Prof. Wallace Appointed to U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee


Haas Professor Nancy Wallace has been selected to serve on a new advisory committee charged with advising the U.S. Department of Treasury on improving the quality of financial data and improving analysis of risks to the financial system. Read more

 
 


Berkeley Claims Fifth Victory in National Marketing Competition

For the fifth time since 2005, a Berkeley MBA team has won the Elite Eight Brand Management Case Competition at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

 

Berkeley-Haas Magazine Available on the Web and Through Android and iPad Apps
Download our iPad or Android app to view an inspiring video on alumnus Patrick Awuah MBA 99, founder of Ashesi University in Ghana (p. 12) and also read about Fed Vice Chair and Haas Prof. Emeritus Janet Yellen. Don't have a tablet? The magazine is online (including a flipbook edition). Also, update your classmates on your latest news by submitting an alumni note for the next issue of the magazine in March.

Haas Taps Five Fellows for New Investment Management Program
To support talented full-time first-year MBA students pursuing careers in investment management, the Haas School this year launched an Investment Management Fellowship Program that includes a scholarship and mentoring.



Berkeley-Haas Executive Education Teaches and Inspires Poland's Top Innovators

Did you know that a Polish lieutenant developed the Mark I landmine detector during World War II? Or that Polish scientists created the world's third blue semiconductor laser in 2001? Poland may not instantly come to mind as one of the world's centers of modern innovation, but, in fact, Polish innovators have been busy for decades.

MBA Students Advise Wal-Mart on Greening Supply Chain in Case Challenge
Ten teams of Berkeley MBA students were challenged this month to play an advisory role in what could be the world's most far-reaching corporate sustainability initiative: Wal-Mart's efforts to green its massive supply chain.

Students in New Product Course Tackle Problems That Try Our Souls—and Soles
Students in this fall's Managing the New Product Development Process course are proposing solutions to problems that consumers face from head to toe: from the serial shoe-buying required of parents of growing children, to the angst that plagues those who spend their days typing and swiping on electronic devices.


Giants President Talks World-Series Baseball in Undergrad Media Consulting Course

Competition for the San Francisco Giants isn't another baseball team but the multitude of entertainment options in San Francisco, Giants President Larry Baer, BA 80, told Haas undergraduate students a week after the team won the World Series.


Bid Adieu to Haas Courtyard with Chalk Art
Did you meet your sweetheart in the Haas courtyard? Hatch a great idea there for a new business? Solve a vexing research problem? Lure classmates into your favorite club? Or dance under the stars at consumption functions? Come share your memories -- and bid farewell to our Haas courtyard as we know it -- on December 10 at 4 p.m.


NY Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson Shares Insights in Undergrad Class

The top priority for Major League Baseball (MLB) in the next ten years should be growing the game outside of the United States, Sandy Alderson, general manager of the New York Mets and former Haas lecturer, told Haas students recently.

Center for Executive Education to be Restructured as Separate Nonprofit Unit
The UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education, a self-supporting unit based at the Haas School, will become a separate, nonprofit organization to become more flexible, permitting its programs to grow faster and meet the school's financial goals.

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
- Haas Celebration, Silicon Valley, Menlo Circus Club Jan. 30
- Haas Celebration, San Francisco, Gap, Inc. Mar. 20
- MBA Reunion Weekend April 25-28

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


 


 

ARTICLES

Ten Phrases to Ban From Your Resume
Here are ten phrases you should ban from your resume, and new, fresh ways to showcase your skills to put your resume at the top of the applicant pile. Learn more

Keeping Your Networking Tree Fruitful During The Holidays
Since the New Year is a time for making your life better with new goals, it is also perfect for polishing your business look. Learn more

Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers
One way to overcome the perception that your age is an issue, is to age proof and edit your resume. Learn more

Women Likely to Earn More When Told They Can Negotiate
When it was clear the salary was negotiable, both sexes negotiated much more, but women actually negotiated 9 percent more frequently than men. Learn more



EVENTS

Three Things to Know About Working with an Executive Recruiter (Webinar)
Wed, Dec. 12, 12:00 to 12:45pm
Executive recruiters can pose both an opportunity and a weakness -- offering insight and connections, but also unfamiliarity. Headhunters Tim Harwood, MBA 14, and GP Panawek of Impact Recruiting will demystify the industry and illuminate best practices for leveraging this mutually beneficial partnership.
Learn more about the firm, Impact Recruiting, and open job postings online.
MBA Alumni: Register through CareerNet
All other alumni: Register online

Behavioral Interviewing (Webinar)
Wed, Dec. 19, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Behavioral interviewing is a frequently used questioning format that seeks to discover how the interviewee acted in specific employment-related situations. The underlying logic is that past performance predicts future performance. In this webinar, you will learn tips and techniques to help you ace your behavioral interviews.
MBA Alumni: Register through CareerNet


RESOURCES

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.

International and Domestic Career Advisors:
If you are a Berkeley MBA graduate living outside the Bay Area or looking to relocate, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The Haas Worldwide Advisor Network includes experienced business coaches across the United States and around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors.

 


 

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

Women's Executive Leadership Program
Apr 8-11, 2013
This program is for high-potential women seeking new levels of success as team leaders and organizational visionaries. Led by top UC Berkeley-Haas faculty, the course is an optimal learning environment to share and analyze the unique strengths, challenges and opportunities facing women in business. Enroll

Strategy in Competitive Markets
Jun 3-7, 2013
An essential course in business strategy, Strategy in Competitive Markets, delivers forward-looking techniques for assessing competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage. The course covers all areas of strategy including interactive strategy, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and strategic repositioning. Enroll




 



     
 


Web Calendar

Dec 1-2 - San Francisco, CA
UG Student Award Interviews

Dec 4 - Oakland, CA
Diversity Mixer

Dec 4 - Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

Dec 6 - Berkeley
Old Blues Luncheon

Dec 7 - Alameda, CA
Vodka Distillery Tour

Dec 12 - San Francisco, CA
SF Chapter Holiday Party

Dec 16 - Irvine, CA
OC-MBA Holiday Party

Jan 6 - Los Angeles, CA
Reception for visiting MBA Students

Jan 30 - Atherton, CA
Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley



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