Going the Extracurricular Mile at Berkeley-Haas Means Extra Value

Evening and weekend students here at Berkeley-Haas are either over-achievers or gluttons for punishment. On top of a strenuous academic schedule, demanding full-time jobs, and busy personal lives, many are up to their elbows in extracurricular activities—and loving it.

Take second-year student Ennis Olson for instance. He participated in six business case competitions before being on the winning team for the PG&E Net Impact energy ideation competition. Why did he keep trying? Because “each competition was an opportunity to collaborate with team members who brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to everything we did,” he explains.

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Inspiration and Momentum at the Haas Business of Healthcare Conference

Last Friday I rose at 6 a.m. feeling giddy. Instead of heading to campus, I left my house in North Berkeley for the BART station and San Francisco. Just underground and through a turnstile, I ran into Dan, one of my amazing MBA/MPH classmates.

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Haas Energy & Cleantech Panel & Firm Night

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Women in Leadership Club hosts annual conference

On March 3, 2012 the Berkeley-Haas Women in Leadership (WIL) Club will host its 16th annual Women in Leadership Conference—Beyond Mentorship: Women Championing Women. You're invited!

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Guest Blog: Women's Entrepreneurship

The following post is from current EWMBA student, Oscia Wilson (EWMBA'13):

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One Semester Done Already!

I can't believe how quickly this semester has flown by! As of last Monday I was on holiday, and have actually spent the last week up at Lake Tahoe with about 30 Haasies. We had a huge house just a few minutes from both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the 2 resorts where our season passes worked. Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of snow yet, but we had a great time. We generally spent the morning on the slopes, before relaxing at our house around the bonfire or in one of our 2 hot tubs! It was an excellent way to kick start the holidays.

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Diversity Mixer

On Tuesday evening, I attended the 1st Annual Bay Area MBA Diversity Mixer at Gordon Biersch in San Francisco. Like so many Berkeley-Haas events, this fantastic event was organized by our current MBA students. We are so proud to once again be a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM). The Consortium's mission is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in both member schools’ enrollment and the ranks of management. As soon as our Consortium students arrived on campus this fall, they expressed a need and desire to coordinate a networking event to bring together representatives and members from The Consortium, as well as from other influential organizations that support their mission - such as the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Toigo Foundation, Management Leadership for Tomorrow. Two Berkeley-Haas student organizations, the Black Business Students Association (BBSA) and Latin American and Hispanic Business Association (LAHBA) helped sponsor the event – along with Shartsis Friese LLP.

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My Real Estate Focus at Haas: Daniel D'Orazi

One of the core reasons I came to Haas was to learn from and connect with Haas’ vast real estate network. Whether it’s through the Berkeley Real Estate Club, the ACRE Program, the Fisher Center, or a distinguished network of alumni and faculty, Haas offers a wide array of opportunities to get involved in the real estate industry. In the short time I have been a part of the Haas network, I have been extremely impressed with the multitude of resources available to students interested in real estate.

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Are You Ready To >play?

Last Saturday was the 7th annual >play Digital Media Conference, a student run conference hosted at Haas that brings together over 500 business professionals, industry leaders and graduate students to discuss the most important trends in digital media and cast predictions for the future.

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Berkeley Center For Health Technology Fall Student Workshop

On Friday, 10/14, I attended the Berkeley Center for Health Technology’s fall student workshop. True, my Organizational Behavior final was that evening from 5:30 – 8:30 and I found myself less prepared than I had hoped, but I decided to attend the workshop anyway. Business school is about making trade-offs, right? The workshop consisted of a two hour moderated panel discussion with five healthcare thought leaders and a break for networking in the middle. I was blown away by the panelists and discussion. The panel consisted of:

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