Haas Strengthens Faculty Roster by Hiring Nine New Professors
Nine stellar new professors will join the Haas School's ladder-track faculty in fall 2012, reports Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Andrew Rose (pictured here). "We continue to hire at the very top of the faculty market," says Dean Lyons. "Prof. Rose was instrumental in finding and securing the best faculty talent for Haas." Read more

 
 

 

Haas Climbs to #5 Worldwide for Latin Americans
Berkeley-Haas jumped to #5 in an AméricaEconomía ranking of the best full-time MBA programs in the world for Latin Americans and #3 among U.S. schools, trailing only Harvard and Stanford.

Master of Financial Engineering Program Makes Top 10 List
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program was named among the nation's top 10 quantitative finance programs for a second time by Advanced Trading magazine.

UC Institute at Haas for Students from Historically Black Colleges Attracts Praise
A new UC program for students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) that debuted at Haas last month received resounding praise recently from UC President Mark Yudof and California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino of Pasadena.

Visiting the Wine Country this summer? Take along a Haas guide!
Tap into discounts at Napa and Sonoma wineries affiliated with Haas alumni by bringing along this one-page map (pdf) of our Haas in the Wine Country guide, published in the spring issue of Berkeley-Haas magazine.

Malmendier Honored as Rising Star in Finance
Associate Professor Ulrike Malmendier received a Rising Star in Finance Award from Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration to recognize her participation in the school's 2012 Rising Stars Conference.

 

More Job Postings, Breadth of Hiring Firms Reflect Continued Demand for Haas Grads
Salaries are on the rise for Berkeley MBA grads, job postings are up for Haas undergrads, and PhD graduates are fanning out to positions around the world as the employment landscape shows signs of improvement in some areas this year.

Undergrad Kylan Nieh to Carry Olympic Torch in London
Kylan Nieh, BS 14, had spent countless hours training to be an Olympic gymnast when an injury sidelined him before high school. Now, in recognition of his accomplishments outside of the gymnasium, Nieh was selected by Olympic sponsor Coca-Cola to participate in the London games in July as an official Olympic torch bearer.

Prof. Robert Helsley Appointed Dean of UBC Sauder
Haas School Prof. Robert Helsley will be dean of the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Helsley joined Haas in 2008 and served as chair in Real Estate Development, Haas Real Estate group, and co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Read the Latest Issue of Berkeley-Haas Magazine on the iPad
Somehow missed the newly redesigned Berkeley-Haas alumni magazine? Now you can download the iPad edition to read about Haas alumni in the food industry. Search for Berkeley-Haas in the App Store.

Berkeley Angel Network Seeds Entrepreneurs
Every year, the UC Berkeley community launches dozens of companies--many helped off the ground by angel investors. Now Cal alumni investors have a new forum to connect with these budding UC Berkeley entrepreneurs and each other.

Nonprofit Honors Haas for MBA Volunteer Work
The Alameda Point Collaborative named Berkeley-Haas its 2012 Educational Partner of the Year last month in recognition of the thousands of volunteer hours MBA students dedicate to the nonprofit each year.

Haaski Raises More than $75,000
Nearly 100 golfers and guests hit the green at the Orinda Country Club May 14 for the 10th annual Haaski Golf Open and Auction, raising more than $75,000 for the Haas Fund.

 

 

In Memoriam: Prof. John Quigley - Leading Scholar
John M. Quigley, a leading scholar of housing markets, local public finance, energy efficient buildings, homelessness, and racial discrimination in housing, passed away last month. He was 70.

Prof. Emeritus Louis "Pete" Bucklin Passes Away
Professor Emeritus Louis "Pete" Bucklin, passed away on Saturday. He was 83.

 


 

ARTICLES

Congrats on Your Promotion!
How to Handle Your New Role

The truth is, for all of the perks, a promotion to management level can come with challenges, too--especially if you'll now be in charge of managing your former co-workers. Learn more

Looking For a Job? Make Maturity Work for You!
Why not concentrate on all of the advantages age brings and present yourself as a winning candidate of maturity? There are plenty of ways you have it all over your younger counterparts -- so why not conduct your search from a position of strength and confidence in all you have to offer? Learn more

Summer Vacation During a Job Search
You have scheduled a two week vacation and -- new job or not -- you really do want to take it. At what point in the interview process are you obligated to let a prospective employer know of these plans? Learn more

Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Job
How college students can get the most out of summer employment. Learn more


EVENTS

Startup Leadership Workshop
1-5 pm, Saturday, June 23; San Francisco
Entrepreneurs, get the leadership training you need to build a successful startup. In this 4-hour workshop, learn about the phases a startup goes through and the common roadblocks startups face, and walk away with tools you need to break through to success. The workshop is co-sponsored by Startup Saturdays and Opportu Professional Coaching. Register

 

Leveraging your Passion for Entrepreneurship
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Tuesday, July 10; at the Haas School; For Haas MBA Alumni
Are you thinking of taking the entrepreneurial plunge? This workshop can help you decide if you are ready to follow your entrepreneurial dream. Learn how to:

  • Conduct a Personal S.W.O.T. analysis to confirm that you have the key skills.
  • Gain the support needed to sustain your motivations from conception through implementation.
  • Review the career management issues about owning, operating and assuming the risk of a business venture?
  • Recognize the "Peter-Out Principle" of reaching that point when you stop having fun.

Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet


Networking Within Your Organization (webinar)
Tuesday, July 24, 12PM - 1PM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Mauri Schwartz, MBA '85
Today's workplace is a fast-changing environment where companies may reorganize and/or downsize at any time. It is common knowledge that the vast majority of new jobs are attained through networking. However, it is less known that the same applies to obtaining a new position with one's current employer. Employees can and should learn how to become consummate networkers, incorporating practice into activities already required to accomplish routine assignments.
MBA Alumni register through MBA CareerNet
All other participants register online

Assertiveness at Work (webinar)
Tuesday, August 14, 12PM - 1PM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Peter Jacobs
The truth is that, in team environments -- where interpersonal relationships and leadership skills are very important for achieving goals -- knowing when, where and how to be assertive is a core competency.  In this webinar, we'll explore how to recognize the situations where assertiveness will most benefit you and some constructive ways to manifest it.
MBA Alumni register through MBA CareerNet
All other participants register online

Personal Assessment Using the Web webinar
Tuesday, September 11, 12PM -1PM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Terry Karp  
This webinar will help you determine your criteria for career satisfaction - values, skills, interests, and personality -- and provide a foundation for all of your career planning and job search activities. We will use web-based assessment tools so that you can focus your career planning in a way that bests suits your current situation.  During the webinar, we explain how self-assessment can be used for career planning. We will also define the areas for exploration and demo the websites you will use for the assessments.
MBA Alumni register through MBA CareerNet
All other participants register online


RESOURCES

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 Advisor:
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:

Engineer as Leader
October 24-26
In a highly competitive industry, strong technical skills combined with superior communication abilities are essential for success and advancement in your engineering career. For engineers and scientists of all disciplines, this program will teach you how to use your voice, body language, and presence to convey compelling information to your peers and those outside the engineering profession. Enroll



 



     
 


Web Calendar

Jul 10-Austin, TX
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Jul 11-San Francisco
Chocolate Tasting & Wine Pairing

Jul 15-San Francisco
Giants-Astro Game

Jul 18- New York
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Jul 28- Mountain View, CA
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Aug 23-Berkeley
Alumni/Student Welcome Party