There are many ways to use LinkedIn and the @cal Alumni Directory together to discover, contact and connect with specific alumni who can be of assistance as you leverage your Berkeley-Haas network. Here are two suggestions to get you started:
Example 1 - Utilize the LinkedIn Alumni Tool
Search LinkedIn for "Haas School of Business" under "Connections" > "Find Alumni." This page will give you access to all members of LinkedIn who list Berkeley-Haas within their LinkedIn profile (You are not only searching within the LinkedIn Berkeley-Haas group, but in all of LinkedIn.)
Let’s try a search, ie: Search "New York" in the search bar at the top of the page labeled: Search this set.
As results appear in real time, continue clicking the blue highlighted bars until you narrow your search to specific alumni profiles in a company and field of interest, i.e., the 12 Berkeley-Haas alumni in New York at Citi and in Finance.
If you are not connected the alumni that you source through the Alumni Tool within LinkedIn, utilize the @cal alumni directory to source their preferred email address or to contact them directly through @cal. (*See our note below about sending email through @cal.)
Your result totals may be slightly different because more alumni are joining LinkedIn—or updating their profiles—every day.
Example 2 - Start with the @cal Alumni Directory:
Use the Advanced Search to find an alum of interest.
*...SEND EMAIL THROUGH @CAL (no login is required for your recipients, and the email will be received by their preferred Berkeley-Haas email address)
If an alumni email address is not displayed, and we have their email address, a "Contact" button will appear at the top of the alumni profile.
Your recipient will receive your entire message at their email address (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), and
Your recipient can respond directly to your email address without logging in to @cal (their response will be sent to your preferred email address that is listed in your @cal profile).
For many alumni, you can also access their LinkedIn profile directly from their @cal profile.