Fed Vice Chair and Haas Prof. Janet Yellen to be Honored at Gala

Federal Reserve Bank Vice Chair and Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen will be honored as the 2012 Business Leader of the Year at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 9, in San Francisco. Haas will also present its Leading Through Innovation Award to Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, founder of the Ashesi University in Ghana. The Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award will be awarded to Ann Hsu, MS 91, MBA 98, CEO of RivalWatch in Shanghai and president of the Haas Alumni Network Shanghai Chapter.
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Berkeley, Haas Thrive in Recent Rankings
Haas School professors ranked #1 among U.S. business school faculty in the Princeton Review rankings of MBA programs. The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program placed #6 in the world in The Economist "Which MBA?" ranking. UC Berkeley placed #5 in the world and #4 in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education in London ranking.

Big Game Tailgate Party in the Haas Courtyard
All members of the Haas community are welcome at our traditional pre-game party on Oct. 20 with live music, BBQ & refreshments, and activities for the kids. Then cross the street to the newly renovated Memorial Stadium and watch Cal take back the Axe. Wear your blue & gold! Tailgate tickets | Football tickets

Investment Banking Competition Winners Recommend Most Options for Yelp
A team of three Haas undergraduates and one economics student took first place in the 15th Annual Investment Banking Competition.


Alumnus and Former Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor, MBA 59, Portrayed in New Ben Affleck Film
One of Haas' own played a major role in the real-life Iran hostage crisis that inspired the new Ben Affleck movie, "Argo," which has already generated buzz as the likely Best Picture winner in next year's Academy Awards.

Dean's Scholarships Bring New Perspective to Evening & Weekend MBA Program
This year's entering class in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program includes seven recipients of the new Dean's Scholarship. The one-year, $10,000 scholarship is awarded to admits who best meet one or more of the following criteria: demonstrate a commitment to ethnic diversity or to shaping the role of women in business; diversify the program by bringing perspective from outside the Bay Area; or come from industries under-represented in the program.


Alum Speaks About His "Other Dream Team" Documentary

Marius Markevicius, BS 98, director and producer of "The Other Dream Team," a documentary about a Lithuanian basketball team funded by the Greatful Dead in the 1992 Olympics, will participate in a Q&A in Berkeley on Friday, Oct. 12.

Berkeley and Stanford Team Up on PhD Big Data Seminar
The explosion of big data, combined with the unprecedented research opportunities and technical and statistical challenges it creates, is the subject of a new cross-disciplinary PhD seminar that alternates between the Berkeley and Stanford campuses on Monday afternoons.

Pamela Paspa Hired to Lead Haas Undergraduate Career Services
After a national search, the UC Berkeley Career Center has hired Cal alumna Pamela Paspa as the center's career counselor for Haas undergraduates.

Tee Off for Haas School's Youth Program, Nov. 12
With several members of the Oakland A's hitting the links, the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) mentoring program for under-resourced youth will hold its second annual golf tournament at Oakland's Sequoyah Country Club on Monday, Nov. 12. One-hundred percent of students who complete YEAH's four-year program graduate from high school and attend college, usually as the first person in their family to do so.

Study Linking Market Performance to Social Responsibility Wins Moskowitz Prize
Three academics who linked positive market performance to corporate social responsibility activities at major publicly traded U.S. companies were presented with the 2012 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing.

Check Your Profile for Accuracy in the New @cal Alumni Directory

The strength and value of the alumni directory increases as more alumni confirm and contribute info to their profiles. Getting in is easy: use your same Calnet ID as before. Never logged in? You'll need your first-time PIN: [[S1:member_id]] Visit @cal Now!

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events

Register now
for these events:
- Big Game Tailgate Party Oct. 20
- Haas Gala Nov. 9

Mark your calendars for these events:
- Haas Celebration, Silicon Valley, Menlo Circus Club Jan. 30
- Haas Celebration, San Francisco, Gap, Inc. Mar. 20
- MBA Reunion Weekend April 25-28

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




You Could be a Status Quo Thinker
Let's face it. Economic, regulatory and competitive pressures require individuals to think differently to remain viable. Learn more

Your Value Proposition Letter
In business jargon, a value proposition is a summary of why a consumer should buy a particular product or service over another or in job search terms why a hiring manager should buy you over the rest of the competition. Learn more

When a Pay Cut Is Worth It
Is lower-than-expected pay enough reason to kick a job offer to the curb? Learn more

Private Equity Job Outlook is Better Than Investment Banking
Collectively, investment banks are paring jobs by the thousands. With that in mind, job seekers might want to give the private equity world a long hard look. Learn more


Building Your Personal Brand
Wed., Oct 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm (webinar)
How are you currently communicating and broadcasting your personal brand? From this webinar, you will learn:
1. How to use tools to design your personal brand.
2. How your personal brand is connected to your audience.
3. How to build a believable personal brand.
MBA Alumni and students register through MBA CareerNet

Find Your Haas Lifelong Friends & New Colleagues
Mon., Oct 29, 12:00 - 12:45pm (webinar)
Whether you want to reconnect with a dear classmate, or find Haas contacts in your target industry, function, company, or region, the new @cal Alumni Directory makes your search convenient and fast. Join Meg Roundy, Associate Director of Student-Alumni Relations, for this tactical webinar on leveraging @cal and LinkedIn, both as stand-alone and in complement to each other. Your networking success begins with your online presence - before the webinar take a moment to update yours.
MBA Alumni and students register through MBA CareerNet
All other Haas alumni register online

Is Business Ownership Right For You?
Thur., Nov. 1, 6:30 - 8:30pm (at the Haas School)
Who doesn't like the idea of self-employment? The Haas School and FranNet have teamed up to offer an educational workshop to all students and alumni thinking about going into business for themselves.
We will cover:
- Who is right for self-employment?
- Why own a business or franchise?
- Working on a business not in it.
- Financial considerations and benefits.
- What are today's opportunities?
- Investment options and financing.
- Purchasing a business vs. a start-up.
- Getting started the right way.
MBA Alumni and students register through MBA CareerNet


NEW 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. We will help you find alumni in your target industry or at coveted companies. To take advantage of networking services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

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

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 convey compelling information to your peers and those outside the engineering profession. Enroll

New Manager Boot Camp
November 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

The Executive Program in Innovation
November 12 - 16
Immerse yourself in the innovation network of Berkeley-Haas and the Silicon Valley, and learn how to ignite the culture and processes of innovation in your organization. Enroll



Web Calendar

Oct 11 - Palo Alto, CA
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Insights by Google Director

Oct 12 - Bay Area
Other Dream Team Documentary Showings

Oct 15 - New York
Evening with Dean Lyons

Oct 16 - Newport Beach, CA
HAN Connect Evening

Oct 16 - San Francisco
Alumni/Student Networking Evening SOLD OUT!

Oct 17 - San Diego, CA
Steamboat Ride

Oct 20 - Berkeley
Big Game Tailgate Party

Oct 24 - San Francisco
Coolest Startups in America Discussion

Oct 27 - Berkeley
>Play, Digital Media & Entertainment Conference

Oct 30 - Los Angeles
All B-School Happy Hour

Nov 1 - Sunnyvale, CA
Intuitive Surgical Tour & Presentation

Nov 2 - London
Welcome Party

Nov 3 - Novato, CA
Alumni Recognition Award Luncheon

Nov 7 - San Francisco
The Value of an MBA Panel Discussion

Nov 9 - San Francisco
Haas Gala

Nov 14 - Oakland, CA
Eldercare Presentation on Dementia



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