New Grads Enjoy Strong Job Market
The graduating classes at Berkeley-Haas this year are enjoying strong employment opportunities, with salaries and job postings increasing for MBA students and internships proving ever more important in launching Haas undergraduate careers. Read story



Two Finance Scholars Join Haas Faculty
Annette Vissing-Jørgensen and Adair Morse, professors recognized by the Journal of Finance for their insightful research, have joined the Haas Finance Group as permanent faculty members.

Haas Innovation Expert Offers Insights to Alumni
Earlier this month, there was a fireside chat between Haas lecturer, author, and entrepreneur Steve Blank and Eric Keller, MBA 77, the COO of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Blank, who pioneered the Lean LaunchPad methodology at Haas, stressed to alumni the need to integrate innovation into corporate structures and to establish processes for hypothesis testing in the corporate (as well as startup) world. Blank's entrepreneurship teaching model favors experimentation, customer feedback, and rapid design iteration. He co-leads the NSF-funded Bay Area Regional Innovation Corps Node with Dean Rich Lyons. Learn more about Blank.

MBA Venture Aimed at Wine Aficionados Wins $100K
Pristine, a Berkeley MBA startup that uses smartphone technology to enhance the wine-drinking experience, is now $100,000 stronger thanks to a grant from

Prof. Dwight Jaffee Testifies in Congress about Housing Finance Reform
Private markets should take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's role in guaranteeing against mortgage defaults, Professor Dwight Jaffee told a House committee.

Socially Responsible Investment Fund Launches Capital Campaign
With a five-year return exceeding 50 percent, the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund has become a valuable training ground for future investment managers.

UC Berkeley and MIT Launch Energy-efficiency Research Project
The E2e Project aims to give decision-makers real-world evidence on the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy and emissions.

SkyDeck Welcomes Four Haas Startups

Four Haas ventures easing everything from air conditioning to online purchasing set up shop at the Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator earlier this month.

San Francisco Business Times Honors Four Haas Women
The Haas leaders named among the most influential women in Bay Area business were Yes To Inc. CEO Joy Chen, BS 87; Lending Club CFO Carrie Dolan, BS 87, MBA 97; Chevron Chief Corporate Counsel Mary Francis, MBA 06; and Maria Nondorf, executive director of the Haas School's Center for Financial Reporting and Management.

Finance Professor Honored with 2013 AQR Insight Award
Finance Professor Martin Lettau received the award for his research about how the capital asset pricing model can explain returns of equity, commodity, sovereign bonds, and currencies and offer a unified risk view of these investments.

MBA Students Receive New Hansoo Lee Fellowship
Romi Elan and Charlie Hughes, MBA students developing a photo app that helps friends inspire each other in the pursuit of interests and hobbies, have been awarded $5,000 each as the first recipients of the Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs.

Students Set Giving Records
The annual Senior Gift Campaign set new records this year in overall participation as well as involvement among juniors, helping to raise a total of $32,194 for Haas. Graduating MBA students have raised more than $100,000 as part of the 2013 graduating gift campaigns, sparked by a cohort competition and events around the Bay.

Alumni Facebook Execs Receive Top Honors
Facebook Chief Information Officer Tim Campos, BCEMBA 11, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bay Area CIO Awards sponsored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. Libby Leffler, BS 06 (left), who leads a division of partnerships at Facebook with an emphasis on causes, nonprofits, advocacy groups, and public figures, was recognized by Business Insider as one of 30 most important women under 30 in technology.

Haaski Open Links Golf Community
Alumni, students, faculty, and staff swung their clubs for Haas May 13 at the 11th annual Haaski Golf Open at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, helping to raise nearly $50,000 for the Haas Fund.

New California Management Review Serves up Entrepreneurship Case on Amici's Pizzeria
To understand a successful restaurant startup's recipe for success, check out the new issue of the Haas School's California Management Review and its case study on Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.

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



Creator of MBA Alumni Career Services - John Morel Retiring from Haas
Haas MBA Career Services Associate Director John Morel will end a 14-year career at the Haas School when he retires at the end of June. "Thank you all for participating in the MBA alumni career services program over the years," says John. "I hope you continue to utilize this great resource for your career management needs going forward. I plan on coaching mid to senior level professionals as they transition throughout their careers, including planning for retirement." John can be reached at



10 Keys To A Winning Webcam Interview
The basic rules for successful interviewing apply, but there are several additional factors you'll need to consider for a virtual interview.

