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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 ...

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.

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. Coast Guard veteran and Evening & Weekend MBA student Andrew Price

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/07/2018
When most of us want adventure, we might visit a new city—or try a different kind of coffee. But when former Coast Guard Lieutenant Andrew Price craved adventure out of high school, he decided to move from his ...

The value of an MBA for women aspiring to leadership

By Kellie McElhaney   |   11/02/2018
Many people think of an MBA simply as another qualification—a piece of paper to frame and hang on your office wall. While a degree from a quality MBA program has inherent value in and of itself—it’s often seen ...

How to get what you need to be a successful leader

By Kellie McElhaney   |   10/18/2018
No matter who you are, if you want someone to do something for you, the best way to achieve your goal is to simply ask. Unfortunately, for many of us, asking for what we want is not an easy thing to do. We may ...

Video: Pursuing an MBA to Scale Impact—at OpenIDEO and as an Entrepreneur

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/30/2018
Hannah Lennett began her career as an actor and theater teacher. A love of storytelling led her to marketing, and a desire to have greater impact led her to pursue her MBA in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA ...