Devon Howland’s passion for mentoring led him to a fitting role, as internship and alumni coordinator for the Boost@BerkeleyHaas pre-college program. The 30-year-old program has helped prepare more than 1,000 Bay Area high school students to become the first in their families to go to college. Howland, a first-generation college student himself, oversees all
Haas In The Headlines
In a sign of blockchain’s growing traction, more schools are joining the University Blockchain Research Initiative. Prof. Laura Tyson, faculty director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, said that at Haas, students are interested in using blockchain for social impact.
Wall Street JournalFeb 6
Haas recently added a series of optional questions to its full-time MBA application, asking candidates to describe how they were raised, their parents’ education level, and whether they were ever responsible for supporting family members or others. The goal is to provide admissions officers with information about the challenges that students may have had to overcome, said Elida Bautista, Haas’s director of diversity and inclusion.
Poets & Quants for UndergradsFeb 4
Shane Puthuparambil, BS 23, Tim Tembrink, BS 19, and Berklee Welsh, BS 21 have published the first-ever report looking at how Berkeley Haas is doing in terms of water and energy consumption, the usage of food, and waste diversion. "As a leading business school, Berkeley Haas has the responsibility to innovate in the field of sustainability so other schools and businesses can follow," they said.