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November 18, 2010

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· we embody Haas’ defining principles.

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· we engage with and invest back in our School.

Give to the Haas Fund today so that our Haas School continues to attract and educate the brightest students, attract and retain top faculty, and serve us – Haas’ loyal and generous alumni community.


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HAN Event Calendar

Nov 18 – Haas
6th Annual Intel + UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge

Nov 19 – Berkeley
Berkeley Finance Conf.

Nov 20 – Haas
Big Game Tailgate Party

Nov 20 – London
Big Game Party

Nov 20 – Washington, D.C.
Big Game Party

Nov 26 – London
Student/Alumni Mixer

Nov 27 – Shanghai
Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 30 – Berkeley
Dinner with Haas/Professor Johan Walden

Nov 30 – Palo Alto
Tax Planning Event

Dec 1 – Sao Paulo
Reception with Haas Professor Jerry Engel

Dec 2 – San Francisco
Cleantech Conference

Dec 15 – New York
NY Winter Celebration


Jan 26 – San Francisco
Haas Celebration in San Francisco

Feb 16 – Atherton
Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley

Apr 28-May 1 – Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Giving to Haas

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eHAN - Haas Alumni Network newsletter


Berkeley Full-time MBA Ranks #8 in BusinessWeek
The Berkeley Full-time MBA Program ranked #8 in the U.S., up from #10 in the previous ranking. Read more

Williams-Sonoma Chairman Emeritus and Haas Benefactor Howard Lester Passes Away
Howard Lester, a longtime friend of the Haas School, passed away on Nov. 16 at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. Read more

Haas Alum to Lead Haas@Work
The Haas School has named alumnus David Rochlin, BS 85, a social entrepreneur and innovation expert, as the new executive director of the Haas@Work Program. Read more

Lloyd's Leader to Speak on Risk Management
Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's of London, will talk on financial risk management in light of the global economic crisis on Nov. 30, at the Haas School, as part of the Dean's Speaker Series. Read more

Berkeley MBA Team Wins Brand Management Challenge
By considering customers who influence as well as those who purchase, a Berkeley MBA team claimed victory in the Elite Eight Brand Management Case Competition at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Read more

MFE Interns Span the Globe
Students in the Master's of Financial Engineering class of 2011 are putting the theory they’ve learned in the classroom to work at some of the world’s top financial firms. Read more

Cleantech to Market Drives Student Achievements
The Haas School's interdisciplinary Cleantech to Market course has been powering several student accomplishments in recent months, including two competition victories. Read more

Tradeshow to Present Student-Designed Products
Creative new products, including interactive video games geared for airplane travel, will be on display at the annual tradeshow for Managing the New Product Development Process course on Dec. 12. Read more

Job Offers Up, Opportunities Diverse for New Grads
Deloitte Consulting, Amazon, and McKinsey & Co. were the top three firms to hire 2010 full-time Berkeley MBA graduates, who joined 115 organizations in 18 countries. Read more

"Rebirth"- Diversity Renewed at Haas
The Black Business Students Association is celebrating Haas’ renewed commitment to diversity, a ‘rebirth’ that will radically shape the representation and spirits of Black and diverse communities within the Haas School.  Join Alumni, students and Dean Lyons as they kickoff this celebration. Register

Richard Haber, Former Assist. Dean, Passes Away
Richard Haber, an assistant to the Dean in the 1970s and 1980s, passed away Oct.15 at his home in Kensington. He was 96. Read more

Haas Takes Third in Stock Pitch Competition
Berkeley MBA students took third place Friday among 15 teams in the Alpha Challenge Long-Short Stock Pitch Competition hosted by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Read more

Accenture Award for Article on How Firms Survive
California Management Review, the Haas School's business journal, has awarded its annual Accenture Award to two Harvard professors and one professor from Stanford who co-authored an article about how organizations survive over long periods of time. Read more

Giants Come to Haas
The Giants will realize the financial upside from the World Series next year, but the team has to strike a balance between defending its championship and over promising, Larry Baer, BA 80, the team's president, told Haas Wednesday. Read more

Haas Connections

Reconnect with classmates, find or start your own Haas affinity or class group, career network, download lectures and guest speakers, read the latest news, share photos and videos, and interact with other Haas alumni.

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Board Talent Getting Scarcer
As pressures mount on CEOs they're serving on fewer outside boards, making seasoned directors harder to come by. Read more


Progressing In Your Organization (workshop)
Tue, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the Haas School
What steps do you need to take to build a foundation for longer term success? This session will explore core principles and key factors influencing your progression in your organization. Register in MBA CareerNet

Ten secrets to conducting a job search during the holidays (webinar) - Thu, Dec. 2, Noon to 1:00pm, PST

  • 10 ways to leverage the holidays for your job search
  • How to identify unique job search and career development opportunities
  • When to take action and what you can begin implementing now to see results

Learn more about how to move your job search forward during the holiday season. Register


2010 Haas Alumni MBA Salary Survey
Results are 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 by the MBA Career Center and the Alumni Relations Office.  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)

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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Center for Exec. Ed.

Haas Alumni 25% Discount ends December 15th: Don't miss out. Enroll now and enter priority code "ceehan_10" for your discount on all the programs below

Women in Leadership Retreat
March 14-16, 2010 – Berkeley

As women shatter leadership barriers in unprecedented ways, optimism brings with it a call to harness the power of gender to shape the future. This retreat aims to poise the next generation of high potential women to succeed as individuals, team leaders, and organizational visionaries. Faculty Director Laura Kray creates an invigorating, intelligent and safe classroom environment for today’s women leaders. Learn more & enroll

Leader as Coach
March 21-22, 2011– Berkeley

This intensive training workshop prepares leaders to engage dynamic coaching strategies for building commitment and sustaining and fostering growth in their people. Participants will learn new ways to motivate and inspire teams as well as provide one-on-one coaching to both emerging and current leaders within their organizations. Learn more & enroll

Leader as Communicator
March 17-18, 2011 & April – Berkeley

This innovative workshop uses skills from theater arts to help participants project energy, confidence and clarity with physical and vocal expressiveness. In both one-on-one and group interactions, participants master the basic building blocks of communication, including concentration, listening, awareness and presence. Faculty Director Mark Rittenberg takes participants to new levels of leadership communication. Learn more & enroll

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