What Graduating Berkeley EMBAs Want You to Know

By Susan Petty

Berkeley EMBA 15 students on their international trek in Brazil

Above: Students from the Berkeley MBA for Executives Class of 2015 on International Immersion in Brazil

As they bring their executive MBA studies to a close, members of the graduating Berkeley EMBA class at Haas took a few moments to share what they'd most like you to know about the Berkeley MBA for Executives experience:

Berkeley EMBA student Sharrifah Al Salem

“You will be challenged in ways you probably haven't been in years—socially, emotionally and intellectually. But the hard work will be worth it—you will exit a better, more well-rounded person than you entered.”—Sharrifah Al Salem


Berkeley EMBA student Richard Wilson

“The Berkeley MBA for Executives program has been a unique opportunity to look both inwards and outwards, to re-evaluate my focus, my direction and my goals with a class full of some of the best coaches and supporters one could ask for.”—Richard Wilson

Berkeley EMBA student Karin Lion“This program is a true gift. Everything you thought was no longer possible to have at this stage of your life...to meet some of the closest friends you'll ever have, to have your mind blown by some of the brightest and most interesting professors, to experience some of the most intense and exciting trips...it can and will happen.”—Karin Lion

Berkeley EMBA student Sandeep Garg“It will shape you as an effective leader who can make a significant impact in the world. It will empower you beyond your imagination and stretch you beyond your comfort zone. It will complete you.”—Sandeep Garg

Berkeley EMBA student Cindy Chang“The program is transformative. It forces you to question your own status quo while providing the framework of skills to lead, and a network of people to help you develop along the way.”—Cindy Chang

Berkeley EMBA student Don Ball“It will challenge you, build you, and elevate you to new heights of remarkable acumen.”Don Ball

Berkeley EMBA student Mike Wegbreit“This is not your typical MBA program. Yes, it is filled with brilliant hardworking accomplished individuals. But more than anything else, the people in this program exude a spirit of collegiality, intellectual curiosity, and refreshing humility.”—Mike Wegbreit

Berkeley EMBA student Julia Felts“Making the choice to attend will be a defining moment in your life. Between the top-notch education, the depth of personal challenges and achievements, and the incredible friendships, I'm wholly transformed by this experience.”—Julia Felts


Berkeley EMBA student Lucky Sandhu“I can vouch that if you are able to come to learn and excel at Berkeley-Haas, you can execute and lead at the highest levels, anywhere, globally.”—Lucky Sandhu

This graduating class not only had words for prospective students, but for each other. Here's what Sean Campbell wrote in a farewell email to his classmates:

“The 68 of you are the most amazing people I've ever met...You made me remember who I am, and how good I can be every day.”

If you'd like to be challenged, make 68 new best friends for life, and learn what's truly possible, we invite you to stay in touch to learn more about the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.

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Topics: MBA for Execs
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.