Alumnus David Eckles Gives $1 Million to Expand Haas Programs for Under-Resourced Youth

Haas alumnus and longtime Berkeley booster David Eckles, MBA 73, has given $1 million to the Haas School to expand its successful mentoring program for under-resourced youth through several new initiatives to be coordinated by the Undergraduate Program. Read more


Gift-giving Ideas and Discounts from Alumni-founded Companies
Looking for gift ideas this holiday season? Haas alumni entrepreneurs are generously offering exclusive discounts to the Berkeley-Haas community. See the company list


Services this Sunday for Professor Emeritus Conant
Professor Emeritus Michael Conant, a Haas faculty member for more than three decades with research spanning the fields of law and economics, passed away recently at his Kensington home. Friends and colleagues are inted to a memorial service on Sunday.


Berkeley MBA Ranks #9 in Two Rankings
The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed ninth among U.S. schools overall in both the MBA 50 2012 Best Business Schools ranking and the Poets & Quants composite ranking.

Career Empowerment: A Benefit for Alumni
Need advice about your next career move? The Haas School offers its graduates access to career advisors whose experience, skills, insights, and connections to executive recruiters reflect the breadth and needs of Haas alumni careers. These advisors will work with you remotely or in person. MBA Alumni | All Other graduates


Cleantech to Market Bridges Gap from Lab to Launch
Mechanical engineer Lindsay Miller, PhD 12, knew there was a market for her doctoral thesis project -- a device the size of a stick of gum that harvests energy from machinery vibrations. But the busy post-doc turned to the Haas School's Cleantech to Market Program to tackle key business questions that she had neither the time nor expertise to answer.

Undergrads Start Up Consulting Group for Startups
When a group of undergraduate Haas students wanted more hands-on experience in the startup world, they did what any enterprising entrepreneur would do: created their own startup to provide consulting services to new and growth-phase companies.

Spring Events to Bring Top Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to Haas
From a big thinker in finance to a conference on consumer choice in health care, a host of impressive leaders and events this spring will inspire, engage, and inform the Haas community about the latest trends in business.


Prof. Emeritus Karlene Roberts to Advise U.S. Marine Board
Haas Professor Emeritus Karlene Roberts will soon begin a three-year appointment as an advisory member to the United States Marine Board. Roberts' role will be to examine issues related to maritime transportation-ports, channels, inland water, sea ways, and the environment. She will also help the Marine Board identify research needs.


Elder-care Idea Wins MBA Bosch Robotic Challenge
An idea for a robot designed to help the elderly stay in their own homes longer garnered the first-place prize for a team of first-year Berkeley MBA students in the Haas School's second Robotics Business Model Challenge at Bosch in Palo Alto.

Undergrad Team Wins Barclays Competition by Urging "Yes" on Media IPO
Factoring in everything from the Greek economy to the tech IPO landscape, a team of undergraduate students won the recent Barclays Investment Banking Case Competition at Haas.

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




The Differences Between Leading And Managing Your Job Hunt
There's a huge difference between looking around for a job and actually taking full responsibilities of your job hunt. In this competitive workforce, you need to be completely proactive. Learn more

Must-Have Job Skills in 2013
Even as employers remain cautious next year about every dollar spent on employees, they'll also want workers to show greater skills and results. For employees who want to get ahead, basic competency won't be enough. Learn more

Best Countries to Start a Business
A person with the right frame of mind, an initial capital, and a strong will to go out and perform, is capable enough to become a successful business person. Learn more

'Still Out of Work?' Handling Holiday Small Talk
Frustrated job seekers may find it awkward to explain what is going on, or not going on, in their lives. (Especially dreaded: the new-acquaintance query "What do you do?") Learn more


Behavioral Interviewing (Webinar)
Wed, Dec. 19, Noon to 1:00pm
Behavioral interviewing is a frequently used questioning format that seeks to discover how the interviewee acted in specific employment-related situations. The underlying logic is that past performance predicts future performance. In this webinar, you will learn tips and techniques to help you ace your behavioral interviews.
MBA Alumni: Register through CareerNet

Inspirational Leadership (workshop at Haas)
Tues, Jan. 8, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
An experiential workshop focused on building inspirational leadership skills. Registration is limited. Please only sign up if you are certain to attend.
MBA Alumni: Register through CareerNet

Alumni Networked Job Search Team (conference calls)

Tues, Jan. 8, 8:00 to 9:00 am
A Networked Job Search Team is a collaborative group of Haas MBA alumni, interested in different functions and industries, networking together to support each other as they search for their next job. The group will meet weekly on a conference call to discuss their goals and report back to the team what they accomplished during the past week. Some of the topics you need to be prepared to discuss include your resume, cover letters, career goals, conducting a pitch practice, and refine your story. Bonnie Wild is facilitating.

You must commit to the following:
- Be available to participate in all five conference calls from 8 - 9 am on these dates: Tuesday, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5
- Be prepared to immediately conduct a targeted job search (these sessions are not career coaching).
- Be willing to share information and contacts with the group.

MBA Alumni: Register through MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni: Executive Recruiter - Experienced-Hire Networking Event
Wed, Jan. 9, in Berkeley
5:45 - 6:30 pm Panel: How to Work with an Executive Recruiter
6:30 - 6:45 pm Recruiter Introductions
6:45 - 9:00 pm Networking

Sign up in MBA CareerNet
Questions? Email


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 Advisors:
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.



Executive Education Feedback

The UC Berkeley Executive Education team is dedicated to developing and refining our portfolio of exceptional programs that meet the changing needs of business executives around the globe. We rely on the feedback from professionals like you to guide our decision making about our future offerings.

Please fill out our short survey (approximately 5 minutes) and share with us your thoughts about programs you'd like to see at UC Berkeley Executive Education in 2013 and beyond. As a thank you for your valuable feedback, your name will be included in a drawing for the opportunity to receive one free day at a 2013 Executive Education program of your choice.

Ctr for Exec Ed, Berkeley-Haas
15% Discount for Haas alumni. Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on these programs:

Women's Executive Leadership Program
Apr 8, 2013 - Apr 11, 2013
This program is for high-potential women seeking new levels of success as team leaders and organizational visionaries. Led by top Berkeley-Haas faculty, the course is an optimal learning environment to share and analyze the unique strengths, challenges and opportunities facing women in business. Enroll

Pricing for Profitability
Apr 8, 2013 - Apr 11, 2013
The Pricing program at Berkeley-Haas equips managers with proven techniques for assessing, formulating, and monitoring pricing strategies. Participants will learn several powerful principles of pricing, and will explore innovative approaches that take full advantage of the rapid changes brought about by the information age. Enroll

Strategy in Competitive Markets
Jun 3, 2013 - Jun 7, 2013
An essential course in business strategy, Strategy in Competitive Markets, delivers forward-looking techniques for assessing competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage. The course covers all areas of strategy including interactive strategy, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and strategic repositioning. Enroll



Web Calendar

Dec 16 - Irvine, CA
OC-MBA Holiday Party

Dec 16 - Las Vegas, NV
Holiday Happy Hour

Jan 6 - Los Angeles, CA
Reception for visiting MBA Students

Jan 30 - Atherton, CA
Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley

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Prof. Severin Borenstein, co-faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, explains in the Los Angeles Times why gasoline costs more in California than in the rest of the country and proposes a policy to curb price spikes.

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