Career Advising and Programs
Berkeley- Haas Career Advisors have the experience and expertise to help students determine career goals, develop skills, and structure and implement an effective job search.
Pat DeMasters, Director of Part-time MBA & Alumni Careers
Pat DeMasters joined the Haas School of Business in 2006 as Director of Career Management for the Evening & Weekend MBA Program, the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program and MBA alumni. Prior to Haas, she was the senior director for the North Bay practice of Spherion Human Capital Consulting where she focused on coaching and/or advising senior- and mid-level clients from financial services, biotech, consumer products and technology industries. She has 15 years experience in Human Capital Consulting which includes career transition/outplacement, career development, training, & program development serving clients in the Bay Area, US and abroad.
Pat has a Masters degree in Career Development from JFK University and an undergraduate degree in Organization Behavior from the University of San Francisco. Throughout her career, Pat has been very involved with organizations such as the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI), Financial Women's Association (FWA) and multiple human resources groups where she held office or participated on committees.
Michael G. Katz, Director of Full-time MBA Careers
Michael G. Katz is a respected career coach in the international business school community.
For over six years, Michael has engaged hundreds of Full-Time MBAs, Evening MBAs, Executive MBAs, and alumni in one-on-one and large group formats. Well-regarded among students pursuing careers across a host of industries and functions, he is also known as a subject matter expert on case interviewing for finance. Michael applies this expertise by leading training workshops for students as well as for other career services professionals. Additionally, he has also published a chapter on this topic in the latest edition of "Crack the Case" by David Ohrvall.
Michael currently leads the Career Advising & Programs team for the full-time MBA Program at the Haas School of Business. Previously, he led the MBA Professional Development team at Management Leadership for Tomorrow, having honed his career development skills at NYU Stern and UT McCombs. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance.
Lesah Beckhusen, Career Advisor
Lesah has more than twenty years of deep and broad career counseling experience as an independent career consultant, trainer, product developer and small business owner. Lesah has been at the Haas School for over twelve years as a career advisor and program manager. She has developed and managed many programs including the Career Coaches and Super Saturday Interview Program and most recently the new Haas Virtual Interview Coaching Program. In 1987 Lesah launched SkillScan, a publishing business that develops and markets innovative skills assessment tools to universities and colleges, adult career centers, career counselors and corporations. SkillScan is used by thousands of college and universities throughout the U.S.
Lesah holds an MS degree in Counseling and a BA degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. She is a Certified Toastmaster and travels throughout the U.S. conducting trainings on SkillScan products and is a regular presenter at the International Career Development Conference.
Mark Friedfeld, Career Advisor
With a background in law, marketing and admissions, Mark joined Haas in 2001 after working for the MBA program at the University of Maryland. Following judicial clerkships in Alaska and attorney positions in Washington, D.C., he entered the business world by joining the Princeton Review, where he taught students, trained instructors, designed courses and served in various corporate roles including Special Project Manager and Director of Marketing. As an MBA Career Advisor, Mark works with all students but has a particular focus in financial services.
Away from Haas, Mark is active with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training triathlon program. He received a BS in economics and a BA in international relations from UC Davis and a JD from the American University's Washington College of Law.
Luke Kreinberg, Career Advisor
Luke Kreinberg primarily serves Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students and alumni, specializing in helping students to move forward in their careers. He helps them gain clarity about objectives as well as identify the competencies they need to flourish in their professional lives. Some of the companies he's coached at include: Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Yahoo. Luke graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Davis with a BA in international relations. He received his Coaching Certification from New Ventures West in San Francisco. In his former life, Luke served as a partner in a boutique search firm and developed learning curricula for emerging technology firms. He is the author of The Book of Goals: Achievements, Plans, and Dreams of a Lifetime which has sold 100,000+ copies. Luke swims and gardens, but not at the same time.
Jeanne Lew, Career Advisor
Jeanne has 15+ years in marketing and management consulting successfully introducing products and programs across the financial services, technology and consumer packaged goods sectors. Her professional career began in strategic, systems and litigation consulting with Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services. Currently, she is a marketing and strategy consultant advising clients in strategic marketing and branding, and product development and implementation initiatives. Her educational background includes an MBA in Marketing from UCLA's Anderson School.
Sheri Lockshin, Career Advisor
Sheri's focus is on career advising and career program development for international students and others interested in pursuing international careers. She is the CSO liaison to the European Business, Pac Rim, Latin America and Hispanic Business and Global Initiatives clubs. Sheri has spent the majority of her professional life in Career Management at Haas and other Bay Area organizations. She's knowledgeable of the competitive requirements of most MBA career tracks and familiar with the many resources available to help students reach their career goals. Sheri is particularly adept with helping student with self-assessment
Sheri regularly contributes to professional groups such as the Chazen/International MBA Career Conference, Going Global and the University of California International Business Consortium. She holds a masters degree in Spanish from San Francisco State University, has studied at universities in Mexico and Spain and completed graduate business coursework at Golden Gate University.
Christine Blaine, Program Manager
Born and raised in the Boston area, Christine has been a resident of Berkeley for the past 20 years. Before joining Haas, Christine worked in the retail, banking and specialty food industries with positions in sales, marketing, production and operations. She graduated from California State University in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Christine manages and supports our Full-Time MBA programs.
Alexandra Daily, Program Coordinator
Alexandra supports the Career Management Group by connecting students to the resources that the CMG offers and assisting the Full Time MBA program. Prior to working at Haas, Alexandra facilitated client relations at the East Bay SPCA, and supported students and operations teams in numerous positions on the Berkeley campus, most recently with Cal Performances. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Alexandra is excited to return to Cal. You can find her at the front desk of S420 or setting up workshops around campus.
Gagan Kular, Program Coordinator
Gagan is a recent grad of UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology. Prior work experience at Cal includes the LEAD Center as an Office Management Intern for 4 years, volunteering through the Tang Center as a Health Worker, and she also interned at the Public Health & Development Arthritis Foundation in San Francisco. She is an alumnae member of Gamma Phi Beta and in her spare time you might meet her as she likes to hike all around the Bay Area, ventures out to different coffee/tea shops, and explores the Berkeley street festivals.
Jojo Lam, Communications & Technology Manager
Jojo Lam is a UC Berkeley alumna with a degree in Political Science. Raised in Southern California, Jojo has called Berkeley home for the past seven years. As a technical recruiter in the Bay Area, Jojo brings her experience in employer/candidate relations, and in-depth knowledge of the job search process to the CMG team. She is the main point of contact for CMG's systems and tools. Jojo is a proud member of a UC family. Her brother is a graduate of the Full-time MBA program, her sister graduated from UCSB, and her youngest sister is in her last semester at Cal.
Jeanne Rich, Project Manager
Jeanne came to us from John F. Kennedy University Career Center where she coordinated career events and developed metrics to track the quality and usage of programs. She also has an extensive background in volunteer work with Acalanes High School where she has been President of the Parents Club and editor of their weekly e-newsletter. Jeanne is a UCLA alumna with a BA in Economics. Having received her MBA in a part-time program, she is familiar with the specific needs and challenges of our students.