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Eileen is Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals. She enjoys meeting prospective students and helping them explore the benefits of an MBA, and hopes these blog posts provide valuable insight into the Berkeley MBA experience.

Recent Posts

Do I Need an MBA to be a product manager?

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/29/2017
Product managers draw upon a wide array of skills to help companies envision, deliver, and market the new and the next. Some of the abilities a product manager (PM) needs stem from innate qualities such as ...

MBA student Nancy Hoque Leans In for Gender Equity

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/15/2017
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In sparked a long-awaited conversation around women in business, dynamics of gender roles (both professional and personal), and how women can advance their careers. Her message also hit ...

Six Questions for Post-Military MBA Student Jordan Waiwaiole

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/09/2017
Air Force veteran Jordan Waiwaiole saw the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program as the perfect way to make a post-military pivot back to civilian life. 

Six Questions for Military Surgeon, MBA Student Jane Alston

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/08/2017
"Effective leadership in both the military and in medicine requires a systematic approach to problems as well as a degree of resourcefulness. I think this is also true in business," says military surgeon and ...

Video: Advancing Careers—and Women—as Evening and Weekend MBA Leaders

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/02/2017
Two women, initially unsure if their backgrounds were right for an MBA program, now lead the student association for the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program and work to encourage more women and ...

How to Become a Product Manager

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/18/2017
Product managers help companies envision, produce, and market products. They are responsible for every stage from conception to sale. Their role is so essential that they are sometimes referred to as "mini ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Class Profile Infographic: Meet the 2020s

By Eileen Jacob   |   8/31/2017
In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, part-time students are all in. It takes drive and commitment to earn your MBA while working—traits shared by the 253 students in the program's class of 2020.

Can a Part-Time MBA Help You Change Careers? Ask Yi Lin Pei.

By Eileen Jacob   |   8/09/2017
Although there are people who attend part-time MBA programs to advance along their current career trajectories, there are some people who attend business school to find their true career path—like Yi Lin Pei.

Can an MBA Help You Find More Rewarding Work? Ask Swetha Tupelly.

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/19/2017
When SwethaTupelly came to Berkeley-Haas to get her Berkeley MBA in the Evening & Weekend Program, she had a specific goal in mind: to find her way to more personally meaningful work by transitioning from a ...

Using an MBA and FinTech to Empower Underserved Communities

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/05/2017
Oportun product manager Pedro Moura works to create scalable solutions to the financial challenges faced by underserved communities. A third year student in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, he spoke ...