Visiting Scholar Program
Network Opportunities for Haas Visiting Scholars
The Haas School of Business Visiting Scholar Program seeks to maximize the networking opportunities for visiting scholars at Haas.
Join the Haas Alumni Network (HAN)
The Haas Alumni Network (HAN) has a growing network of over 36,000 alumni worldwide with volunteer coordinators in 58 countries and 34 US locations. All degree holders, current students, and faculty are automatically considered members of HAN. Now visiting scholars also have the opportunity to join the Haas Alumni Network. One of the main benefits of HAN is the people you will meet. HAN is committed to helping you connect to students and graduates of Haas, as well as to industry contacts who may provide invaluable help with your professional aspirations and your goals to grow your network of contacts in the course of your visitorship. To join the Haas Alumni Network send an email to the Visiting Scholar Administrator.
To tap into your network, make use of these resources provided by HAN:
@cal Alumni Directory
Visiting scholars are welcome to join UC Berkeley’s password-protected online directory, @cal, which provides Haas alumni access to:
- Over 36,000 living Haas School alumni and over 400,000 Cal alumni listings. Search for new contacts in your industry or develop new relationships with Haas alumni.
- Haas alumni who have self-identified as "Career Networkers" for fellow alumni and current students. These individuals are willing to serve as a resource about their company, industry, or region in the world. Simply contact them by email or phone to establish your HAN connection. Visiting scholars may also choose to become career networkers.
Through the HAN website, Haas alumni have access to various portals that outline activities, programs, and events:
- HAN Chapters and Regional Reps contact list & websites.
- HAN Affinity/Industry Group contact list.
- Events calendar: Find out when the next Haas event near you takes places and grow your alumni connections. Many school events held on campus are open to alumni.
- Find out what HAN events are taking place near you, when you return to your home country. Or, if you travel, we advise that you browse the HAN website calendar feature to find out if there is an event while you are on a business trip in another country.
- Find out what upcoming HAN Signature Events are taking place.
HAN has formed a special group within LinkedIn, today's premier online professional networking application. Through LinkedIn your network includes all Haas alumni 13,300+ verified alumni who have opted-in, and can connect you to non-Haas alumni connected to Haas graduates. Along with professional networking, LinkedIn now includes a jobs database. To learn more about how to join LinkedIn's Haas/Berkeley Alumni group, and how to use this tool to expand your network tool within and beyond HAN, click on the link above
The Asia Business Center develops high-impact programs and aims to create dynamic and strategic partnerships between University of California, Berkeley and reputable institutions in Asia to provide excellence and leadership in management education and research. The Asia Business Center serves the following countries: China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Korea, Japan, and Singapore. To be added to the Asia Business Center's mailing list to receive notices for upcoming events contact the Visiting Scholar Administrator.
BCI is an ambitious, multi-faceted effort to help the University of California, Berkeley strengthen research and teaching about China, forge new international partnerships, and enrich public life through a variety of programs. BCI seeks to support the Center for Chinese Studies by enhancing the Center's existing efforts, and seeding future initiatives across the full spectrum of the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and the professional schools.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a vibrant community of adults, aged 50 and above, who are intent on being exposed to both new fields of knowledge as well as traditional disciplines. The Institute offers a wide range of courses that are taught without examination or grades for which instructors are urged to pursue courses they have long wished to teach, prompted by their specialized areas of research. OLLI also hosts weekly lecture series, special events for the community, and provides an open forum for the expression of new and innovative ideas. Visiting scholars are encouraged to consider proposing a formal or informal speaking opportunity with the OLLI, bringing both their diverse cultural backgrounds and specialized fields of knowledge into this dynamic educational forum. Click on the link above to learn more about OLLI. If you are interested in proposing a lecture for OLLI contact the Visiting Scholar Administrator.