Susan Petty

Susan Petty

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.

Posts by Susan


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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Technology | 3 MIN READ

Get your MBA and get on the fast track to becoming a world-class tech leader

Do you dream of becoming the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Susan Wojcicki, or Elon Musk? These and other influential tech leaders take a visionary ...
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Technology | 2 MIN READ

Making impact: Berkeley EMBA grad fuels cleantech and women entrepreneurs

When Rose Maizner, EMBA 17, met with RenewableTech Ventures founder Todd Stevens to discuss the possibility of joining their team, she complimented ...
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Mukund Chavan, EMBA '15

Energy | 2 MIN READ

Haas alum leverages curiosity into a cleantech career

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 ...
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Entrepreneurship | 3 MIN READ

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

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 ...
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Healthcare and Business

Leadership | 2 MIN READ

Physician-leader finds his “it factor” via Berkeley MBA, Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17

Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17, had already proved himself a capable leader before arriving at Berkeley.
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Bay Area MBA-2

Defining Leadership Principles | 3 MIN READ

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

Potential MBA candidates are likely taking a broad approach when choosing the ideal program and school. After all, your time spent obtaining an MBA ...
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MBA Bay Area

Consider | 3 MIN READ

How your professional past improves your MBA experience

While top business schools value a medley of students in their MBA programs, the coursework caters to students who have had full-time work ...
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Nick Johnson, EMBA 16

Marketing | 4 MIN READ

Nick Johnson examines the future of marketing and the roles of a leader

The director of Content Programs at Salesforce, Nick Johnson, EMBA 16, shares his views on “thought leadership,” the value of a Berkeley MBA for ...
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Leadership | 3 MIN READ

The immediate benefits of a top MBA program

From improving your transferable skills to bolstering your professional credibility, there are many benefits of obtaining an MBA. But, don’t fall ...
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Laura Teclemariam, EMBA 18

Leadership | 3 MIN READ

Six questions for Laura Teclemariam, Electronic Arts

Laura Teclemariam, EMBA 18, has redirected her career many times. She followed her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer ...
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Lisa Rawlings, EMBA 19

Leadership | 3 MIN READ

Can MBA skills help Lisa Rawlings tackle social injustice issues?

Lisa Rawlings, EMBA19, acknowledges that business and finance is a world away from social work. But the chief of staff of the Courts Services & ...
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Brian Tajo, EMBA 18

Leadership | 3 MIN READ

One path, two goals: Brian Tajo, EMBA 18

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 ...
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