Haas to Honor Cal Booster and Mutual Fund Leader Robert O'Donnell at Gala
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to celebrate Berkeley-Haas and honor 2011 Business Leader of the Year Robert O'Donnell, BS 65, MBA 66, at the annual Haas Gala on Nov. 4 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Read more


Retired GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, to Receive Leading Through Innovation Award
Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, retired vice chairman of General Motors, will be honored with the Haas School's Leading Through Innovation Award at the school's annual Haas Gala on Nov. 4 in San Francisco.

Homecoming This Saturday Morning at Haas
Show your support for lifelong learning at Berkeley-Haas by joining professors David Robinson & Greg LaBlanc. Learn how the Internet is transforming the world of marketing (9:30 - 10:30 am) and how herd behavior has contributed to the financial crisis (11:00 am - Noon) at Haas' Andersen Auditorium. No RSVP required, just show up at Haas!

SF Networking Event to Cultivate Industry Connections
As many as 500 Berkeley MBA students, alumni, and friends will converge at the sixth annual San Francisco Networking Event Oct. 20 to connect in a social setting and refine elevator pitches to prospective employers.

Mian Testifies in Senate on Slumping Economy
Deleveraging--paying down debt--among highly indebted households is the most important factor responsible for the current economic slump, Associate Professor Atif Mian told a U.S. Senate subcommittee in Wash., D.C.

Living With Uncertainty: Real Estate Conference Looks to 2012
As the battered real estate market limps toward 2012, more than 500 leaders in real estate, finance, government, policy, and law will gather Nov. 21 at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics' 34th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium to share insights into what the new year will bring.

Goldman Sachs Sponsors I-Banking Competition
Four undergraduates won the 14th annual Haas Investment Banking Case Competition sponsored by Goldman Sachs on Thursday with a presentation on potential acquisitions for eBay that judges called creative and well-prepared.

Responsible Business and Finance Conference: Linking Research and Practice
Haas will bring together leading academic researchers and practitioners from across the globe to discuss the financial implications of a firm's corporate social responsibility strategies at a conference Nov. 3-4.

Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Launches Volt Raffle, Undergrad Contest
The Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) Program for economically disadvantaged youth is capitalizing on a generous gift from Haas alumnus and YEAH founding board member David Eckles, MBA 73, to embark on its biggest season of fundraising ever this fall.

CFOs Share Ideas at Haas Roundtable
Howard Atkins, the immediate past CFO of Wells Fargo, spoke on challenges facing the financial services industry Sept. 30 as the guest speaker of the Haas School's quarterly CFO Round Table.

Study on Social Responsibility and Financing Wins Moskowitz Prize
Firms with strong corporate social responsibility scores enjoy consistently lower costs of capital financing than firms with weaker CSR track records, according to a study that has won the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing.

How to Become a Business Professor
Ever wonder what it takes to become a business school professor? To answer that question, the Haas PhD Program will host a DocNet Recruiting Forum Oct. 18 in the Great Hall of the International House in Berkeley.

World-Renowned Spanish Chef Ferran Adrià Whets MBA Appetites for Gastronomic Innovation
The Haas School has been selected as the only West Coast business school to participate in the "Ideas for Transformation" global MBA challenge competition sponsored by the elbulliFoundation and Telefónica, Spain.

New Black Business Student Association
Affinity Group

BBSA - Berkeley/Haas is a mission-driven affinity group committed to promoting community and professional success among Haas students and alumni of African or other ethnic descent. Because this group is exclusive to the Haas LinkedIn community, you must be a member of the Haas/Berkeley Alumni group to access the BBSA group.

Harleys, Hondas, and Haas
The Haas Angels may look like a rugged motorcycle gang, but they're really just 28 MBA students who discovered that riding mean two-wheelers makes for the perfect study break.




