This is the second post in a two-part series reflecting on the LGBTQ ally culture in the Berkeley MBA Program, following a #1 ranking this past quarter in the Friend Factor Ally Challenge. In the first post, we heard from one of the Q@Haas club's VP of Allies Shadie Andraos.
This time, we hear from Rachel Park, MBA 16.
The LGBTQ-friendly culture at Berkeley-Haas was recently recognized by Friend Factor's MBA Ally Challenge, in which the Berkeley MBA Program topped 22 other schools to be ranked number one for the past quarter in the ongoing competition.
To measure b-school LGBT-friendliness, the ranking evaluates the percentage of a student body participating in the challenge, the number of ally engagement activities, and an inclusion score, measured against a pre-challenge survey.
Thanks to MBA Mission for this infographic comparing the class profiles of 10 top full-time MBA Programs, based on the U.S. News ranking.
"I am fortunate to attend classes where almost every other seat is occupied by a female classmate, and I work through group cases with female voices at the table."
Members of the Haas Veterans Club spent an afternoon at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, engaging in a case study on funding negotiations, learning about the tech employment landscape for vets, and sitting down with Founder Marc Andreessen.
Coming in 2016 to Berkeley-Haas: 80,000 square feet devoted entirely to student learning and interaction.
Guest Blogger: Betsy McCormick, MBA 2015 and Haas Student Ambassador
One of my Haas highlights is the number and quality of international opportunities I have had. Over 40% of students in the Berkeley MBA Program students hail from other countries, which is a tremendous boon in the classroom and enables us all to broaden our perspectives on the challenges facing business leaders today.
Insights from a Haas Student Ambassador and MBA 2015
One of the biggest reasons I chose Haas over any of the other schools that I applied to was the student body. Everyone I met was friendly, accomplished, intelligent, and, most importantly, everyone was down to earth.
Haas Student Ambassador and MBA 15
Location was an important factor as I considered where to go to business school. Haas’s place as a Bay Area MBA Program – a half hour from San Francisco and an hour from Silicon Valley – offers an ideal combination of academic excellence and professional opportunities with city life and the outdoors.
Here are my 7 top reasons to love the Berkeley MBA's Bay Area location: