Dean Lyons Looks Ahead at Second Term

On the heels of his recent reappointment as dean, Rich Lyons shares his views on three big frontiers where Haas is poised to leap ahead: technology in education; work environment; and global profile. Read this story


New Book Measures Impact of Offshoring
Globalization, economic growth, and technological development interact to impact employment, but the effects vary largely from country to country and among different social and economic classes, according to a new book edited by three Haas scholars.

Save the Date: Haas Gala, Nov. 15
Spend a fall Friday in San Francisco mingling with Dean Lyons, new UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, and members of the Haas community at the 12th annual Haas Gala. The festive evening will celebrate the school and four distinguished award winners, including Business Leader of the Year Douglas E. Goldman, M.D., BA 74, a philanthropist and founder and chairman of Certain, Inc. Registration opens in September. See who else is being honored at the 2013 Haas Gala.

From Consulting to Corporate Insights, MBA Students Gain Global Experience
More than 150 MBA students have traveled to foreign lands this summer to learn more about global business and apply their learning to real-world challenges.

Haas Fund Posts Another Record-Breaking Year
Giving to Berkeley-Haas again reached unprecedented levels in fiscal year 2013, with more than 4,600 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends collectively giving more than $3.4 million in unrestricted gifts to the Haas Fund.

California Management Review Ranks Tops in Its Class

A new Thomson Reuters analysis of the impact of top business journals ranked the Haas School's California Management Review higher than its competitors.

Four Professors Receive Hellman Research Fellowships

Dana Carney, Brett Green, Panos Patatoukas, and Yaniv Konchitchki have received grants from the UC Berkeley Hellman Fellows Fund, which supports promising assistant professors.

81 Faculty Members Make "Club Six" for Strong Spring Teaching
More than half of the Haas School's instructors during the spring 2013 semester received mean teaching scores of at least six on a seven-point scale.

Alum's New Book Rights a Writing Wrong
Brad Wolfe, MBA 13, believes the middle school essay needs to be released from its five-paragraph constraints and allowed to have as much fun as fiction or poetry.

Prof. Karlene Roberts Addresses U.N. Conference on Catastrophes and Nuclear Safety
As catastrophe experts work to improve safety processes following the nuclear power plant disaster in Japan in 2011, Professor Emeritus Karlene Roberts explained "Why Catastrophic Accidents Are Not Unique" at a recent U.N. conference.

Want to Become a Nonprofit Board Member?
Are you unsure about which nonprofit organization to serve? Or how to approach the organization? What commitments should you make? Then the Haas Alumni Berkeley Board Fellows Program is piloting a program just for you! Visit the Haas Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership website for more info.

Evening & Weekend MBA Program to Update Core
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program will revise its core curriculum in fall 2014 to better support students' busy schedules and improve learning.

Tune in: Dean Rich Lyons on Fox Business, July 25

Dean Rich Lyons will be interviewed on the Fox Business show Countdown to the Closing Bell on July 25 between noon and 1 pm. The interview, expected toward the end of the show, is part of a series on business schools.

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




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MBA Alumni: Case Consulting Walk-Thru (webinar series)
Tuesdays, July thru August, Noon to 1pm - pst
Year after year, job candidates who thoroughly prepare for case interviews have a greater likelihood of getting that management consulting offer. Each Tuesday, a different cases will be discussed.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

*Undergraduate Alumni/Students Only*
Alumni Relations Presents: Job Search 101 -- Networking & Informational Interviewing
Wed, Jul 24, Noon - pst
Bruce Mattos, Director of Talent Acquisition and Employment Services at UC Berkeley, leads an introductory session on informational interviewing and networking.

Alumni Relations Presents: Create a killer pitch to land a new job or win work (webinar)
Thurs, July 25, Noon - pst
Articulating yourself well in the first minute of meeting someone is crucial for effective networking, pitching projects, and winning contracts.
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MBA Alumni:  Careers in Product Management
Sat, Jul 27, in Santa Clara
Learn what it takes to transition into a career in product management.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni:  Be the Boss:  Franchise Ownership Options and Resources (Webinar)
Wed, Aug 7, Noon - pst
Who doesn't love the idea of being their own boss or acquiring another semi-absentee business? But how can we meet our goals and maximize our chances of success? It's all about discovery. Learn about the numerous options available in the franchise world. Presenter: Gordon Dupries, President of FranNet San Francisco and entrepreneur since 1990.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni:  MBA Networking Night for Entrepreneurs & Startups
Thur, Aug 8, 6pm to 9 pm - pst, SkyDeck/Berkeley
The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneur/Startup Networking Night is a forum for both those interested in working at startups and entrepreneurs at all stages to collaborate, share successful practices and network with new talent.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni:  Reinventing You--Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
Wed, Aug 14, 6:30pm - pst, at the Haas School
Are you where you want to be professionally?  Whether your goal is to advance faster at your company, change jobs, or change careers, one thing is clear:  to succeed in today's competitive job market and build the career you want, you'll need to reinvent yourself professionally -– and ensure that others recognize your unique skills and abilities.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet


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. To take advantage of services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

More Alumni Benefits
Did you know that alumni services are powered by the Haas Fund? The Haas School supports many opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career websites include resources for executives, flexible workforce recruiting, global jobs, networking, jobs in the nonprofit sector, executive search firms, salary information, and self-employment.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out the menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.

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

The Art of the Pitch—Sept. 16–17
An advanced, two-day training for corporate leaders and high-potential executives seeking to improve persuasion and presentation skills. You'll train with a noted international actress, the executive who brought you March of the Penguins, and a communication expert. Develop a presentation style that will resonate with your audience. Register

High-Impact Leadership—Sept. 9–11
Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and create influence over any audience. This three-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. Acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers. Register

Corporate Business Model Innovation—Oct. 28–29
Led by Berkeley-Haas professor and father of open innovation Henry Chesbrough. Learn new concepts in business model innovation, open innovation strategies, and applying startup models in a corporate context. You'll be guided to reshape your thinking, assumptions, and business strategies to create and restructure teams to inspire innovation. Register



Web Calendar

Jul 18 - San Diego, CA
Joint MBA Mixer

Jul 20 - Las Vegas, NV
Welcome Party for Recent Grads & New Admits

Jul 20 - Shanghai, PRC
Annual Family Mega Playdate

Jul 22 - Seattle, WA
Welcome Party for Recent Grads & New Admits

Jul 23 - Irvine, CA
Haaspitality Tour at ReachLocal

Jul 24 - San Francisco, CA
Achieve Peak Performance Presentation

Jul 27 - Mountain View, CA
Alumni/Student Summer Picnic & Welcome Party

Aug 5 - Tokyo, Japan
Japan's Information Technology Challenge Presentation

Aug 24 - Oakland, CA
Oakland Zoo Volunteer Clean Up Day

Aug 28 - Berkeley, CA
Welcome Party for Recent Grads & New Admits

Oct 2 - San Francisco, CA
Vator Splash Entrepreneur/Start-up Presentations

Oct 5 - Berkeley, CA

Oct 24 - San Francisco, CA
Alumni/Student Networking Evening

Oct 25 - San Francisco, CA
>Play, Digital Media & Entertainment Conference

Nov 15 - San Francisco, CA
Haas Gala

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Becoming The Most Powerful Woman In The World
Prof. Emeritus Janet Yellen was profiled as the widely viewed frontrunner to succeed Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Financial Training: Why finance workers cannot skimp on economics
Prof. Ulrike Malmendier was featured in an interview about her research, career, and advice for finance students.

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