Alum's Election App Estimates Financial Impact on You, Your Community, the Nation

While Americans have been known to vote against their economic self-interests, they can no longer plead ignorance: a Haas alum has made it as simple as a mouse click to find out exactly what each major presidential candidate means for our personal bottom lines -- and those of our neighbors. Read more


Mitt Romney's Energy Plan and Optimal Federalism (Haas Energy Blog)
The presidential candidate's energy plan proposes reducing federal oversight of oil and gas drilling on public lands, raising questions about how responsibilities should be shared between state and federal governments.

Why Financial Regulation Reform Should Be a Key Election Issue (video)
Prof. Ross Levine explains why financial regulations and reform play such an important role in the economic recovery, and therefore should be a key issue in the presidential election.

Job Opportunities Abound for Recent MBA Grads
Nearly 96 percent of the full-time Berkeley MBA class of 2012 received job offers three months after graduation, thanks to economic conditions and personalized career services, according to Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Management.

Alumnus Alejandro Velez Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Hispanic-Net
Alejandro Velez, BS 09, co-founder of Back to the Roots, a company that sells gourmet mushroom growing kits, was named social entrepreneur of the year by Hispanic-Net.

Big Data Conference at Haas to Feature Top CIOs
Maximizing the use of big data will be the focus of a one-day conference at the Haas School hosted by the Fisher CIO Leadership Program. NOV 1

Real Estate Symposium to Delve Into Post-Election Markets
More than 300 real estate industry, legal, and government leaders will gather at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics 35th annual symposium to discuss how markets might look after the November election. NOV 19

Haas to Host World's Top Young Entrepreneurs at Intel Global Challenge

From advanced polymers to mobile football game guides to smart grid platforms, technology ideas from some of the world's top young entrepreneurs will vie for $100,000 in prizes at the eighth annual Intel Global Challenge. NOV 8

Help Measure the Impact of Berkeley Entrepreneurs
UC Berkeley has partnered with the Bay Area Council Economic Institute to study the economic impact of organizations founded by Cal alumni, faculty and staff. If you have started a business, either for-profit or not-for-profit, please complete the brief survey, share the links with your Cal network, and help us tell the story of Berkeley entrepreneurship!

Courtyard Renovation to Begin in December
The renovation of the Haas courtyard is slated to begin Saturday, Dec. 15, although some preliminary preparation work, including installing fences, may begin slightly earlier as finals are wrapping up.

>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. OCT 27

11th Annual Haas Gala Tickets Still Available
Join Haas alumni and special guests at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco for the 11th Annual Haas Gala. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available! NOV 9
Tickets and Info - Deadline to Register is Oct 26

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 began viewing Externship postings in mid-October.
Learn More | Ask Questions | Sign Up

Display Your @cal Public Profile to Non-Alumni
Call it an online business card, a public facing profile, or a digital diploma that can verify your degree to those outside Cal. This new feature is the wave of the future for college alumni directories. And it's the most popular feature of the new @cal. But you must 'turn it on' yourself. Getting into @cal 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!

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events

Register now
- Haas Gala Nov. 9

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

In addition, HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar




More Women Find Seats at the Boardroom Table
More of the nation's biggest companies are recruiting women as board members. Learn more

Strong Year, Mixed Outlook For MBA Hiring
Job opportunities for MBA's were strong world-wide this year, but the outlook for 2013 depends on where you'd like to land a job. Learn more

The Benefits of Having a Job-Search Mentor
It would be nice to have someone to go to for advice or inspiration or to bounce ideas off of. While friends and family are always there to help, they aren't always objective, and if they aren't experiencing what you're experiencing, it may be hard for them to relate. Learn more

Why Your Business Card Matters in Your Job Search
Of course, it's simple and fast to exchange contacts digitally, but the elimination of a 'paper trail' can actually put job-seekers at a disadvantage. Learn more


Find Your Haas Lifelong Friends & New Colleagues:
How to Use @cal and LinkedIn -- Together

Mon., Oct 29, 12:00 - 12:45pm (webinar)
Whether to reconnect with a classmate, or to find Haas contacts in your target industry, function, company, or region, the new @cal Alumni Directory makes your search convenient and fast. Join Meg Roundy, Associate Director of Student-Alumni Relations, for this tactical webinar on leveraging @cal and LinkedIn, both as stand-alone and in complement to each other. Your networking success begins with your online presence -- before the webinar take a moment to update yours.
MBA Alumni and students register through MBA CareerNet
All other Haas alumni register online

Alumni Networked Job Search Team
Tues., Oct. 30, 8:00 am (Conference Call)
A Networked Job Search Team is a collaborative group of alumni working together to help each other find their next job opportunity. Advisor Bonnie Wild is facilitating -- this is not group career coaching. The group will meet for five consecutive weeks: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27. Please register in MBA CareerNet.

Is Business Ownership Right For You?
Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30 - 8:30pm (at the Haas School)
Who doesn't like the idea of self-employment? The Haas School and FranNet have teamed up to offer an educational workshop to all students and alumni thinking about going into business for themselves.
We will cover:
- Who is right for self-employment?
- Why own a business or franchise?
- Working on a business not in it.
- Financial considerations and benefits.
- What are today's opportunities?
- Investment options and financing.
- Purchasing a business vs. a start-up.
- Getting started the right way.
MBA Alumni and students register through MBA CareerNet

Haas MBA Career Fair
Thu., Nov. 15, 5:00 - 8:00pm (at the Bancroft Hotel)
Recruiters will be looking for both entry-level and experienced-hire MBAs
Companies currently registered (more to come):

Altera Corporation
Applied Materials
Balsam Brands
Charles Schwab
Hewlett Packard
Johnson & Johnson
Lab 126
Lam Research
Marin Software
Maxim Integrated
Merz Asia Pacific
Slalom Consulting
The Wine Group

To get the updated list of companies and jobs please register in MBA CareerNet.


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

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:

New Manager Boot Camp
Nov 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
Nov 12 - Nov 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

High-Impact Leadership: Developing Your Communication Style
Dec 3 - Dec 4
Our two-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. You will acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers. Enroll



Web Calendar

Oct 27 - Berkeley
>Play, Digital Media & Entertainment Conference

Oct 27 - Shanghai
Halloween Party

Oct 30 - Los Angeles
All B-School Happy Hour

Nov 1 - Century City, CA
Discover Cal - Science of the Aging Brain

Nov 1 - Sunnyvale, CA
Intuitive Surgical Tour & Presentation

Nov 2 - London
Welcome Party

Nov 3 - Novato, CA
Alumni Recognition Award Luncheon

Nov 7 - Alameda, CA
Hangar One Vodka Distillery Tour

Nov 7 - Orange, CA
Haaspitality Event, Orange Hill Restaurant

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

Nov 7 - Washington, D.C.
Happy Hour

Nov 9 - San Francisco
Haas Gala

Nov 14 - Oakland, CA
Aging Essentials Presentation



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