Haas Alumni Network

Class Engagement Officer

As the Class Engagement Officer, you are the point person for your classmates and an important alumni ambassador for the school.

For more information, contact:
Tenny Frost, Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Development,
frost@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510.643.5340

Responsibilities & Benefits


Keep your classmates engaged with each other and the school, and help to enhance the school's reputational and financial strength.

  • Peer-to-peer Communications & Outreach:
    • Communicate with your classmates about Haas School news, encouraging them to Hire Haas, participate in alumni events and Big Give, and get involved
    • Encourage sharing of personal and professional updates for the Alumni Notes feature in the BerkeleyHaas magazine
  • Enhance the School's Financial Strength:
    • Make your annual donation to the Haas Fund
    • Lend your voice for one or two email appeals encouraging your classmates to support the school philanthropically
  • Participate in Volunteer Meetings & Conference Calls:
    • Participate in video conference calls with the Dean for strategy updates and school news
      • Thursday, October 15 at 12:30 pm PST
      • Wednesday, May 11 at 12:30 pm PST
    • Attend the Class Volunteer Leadership Conference
      • Saturday, February 6, 2016
  • Access to the Dean and Berkeley-Haas senior leadership
  • Networking with other alumni leaders
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Access to faculty & additional learning opportunities at Conference
  • Complimentary admission to select Berkeley-Haas events
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and on the website


  • Enthusiastic and committed to Berkeley-Haas
  • An exemplar of the school's defining principles
  • Understand how the Haas Fund supports the school's mission and goals
  • Committed to increasing alumni participation and giving to the Haas Fund; a current Haas Fund donor, willing to encourage others to support the school
  • Accessible to staff liaison

Volunteer Check List

Embody your culture:
  • Demonstrate the Berkeley-Haas culture by embodying the defining principles, and carry a Haas Culture Card to share with alumni and colleagues
  • Post notes/stories within your social/micro networks to build awareness of and appreciation for the Haas School and the defining principles
  • Recommend 3+ classmates to be profiled on how they embody Haas culture
Serve your community:
  • Ensure your online profile and photo are current in @cal
  • Attend at least one Berkeley-Haas event (regional or signature)
  • Inform your classmates about upcoming Haas events
  • Take the call — connect with alumni and students about career or industry-related topics
  • Be active in online communities
  • Submit an Alumni Note for an upcoming BerkeleyHaas magazine
  • Hire Haas — Build a Haas presence in your company/firm:
    • Encourage HR to post internships for Haas students
    • Encourage HR to post job openings for Haas students and alumni
Support the realization of Haas' financial future
  • Make your annual donation to the Haas Fund by campaign deadline of June 30
  • Encourage your classmates to join you in supporting Berkeley-Haas
  • Participate in the Big Give social media blitz
  • Review a list of classmates and/or alumni, and recommend potential donors to your staff liaison
Leverage lifelong learning
  • Suggest other alumni who can serve as speakers on campus or at regional events
  • Visit and view the lectures and seminars posted on Haas Insights
  • Review UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education's (CEE) website and course offerings, and consider leveraging your 15% alumni discount to attend a course
  • Share the CEE course selection with your class, employer and friends
  • MBA Alumni: Review the MBA Alumni Audit Program course selection (sent every December 15 and July 15) and consider sitting in on a class