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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, EMBA 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 ...

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 ...

From Entrepreneurship to Finance: How an MBA Community Helps With the Next Move

By Eileen Jacob   |   5/16/2018
As a successful entrepreneur of several ventures—including two e-commerce sites and a co-working space—Sean Li first decided to pursue his MBA to scale his current businesses. Based in Los Angeles, Li chose ...

What exactly do people do with an MBA? Stories from Berkeley Haas

By Susan Petty   |   4/28/2018
What exactly to people do with an MBA? There are as many answers to that question as there are students—maybe even more if you consider the changes possible over the course of a career.

An Executive MBA: Worth So Much More Than the Financial ROI

By Susan Petty   |   4/25/2018
As an engineer, Tom Duggan (above left) took an analytical approach when considering whether an executive MBA (EMBA) would be worth the time and money. His salary projections led him to expect a marginal ...

Part-time MBA ROI: A Career Change to Management Consulting

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/24/2018
When Desirae Early, MBA 15, looked at part-time MBA programs, the extensive career resources in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program were an important factor in her decision to enroll at Berkeley-Haas.

From Wall Street to Google with a Berkeley MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/04/2018
When Christopher Jones joined the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA (EWMBA) Program, his hoped for MBA ROI was to transition from a long career in banking to a new career in tech. His plan was to finish the ...