build a company. It's also a place for new investors to learn about angel investing, and established ones to sharpen their game. Haas alumni: to receive a 60% discount, use the code "Berkeleysplash" at all tiers when registering.

Young Undergrad Aumni Blue & Gold Bash, Oct 10
The biggest Cal young alumni event of the year is back! Join fellow alums from BS classes 2004-2014 for the Blue & Gold Bash, one epic night of partying and reuniting in downtown San Francisco. Berkeley Haas is a sponsor. This event sold out last year. Don't be left out, purchase your tickets today.

Berkeley-Haas in India

Berkeley Haas Introduces New Executive Program in India
Offered in partnership with India-based Northwest Executive Education (NEE), the Berkeley Executive Program in Management will apply core Haas and Silicon Valley principles of innovation. Targeting executives in India, the program begins in November.

Sheryl Sandberg

Undergrads "Lean In" with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
More than 50 undergrads enjoyed an exclusive invitation to a Lean In webcast with Sandberg at Facebook. The session covered how Berkeley Haas students could bring Lean In to the campus, why Lean In Circles work, and how to get started.

Disruptive Energy Discussion Kicks off Peterson Series Sept. 30 at Haas
The Center for Responsible Business' flagship speaker series begins next week with a session on The Role of Social Responsibility in Disruptive Innovation. Featured speakers include Brian Farhi, MBA 10, who works in business development at Nest, which makes smart thermostats and alarms, and Raj Vaswani, BS 87 (engineering), CTO at smart grid company Silver Spring Network.

Tribute to Dean Emeritus Earl F. Cheit, Oct 19
The Haas School and the Cheit Family will hold a tribute event in memory of Earl F. Cheit next month at the Faculty Club. View more information.

From Our Blogs:

Biz and social impact blog

Institute for Business & Social Impact Blog
Lisa Suennen: A Venture Capitalist's Take on Fixing Health Care
It's no secret that the United States health care system remains a dysfunctional mess. Despite some improvement since passage of Affordable Care Act, the U.S. still spends far more per person than any other wealthy nation in the world and often gets poorer results.

The Berkeley MBA Blog
MBA Career Advancement: From Strategic Pricing to Sunpower Promotion
How Microeconomics helped seed a SunPower promotion for Iris Korovesi, MBA 16, who uses pricing to give the solar panel manufacturer its global edge.

Undergraduate Student Blog
Is Business All The Same?
Berkeley Haas student Sonia Seghir, BS 16, wonders, "We come from different backgrounds, cultures, and even countries, but do we view 'business' the same?"




MBA Alumni
Sure Fire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 - Workshop
Tues, Sept 30 at 6pm at Haas
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
Time Management Strategies for Getting More Done Each Day (webinar)
Wed, Oct 1 at 10am
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

Undergrad Alumni
Helping undergrad students learn to network
Thu, Oct 2 at 6pm
Join Haas UG students at the Cal Career Center. Help strengthen the Haas UG community! RSVP to David Woodward

MBA Alumni
Be the Boss: Franchise Ownership Options and Resources - (webinar)
Thu, Oct 2 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
Building Your Brand with Social Media - (webinar)
Tue, Oct 14 at 10am
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
Storytelling Workshop
Tue, Oct 14 at 7pm at Haas
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
BlueSteps: The Executive Search Landscape and Your MBA - (webinar)
Wed, Oct 15 at 9am
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
Coaching for Managers - (webinar)
Mon, Oct 20 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
The Art of Networking Part 1: 10 Keys to Making Connections - (webinar)
Wed, Oct 22 at 10am
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
The Art of Networking Part 2: Strengthening Connections for Professional Results - (webinar)
Wed, Oct 29 at 10am
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
Worthy Conversations: How to Ask for a Promotion or Raise - (webinar)
Thu, Oct 30 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
LinkedIn Networking: Connect Before You Need to Ask for Favors - (webinar)
Mon, Nov 3 at 10am
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

MBA Alumni
Executive Resumes - Learn How to Write a Powerful Resume - (webinar)
Mon, Nov 3 at Noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops


LinkedIn Tips: 5 Ways To Manage Endorsements

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

How to Map Out Your Unique Career Path

The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros


Take a Cal Student to Work: Host an Extern
Haas alumni are invited to be a sponsor for the Cal Externship Program and share their work day with a Cal student(s) over the January 2015 winter break. Co-sponsored by the Cal Career Center. Learn more

Recorded Career Webinars through Beyond B-School
Alumni Relations and MBA Career Management present a library of pre-recorded career webinars to support your career development. Create your free account and learn at your convenience.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
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.

