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How a Berkeley MBA led to a Dodge & Cox dream job—before graduation: Dustin Seely, EWMBA 18

By Rahul Sampat   |   3/07/2019
Dustin Seely, MBA 18, had his eye on Dodge & Cox for years. He first approached the San Francisco firm in 2012 while working as an analyst for Prudential Financial. Equipped with an economics degree from ...

Leadership is about passion and vision for consultant Hrishika Vuppala, MBA 11

By Jamie Breen   |   3/04/2019
The McKinsey partner talks about the art and satisfaction of consulting, the proper role of a leader, and how Berkeley Haas helped shape her future.

Finding her focus through an MBA: Allie Foote, EMBA 18

By Susan Petty   |   2/28/2019
By age 29, Allie Foote had a dream job. Eight years into her consulting career, she had worked in three groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers: from auditing to finance to organizational and customer strategy. She ...

Taking the Entrepreneurial Path to Improving Global Healthcare: Lida Kourita, EMBA 16

By Susan Petty   |   2/25/2019
“What is the best way to help?” It’s a question physicians ask often in the course of their careers as they contemplate a patient’s situation.

Career redesign—from engineer to consultant: Mandar Kulkarni, MBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   2/22/2019
Before he re-engineered his career, Mandar Kulkarni was creating the blueprints for next-generation technology. Working as a design engineer, he developed chips for implantable medical devices for Cactus ...

MBA helps students shift from "they do that" to "I do that": Kim Ayers, MBA 18

By Liz Rosenberg   |   2/08/2019
Kim Ayers was working in Chile as an account manager for Endeavor, a nonprofit business advisory firm, when she realized that instead of linking entrepreneurs to experts, she wanted to be an entrepreneur.

Coaching Through Corporate Hurdles: Melanie Akwule, EWMBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   2/06/2019
Melanie Akwule wouldn’t be who she is—as a person, a leader, or a founding CEO—if it hadn’t been for the hurdles.

Bringing leadership skills from the U.S. Navy to the business world

By Liz Rosenberg   |   1/10/2019
During his time as an officer in the US Navy, FTMBA Jorge Tellez was no stranger to the demands of leadership and responsibility. Among other tasks, he advised the Secretary of the Navy on the Navy and Marine ...

Balancing full-time MBA and family

By Liz Rosenberg   |   12/20/2018
“In the aerospace industry, innovation is welcomed – to a point,” says full-time Berkeley MBA student and aerospace engineer Chris Cindy Cordova. Since what's most important is the safety of the aircraft, it ...

Globetrotting engineer finds a home at Haas

By Liz Rosenberg   |   12/13/2018
Born in Montréal to Lebanese parents, mechanical engineer and full-time Berkeley MBA student Sandra Tamer was raised in Zahlé, Lebanon. She earned her Bachelor's degree with Distinction in mechanical ...