Working the Recruiters
Offer an introduction to someone within your network who's having a hard time filling a job. The recruiter may return the favor by keeping you in mind for future jobs. Learn more

Say NO to Pushing an Elevator Pitch During Networking
Networking is about building a relationship, not shoving your expertise on to someone and moving on. Learn more

NBA Lesson: When Negotiating Don't Copy Either Side
When you are negotiating your salary, take a lesson from the NBA in what not to do. Instead of digging in your heels and making demands, take a more conciliatory approach. Learn more

Ten Tips For New Job Seekers
If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself. Learn more


Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level
Executive coach Joel Garfinkle shares his signature PVI model-Perception, Visibility, and Influence. You'll learn how to create the right image, increase your profile across the organization, and exert influence by driving change and inspiring people. Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet.


Student Projects in the Business Community
Haas School students are eager to apply their learning to real-world situations. Individually or in groups, our MBA, Master's in Financial Engineering, and undergraduate business students are happy to volunteer their classroom knowledge and skills in the business and non-profit communities. Learn more

2010 Haas Alumni MBA Salary Survey
The Berkeley MBA Alumni Compensation Bi-Annual Survey is provided by the MBA Career Management Group 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 MBA Career Management Staff Available for Help Today!
MBA alumni in transition and/or affected by the economic turmoil - please contact the Haas MBA Alumni Career Management Group 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:

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 counter moves 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

Product Management
Register before October 15 and save!
Jan. 23-27, 2012 | Mar. 19-23, 2012

Gain critical business skills and a strategic framework for superior Product Management that will drive your company to new levels of profitability. Award-winning faculty have devoted themselves to understanding what it takes to succeed in Product Management, and preparing people to excel in their careers. Artfully blending research and extensive consulting experience, our faculty keep firmly grounded in the most successful tactics. After five years of continuous refinement, our always sold-out program is the best of its kind. Learn more & enroll

Venture Capital
Dec. 5-9, 2011 | May 21-25, 2012
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

Leading with Ethics and Compliance
February 13-15, 2012
Ethics and compliance officers are moving into the spotlight for one simple reason: innovation and risk go hand in hand. At Haas, we have engineered an ethics and compliance course that goes beyond rules and regulations into the realm of competitive strategy. Industry experts from Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Google lead in depth sessions on how to leverage ethics and compliance programs to maximize innovation and performance with integrity. Learn more and register



Web Calendar

Oct 13 - Chicago
Haas/Boalt Happy Hour

Oct 13 - Las Vegas
Cal/USC Football Viewing Party

Oct 14 - Berkeley
Industrial Forestry Presentation

Oct 15 - Berkeley

Oct 18 - Los Angeles
Marketing Forum with Haas Professor Nelson

Oct 19 - Palo Alto, CA
Successful Family/Career Presentation

Oct 20 - San Francisco
Alumni/Student Networking Evening

Oct 21 - London
Welcome Dinner to New Alumni & Alumnus Trek Presentation

Oct 23 - Los Angeles
Haas/Anderson Cirque du Soleil Evening

Oct 23 - Tokyo
West Coast Night Autumn 2011

Oct 26 - Mission Viejo, CA
All MBA Networking Mixer

Oct 26 - Seattle
Women in Leadership Speaker Event

Oct 27 - Portland
Multi-School MBA Networking Evening

Oct 29 - Pasadena, CA
Cal/UCLA Football Viewing Party

Oct 29 - Pleasanton, CA
Cal/UCLA Football Viewing Party

Nov 2 - San Diego
Discover Cal Mark Twain Biography Presentation

Nov 3 - Los Angeles
Discover Cal Astronomy Presentation

Nov 4 - San Francisco
Haas Gala

Nov 12 - Shanghai
Berkeley Ball 2011

Nov 12 - Shanghai
Berkeley/Shanghai Biotech Forum

Nov 14 - Oakland
YEAH Golf Tournament

Nov 25 - San Francisco
Discover Cal Sleep Science Presentation

Discover Cal Sleep Science Presentation



Alumnus Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84, CEO of Novartis, was interviewed by the New York Times about his most important leadership lessons.

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