Commencement speakers urge grads to use business to change the world

Hundreds of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business graduates walked the stage at the Greek Theatre last week, celebrating May commencement as speakers shared a common theme: now more than ever, business has the power—and responsibility—to change the world. Last Monday, in the morning chill, 350 Berkeley Haas undergraduates received diplomas. On Friday afternoon, as

From the philharmonic to finance: A violinist’s extreme career transition

Today, we launch the first in a series on “extreme career transitions,” sharing the stories of students who  came to Berkeley Haas seeking a radical career shift. Coming from a successful career as a world-touring violinist, Solenn Séguillon, EWMBA 19, arrived at Haas with a mild case of imposter syndrome. In class, she’d offer an

MBA grad leads the way on blockchain

Ashley Lannquist established herself as an up and coming fintech leader well before she crossed the stage at commencement at the Greek Theatre last week. Aside from penning a popular blog about blockchain, serving as co-president of the Haas FinTech Club, investing in more than a dozen cryptocurrencies, and consulting and interning in the industry, Lannquist,

New Berkeley Executive MBA class has record number of women

A diverse group of 72 students—including an Artificial Intelligence expert in the Pentagon, four doctors, a Catholic priest, and a rare wine expert—makes up the new class of Berkeley MBA for Executives who arrived on campus last week. The 2019 class kicked off with a greeting and lunch with Dean Rich Lyons and multiple orientation

Haas takes back Golden Shovel trophy from Stanford

A University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business team has taken the Golden Shovel trophy back from Stanford Graduate School of Business with an innovative plan for Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART’s) Warm Springs/South Fremont station property. The Golden Shovel is a semester-long real estate competition between students at Berkeley Haas and Stanford GSB,

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