Eduardo Andrade

Fear Can Haunt Stock Market Decisions
Fear can lead investors to sell stock too early, according to new research by Prof. Eduardo Andrade and PhD candidate Chan Jean Lee. Their study shows how a scared investor assumes that similar fears among other investors will drive down stock prices, ultimately prompting the one investor to sell early before the stock sinks. Watch on Haas Insights


Berkeley MBA Programs Earn High Marks in Three Rankings
The Economist placed the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program #6 worldwide and the Princeton Review ranked the program #1 for best classroom experience. The Financial Times placed the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program #5 in the U.S.

Intel Global Challenge Brings International Entrepreneurs to Haas
In its most diverse lineup to date, the Intel Global Challenge will feature 29 teams from 20 countries at the seventh annual competition at UC Berkeley Nov. 7-10.

Can You Offer an Externship During Winter Break?
The Cal Career Center is seeking alumni willing to host UC Berkeley student externs during the January 2012 Winter Break. Now in its 13th year, the program has placed over 2,500 students with alumni sponsors in a wide variety of industries throughout California and beyond, offering undergraduates a chance to shadow real-world professionals and explore career options. More Info

Lisa Feldman

Feldman Promoted to Lead MBA Career Services
Lisa Feldman, MBA 95, has been named the new executive director of the MBA Career Management Group at Haas. She will oversee employer relations and career advising for the school's three MBA programs and for MBA alumni.

Haas Friends to Honor Alum Lost to Breast Cancer
Last fall, Berkeley-Haas alumna 38-year-old Rashell Young, MBA/MPH 05, lost her battle with breast cancer. On Nov. 5-6, a group of Haas friends and loved ones will participate in the Marin Triathlon to help raise money for the Rashell Young Fellowship. The fellowship will help fund initiatives by health-care-focused Berkeley MBA students to serve needy communities around the globe. All Haas alumni are invited to support or participate.

Catherine Limcaco

Company Tests Undergrad's Marketing Pitch on Facebook
It isn't unusual for real companies such as the Cooking Channel and Glacier Water to test the pitches of Haas undergraduate students in marketing courses taught by Lecturer Krystal Jalene Thomas. But for the first time, social media has connected an outside firm to a catchy idea from one of Thomas' students, Catherine Limcaco, BS 12.

Explore Careers in Nonprofit Consulting
What does a career in nonprofit consulting look like? How do you get started, and what are the steps you need to take to be successful? To find out, attend the Nonprofit Consulting Industry Panel at the Haas School on Nov. 21.

Haas Marketplace Holiday Promotion
Are you a business owner? Want to promote your products/services to the Haas community? Sign up now and take advantage of the upcoming holidays. Companies featured in the Haas Marketplace offer special prices on their products and services to members of the Haas Community, and/or they give a portion of revenue to the Haas Annual Fund. Vintners, caterers, financial service providers, clothing & accessory designers are a few examples. To be a featured business in the Marketplace, contact Karla Rodebush in the Alumni Relations office.

Berkeley-Haas Facebook Pushing 10,000 Fans
Sometime today the Berkeley-Haas Facebook page will attract its 10,000th fan. One of the more popular features is the directory of 80 Facebook pages affiliated with the Haas School. Take a look




How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates
Social media monitoring service Reppler recently surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine when and how job recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks. Read more

Would You Hire Yourself?
There is little doubt that being able to sell yourself is key to increasing the odds of obtaining any job, be it a part-time gig or a potential full-time dream job. If you go into the interview process with some nervousness, that is fine; going in with doubts about yourself and your abilities can be the kiss of death. Read more

Job Interview Follow-Up Etiquette
While the closer you are in age, experience and status the more likely you are to be encouraged to use first names at an interview, it doesn't necessarily mean that this should be continued in a follow-up letter; in fact you can make points by reverting to the more formal and respectful address. Learn more

How to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Gig
Now, part-time jobs are highly competitive. Full-timers who have lost their jobs are standing in line for hours to apply for part-time positions. Learn more


Webinar "Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level"
Tue, Nov 1 - 12:00 - 1:00 PST
Join executive coach Joel Garfinkle as he 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.

Webinar "Your Haas Network: The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation"
Thur. Nov 3, 12:00 - 12:30 PST
The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is "the place" at Berkeley for entrepreneurial development. Learn what they offer to Haas MBAs including the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series, business plan competitions, and individual sessions with mentors. Presented by the Lester Center.
The Webex call-in information will be emailed to you the day before.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet.

Age Perception: Handling it in Today's Economy
Wed, Nov. 2 - 6:30 pm
Jenner Block, 919 Third Avenue, New York City (map)
Cost: $25
Kellogg Alumni Club of New York

Have you successfully navigated the corporate track but find yourself being told your years of experience make you overqualified or expensive? Or maybe your youthful looks make it hard for your colleagues to take you seriously at work? Do you work for a younger / older boss and find yourself struggling to relate? Are you managing millennials whose expectations are different from yours? If you answered yes to any of these questions or if you struggle with other dilemmas related to age, please join us for a candid panel discussion on how to handle it in today's economy. Register


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:

Venture Capital Executive Program
December 5-9, 2011
Venture Capital is a driving force behind entrepreneurship and innovation. Become an insider to the venture capital process. Guided by senior Haas School of Business faculty and guest lecturers from the Venture Capital community, you'll learn how the most successful firms in the industry identify profitable ventures, raise investment capital, manage the deal process, and build effective leadership teams. Through market simulations, group discussions, and case studies you'll learn what makes for a successful venture - and what to avoid. Learn More / Register

Product Management
Jan. 23-27, 2012 | Mar. 19-23, 2012
Designed for product managers and executives interfacing with product management, this intensive 5-day program delivers powerful knowledge across the product life cycle, including strategic planning, product management execution, and product launch.The Product Management program teaches critical business skills and a strategic framework for superior Product Management that will drive companies to new levels of profitability. Learn More /Register

The Executive Program in Innovation
Feb 13, 2012 - Feb 17, 2012
Grounded in progressive innovation theory and practice, this program teaches you the skills to embrace the complexities of an unpredictable business environment and the acumen to turn new ideas into pioneering products and services.
Framed by the exceptional caliber of Berkeley-Haas, The Executive Program in Innovation is unmatched for its academic theory and for its partnership with innovation leaders in the renowned Bay Area business environment. Upon completion of the course, you will possess a personalized innovation agenda for your own organization, and a suite of new tools and frameworks to become a change agent within your enterprise. Learn More / Register



Web Calendar

Oct 27 - Portland
Multi-School MBA Networking Evening

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

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

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

Oct 29 - Shanghai
Family Halloween Party

Oct 30 - Moscow
Alumni Networking Dinner

Oct 31 - San Diego
San Diego Economic Outlook Panel Discussion

Nov 1 - San Francisco
Multi-School MBA Networking Evening

Nov 2 - San Diego
Discover Cal Mark Twain Biography Presentation

Nov 3 - Irvine
Orange County Economic Outlook Panel Discussion

Nov 3 - Los Angeles
Discover Cal Astronomy Presentation

Nov 3 - Palo Alto
Leadership 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

Dec 6 - San Francisco
Multi-School MBA Networking Evening



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