5 myths about gratitude…Why give thanks?...Give a few minutes, Get a stronger network… Habits of Highly Grateful People...

Philippines Aid

Haas and Cal Communities
Collect Aid for Philippines

A Facebook plea for classmates' help from Minnie Fong, MBA 13, turned into an outpouring of support and a special PayPal fund to help citizens of Tacloban, the hardest-hit city in the Philippines. On campus, three Haas student organizations are collaborating with the UC Berkeley Filipino-American community to support the University's #Act4thePhilippines effort.


5 Reasons for Haas Alumni to be Thankful This Year


1—Chapter Leaders—A big thanks to our alumni volunteers who created invaluable learning and networking opportunities for you at 300+ chapter events a year. See who your chapter leaders are and the events they produce.

2—Speakers—We appreciate the path-bending leaders who offered their time and expertise at Haas and at chapter events and forums. This weekend you can view video of their presentations.

3—Job Postings—Thanks to many Haas alumni who posted jobs on our job boards and who hired other Haas alumni. Sign up for our jobs newsletter | Search or Post Jobs

4—Affinity Group Volunteers—We appreciate the work of our volunteers who help connect alumni with similar interests or industries. Review the list of groups and sign up or contact a group leader to get involved.

5—Network—Thankfully, thousands of Haas alumni were available this year to offer support and advice to one another. Access the alumni directory and Haas LinkedIn groups.

Silicon Valley Immersion

Silicon Valley Immersion Yields Entrepreneurship Insights for EMBAs
Students in the MBA for Executives Program gathered in classrooms at Google, Facebook, and Airbnb for intensive case study with Professor Toby Stuart and frank conversations (many off-the-record) with 28 entrepreneurs during the recent Silicon Valley Immersion Week. The experience was one of five deep-learning, off-campus modules. Shown: Amy Errett, CEO and co-founder of Madison Reed.

Silicon Valley Immersion

5 Myths about Gratitude
Does gratitude make us lazy? Naive? Robert Emmons, a leading scientific expert on gratitude, debunks some common myths and misconceptions. For example, did you know that grateful people make 20 percent more progress toward their goals? Read on

Give a Few Minutes, Get a Stonger Network

In just a few minutes you can strengthen your Haas Alumni Network by updating your contact and employment info in @cal, the alumni directory.  It's the only place to find ALL Haas alumni, and it can complement and support your LinkedIn research.  But @cal can only be effective if all alumniincluding youkeep their profile fresh. First time to login? Use this PIN:  [[S1:member_id]] Update Your Profile Now

Wells Fargo Gives $100K to Cleantech to Market Program
The grant for the interdisciplinary program is part of a $2 million Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation program supporting technology advancements for a clean energy future.

Teams to Reveal Emerging Solutions at the Cleantech to Market Symposium, Dec. 6
At the fourth annual C2M Symposium, teams of students will provide unique insight into technologies that may shape the future of clean energy. Presentations will address biofuels, industrial enzymes, solar-powered water purifiers, "smart" windows, and more.

Haas Marketplace for Haas Alumni Companies
A new list helps Haas alumni support Haas-related companies that give back to the school.
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Students Tackle Local After-School Program in Innovation Challenge
MBA students in the Design and Innovation Strategy Club at Haas, which offers opportunities to deepen classroom learning by applying lessons to real-world problems, recently tackled a new challenge: after-school programs. The client was Alpha Public Schools, a charter management organization with a 500-seat high school on the way in 2015 and well-defined obstacles.

Traveling? Attend Chapter Events Wherever You Go
Subscribe to any Haas alumni domestic or international chapter email list to be notified of other chapters' events. No password is needed to sign up on our list subscription page.

