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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

Former Marine translates MBA to new career in finance and consulting

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/07/2019
Ben Vickery, MBA 19, knows a thing or two about transition and translation.

Two MBA grads help communities financially flourish

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/05/2019
Pedro Moura, MBA 18, and Jessica Eting, MBA 18, share similar backgrounds, passions, and vision. Both come from immigrant families and witnessed firsthand their parents’ financial struggles. From those ...

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

By Eileen Jacob   |   10/17/2019
People are always interested in the stories behind successful people. Their childhood, their interests, their education. These days—more often than not—entrepreneurs and tech leaders have honed their skills at ...

Debunking 6 myths about getting into a top MBA program

By Eileen Jacob   |   10/08/2019
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 earned their MBA nationwide. Despite the number of applicants ...

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

By Eileen Jacob   |   10/01/2019
Over the last several decades, businesses have begun making space for Chief Innovation Officers. As the demand for candidates who can fill this role grows, Berkeley MBA students are increasingly expressing ...

Eight things to look for when searching for an MBA program

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/17/2019
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 you want to start a business or refine your communication, ...

Trends & outlooks: corporate responsibility in times of crisis

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/09/2019
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 transparency from the businesses they work with. Consumers ...

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

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/11/2019
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 modern business applies design thinking. At Berkeley Haas, ...

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

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/18/2019
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 know becoming a strong leader is about more than perfecting ...

Innovation + the modern MBA: A recipe for professional success

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/06/2019
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 a crucial springboard for long-term professional success.