Vogel Wins Academy of Management Book Award

Professor David Vogel has won the Academy of Management Organization and the Natural Environment Division Book Award for his book The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States. Learn more


Last Week to Score Homecoming Tickets

Join other cheering Haas alums at the newly-renovated stadium! A block of great seats at Memorial Stadium are reserved just for Haas alumni, but you must purchase your tickets by Sept. 6. Tickets will sell out, so act fast! Prior to the game, join Haas alumni and guests in the Haas Courtyard for a Tailgate Party with a plentiful buffet (featuring Compadres!) and live music. Haas professors Severin Borenstein and Kellie McElhaney will also give presentations that morning. Join us!

Haas Expands World-Class Faculty
The Haas School is kicking off the fall semester with three new tenured professors from some of the East Coast's top business schools: new Lester Center Faculty Director Toby Stuart, a management and entrepreneurship professor from Harvard; Professor Ross Levine, from Brown, ranked one of the ten most-cited finance experts in the past decade; and Gustavo Manso, from MIT, who already has won an award teaching full-time Berkeley MBA students since arriving in the spring.

Haas Welcomes New Students with Pathbending Leaders, Case Studies, Games

Whether gaining insights on innovation from IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley, hearing about successful teambuilding from Annie's CEO John Foraker, or learning about Haas through interactive games, new students got a head start on their business school education this month in four different orientations.

Berkeley-Haas Launches New MBA for Executives Program That Focuses on Innovative Leadership
The Haas School formally launched its new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, designed to put executive careers on the fast track and to teach working professionals how to generate fresh ideas that drive their businesses forward. The program will enroll its first class in May 2013.

Best-Selling Corner Office Author to Speak at Haas

New York Times editor Adam Bryant, who has interviewed such top CEOs as Steve Ballmer of Microsoft and Alan Mulally of Ford for his Corner Office book and column, will speak at Haas on Sept. 20.

Haas Signs on to U.N. Principles of Responsible Management Education
Demonstrating its commitment to a sustainable future, the Haas School became a signatory of the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) in June.

UC Berkeley Skydeck Welcomes New Director, Gears Up for Fall

The UC Berkeley Skydeck, a startup accelerator, is soaring to new heights with the appointment of a new full-time executive director and a busy lineup of fall events, including an open house and a hackathon.

Haas Alumni Network North Bay Chapter Names Two Honorees for Embodying Defining Principles
Virgil Caselli, MBA 63, is a San Franciscan through and through, having served in top positions with Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Fisherman's Wharf Merchants Association. Laura Bertolli, BS 84, saved her father's struggling San Rafael auto body shop in 1988, despite knowing little about car repair, and today she's a leader in the local business community.

Haas Undergrads Compete in U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament

Two Haas undergrads-Michael Weaver and Brandon Hagy, both BS 14-competed in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament this month, with Weaver making it all the way to the championship match and Hagy reaching the semifinals.

Top CIOs to Gather at Haas to Explore Profession in Transition
Some of the world's most visionary chief information officers will come together at Haas Sept. 14 for a day of events focused on the position's evolving role within organizations.

Download "Culture Issue" of Berkeley-Haas Magazine on the iPad

The summer 2012 issue of Berkeley-Haas magazine, "The Culture Issue," is now available on the iPad, complete with extra videos.


Third Company Pitch Event of the Berkeley Angel Network, Sept. 13
Companies have been selected, but a few investor spaces remain open for this event. The audience is limited to Cal alumni and faculty who are also accredited investors. If you are an accredited investor interested in attending or learning more, please contact the Berkeley Angel Network. The group will begin accepting company applications in November for the next meeting (December), and information regarding the application process will be posted at berkeleyangelnetwork.com.

Watch the Sept. 6 Dean's Speaker Series
Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T is Dean Lyons' upcoming featured guest. A live feed will be available online at 12:30pm (PST). To view, go to the DSS page on September 6 and follow viewing instructions.





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


Getting Ahead and Taking Your Career to the Next Level
Thurs., Aug. 30, 6:30 - 8 pm, Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara
Learn how to put yourself in front of the competition by improving your perception, increasing your visibility and exerting your influence. Learn more and register

Personal Assessment Using the Web (webinar)

Tues., Sept. 11, Noon -1pm (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Terry Karp
Determine your criteria for career satisfaction - values, skills, interests, and personality -- and provide a foundation for your career planning and job search activities. We will use web-based assessment tools so you can focus your career planning to best suit your current situation. 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

Behavioral Interviewing Strategies: Answer Questions by Telling Targeted Stories (workshop)
Wed., Sept. 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm, at the Haas School
Presenter: John Morel
Answers may include stories demonstrating:

• Critical thinking
• Being a self-starter
• Willingness to learn
• Self-confidence
• Teamwork
• Professionalism

Learn how to listen carefully to each question for clues to key competencies/behaviors. Develop examples from your toolbox of abilities, skills and knowledge providing an appropriate description of how you demonstrated the desired behavior. With practice, you can learn to tailor a relatively small set of examples to respond to diverse behavioral questions.
MBA Alumni register through MBA CareerNet

Shanghai Financial Virtual Career Fair
Sat., Sept. 15, 8 am - Sun., Sept. 16, 8 pm (GMT +8)
The Shanghai Financial Virtual Career Fair organized by the Shanghai Financial Association and co-organized by eFinancialCareers, is an online career fair where you and employers can interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment. Learn more


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
Oct. 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

New Manager Boot Camp
Nov. 5-7

This intensive management training program is designed specifically for recently promoted engineers and scientists who want to excel as leaders in the dynamic high-tech and life sciences industries. The program includes a combination of lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises designed to give you tools that will immediately enhance your ability to lead effectively. Enroll



Web Calendar

Aug 29 - Newport Beach, CA
OC-MBA Social Mixer

Aug 30 - Berkeley
Alumni/Student Welcome Party

Sep 13 - San Francisco
Night at the Theater

Sep 19 - Oakland
Advanced Healthcare Presentation

Sep 27 - Pleasanton, CA
Evening with Prof. Terry Odean

Sep 30 - Lafayette, CA
Haas Family Picnic

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



Cameron Anderson, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II, was interviewed in Forbes about his studies on the positive effects of self-confidence in business.

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