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Susan is Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. She has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and advertising, having worked in several different industries including technology, travel, healthcare -- and many others from her media planning days at J. Walter Thompson where her clients included Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Nestle, and Ford. She enjoys advising prospective students and guiding them through their personal MBA experience.

Recent Posts

Haas alum leverages curiosity into a cleantech career

By Susan Petty   |   8/15/2019
It was 1986 and a teenaged Mukund Chavan, EMBA '15, landed on the East Coast from India deeply curious about the technology that was incubating across the country in Silicon Valley.

Is the Berkeley MBA a good fit for you? Ask yourself these four questions to find out

By Susan Petty   |   8/06/2019
Your life is filled with choices. Some—soup or salad with my sandwich at lunch?—are routine. Others—would an MBA help me achieve my career goals?—will have a long-lasting, powerful impact on the course of your ...

Physician-Leader Finds his “It Factor” via Berkeley MBA, Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17

By Susan Petty   |   8/01/2019
Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17, had already proved himself a capable leader before arriving at Berkeley.

Seven things every student should know about the MBA program at Berkeley

By Susan Petty   |   8/01/2019
Potential MBA candidates are likely taking a broad approach when choosing the ideal program and school. After all, your time spent obtaining an MBA will impact your day-to-day life, including the content of ...

How your professional past improves your MBA experience

By Susan Petty   |   6/11/2019
While top business schools value a medley of students in their MBA programs, the coursework caters to students who have had full-time work experience. This is because students who have spent time in the ...

Nick Johnson Examines the Future of Marketing and the Roles of a Leader

By Susan Petty   |   6/06/2019
The director of Content Programs at Salesforce, Nick Johnson, EMBA 16, shares his views on “thought leadership,” the value of a Berkeley MBA for Executives and making the transition from entrepreneur to ...

The immediate benefits of a top MBA program

By Susan Petty   |   6/04/2019
From improving your transferable skills to bolstering your professional credibility, there are many benefits of obtaining an MBA. But, don’t fall into the trap of thinking your hard work won’t be realized ...

Six Questions for Laura Teclemariam, Electronic Arts

By Susan Petty   |   4/25/2019
Laura Teclemariam, EMBA 18, has redirected her career many times. She followed her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Irvine with ...

Can MBA Skills Help Lisa Rawlings Tackle Social Injustice Issues?

By Susan Petty   |   4/11/2019
Lisa Rawlings, EMBA19, acknowledges that business and finance is a world away from social work. But the chief of staff of the Courts Services & Offender Supervision Agency in Washington, D.C. is finding ...

One path, two goals: Brian Tajo, EMBA 18

By Susan Petty   |   3/21/2019
By age 31, Brian Tajo was hitting his professional goals with remarkable speed and precision. He had worked as a consultant for IBM, a workday design manager for Johnson & Johnson, and a product manager for ...