Bounty of Spring Events to Bring Top Business Leaders to Haas
Top executives from Citi, Kaiser, and Whirlpool will be among the impressive slate of business leaders coming to the Haas School this spring to participate in a variety of conferences and speaker series. Read more


Patricia Dunn, Former Haas Board Member, Dies at 58
Former Barclays Global Investors CEO Patricia Dunn, BA 75 (Journalism), a pioneer for women in business who served on the Haas Board for 11 years, passed away Sunday after a long battle against cancer. She was 58.

Accounting Award Recognizes Patatoukas' Research on Supplier Firms
The American Accounting Association has awarded Assistant Professor Panos Patatoukas its Competitive Manuscript Award for his research paper debunking conventional wisdom about the consequences of customer concentration for supplier firms.

Haas Helps Expand Open Innovation Opportunities
It's not often that a novice entrepreneur has a risk-free chance at winning $1 million in services and support for a great idea. Nor is it common for an undergraduate to pitch a business plan to senior corporate executives. Haas is involved in two programs that are offering just those opportunities: a Million Dollar Open Innovation Challenge and a competition in the Open Innovation and Business Models undergraduate course.

Aaker's Brand Relevance Named Among Best Business Books of 2011
Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant, the latest book published by noted brand authority and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker, was recently named one of three best marketing business books of 2011 by the influential management magazine strategy+business.

Business and Design Students to Showcase New Products at Haas, Dec. 11
Designs for making a more energy-efficient refrigerator and providing privacy for sleeping passengers on international flights will be among the projects displayed at the annual tradeshow for the Haas School's Managing the New Product Development Process course.

Women in Leadership Student/Alumnae Mixer
Raise a glass to the Haas Women in Leadership community as we celebrate the new year! Visit with old friends, meet current students, and reconnect with our alums on Jan. 19, downtown San Francisco. Please RVSP; space is limited.

Be counted!
Alumni giving is a powerful and growing tradition at Berkeley-Haas. Just ask the 4,000 alumni and friends who made gifts to support our path-bending students, innovative faculty, internationally recognized programs, and groundbreaking research at Berkeley-Haas last year. Graduates in every class have benefitted from the generosity of Haas donors who believe that the quality and integrity of leadership matters. Now is your opportunity to stand up and be counted. Make a gift to the Haas Fund today!

Former Associate Dean and Accounting Prof. Hector Anton Passes Away
Hector R. Anton, a former associate dean and well-respected accounting professor at Berkeley-Haas, passed away recently in Massachusetts at the age of 92.

Help Build the Next MBA Class!
As a graduate of Haas, you know firsthand what it takes to be a successful student and the kinds of individuals you'd like to see in your alumni network. Do you know any professionals who would be good candidates for the Berkeley MBA Program? If so, please refer a candidate to the MBA Admissions office.

Executive Education Courses Forge New Ground in Innovation, Ethics
Two new short courses offered by the Center for Executive Education in February will focus on two important issues in today's ideas-driven economy: innovation and ethics.

McKinsey & Company, Google, Cambridge Associates Lead Hiring of recent grads
If bookings for interview rooms could be read as an economic indicator, Lisa Feldman, executive director of the MBA Career Management Group, forecasts another strong year for Berkeley MBA students in the job market.

Read CalBusiness Online ... and now on iPad
The fall issue of CalBusiness, the Haas School's alumni magazine, is now available on the Haas School's website and on the iPad. Also, we are now busy collecting alumni notes for the winter 2012 issue.
Everyone who submits an alumni note will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a course offered by the Haas School's Center for Executive Education next year. Submit your alumni note

PLEASE NOTE:   eHAN is taking a break for the holidays and will not be published again until mid-January.




Job Search: 'Tis the Season... So Get Out There!
Here are 4 reasons why you'll want to celebrate the season by being extra productive in your job search. Learn more

Job References: How to Get the Best Recommendations
Since you'll likely need strong references to land an in-demand job, it's essential to select individuals who you feel will provide the best recommendations. The following are tips for getting the best recommendations and how to ask for references with ease. Learn more

New Year's Career Resolution: What Do You Do if You Do Not Know Your Calling Yet?
Many people think when it comes to knowing one's calling, it is an end point. An oasis of sorts where one just sits back and enjoys its abundance. As if there is no need to work hard anymore. But is it true? This holiday season find some time amongst all the merry and on your New Year's career resolution. Learn more


Networking For Success (Webinar)
Tues, Dec. 13, 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
Research has shown that
(a) professionals with strong networks are more successful at collaborating and are more productive;
(b) 70% of jobs are found wholly or partly through networking, and less than 20% of all jobs are secured by reviewing and submitting résumés to the big job boards.
The hidden job market is most critical in times of economic instability. In this webinar, you'll learn the What, Why, When and How of effective Networking, equipping you for success in your career and increasing your probability of landing a job in all economic times.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet
The webinar log-in information will be emailed out the day before.

Executive Recruiter -- Experienced Hire Networking Event at Haas
Tue, Jan. 10, 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Join Haas MBA Career Management Group and Executive Recruiters for this opportunity to make valuable connections. Networking is regularly cited as a necessary component of the modern job search. Please bring a stack of business cards to exchange with recruiters. The Career Management Group will host heavy hors d'oeuvres and a soft bar. Dress: Business casual to business formal, depending on your target industry.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet


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:

The Executive Program in Innovation
Feb 13-17, 2012
Learn the skills to embrace complex, unpredictable business environments 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. Register today

Pricing for Profitability in the Information Age
March 26-29, 2012
This program equips managers with proven techniques for assessing, formulating, and monitoring pricing strategies. Participants learn key, powerful principles of pricing, and will explore innovative approaches that take full advantage of the rapid changes brought about by the information age. Enroll before January 15th and Save over $400.

Berkeley Executive Leadership Program
April 2-6, 2012
Exceptional leaders seek new opportunities to refine their skills and maintain competitive advantage in global markets. The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program coaches you and other highly accomplished executives to lead with vision, confidence and superior communication - forging your personal success and ensuring your organization's forward momentum. The program delivers unmatched networking with other successful leaders and personalized sessions with professional executive coaches. Apply today



Web Calendar

Dec 15 - Palo Alto, CA
Poker Championship & Haas Fundraiser

Dec 18 - Tokyo
Christmas Party

Jan 12 - Portland, OR
Professor Chatman Presentation

Jan 19 - Seattle
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Jan 25 - San Francisco
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Jan 26 - South Bay
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Jan 31 - New York
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Feb 1 - Washington, D.C.
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation



Prof. Atif Mian co-authored a Bloomberg BusinessWeek article on the relationship between household debt, unemployment, and economic recovery.

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