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HAN chapters will produce 300 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar




5 Tips for an Excellent Elevator Pitch
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5 Ways to Accelerate Your Career and Get Promoted
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6 Controversial Resume Rules Even Recruiters Can't Agree On
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How to Get a Job Before It's Posted
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MBA Alumni: LinkedIn—Improve your Profile & Your Search Techniques
Tue, Dec 3 at Noon — Webinar
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni: Executive RecruiterExperienced-Hire MBA Networking Event
Thur, Jan 9 from 5:45-9:00pm — Berkeley
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet


Berkeley Alumni Forums – YPO-style Leadership Development
Berkeley Alumni Forums are leadership development forums for high-performing professionals and operate on the same principles as the Young Presidents' Organization forums. Groups of 8-10 Haas alumni meet monthly to tackle the difficult issues encountered by experienced managers and individual contributors. Open to Haas alumni of all degree programs. More Info / Register

To learn more, attend one of these informational webinars:

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. To take advantage of services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

More Alumni Benefits
Did you know that alumni services are powered by the Haas Fund? The Haas School supports many opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career websites include resources for executives, flexible workforce recruiting, global jobs, networking, jobs in the nonprofit sector, executive search firms, salary information, and self-employment.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out the menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.

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 — Dec 2-6
Venture Capital is a driving force behind entrepreneurship and innovation, yet the unique inner workings of venture capital firms and their processes are a well-guarded secret, closed to those without privileged entrée. This program offers a window into the inside dynamics of the most successful venture capital firms in the world's premier innovation cluster: Silicon Valley, California. Register

Negotiations & Influence — Dec 9-11
In our intensive and interactive three-day program you will evaluate your own skills and predispositions, test yourself and the key concepts through a series of tough exercises, and dissect your performance with an eye toward fine-tuning your negotiating and influencing abilities. Unlike other trainings, which teach distributive, short-term negotiation skills, our interactive program helps you develop long-term, high-productivity relationships critical to business success. Register

Business Leadership for IT Professionals — Feb 26-28
This 3-day program is a career-advancing opportunity for IT professionals to step outside their day-to-day, and learn the business skills essential to becoming a strategic partner. Using a curriculum that blends case studies, personal coaching and dynamic exercises, our Berkeley-Haas faculty draw upon decades of experience training IT and tech leaders from the Silicon Valley. Register



Web Calendar

Nov 30 — Beijing, PRC
Alumni Career Panel for High School Teenagers

Nov 30 — Shanghai, PRC
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec 1 — St. Helena, CA
Berkeley-Columbia Alumni Holiday Event

Dec 2 — Shanghai, PRC
Haas/LBS Joint Biotechnology Panel

Dec 3 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Holiday Party

Dec 3 — New York, NY
Annual Year-End Celebration

Dec 4 — Irvine, CA
OCMBA Holiday Mixer

Dec 4 — Las Vegas, NV
All-Ivy Holiday Party

Dec 5 — Berkeley, CA
Old Blues Luncheon

Dec 5 — San Francisco, CA
SF Chapter Holiday Party

Dec 11 — Berkeley, CA
Angel Network Pitch Event

Dec 11 — Palo Alto, CA
Annual Poker Tournament

Dec 12 — Houston, TX
Holiday Party

Dec 19 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour (Peninsula)

Jan 9 — Berkeley, CA
Experienced-Hire MBA Networking Event

Jan 11 — Alamo, CA
Financial Retirement Workshop

Jan 11 — Los Angeles, CA
UG Financial Modeling Workshop

Jan 15 — San Francisco, CA
Job Search Marketing Plan

Feb 5 — Atherton, CA
Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley

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Laura Tyson

Op-Ed: Who Is Winning the Race to Gender Parity?
In a Financial Times op-ed, Prof. Laura Tyson predicts that countries that win the race to gender equality will also win in the race to prosperity. Co-authored with Saadia Zahidi.

Steve Blank

Poets and Quants
Q&A With the Father of the Lean Startup
Lecturer Steve Blank on training entrepreneurs in today's business schools.

Dana Carney

Time Magazine (Europe)
3 Ways Being a Jerk at Work Pays Off
Asst. professor Dana Carney explained narcissism's role in successful negotiation. People with conniving Machiavellian personalities, she says, are willing to push harder and be more combative to get what they want.

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