Please Act Now!
While Northeast Alumni Grapple with Hurricane Aftermath,
Indiegogo Partners with Red Cross so You Can Take Action Beyond a Donation

Haas alumni on the East Coast were among the millions hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Now Haas alumni around the world have an easy way to harness the power of their networks to deliver help. The Red Cross and Indiegogo, founded by Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell, both MBA 08, have partnered to enable individuals to launch their own online fundraising campaigns, large or small, for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief. Indiegogo is waiving all fees -- 100% of donations will go directly to the Red Cross. Start a campaign today and help hurricane victims rebuild and recover. Learn More

Haas alumni affected by the hurricane: If there is any support your Haas Alumni Relations Office can provide, you may reach us at or 510-642-7790.


Haas Faculty Named Top B-School Profs

Haas faculty were recently profiled as the world's top business professors by several media outlets.

MFE Program Achieves 100% Student Internship Placement
Thanks in part to efforts by Haas staff and fellow classmates, the entire 2013 class of the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program has been placed in internships around the world.

Lecturer Mike Rielly Appointed to Part-time MBA Programs Student Experience Position
Lecturer Mike Rielly, a 25-year sports marketing industry veteran, has accepted a position at Haas as the director of student experience for part-time and executive MBA programs.


Haas Tech Challenge Takes on Big Data
Students from seven top MBA programs advised General Electric how to best tap big data analytics in the second annual Haas Technology Challenge Case Competition at the Haas School.

Berkeley Board Fellows Launches Largest Cohort
A record 92 Berkeley graduate students will serve on nonprofit boards of directors this spring as part of the Berkeley Board Fellows Program operated by the Haas School's Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership.

Executives Converge on Campus to Talk Open Innovation
More than 50 top executives from 30 companies that have experimented with opening their doors to innovation gathered on campus to discuss their experiences at the Berkeley Innovation Forum.


Cars, Weapons, Power, or Factories: New Haas Case Focuses on a Cleantech Startup's Big Choice
A new Berkeley-Haas case study delves into the decision-making process of a clean energy startup as it makes a "life-or-death" decision: which market to enter first. The case appears in the fall 2012 edition of California Management Review, the Haas School’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal.


Tweet This: Haas Aces Social Media
Haas ranked #3 in the use of social media among U.S. business schools in a ranking published in the latest issue of BizEd, a magazine that covers business school education.

Haas Ranks Second in Full-time MBA Career Placement
Haas tied for second place with Kellogg, MIT/Sloan, and Columbia for best job placement of 2012 full-time MBA graduates, according to a new BusinessWeek mini-ranking.

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events

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




Ask Questions at Your Next Job Interview
When it comes to a job interview, having good answers is important. But that's just half of it - you'll also be judged by the questions you ask. Learn more

Where the Freelance Jobs Are
If you've decided the best way to build your career is as a freelancer, what skills and sectors should you target? Learn more

Get Ahead by Doing the Little Big Things
In a competitive workplace, we often think we have to do something extraordinary to stand out, but this isn't necessarily the case. Sometimes, it's the little things that encourage important people to remember and appreciate us. Learn more

When Employees Are Their Own Brands
A growing number of professionals are using social media to build a personal, public identity -- a brand of their own-based on their work. Learn more


How to Network at a Career Fair (Webinar)
Thu, Nov. 8, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Facilitator Luke Kreinberg will demonstrate the basics of how to prepare and engage effectively at a Career Fair. Learn the importance of company research before the event; how to fine tune your story and your pitch; and what you can do to effectively prepare for the networking opportunity. Register in the "Workshops" section of MBA CareerNet.

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
Thu, Nov. 8, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Haas School of Business, Berkeley

Technology Entrepreneurship on the Global Stage:
8th Annual Intel Global Challenge (IGC) at UC Berkeley
Register/More info

Case Interviewing for Alumni Workshop
Sat, Nov. 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willow Glen Room, Network Meeting Center, Santa Clara
Practice and get 1-on-1 feedback about the consulting case interview and how to successfully approach it during a company interview. Register in the "Workshops" section of MBA CareerNet.

Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series:
Getting Your Story Straight: The Power of a Clear Product Narrative

Tue, Nov. 13, 6:45 to 8:30 pm
Haas School of Business, Berkeley

Register/More info

Haas MBA Career Fair
Thu, Nov. 15, 5:00 to 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.

Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series:
Benefit Corporations: A New Model for Sustainable Capitalism

Wed, Nov. 28, 6:45 to 8:30 pm
Haas School of Business, Berkeley

Register/More info

Alumni Relations Presents: 3 Things to Know About Working with an Executive Recruiter (Webinar)
Wed, Dec. 12, 12:00 to 12:45pm
Executive recruiters can pose both an opportunity and a weakness - offering insight and connections, but also unfamiliarity. Headhunters Tim Harwood, MBA 14, and GP Panawek of Impact Recruiting will demystify the industry and illuminate best practices for leveraging this mutually beneficial partnership.
Learn more about the firm, Impact Recuiting, and open job postings online.
MBA Alumni: Register through CareerNet
All other alumni: Register online


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:

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

Boot Camp for Experienced Managers
Dec 10, 2012 - Dec 13
Boot Camp for Experienced Managers is a practical leadership development program for experienced managers seeking improved performance for their teams and their organizations. Enroll



Web Calendar

Nov 14 - Oakland, CA
Aging Essentials Presentation

Nov 14 - San Diego, CA
Behavioral Finance & Decision Making with Professor Ming Hsu

Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA
Election Impact on CA Panel Discussion

Nov 17 - Las Vegas, NV
LV Chapter Alumnus of the Year Dinner

Dec 6 - Berkeley
Old Blues Luncheon

Dec 7 - Alameda, CA
Vodka Distillery Tour

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Associate Professor Terrence Hendershott was quoted in the New York Times on regulators being to blame for the lack of good scientific evidence on the effects of high-speed trading.

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