Networking: Make Better LinkedIn Introductions
When should you introduce one colleague to another, and how do you do it. Tips for Using LinkedIn



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 Women's Executive Leadership Program
Oct 13 - 16, 2014
This program is for high-potential women seeking new levels of success as team leaders and organizational visionaries. The program is based on a very pressing and timely message: The world needs more women leaders. We will seek to develop women leaders by strengthening their sense of empowerment. Register

The Art of the Pitch
Oct 20-21, 2014
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. Register

Business Leadership for IT Professionals
Nov 11 - 13, 2014
Business Leadership for IT Professionals is a career-advancing opportunity for IT professionals to step outside their day-to-day, and learn the business skills essential to becoming a strategic partner. Using a curriculum that blends case studies, personal coaching and dynamic exercises, our Berkeley Haas faculty draw upon decades of experience training IT and tech leaders from the Silicon Valley. Register



Visit Our Calendar

Sep 25 — San Diego, CA
MBA-SD Mixer

Sep 25 — San Francisco, CA
Motown the Musical

Sep 25 — San Jose, CA
Haas Happy Hour

Sep 25 — Sunnyvale, CA
BCEMBA Happy Hour

Sep 28 — Berkeley, CA
Mountain Bike Ride

Sep 30 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

Sep 30-Oct 2 — Berkeley, CA
DataLEAD Conference

Oct 2 — Los Angeles, CA
Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Oct 2 — Los Angeles, CA
Vator Splash LA

Oct 2 — San Francisco, CA
World Affairs Council Presentation with Chancellor Dirks

Oct 9 — San Diego, CA
Presentation & Networking with Kellogg Professor Mike Mazzeo

Oct 11 — Berkeley, CA
Haas Homecoming

Oct 16 — Palo Alto, CA
Venture Capital Panel Presentation

Oct 17 — London, England
Welcome Party for New Grads

Oct 21 — Palo Alto, CA
iReLaunch Return to Work Event (Stanford)

Oct 22 — Los Angeles, CA
Mindfulness: Where Neuroscience & Emotional Intelligence Meet Success

Oct 22 — Palo Alto, CA
Dinner Connect Event with Google Sales Director

Oct 22 — Portland, OR
Global Networking Night on the Portland Spirit (All B-Schools)

Oct 23 — Newport Beach, CA

Oct 23 — San Francisco, CA
Q@Haas Alumni Reception

Oct 28 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

Nov 8 — San Francisco, CA
Electric Car Event at Crissy Field

Nov 14 — San Francisco, CA
Haas Gala

Nov 22 — Zurich, Switzerland
5th Joint Business Schools Ball

Nov 27 — Sydney, Australia
Global MBA Alumni Mixer

Dec 2 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

Dec 2 — San Francisco, CA
Post Seed Conference

Dec 11 — Berkeley, CA
Old Blues Luncheon

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Leading the Way in Big Data
Sept. 30—Oct. 2
Conference co-hosted by the Berkeley MFE Program and ENSAE ParisTech

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Assistant Professor Ming Hsu

Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
Are humans programmed to tell the truth? Not when lying is advantageous, says a new study led by Haas Assistant Professor Ming Hsu.


Prof. John Morgan

Entrepreneurs Are Not Risk Seekers, Study Says
Are most entrepreneurs reckless risk seekers hungry to bet their life savings on an untested venture? Quite the contrary, says a new paper by Haas Prof. John Morgan.

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