How to Resign
Learn how to leave your job in a way that reinforces your professional image and keeps current employer relationships positive.

The Extra Value of Mentors
Why are mentors so important? Among other things, they have the advantage of knowing what we don't know we don't know. Yet.


Alumni Relations Presents: Should I Stay or Should I Go? How Working Mothers Can Get to the Heart of This Question (webinar)
Tues., June 25, Noon PST
Cristina Higgins, MBA 03 and founder of Strategic Mama, helps working mothers evaluate, strategize, and succeed in the role as mother.
MBA alumni register through MBA CareerNet
All other Haas alumni register online

*MBA Alumni Only* Introduction to Case Interviewing Webinar
Tues., July 2, Noon–1 p.m. PST
An introduction to the Consulting Case Walk Thru Webinar summer series (below). All who intend to participate in the summer workshop series must participate in this introduction webinar, as participation expectations will be set.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

*MBA Alumni Only* Consulting Case Walk Thru Webinar—Summer Series
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27; and Sept. 3, Noon–1 p.m. PST
Year after year, job candidates who thoroughly prepare for case interviews have a greater likelihood of success—and getting that management consulting offer. Each Tuesday, different cases will be practiced and discussed during these webinars.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

*Undergraduate Alumni Only* Alumni Relations Presents: Job Search 101: Networking & Informational Interviewing (webinar)
Weds., July 24, Noon PST
Bruce Mattos, Director of Talent Acquisition and Employment Services at UC Berkeley, leads an introductory session on informational interviewing and networking.


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 Haas School supports many opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career websites include resources for executives, flexible workforce recruiting, global jobs, networking, jobs in the nonprofit sector, executive search firms, salary information, and self-employment.



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

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

The Art of the Pitch—Sept. 16–17
An advanced, two-day training for corporate leaders and high-potential executives seeking to improve persuasion and presentation skills. You'll train with a noted international actress, the executive who brought you March of the Penguins, and a communication expert. Develop a presentation style that will resonate with your audience. Register.

High-Impact Leadership—Sept. 9–11
Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and create influence over any audience. This three-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. Acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers. Register.

Corporate Business Model Innovation—Oct. 28–29
Led by Berkeley-Haas professor and father of open innovation Henry Chesbrough. Learn new concepts in business model innovation, open innovation strategies, and applying startup models in a corporate context. You'll be guided to reshape your thinking, assumptions, and business strategies to create and restructure teams to inspire innovation. Register.



Web Calendar

Jun 25 - New York, NY
Haas-Stanford Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Jun 25 - Palo Alto, CA
Dinner Connect—Executive Coaching & Recruiting

Jun 26 - Laguna Hills, CA

Jun 26 - Washington, D.C.
Breakfast with Dean Rich Lyons

Jun 27 - Palo Alto, CA
Real Estate & Mortgage Markets Presentation

Jun 29 - Berkeley, CA
Mountain Bike Ride at Tilden Park

Jul 7 or 8 - Singapore
Save the Date: Alumni Reception for Current Students

Jul 9 or 10 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Save the Date: Alumni Reception for Current Students

Jul 11 or 12 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Save the Date: Alumni Reception for Current Students

Jul 15 or 16 - Bangkok, Thailand
Save the Date: Alumni Reception for Current Students

Jul 16 - Chicago, IL
Alumni Networking Lunch

Jul 17 - San Francisco, CA
Angel Investors & Entrepreneurs Forum

Jul 22 - Seattle, WA
Seattle Chapter Welcomes New Students

Jul 27 - Mountain View, CA
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Aug 28 - Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Chapters Welcome New Students to Berkeley

Oct 2 - San Francisco, CA
Vator Splash Entrepreneur/Startup Presentations

Oct 5 - Berkeley, CA

Oct 24 - San Francisco, CA
Alumni/Student Networking Evening

Oct 25 - San Francisco, CA
>play, Digital Media & Entertainment Conference

Nov 15 - San Francisco, CA
Haas Gala

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Making a Case for Transparency
A new study by accounting professor Yaniv Konchitchki finds that greater transparency in firms' earnings has a positive effect on the bottom line.


Prof. Laura Tyson was featured on CNBC in a discussion about the future of jobs.

Prof. Emeritus Janet Yellen was mentioned by Business Insider and SF Gate as a potenial succesor to Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve.

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