Congratulations on being admitted to Berkeley Haas! The VPs of Admissions are the student arm of the Haas Evening and Weekend MBA admissions office.  As current students, we’re excited to help you get to know the distinctive Haas culture and collaborative community and to share our perspectives about the part-time student experience.

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Want to connect with a student about a particular topic? Check out our Admissions Ambassadors section for a list of students who are also eager to welcome you to the Berkeley Haas community!

Gayathri Athreya | MBA 2021

Industry: Tech

Function: Software Engineer

A note from Gayathri: I am a bioinformatician by background but a software engineer by profession. I am interested in getting back into the healthcare industry. I am part of the Marketing Club and Healthcare Associations at Haas. Haas cares about diversity and going beyond yourself. This was reflected in every stage of the admissions process and vibed with what I wanted to do in the future, to have an impact on my community.

Ruth Marcus | MBA 2020

Industry: Non-Profit

Function: Fund Development

A note from Ruth: I have worked in Bay Area nonprofits doing fund development for the past eight years, with expertise spanning institutional fundraising, annual campaigns, major gifts, and special events. I came to Haas to expand my skill set so I can either advance or pivot into a social impact role with an even broader scale of impact. Haas feels like home to me, and I’m excited to share my perspective with prospective students.

Arpan Soparkar | MBA 2021

Industry: Technology

Function: Software Developer

A note from Arpan: After working as a software developer in multiple HealthTech and FinTech companies in the Bay Area for about a decade, it was my desire to grow in other business verticals that has led me to Haas. With its physical proximity, top ranking, large alumni network and flexibility of the evening and weekend program, Haas was easily a top choice for me. I am extremely fortunate to be part of a diverse, vibrant and stimulating class. Being on the Berkeley campus, I often get to interact with the full-time students in the MBA and other programs. Actively participating in multiple student-clubs, I get exposure to incredible opportunities!

Camille Cheong | MBA 2020

Industry: Software and Technology

Function: Strategic Planning and Operations

A note from Camille: I am experienced in advising senior executives on devising go-to-market strategies, business model transformation and long-range planning. I have worked at Oracle, LendingClub and Samba TV (an adtech startup) since getting admitted to Haas. Outside of work, I am an avid traveler and scuba diver! I am also the EWMBA VP Programs for the Haas Consulting Club. I chose Haas because of the network and hands-on application of frameworks that will accelerate my career to become a strategic leader.

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