Organizational Culture Matters on the Bottom Line

Prof. Jenny Chatman explains how her study of the high-tech industry exposes nuances of culture's impact on a firm's performance. How does organizational culture influence an organization's financial performance? Read more


Check Your Profile in the New Alumni Directory
Take a sneak preview of the new @cal Alumni Directory, and make sure your private profile displays correctly to 400,000+ Haas and Cal alumni. Create your free public profile that even non-alumni can view. Getting in is easy: use your same Calnet ID as before. Never logged in? You'll need your first-time PIN: [[S1:member_id]] Visit @cal Now!

Haas Faculty Bring Industry Leaders to Speak in Classrooms--and Out
From artisan chocolate to ice cream and airlines to eyeglasses, dozens of high-profile leaders from a broad range of sectors will visit Haas classrooms this fall, offering up-to-the-minute business expertise and networking opportunities for students.

New MBA for Executives Program Receives UC Berkeley Approval
The UC Berkeley Graduate Council formally approved the Haas School's new Berkeley MBA for Executives graduate degree earlier this month.


Teece Outlines Ambitions for Institute for Business Innovation
As the new faculty director of the Institute for Business Innovation (IBI), Professor David Teece is setting his sights on launching new programs that will support research on the management of intellectual property and the impact of information technology on business and the economy.


Two Alumnae Make Barron's Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List
Sonia Attkiss, MBA 97, an advisor with Credit Suisse in New York, and Valerie Garcia Houts, MBA 99, an advisor with Merrill Lynch in San Francisco, made Barron's list of "The Top 100 Women Financial Advisors for 2012."


Alum and SAP Exec Amit Sinha Recognized by International Business Development Program
Amit Sinha, MBA 04, a marketing executive at SAP, was named the IBD Alumnus of the Year Friday at the school's annual International Business Development Conference in recognition of his professional success and embodiment of the Berkeley-Haas culture.


Lester Center Hosts Lean LaunchPad Educators Program
The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship hosted more than 60 educators from around the country for a three-day Lean LaunchPad Educators Program in August sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.


Symposium to Explore Tensions in Energy Innovation, Investment, Policy, Oct. 18-19
The annual BERC Energy Symposium will examine the tensions involved in aligning energy innovation, investment, and policy during a two-day series of events at UC Berkeley.


>play Digital Media Conference to Explore the Mobile-First Economy
Tens of millions of people keep their smartphones within reach 24 hours a day, and tens of millions more will soon join them--carrying the Internet in their pockets for the first time.

Don't Miss Our Seven Largest Bay Area Events
Register now
for these events:
- Homecoming Oct. 6
- SF Networking Oct. 16
- Big Game Tailgate Party Oct. 20

Mark your calendars for these events:
- Haas Gala Nov. 9
- Haas Celebration, Silicon Valley Menlo Circus Jan. 30
- Haas Celebration, San Francisco Gap Mar. 20
- MBA Reunion Weekend April 25-28

In addition, HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. For more info, visit our online event calendar


Haas PhD Students Invited to Join Interdisciplinary Green Chemistry Program
Haas School PhD students will soon have the opportunity to study and develop innovative solutions to the multi-faceted challenges of manufacturing and developing business policies around green energy and chemistry, thanks to a $3.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.


Haas Names Winner of Inaugural Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership
The Haas School's Fisher CIO Leadership Program has named Filippo Passerini, Procter & Gamble's chief information officer and group president of global business services, recipient of the first annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.

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 Annual Fund? The School supports many other opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these other remarkable benefits.

Alumni Needed for Undergrad Externship Program
The Cal Career Center Externship Program needs alumni to host UC Berkeley student externs during the January 2013 Winter Break. The Program offers freshmen and sophomores a chance to job shadow real-world professionals and explore career options -- for one day or up to two weeks. Early registration is encouraged, as students begin viewing Externship postings in mid-October.
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Student Projects in the Business Community:
Do you have a business project that could use some student help?

Haas School students are eager to apply their learning to real-world situations. Individually or in groups, our MBA students are happy to volunteer their classroom knowledge and skills in the business and non-profit communities. Learn more

How To Keep Your LinkedIn Job Search Undetected While Currently Employed...
Because it would be bad to lose your current job before finding a new job. Learn more

8 Ways to Successfully Onboard Young Workers
How to best deal with young employees so that it cuts down on manager frustration and improves worker success. Learn more

Starting a LinkedIn Group to Grow Your Network
LinkedIn Groups are an easy way to start an online community. Learn more

The New Grad's Guide to Understanding What the Boss Wants
From learning the communication style of your boss to becoming a star employee, here are some insider tips for starting your new job off on the right foot. Learn more


Behavioral Interviewing Strategies: How to Answer Questions by Telling Targeted Stories
Tue., October 2, 6:30 - 8:30pm, at the Haas School
Learn how to tailor a relatively small set of examples to respond to a number of diverse behavioral questions.  Some answers may include stories demonstrating... Critical thinking/Questioning the Status Quo -- Being a self-starter -- Willingness to learn/Students Always -- Self-confidence/Without Attitude -- Teamwork/Beyond Yourself -- Professionalism.
MBA Alumni and students register through MBA CareerNet

Creating & Delivering a Compelling Pitch
Sat., October 13, 1 - 5pm, San Francisco
Presenter: Hilary Weber, MBA 93, CPC
Calling all entrepreneurs who are ready to pitch to VCs and other key partners! Learn step-by-step pitch development and what you need to do to pitch like a pro. Leave with a well-developed pitch plan and real-time, detailed feedback on your pitch content and style. Register


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.

International and Domestic Career Advisor:
If you are a Berkeley MBA graduate living outside the Bay Area or looking to relocate, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The Haas Worldwide Advisor Network includes experienced business coaches across the United States and around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors.



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

Engineer as Leader
October 24 - 26
In a highly competitive industry, strong technical skills combined with superior communication abilities are essential for success and advancement in your engineering career. For engineers and scientists of all disciplines, this program will teach you how to convey compelling information to your peers and those outside the engineering profession. Enroll

New Manager Boot Camp
November 5 - 7
This intensive management training program is designed specifically for recently promoted engineers and scientists who want to excel as leaders in the dynamic high-tech and life sciences industries. The program includes a combination of lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises designed to give you tools that will immediately enhance your ability to lead effectively. Enroll

The Executive Program in Innovation
November 12 - 16
Immerse yourself in the innovation network of Berkeley-Haas and the Silicon Valley, and learn how to ignite the culture and processes of innovation in your organization. Enroll



Web Calendar

Sep 27 - Pleasanton, CA
Evening with Professor Terry Odean

Sep 27 - San Diego, CA
MBA Mixer/Tour at San Diego Zoo

Sep 30 - Lafayette, CA
Haas Family Picnic

Oct 5 - San Francisco
Fleet Week Boat Cruise

Oct 6 - Berkeley
Homecoming Celebration

Oct 6 - San Marino, CA
Women's Leadership Day - Huntington Estate Tour

Oct 11 - Palo Alto, CA
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Insights by Google Director

Oct 16 - Newport Beach, CA
HAN Connect Evening

Oct 16 - San Francisco
Alumni/Student Networking Evening

Oct 17 - San Diego, CA
Steamboat Ride

Oct 20 - Berkeley
Big Game Tailgate Party

Oct 24 - San Francisco
Coolest Startups in America Discussion

Nov 7 - San Francisco
The Value of an MBA Panel Discussion

Nov 9 - San Francisco
Haas Gala



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