Eileen Jacob

Eileen Jacob

Eileen was Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals from 2017-2019. She enjoyed meeting prospective students and helping them explore the benefits of an MBA, and hopes these blog posts provide valuable insight into the Berkeley MBA experience.

Posts by Eileen

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Admissions Tips | 5 MIN READ

The online GMAT/GRE/EA: what to expect and how to succeed

Prospective MBA students who have been unable to take in-person admissions exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now take all three tests at home.
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Evening & Weekend | 2 MIN READ

Former Marine translates MBA to new career in finance and consulting

Ben Vickery, MBA 19, knows a thing or two about transition and translation.
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Evening & Weekend | 3 MIN READ

Two MBA grads help communities financially flourish

Pedro Moura, MBA 18, and Jessica Eting, MBA 18, share similar backgrounds, passions, and vision. Both come from immigrant families and witnessed ...
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Alumni | 3 MIN READ

Seven business leaders who (you might not realize) got their MBA at Berkeley Haas

People are always interested in the stories behind successful people. Their childhood, their interests, their education. These days—more often than ...
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Funding MBA | 4 MIN READ

Debunking 5 myths about getting into a top MBA program

MBAs are one of the most popular advanced degrees in the United States. In 2012-2013 — the most recently measured year — more than 188,000 students ...
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MBA for Execs | 3 MIN READ

Trends and outlooks: What it takes to be a Chief Innovation Officer

Over the last several decades, businesses have begun making space for Chief Innovation Officers. As the demand for candidates who can fill this role ...
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Pre-Application Advising | 3 MIN READ

Eight things to look for when searching for an MBA program

Everyone has a different motivation for getting an MBA. Perhaps you want to take on a more challenging role or increase your current salary. Maybe ...
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Entrepreneurship | 4 MIN READ

Trends & outlooks: corporate responsibility in times of crisis

When it comes to a corporation’s success, revenue is not the only consideration. A recent study by Cone Communications found that Americans want more ...
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Design thinking

Experiential | 3 MIN READ

Design thinking: What every MBA seeker should know about it and why

At its core, design thinking is all about creating unique solutions to complex problems — no matter how big or small. In fact, nearly every aspect of ...
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Leadership | 3 MIN READ

How to use your MBA experience to become the boss you always wanted

People leave managers, not companies. However cliché that saying may be, it still holds true. If you have been in a management position before, you ...
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Entrepreneurship | 3 MIN READ

Innovation + the modern MBA: a recipe for professional success

In 2019, some executives confidently say earning an MBA is overrated and unnecessary, while other executives truly believe in the value of an MBA as ...
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Evening & Weekend | 2 MIN READ

Video: Pursuing an MBA to scale impact—at OpenIDEO and as an entrepreneur

Hannah Lennett began her career as an actor and theater teacher. A love of storytelling led her to marketing, and a desire to have greater impact led ...
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Storybook

Evening & Weekend | 3 MIN READ

How storytelling as a product manager helps you build great products

You may have thought "Once upon a time…" was primarily a way for parents to get children to sleep, but it turns out that stories can also be used to ...
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