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 | 3 MIN READ

Six questions for military surgeon, MBA student Jane Alston

"Effective leadership in both the military and in medicine requires a systematic approach to problems as well as a degree of resourcefulness. I think ...
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Evening & Weekend | 1 MIN READ

Video: Advancing careers—and women—as Evening and Weekend MBA leaders

Two women, initially unsure if their backgrounds were right for an MBA program, now lead the student association for the Evening & Weekend Berkeley ...
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Evening & Weekend | 1 MIN READ

How to become a product manager

Product managers help companies envision, produce, and market products. They are responsible for every stage from conception to sale. Their role is ...
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Evening & Weekend | 1 MIN READ

Evening & Weekend MBA class profile infographic: Meet the 2020s

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 ...
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Evening & Weekend | 3 MIN READ

Can a part-time MBA help you change careers? Ask Yi Lin Pei.

Although there are people who attend part-time MBA programs to advance along their current career trajectories, there are some people who attend ...
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Evening & Weekend | 2 MIN READ

Can an MBA help you find more rewarding work? Ask Swetha Tupelly

When Swetha Tupelly came to Berkeley Haas to get her Berkeley MBA in the Evening & Weekend Program, she had a specific goal in mind: to find her way ...
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Evening & Weekend | 3 MIN READ

Using an MBA and fintech to empower underserved communities

Oportun product manager Pedro Moura works to create scalable solutions to the financial challenges faced by underserved communities. A third year ...
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Evening & Weekend | 2 MIN READ

Berkeley Haas MBA students share tips for improving your GMAT quant score

Taking (and doing well on) the GMAT or GRE is one way to show you are ready for the quantitative rigor of an MBA program. But getting a good score on ...
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Evening & Weekend | 2 MIN READ

Yes, it’s possible to achieve MBA-work-life balance

Swetha Tupelly used her Berkeley Haas MBA from the Evening & Weekend program to successfully transition from a previous career as an engineer. But ...
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Evening & Weekend | 4 MIN READ

What can you contribute to an MBA class?

For your application to be accepted to an MBA program, it should illustrate how you will contribute to your MBA class. Read on to learn:
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Berkeley MBA alum and product manager Swetha Tupelly

Evening & Weekend | 2 MIN READ

Why business school? For a career switch to product management

Swetha Tupelly is a senior product manager for online fashion service Le Tote, a big leap from a previous role as a technical lead and engineer at ...
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Evening & Weekend | 1 MIN READ

Why an accelerated part-time MBA option was right for Nikhil Kumar

When Nikhil Kumar was deciding on part-time MBA programs, a 2.5-year accelerated plan was important to him.
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