Annual Gap Event in San Francisco to Offer Special Celebration

The Center for Responsible Business will celebrate its 10th anniversary during the annual event at Gap Inc., headquarters in San Francisco on March 20. The evening will crackle with insights and innovation during the networking reception and program. Guests can also tour the private art galleries which house the Fisher family's renowned collection. Register


Choose Lifelong Learning -- Attend a Conference
Women in Leadership, Asia Business, Healthcare, and Innovation are among the themes for Haas conferences this spring. Most offer alumni discounts.

Strengthen the HAN Network -- Take the Call
The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and its affiliate, Harris Connect, are gathering updated info on all Cal alumni for a print directory. This data will also be added to our online alumni directory, @cal. So, even if you've no interest in a print directory, please respond to CAA and Harris Connect when they contact you by mail, email, or phone. Help make our own online directory a powerful networking tool.

Telecom and Consulting Leaders to Speak at Commencements

Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78 (Material Sci. and Eng.), former CEO of Vodafone, and Marc Singer, BS 86, director of McKinsey & Co.'s Marketing and Sales Practice for the Americas, will speak at commencement ceremonies this May.

Haas Hits Top 10 in Specialty Rankings
The Berkeley MBA Full-Time Program has landed in the top-10 list of several category rankings recently published by Businessweek.

Social Gaming Exec to Share Insights from Zynga

Zynga Chief People Officer Colleen McCreary, who guided the social gaming company through its breakneck expansion from 130 to nearly 3,000 employees in three years, will share her insights with the Haas community on March 20 at a Dean's Speaker Series event.

2013 Asia Business Conference to Provide Perspectives Beyond China

"Asia. Bigger than You Think" will feature keynote speeches on March 16 by two prominent Indonesians with ties to Cal who came from modest backgrounds to become major players in their country's energy, banking, and real estate industries: Dato Sri Tahir (pictured above) and Supramu Santosa, BS 80.


New Scholar-in-Residence Brings Social Impact Thought Leadership to Haas

Haas' Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership strides into spring on March 6 with its Schwab Speaker Series event, featuring former McKinsey consultant Laura Callanan, talking on social impact bonds.

Energy Institute to hold Annual Power Conference
The 18th annual Power Conference on Energy Research and Policy, sponsored by the Energy Institute at Haas on March 22, will focus on energy efficiency and emissions trading in California and around the world.


Peterson Series to Explore Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility

The latest installment of the Peterson Series on March 5 will feature a conversation with Jeff Klein, a founding director of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc.


69 Faculty Members Make "Club Six"
Students gave 46 percent of instructors a mean teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale during the fall 2012 semester.

Study Finds Successful Entrepreneurs Share a Common History of Getting in Trouble as Teenagers

Independence. Creativity. Money. Those are the benefits associated with successful entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But is being an entrepreneur really more lucrative than working for a salary? And who is best cut out to succeed? A new study by Professor Ross Levine of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group answers both of these questions.

Financial Engineering Students Win Competition
A diverse team of Berkeley-Haas Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) students from three countries and six professions bested 31 competitors to win the annual International Association of Financial Engineers competition.


Morgan Stanley Exec Recruited to Financial Engineering Program

Stefanie Montevirgen will bring deep recruiting experience from Morgan Stanley to her post as Senior Associate Director of the Master of Financial Engineering program.


Overconfidence: Toxic Poison or Magical Elixir?

Read the winter Issue of California Management Review to learn the answer in an article co-authored by Haas Prof. Don Moore on avoiding the pitfalls and benefiting from the advantages of confidence.



Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
- Haas Celebration, San Francisco, Gap Inc. Mar. 20
- MBA Reunion Weekend April 25-28
Alumni Conference April 27

In addition, HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar



Worldwide Career Advisor Referral Network
Whether you live inside or outside the Bay Area, or if you're looking to relocate, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. Our advisor network includes experienced business coaches around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors


New CEO? Prove That You're A Keeper
Getting on the good side of a freshly hired CEO is a good idea. But doing so often requires deft adaptability--and perhaps even Machiavellian tactics--particularly since some external leaders shake up management fast. Learn more

Stay Motivated & Organized During Your Job Search
Here are some tips to keep yourself positive and make sure you are staying focused and on task. Learn more

How a Lack of Manners Hurts Your Career
Gobbling away on chips is not only distracting with your bag-rustling and your crunching but is seen as a breach of office etiquette. Learn more

The End Of 9-5 Made Life More Complicated; Here's How To Take Control Again
How do you coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with others so that what matters to you--on and off the job--actually happens? Learn more


Business Behaving Well: Social Responsibility (MBA workshop) 
Wed - Feb. 27, 6:30 - 8:00pm, at the Haas School
Recent economic turmoil and growing economic inequality call into question a purely market oriented doctrine with a narrow business focus on only financial return.  There are alternative socially responsible business practices.  In this interactive session we will explore the need for such practices, and the implications for organizations, for leadership and for each of us as individuals.
MBA alumni learn more and register through CareerNet.

Building your Personal Brand (MBA webinar)
Thur - Mar. 7, 12:00 - 1:00pm
What is your personal brand? How are you crafting and designing your reputation? What does personal branding mean, anyway?

  • Learn how to better define your brand
  • Learn how to better communicate your brand
  • Learn about different ways in which you can broadcast your brand

MBA alumni learn more and register through CareerNet.

Experienced & Interested in Management Consulting?
(MBA workshop)
Sat - Mar. 23, 10:15am - 12:15pm, Santa Clara
You may have heard about the Experienced Hire route, which enables those with significant years of industry experience to enter the sector at a more senior level than when you first graduated with your MBA degree. 

  • Introduction to the Management Consulting industry
  • Networking is critical to success
  • What Consulting Firms expect of Experienced Hires
  • Getting prepared
  • Your Next Steps

MBA alumni learn more and register through CareerNet.


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.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out our menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.
Visit our Lifelong Learning web section.

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

High Impact Leadership
April 30 - May 2, 2013
A leadership and communications workshop utilizing techniques and activities from theater and performance arts.
".... If you are ready to learn about yourself, then leverage it to understand about and communicate with others, then this course is perfect to enhance your career path. "
- Manas Kanungo, Director

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers
May 6-10, 2013
A multifaceted educational experience for non-financial executives. Learn Finance as a Second Language® and confidently return to your company with the ability to join the financial conversation.
"...Understanding how this cycle pulls together makes me more of a strategic partner. "
- Lenny Comma, Executive Vice President, COO, Jack In The Box, Inc.



Web Calendar

Feb 27 - Berkeley, CA
PACT Apparel Discussion

Mar 1 - San Francisco, CA
Student-led Healthcare Conference

Mar 2 - Portland, OR
Beyond Self - Tree Planting Day

Mar 5 - San Francisco, CA
Real Estate Outlook Presentation

Mar 6 - Santa Clara, CA
Women in Leadership Luncheon & Workshop with Holly Schroth

Mar 9 - Huntington Beach, CA
Beyond Self - Beach Cleanup Day

Mar 9 - Sunnyvale, CA
Beyond Self - RAFT Resource Area for Teaching

Mar 13 - Washington, D.C.
Beyond Self - Food Drive & Happy Hour

Mar 16 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led Asia Business Conference

Mar 16 - Oakland, CA
Beyond Self - Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Mar 19 - Danville, CA
Aging Essentials Speaker Series: Senior Living Options

Mar 20 - San Francisco, CA
Haas Celebration in San Francisco

Mar 21 - Berkeley, CA
Evening of Classical Music

Mar 29 - Tokyo, Japan
Student Asia Trek Networking Party

Apr 5 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led LAHBA Conference

Apr 6 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led Women in Leadership Conference

Apr 25-28 - Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

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