Wall St. Journal Shines a Light on Life in the EWMBA Program


Not only do students in the Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA Program juggle school and work, they somehow also manage to train for half Ironman events, work on career changes, and squeeze in a little time for family and fun.

The Wall Street Journal took a look at a recent Saturday in the life of three students in the program: Emily Douglas, MBA 13; Jake Goldfield, MBA 12; and Greg Marek, MBA 13, for the story, A Day in the Life at Haas School of Business.

Goldfield, a senior manager with Symantec, reveals how he fits in not one, but TWO hardcore workouts on a school day and how he balances physical effort with mental--reading through the Economist over a handful of cereal and learning in class about change management at HP and in the middle east.

Douglas wraps up a team project developing an employee engagement strategy for a national consumer brand, then unwinds with the rest of the class over pizza at the prof's house.

Marek, senior manager of financial planning with NBC Universal, bookends his days with a quick flight and appreciates that his fellow students give him a lift back to the airport after a day spent discussing financial distress and agency costs.

It's a glimpse at how just one day in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program is no small achievement.


About The Author

From 2011-2013, Valerie Gilbert focused on sharing stories of Berkeley MBA student achievements and connection to the Haas Defining Principles. At Haas since 2004 and now Associate Director of Content Marketing, she still enjoys revealing the different facets of life at Berkeley-Haas to a variety of audiences.