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.

More events...

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




Live the Dream and Do What You Love
Read article

Eliminate These Phrases from Your Resume
Read article

10 Job Search Behaviors to Avoid
Read article

Strategies to Beat Procrastination and Boost Your Productivity
Read article


MBA Alumni: Case Consulting Walk-Thru--Webinar Series
Tuesdays at 12noon
Year after year, job candidates who thoroughly prepare for case interviews have a greater likelihood of success—and getting that management consulting offer. During each Tuesday webinar, different cases will be practiced and discussed.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni: Tell Me About Yourself -- Webinar
Tuesday, Sept. 16 at noon
Hiring decisions are often made in the first few minutes of an interview. Therefore, a strong answer to "tell me about yourself" or "walk me through your resume" is essential. Learn how to structure your answer to address all of your qualifications in a concise, memorable, and authentic way.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni: CareerLeader—Discovering Your Career In Business--Webinar
Wednesday, Sept. 17 at noon
James Waldroop, Principal and Co-Founder of CareerLeader, will detail the insights from an online assessment. CareerLeader results show a person's Strengths, Values, and Interests. Waldroop will explain how to parlay the info into your search for the right job.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni: Alumni Networked Job Search Team
Begins Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8am via conference call
Are you actively job seeking? Join this collaborative network of alumni who will support each other as they search for their next job. The team will be facilitated by Bonnie Wild, Career Coach.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni: Assertiveness at Work--Webinar
Wednesday, Oct. 9 at noon
Is aggressiveness the key to success at the workplace? Some attempt to impose their views on others and force them to do what they want. Others may need to focus on becoming more assertive. Truth is, 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. Explore how to recognize the situations where assertiveness will most benefit you, and learn constructive ways to be assertive.
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

The Women's Executive Leadership Program--Oct 14-17
Featuring special guest speaker Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Women's Executive Leadership is for high-potential women seeking new levels of success as team leaders. By attending this intensive and highly interactive four-day program, women will learn strategies for using power effectively and gain balance to effect change in their personal and professional lives. 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

Sep 19 - San Francisco, CA
Angel Network Pitch Event

Sep 27 - San Francisco, CA
The Net: Utopia vs. Dystopia Discussion

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

Oct 5 - Berkeley, CA

Oct 12 - Oakland, CA
Secrets of Thai Cooking - Demonstration & Hands-On Cooking

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

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

Oct 27 - San Francisco, CA
Wizard of Oz Musical

Nov 15 - San Francisco, CA
Haas Gala

View past event photos