Haas Fund Receives Record Alumni Gifts
Alumni giving to the Haas Fund broke records across a number of key metrics in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30. A total of 4,261 donors gave $3.06 million to the annual fund — the highest dollar amount given by alumni in a single year. Read more


Alumni Events Welcome New Students, from Las Vegas to Spain
Local alumni chapters across the U.S. and around the globe are hosting a series of parties for new admits that began in April and will last through September.

MBA Students Ready to Serve Your Nonprofit Board
If you serve on a board, donate, or volunteer with a nonprofit, here's a way to recruit the time and talent of Haas MBA students for your favorite cause. The Berkeley Board Fellows of the Haas Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership places MBA students on nonprofit boards in non-voting positions for 9 months. Be sure to apply on behalf of your nonprofit by August 3.

Student, Alumna from Undergrad Program to Compete in Olympics

Two aquatically inclined members of the Haas community will be diving into the pool to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London later this month.

91 Faculty Make "Club Six" for Spring Teaching
Students gave 91 faculty members, or 64 percent of instructors, a mean teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale during the spring semester.

Prof. Katz Testifies Before Congress on Mobile Payments

Smart phones and tablets will revolutionize how merchants manage customer relationships, but new technology that enables consumers to pay by swiping their phone rather than a credit card will produce only evolutionary changes, Professor Michael Katz testified.

International Consulting Experiences Expand for Evening & Weekend MBA Students
A power outage at Uganda's Entebbe airport sparked an "a-ha" moment this summer for Michael Edde, one of 60 evening and weekend MBA students who took advantage of the program's newly expanded international offerings.

Classroom Upgrades on Target, Courtyard Delayed
The Cheit Hall air-conditioning project is underway and should be completed by mid-October. The Haas courtyard renovation has been postponed until December to minimize the impact on the student body.

Haas Undergrad Writes Advice Book for Law School Hopefuls

Carefully considering a career in law, Michael Bloch, BS 13, sought the advice of seasoned attorneys, including former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and former SEC Chairman David Ruder. Then he wrote Learning From Precedent to guide others.

Journal Recognizes Haas Faculty's Rich History in Accounting
Five Berkeley-Haas professors and alumni dating back to the beginning of the 20th century were featured in the Journal of Accountancy's list of the 125 top leaders in the accounting profession, published in June.

Management Consultant and Alumnus Peter Kontes, MBA 74, passes away
Peter Kontes, MBA 74, principal of Greenwich Advisory Group and co-founder and former CEO of Marakon Associates, has passed away at the age of 65.




Companies to Watch in the Mom-and-Pop Space
Is parenthood inspiring your entrepreneurial instincts? Consider the stories of these cool companies for modern parents from a range of industries. Learn more

Time to Rethink Long-term Incentives for Executives?
Deferred compensation is costly and cumbersome, yet may not do much to motivate senior management, says a new study. Learn more

Your Next Job: Virtual-workforce Manager
An ever-fragmenting workforce requires a maestro who can make everyone sing in harmony. Learn more

3 Good Reasons to Take a Work-free Vacation
Are you tempted to get away for a real break, checking in with the office only rarely if at all, but feel the need to explain why? We're here to help. Learn more


Cover Letter and Networking Know-How (Webinar)
Tues., July 31, Noon - 1pm (Pacific Time); For Haas MBA Alumni

Before you sit down to write a cover letter for a company, it’s important to do your research. Networking is an effective way to not only learn about a company, but also get your foot in the door by building relationships with others who already work there. Learn about how networking impacts your job search and how an effective cover letter can be just the tool to win an interview.
Please register in the Workshop section of MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni Networked Job Search Team
Thurs., August 2, 5pm - 6 pm; Conference Call
Luke Kreinberg will host the next team for job seeking alumni. We will meet via conference calls on Thursday evenings from 5-6 pm beginning 8/2 for 5 weeks. Dates of participation include: Thursday, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30. Must submit a resume, marketing plan, and objective by 8/30. Please register in MBA CareerNet

Assertiveness at Work (webinar)
Tues., August 14, 12pm - 1pm (Pacific Time)

Presenter: Peter Jacobs
In team environments -- where interpersonal relationships and leadership skills are important for achieving goals -- knowing when, where, and how to be assertive is a core competency.  Explore how to recognize when assertiveness will most benefit you and some constructive ways to manifest it.
MBA Alumni register through MBA CareerNet.
All other participants register online

Berkeley-Haas MBA Networking Night Event for Entrepreneurs
Wed., August 15, 6:30pm - 9pm, Berkeley Skydeck - Downtown Berkeley
A forum for those interested in working at startups and entrepreneurs at all stages. Collaborate, share successful practices, and network with new talent. Reps from startup recruiting firms and startup companies will be there to talk shop and highlight available opportunities. Moderated by Andre Marquis, Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
6:30 pm - Panel of successful Haas entrepreneurs.
7:30 - 9 pm - Networking social hour with drinks and heavy appetizers.
Please register in the Workshop section of MBA CareerNet.

Personal Assessment Using the Web (webinar)
Tues., September 11, 12pm -1pm (Pacific Time)

Presenter: Terry Karp  
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. Use web-based assessment tools so you can focus your career planning to best suit your current situation.  We will 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


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 28 - Mountain View, CA Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Jul 28 - Palo Alto, CA
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Aug 30 - Berkeley Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Sep 13 - San Francisco Night at the Theater

Sep 27 - Pleasanton, CA Evening with Professor Terry Odean

Oct 5 - San Francisco Fleet Week Boat Cruise

Oct 6 - Berkeley Homecoming Celebration

Oct 16 - San Francisco Alumni/Student Networking Evening

Oct 20 - Berkeley
Big Game Tailgate Party



Dana Carney

Asst. Prof. Dana Carney was quoted on Marketplace on National Public Radio about her recent research on "The Advantages of Being First" (begins at 8:57).
Read about her paper

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