WE Launch 2020 Schedule

WE Launch will take place virtually from July 13 – July 26.

Click here for the complete schedule*
*Certain sessions are offered multiple times to allow for flexibility in your schedule. You only need to attend one. Please click “Register” next to the session that you want to attend.

Dates in gold are student experience events led by student leadership.
Dates in blue are academic events led by staff and faculty.

July 11
:
Pre WE Launch Cohort Social
July 13: Awareness & Skills for Inclusive Leadership
July 14: Class of 2023 Happy Hour – Trivia!
July 15: Your Career Journey & Partnering with CMG
July 16: Black & LatinX New Admits Happy Hour
July 17: Surviving the EWMBA Program – Current Student Panel
July 18 & 19: Case Study Method Workshop
July 18: LGBTQ+ Happy Hour
July 20: A Conversation About Academics Culture
July 21: Class of 2023 Happy Hour – HaasterClass
July 22: Leadership Communications
July 23: Class of 2023 Holiday Happy Hour
July 24: Cohort Launch*
July 25: Welcome to the Class of 2023*
July 25: SVSH Prevention Training*
July 25: Haas Got Talent!
July 26: Teams@Haas*
July 26: Consider Yourself Launched*
* The sessions from July 24-26 are mandatory to attend.

July 11

Pre WE Launch Cohort Social

Come meet your incredible WE Launch Cohort Reps, find out what’s in store for WE Launch, and say hello to your awesome cohort!

Click here to add the event to your calendar

Cohort Time Session Link
Blue 5PM-7PM Register for blue social
Gold 5PM-7PM Register for gold social
Axe 5PM-7PM Register for axe Social
Oski 5PM-7PM Register for oski Social

Awareness & Skills for Inclusive Leadership

This interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to increase their awareness of social identities and privilege. Participants will delve into the concept of unconscious bias, and practice tools to address microaggressions.

Prior to the session, please review these modules on Implicit Bias, Social Identities and Microaggression.

Time Register
12PM-1PM Register for DEI #1
6PM-7PM Register for DEI #2

Class of 2023 Happy Hour - Trivia!

Join your classmates for a live stream trivia night, test your knowledge on various topics, and possibly win a prize! You will be randomly assigned into teams with your classmates. Lay back, let loose and let’s have some fun!

Click here to add the event to your calendar.

Time Session Link
6PM-8PM Registration has closed

Your Career Journey and Partnering with Career Management Group (CMG)

This interactive session will help you understand the Career Journey you are about to embark on as a Berkeley Leader. You will also get a glimpse of how the Career Management Group (CMG) will partner with you throughout this journey as well as the power o the Haas Network.

Time Register
12PM-1:15PM Register for CMG #1
6PM-7:15PM Register for CMG #2

Black and LatinX New Admits Happy Hour

Please join the VP’s of Diversity and Haas DEI leadership in a social gathering for the incoming EW Black and LatinX students.  Current students from the EW program will also be present to welcome the Class of 2023 into the community.  Let’s unwind, get to know some familiar faces and start the academic year off right!
Time Session Link
4:30PM-6:30PM Register for DEI Happy Hour

Surviving the EWMBA Program - Current Student Panel (by Cohort)

Still wondering how you will survive three years of EWMBA? From virtual classes, study teams to where microwaves are on campus, our current students are here to answer your questions and share their advice.

Click here to add the event to your calendar.

Cohort Time Register
Blue 6PM-8PM Register for blue panel
Gold 6PM-8PM Register for gold panel
Axe 6PM-8PM Register for axe panel
Oski 6PM-8PM Register for oski panel

Case Study Method Workshop

This will be your first taste of what to expect in the classroom! Haas Professors’ Dan Simpson and Wasim Azhar will lead you through a real business case and expose you to the case study method that is used in many MBA courses.

Prior to the start of the session, you will receive an invitation in your @berkeley.edu inbox to a bCourses site that will contain the case study and prep questions. Please come prepared to discuss.

*Please RSVP for only one (1) session based on the date and time that works best for your schedule. 

Please note, each session has a limit of 40 students. Given this, there will be a 2 step registration process. 1) Click the link below for the session you want to attend, which will take you to a form to RSVP. 2) For security purposes, you will then be asked to register for the official Zoom session. 

Sat Jul 18

Time Professor RSVP
9AM-10:15AM D. Simpson Register for 7/18 9AM
11AM-12:15PM D. Simpson Register for 7/18 11AM
1PM-2:15PM W. Azhar Register for 7/18 1PM
3PM-4:15PM W. Azhar Register for 7/18 3PM

Sat Jul 19

Time Professor RSVP
9AM-10:15AM D. Simpson Register for 7/19 9AM
11AM-12:15PM D. Simpson Register for 7/19 11AM
1PM-2:15PM W. Azhar Register for 7/19 1PM
3PM-4:15PM W. Azhar Register for 7/19 3PM

 

LGBTQ+ Happy Hour

Please join this social gathering for incoming LGBTQ+ students and allies. Current students from the EW program will also be present to welcome the Class of 2023. Let’s unwind, get to know some familiar faces and start the academic year off right.

Time Session Link
6:00PM-7:00PM Register for LGBTQ+ HH

A Conversation About Academic Culture

Join the EWMBA Academic Advisors to learn about academic culture here at Haas as well as agreed upon classroom and cohort norms which will enrich your experience and lead to success throughout your MBA journey.

Time Register
12PM-1PM Register for Academic #1
6PM-7PM Register for Academic #2

Class of 2023 Happy Hour - HaasterClass

In a world where MasterClass and AirBnB Online Experiences collide and #QuestiontheStatusQuo we bring to you, HaasterClass

This is an opportunity to learn something new from a Haaster Coaches and get to know your 2023 friends. We have 6 classes from which you can choose from on a first come first serve basis. All you have to do is register (NOW CLOSED) and fill out this form (NOW CLOSED) to select your top 3 choices and we will try to accommodate your request. 

Time Session Link
6PM-8PM Registration has closed

Leadership Communications

Today’s organizations demand managers who communicate well. Managers who communicate well are far more effective leaders in their organizations and in their communities.  Successful leadership and effective speaking both demand authentic communication. Managers need not only to communicate well, but also to communicate persuasively. They must be able to inspire others, create cooperation among those who work with them, advocate ideas within their organizations, and deliver the organizational message to those outside of the organization.

Students will explore the vital link between leadership and communication.  They will increase self-confidence when speaking, learn how to think fast and clear under pressure, use voice and body effectively, and learn to be deep and brief with their content.

Students will also learn to:

1. To enhance professional and leadership skills through authentic communication.

2. To develop leadership presence — the skill set that enables an individual to motivate, inspire and connect to his or her audience.

3. To improve individual presentation style and storytelling ability, including the use of voice, body, focus, spontaneity, and energy.

Time Register
12PM-1:30PM Register for Lead Comm #1
6PM-7:30PM Register for Lead Comm #2

Class of 2023 Holiday Happy Hour

Want to breathe some festivity into yet another virtual happy hour? Join your classmates for a holiday themed happy hour, where you get to jump around the calendar year, from Diwali to Christmas, and share your favorite holiday memories.

Click here to add the event to your calendar.

Time Session Link
6PM-8PM Register for Holiday Happy Hour

Cohort Launch

Required

Get to know your entire cohort! Your cohort reps will lead you through activities to build strong bonds with your fellow classmates. You will also begin to prepare for the cohort competition that will conclude on July 26.

Click here to add the event to your calendar.

Cohort Time Register
Blue 6PM-8PM Register for blue launch
Gold 6PM-8PM Register for gold launch
Axe 6PM-8PM Register for axe launch
Oski 6PM-8PM Register for oski launch

Welcome to the Class of 2023!

Required

Dean Ann Harrison and Assistant Dean Jamie Breen will officially welcome you to the EWMBA Program! Meet the rest of the team who will be with you through your time at Haas.

Time Register
10AM-12PM Registration for Welcome

Lunch with your Cohort!

Optional

If you want to eat lunch with some of your classmates, please join for an optional informal networking session! Join the session associated with your cohort for as long as you want.

Cohort Time Session Link
Blue 12PM-1PM Link TBA
Gold 12PM-1PM Link TBA
Axe 12PM-1PM Link TBA
Oski 12PM-1PM Link TBA

Cultivating a Respectful Graduate Community - Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Required

This is a mandatory live training that is required for all UC Berkeley Students to attend. Failure to complete this training will prevent you from registering for Spring classes.

Time Register
1PM-2PM Register for SVSHP Training

Haas Got Talent!

Class of 2023 Talent Show

If you can spit a rhyme, dance to a tune, sing your heart out, get ready to dust off your tutus, tune up your instruments, and showcase your talent to the Class of 2023. It’s showtime! 

Are you interested in showcasing your own talent? Please sign up here and submit a video recording of you and your talent here by July 18 to be included.

Click here to add the event to your calendar

Time Session Link
7PM-9PM Register for Haas Got Talent

Teams@Haas

Required

In today’s workshop lead by Dr. Brandi Pearce, you and your study team will be introduced to Teams@Haas a co-curricular program designed to support you and you study team in making the most of your experience working together during your core courses.

We will launch your teams by introducing you to the first of several Teams@Haas tools, the Collaborative Plan. The Teams@Haas Collaborative Plan will support your team in a conversation to aid you in better understanding who is on your team, the development goals of your teammates, your joint performance objectives, how the team will best coordinate its work, and how and what type of team climate you want to develop to support you in meeting your collective aims?

Today, we will spend most of our time providing you with an opportunity to begin this conversation so that you can develop a better understanding of who is on your team and what is important them as you launch your work together. As we bring the workshop to a close, we will discuss some best practices and consider a strategy for how to finalize the Collaborative Plan once classes have begun and you have more information on what you will be working on collaboratively for this initial term.

Time Cohort Register
10AM-12PM Evening
(Blue, Gold)
Register for Evening Teams@Haas
10AM-12PM Weekend
(Axe, Oski)
Register for Weekend Teams@Haas

Following the formal session, stay in the same session to continue to get to know your study team while enjoying lunch!

* Prior to this session, you will receive an email with a promo code for $20 on Door Dash, brought to you by the EWMBA Association! Feel free to use this to enjoy the lunch of your choice during this session

Consider Yourself Launched

Required

Hear from the Program Office staff as they provide you with final logistical details prior to the Fall 2020 semester.

Finally, find out who won the cohort competition!

Time Register
1:30PM-2:30PM Register for Final Session
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