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Eileen is Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals. She enjoys 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.

Recent Posts

7 Reasons to Choose a Part-time MBA Program

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/22/2018
Congratulations—you've decided to go business school. And you've decided that study in a top-ranked MBA program will give you the knowledge, skills, and network to chart the course of your career, from next ...

"Be vulnerable." A Berkeley Haas student shares his MBA essay tips 

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/17/2018
Deciding that the MBA application essay was truly a chance to reveal himself as a whole person—beyond his resume and test scores—Brad Shervheim dug deep and made himself vulnerable; It paid off. Brad shares ...

Which MBA Schedule is Right for You?

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/27/2017
Business schools offer the option to study full-time or part-time so that there is a format to fit everybody—no matter where you are in your life or career. Choosing the right MBA schedule can be tricky, but ...

Do I Need an MBA to be a product manager?

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/29/2017
Product managers draw upon a wide array of skills to help companies envision, deliver, and market the new and the next. Some of the abilities a product manager (PM) needs stem from innate qualities such as ...

MBA student Nancy Hoque Leans In for Gender Equity

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/15/2017
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In sparked a long-awaited conversation around women in business, dynamics of gender roles (both professional and personal), and how women can advance their careers. Her message also hit ...

Six Questions for Post-Military MBA Student Jordan Waiwaiole

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/09/2017
Air Force veteran Jordan Waiwaiole saw the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program as the perfect way to make a post-military pivot back to civilian life. 

Six Questions for Military Surgeon, MBA Student Jane Alston

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/08/2017
"Effective leadership in both the military and in medicine requires a systematic approach to problems as well as a degree of resourcefulness. I think this is also true in business," says military surgeon and ...

Video: Advancing Careers—and Women—as Evening and Weekend MBA Leaders

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/02/2017
Two women, initially unsure if their backgrounds were right for an MBA program, now lead the student association for the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program and work to encourage more women and ...

How to Become a Product Manager

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/18/2017
Product managers help companies envision, produce, and market products. They are responsible for every stage from conception to sale. Their role is so essential that they are sometimes referred to as "mini ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Class Profile Infographic: Meet the 2020s

By Eileen Jacob   |   8/31/2017
In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, part-time students are all in. It takes drive and commitment to earn your MBA while working—traits shared by the 253 students in the program's class of 2020.