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October 21, 2010

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Homecoming. Thanksgiving. Big Game. Holidays. Taxes. All signs that the end of 2010 is upon us! As we enter our year-end annual fundraising drive, please take a moment to TAKE THE CALL from a Haas student, volunteer or staff member, and give online.

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E V E N T S

HAN Event Calendar

Oct 21 - San Francisco
San Francisco Alumni/Student Networking Event

Nov 4 – San Francisco
Executive Development 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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Dec 15 – New York
NY Winter Celebration





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N E W S


Symposium to Appraise Challenging Real Estate Market, Nov. 22
Is a double-dip recession still lurking on the horizon? Has the housing market really stabilized? Those are among the burning questions that Ken Rosen of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics will address in his annual forecast at the 33rd Annual Real Estate and Economics Symposium. Read more

Haas Creates New Faculty Group Positions
The Haas School has created new positions to direct strategy, outreach, and marketing for two faculty groups: Finance and Marketing. The new positions will serve as contact points between the Haas campus and the business world. Read more

Finance Conference to Focus on Mergers and Acquisitions, Nov. 19
The strategic value of mergers and acquisitions will be the focus of the fourth annual Berkeley Finance Conference at the Haas School. Read more

More Hands-On Learning Classes for Undergrads
Haas undergraduates can take advantage of an additional experiential learning class this fall led by a Wall Street consulting firm that teaches about valuing companies, financial modeling, and leveraged buyouts. Read more


Will Coleman

BERC to Celebrate 5th Anniversary at Fall Gala, Oct. 28
The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative–a multidisciplinary group connecting students from many units on campus–will celebrate its fifth anniversary and honor alumnus Will Coleman, MBA 06, at its first-ever Fall Gala in Berkeley. Alumni can buy tickets until Oct. 27. Read more

MBAA Speaker Series Highlights Diversity, Oct. 28
Brian Richardson, MBA 08, Communications Manager, Policy, at Internet giant Google, will be the second speaker in the new Diversity Speaker Series at Berkeley-Haas. Read more

Golf with Haas Alums, Help At-Risk Youth, Nov. 15
Help make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth by joining Haas alumni for a day of golf at the Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland. The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas makes pursuit of a college education a reality for under-resourced youth. 100% of the students who complete YEAH’s four-year program at Haas graduate from high school and attend college. They are almost always first in their family to do so. Info / Register

New Alumni Challenge – Rocked & Rocking!
Haas School students and new alumni rocked UC Berkeley Foundation Board’s 'New Alumni Challenge' in FY10, which matched 3:1 all gifts made from students and recent grads, resulting in $496,037 for the Haas Fund. The matching funds helped the Haas Fund top $3 Million in FY10, for only the second time in the Haas School’s history! This fiscal year, the Board will match 1:1 gifts from students and alumni who graduated in the past five years. So, keep rocking the New Alumni Challenge, starting today! Give Now!

Undegrads Win Tesla Test Drive
Four Berkeley undergraduates, including three Haas students, won the prestigious first prize in the 13th annual Investment Banking Competition hosted by the Haas Undergraduate Program and Goldman Sachs. Read more

MBA Alumni Needed to Take Survey About Careers
Haas research faculty member Laura Kray seeks MBA alumni participation in a 20-minute survey that asks you to reflect on both your time at Haas and the unfolding of your career since graduation. Once the survey is analyzed, she will send out a summary of findings to respondents. Take the survey

2010 Haas Alumni MBA Salary Survey
Results are now available from the Berkeley MBA Alumni Compensation Survey for the MBA classes of 1995-2007. This is a new bi-annual service for alumni provided to you by the MBA Career Center and the Alumni Relations Office.  We hope this helps you with career benchmarking and negotiations. Please send any questions to careers@haas.berkeley.edu. The survey can be found under Salary Negotiations in the “Resources” section of MBA CareerNet. Or, View the Survey Now (username = alumni  p/w = salarysurvey)







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CAREERS


Events:

Returning to Work After a Career Break
Webinar - Wed, Nov. 17

iRelaunch Co-Founder Carol Fishman Cohen, Harvard MBA and mother of four, will present strategies to MBA job seekers re-launching their job search after a career break. Testimonials and additional company info can be found online (irelaunch.com). MBA alumni can register online through MBA CareerNet. Login info will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar.

Resources:

Alumni & Students Match Up Online For Student Projects
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 Berkeley-Haas 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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LIFELONG LEARNING


Center for Exec. Ed.

Haas Alumni 15% 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

Leadership Series: Leader as Communicator and as Coach
January 27- February 1, 2011 –  Berkeley
Prof. Mark Rittenberg takes leaders to a new level with these two programs.  The Leader as Communicator program provides you the tools to foster and maintain powerful business relationships through communication while the Leader as Coach is an intensive training workshop that prepares leaders to engage dynamic coaching strategies for building commitment and sustaining and fostering growth in their people. Learn more & enroll

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