MBA Student Perspective: Sharing Haas with a Partner

It wasn’t an easy decision to uproot my life—and my partner Ben’s life—to move across the country from Boston to pursue my MBA at Berkeley-Haas. 

I had been working in the energy sector for seven years, and I knew I wanted to stay in the industry. However, I wanted a more formal business education than my job or my undergraduate psychology and environmental science degree could offer. And I was drawn to UC Berkeley and the Bay Area, as one of the top places in the world for clean energy innovation and investment.

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Part-Time MBA ROI: Fostering Cleantech through Structured Finance

Berkeley-Haas evening and weekend MBA student Matt Heling has a new finance role in cleantechMatt Heling came to Haas to shift his career within cleantech and gain immediate and measurable ROI in the process.

Mission accomplished. 

On the eve of graduating from the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program, he has landed a new position with SunEdison developing and driving the financial products that enable homeowners to "go solar." 

Here's how he did it:

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Evening and Weekend MBA Startup Jolts Electric Vehicle Charging

An MBA startup launched by evening and weekend students aims to send shock waves through the energy storage and electrical vehicle charging industries. Last year it developed a product it hopes will redefine those markets, and within its first year counts Google and LinkedIn among its customers and Nissan and Siemens as strategic partners.

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Haas Energy & Cleantech Panel & Firm Night

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Water Entrepreneurs Workshop Impressions

My classmate and friend, Andrew Collier, recently put together an awesome event on entrepreneurship and sustainability issues in the water sector. He kindly agreed to write a few words as a guest blogger:

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Getting Energized for a Brighter BERC in 2011!

This post was guest-authored by Gustavo Ribeiro and Mateo Bueno, both Haas MBA 2012 candidates and the VPs of Marketing for the Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative (BERC). They can be reached at gustavo_ribeiro@mba.berkeley.edu and mateo_bueno@mba.berkeley.edu.
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Interested in Clean Tech and Energy?

On the eve of the Berkeley Energy Symposium, I want to highlight the resources available at Haas for students interested in the energy industry and clean technology. This is a field of ballooning interest here at Haas, driven by the tremendous amount of energy-related research taking place at Berkeley and around the Bay Area. Although energy is a topic of interest that touches numerous graduate programs, many of Berkeley's most active energy organizations have grown under the leadership of Haas students and faculty.

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Spring-A Roundup

Since I haven't blogged in a while, I figured now is a good time go give you all an update on the last few weeks.

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Revisiting Oil Speculation - New Data

Last time I quoted a NPR interview with Haas professor, Severin Borenstein , regarding speculators. It behooves me to point out an article in today's WSJ that sheds new light on this:

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Speculators are Chasing the Oil Prices

NPR interviewed Haas Professor, Severin Borenstein who also heads the UC Energy Institute on whether the current high oil prices are driven by speculators.

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