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Career redesign—from engineer to consultant: Mandar Kulkarni, MBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   2/22/2019
Before he re-engineered his career, Mandar Kulkarni was creating the blueprints for next-generation technology. Working as a design engineer, he developed chips for implantable medical devices for Cactus ...

MBA helps students shift from "they do that" to "I do that": Kim Ayers, MBA 18

By Liz Rosenberg   |   2/08/2019
Kim Ayers was working in Chile as an account manager for Endeavor, a nonprofit business advisory firm, when she realized that instead of linking entrepreneurs to experts, she wanted to be an entrepreneur.

Coaching Through Corporate Hurdles: Melanie Akwule, EWMBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   2/06/2019
Melanie Akwule wouldn’t be who she is—as a person, a leader, or a founding CEO—if it hadn’t been for the hurdles.

Bringing leadership skills from the U.S. Navy to the business world

By Liz Rosenberg   |   1/10/2019
During his time as an officer in the US Navy, FTMBA Jorge Tellez was no stranger to the demands of leadership and responsibility. Among other tasks, he advised the Secretary of the Navy on the Navy and Marine ...

Balancing full-time MBA and family

By Liz Rosenberg   |   12/20/2018
“In the aerospace industry, innovation is welcomed – to a point,” says full-time Berkeley MBA student and aerospace engineer Chris Cindy Cordova. Since what's most important is the safety of the aircraft, it ...

Globetrotting engineer finds a home at Haas

By Liz Rosenberg   |   12/13/2018
Born in Montréal to Lebanese parents, mechanical engineer and full-time Berkeley MBA student Sandra Tamer was raised in Zahlé, Lebanon. She earned her Bachelor's degree with Distinction in mechanical ...

Video: For these students, an EMBA on campus makes all the difference

By Susan Petty   |   12/07/2018
For David Reile and Moj Payombar, an EMBA program that would let them study on campus was a key factor in choosing the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. While the three-days-every-three-weeks schedule also ...

Using an MBA to drive digital strategy at Nike

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/29/2018
Sports have always been a big part of Jamie Lee's life, so landing a position as global director of eCommerce at Nike was a dream job. Challenging herself both mentally and physically has been a habit as well ...

Berkeley Haas leadership digest

By Liz Rosenberg   |   11/20/2018
In our Berkeley MBA programs, we believe in developing leaders who champion bold ideas while taking intelligent risks and who lead with confidence and without arrogance.

Six questions for U.S. Army veteran and EMBA student Kevin Nguyen

By Susan Petty   |   11/09/2018
What do you do after you've served over eight years in the U.S. Army, from deployment in Iraq as a platoon leader to conducting training missions as a counterintelligence officer? If you're Kevin Nguyen, you ...