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Using MBA skills to incubate new MENA leadership

By Rahul Sampat   |   7/08/2019
Nancy Hoque, MBA 19, arrived at Berkeley Haas in search of a fresh start in her career. She'd worked as an engineer at Nokia and Motorola for more than a decade, but a new interest in go-to-market strategy was ...

Redesigning problem solving through design thinking

By Rahul Sampat   |   6/13/2019
Too often, businesses approach a problem with a tried-and-true solution already in mind. But that kind of approach makes innovation difficult – and can keep a business stuck in the same old patterns, according ...

Evening & Weekend Program Allows Kaelin Merrihew, MBA 19, to Evolve Her Career Without Breaking Stride

By Rahul Sampat   |   5/30/2019
Telling stories was always part of Kaelin Merrihew’s DNA.

Using tech to influence the healthcare sphere: Preethi Mukundan, MBA 18

By Rahul Sampat   |   5/23/2019
Preethi Mukundan, MBA 18, was headed toward her senior year in college and set on becoming a doctor when she happened to sit next to a tech executive on a holiday flight home from Boston to San Francisco. The ...

The ‘double’ career switch: Rohan Vashdev Balwani, MBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   5/09/2019
Seven years into his hardware engineering career, Rohan Vashdev Balwani, MBA 19, sensed a shift in his interests and his industry.

Learning to lead—and follow—in Patagonia: Yogesh Soni, MBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   5/06/2019
In mid-March, a group of Berkeley Haas MBA students went on a hike on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Not unusual until you learn that the last time they hiked together was in the wild mountain passes of Torres ...

IBD consulting project provides a career pivot: Shaun Hundle, MBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   4/30/2019
For Shaun Hundle, MBA 19, his International Business Development (IBD) experience in Mexico City provided exactly the opportunity he wanted to hone his ability to “leverage influence in a larger institution.” ...

From scientist to venture capitalist by way of a Berkeley MBA: Juan Cueva, EWMBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   3/11/2019
You might be tempted to call Juan Cueva, PhD, MBA 19 an accidental venture capitalist, but you’d be wrong. Every step of the neuroscientist’s career path was strategic and intentional, including his decision ...

How a Berkeley MBA led to a Dodge & Cox dream job—before graduation: Dustin Seely, EWMBA 18

By Rahul Sampat   |   3/07/2019
Dustin Seely, MBA 18, had his eye on Dodge & Cox for years. He first approached the San Francisco firm in 2012 while working as an analyst for Prudential Financial. Equipped with an economics degree from ...

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 ...