April 25, 2017

News Category: Student News

Haas@Work: Students Work Inside Companies, Think Outside the Box When executives at Visa wanted to deepen their understanding of how consumers are using social networks, the Haas@Work program caught their eye. They were intrigued by the opportunity to tap the brainpower of some 40 MBA students. (07/14/2009)

PhD Grads Head to Top Schools in US, Europe All nine of the Haas School's PhD graduates this year have landed positions at top universities in the US and Europe. (07/02/2009)

91 Faculty Members Make "Club 6" Students gave 91 faculty members, or about 69 percent of all instructors, an average teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale during the spring semester. (06/30/2009)

Berkeley-Columbia Welcomes Biggest Class Seventy-six new students – the most ever for the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program – began their coursework as the program's eighth class on May 19. (06/22/2009)

Entire MBA 09 Class Gives to Haas Every member of the full-time MBA class of 2009 made a pledge to the annual Lifelong Connections Campaign, achieving a 100 percent participation rate for the first time in the campaign's 21-year history. (06/22/2009)

Undergrad Gift Campaign Breaks Records A team of 28 Haas undergraduate seniors reached out to their classmates through one-on-one solicitations and raised a record-breaking $10,545 for the Haas Senior Gift Campaign. (06/22/2009)

Undergrads Place Third in National Marketing Contest "Call the shots if you see a friend drinking" was the thrust of the campaign created by a Haas team of undergraduates who placed third in the national American Advertising Federation competition in Washington, DC, from June 4 to June 6. (06/22/2009)

Berkeley-Columbia Team Completes Hawaii Ironman A cannon fire launched a team of Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA graduates into a grueling test of endurance May 30 as they took on Hawaii's Ironman 70.3. (06/17/2009)

Socially Responsible Investment Fund Outperforms Market Despite the wild ride for US equities, the student-run Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund outperformed the stock market during its first full year of operation. (06/10/2009)

Undergrads Tap Waste Stream for Shitakes Two Haas graduates from the class of 2009 appear to have found grounds for a sustainable venture -- coffee grounds, that is. Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez (pictured) recently launched BTTR Ventures, a firm dedicated to turning coffee grounds into a gourmet edible: specialty mushrooms. (06/02/2009)

Big Island Ironman Beckons Berkeley-Columbia Grads A team of nearly 20 graduates from the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program's class of 2009 headed to Hawaii for the grueling Ironman 70.3 on May 30. (05/30/2009)

New Undergrad Scholarship Honors Paul Newman The Center for Responsible Business is launching a new undergraduate scholarship funded by Give Something Back Business Products in honor of the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. (05/14/2009)

Berkeley-Columbia Speaker Series Launches with Law Dean Christopher Edley, June 25 Christopher Edley, dean of the Berkeley School of Law, will be the inaugural speaker for the new Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program Thought Leadership Speaker Series. (05/11/2009)

Faculty and GSIs Receive Kudos at End-of-Year Party Students recognized five faculty and four graduate student instructors for excellence in teaching at the annual Dean's End-of-the-Year Party Friday. (05/11/2009)

Class of 09 Rises to Job Search Challenge Despite a challenging hiring environment, more than 60 percent of graduating full-time Berkeley MBA students have received a job offer or accepted a position. (05/11/2009)

Undergrads Win Regional Marketing Competition For the first time in four years, Imagical, the Haas-sponsored chapter of the American Advertising Federation, has won the West Coast regional finals of the National Student Advertising Competition. (05/11/2009)

Undergrad's Philanthropy Class Wins Competition Eric Rodriguez, BS 09/BA 09, won the curriculum innovation category of the Bears Breaking Boundaries Competition for a proposal to improve the impact of philanthropy. (05/11/2009)

Berkeley Retains Grasp on Real Estate Shovel By considering every stakeholder from scientists to circus performers (and impressing comedian Dave Chappelle along the way), UC Berkeley students won the Cal-Stanford NAIOP Real Estate Challenge for the second year in a row. (05/11/2009)

Faculty Unanimously Approve Curriculum Changes Haas School faculty unanimously approved curriculum changes on May 1 to provide students with a stronger general management framework and bolster leadership training and international experience. (05/11/2009)

Haas for Students Draws Record Interest Haas for Students has received a record number of applicants this year seeking funding help for their internships in the nonprofit and public sector. (05/09/2009)

TB Detection Company Wins Berkeley B-Plan Contest A company that has made tuberculosis detection more accurate and affordable took first place at the 11th annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition on April 30. (05/08/2009)

YEAH Showcases Youths' Enterprising Business Ideas Four groups of middle and high school students presented their winning ideas from the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas program during an end-of-year showcase event. (05/08/2009)

Social Venture Winner Builds Bricks from Cow Dung Making high-quality bricks from abundantly available cow dung - instead of depleting scarce firewood and clay - earned EcoFaeBrick from Prasetiya Mulya Business School in Indonesia the $25,000 top prize at the tenth annual Global Social Venture Competition at the Haas School this weekend. (04/27/2009)

Berkeley MBA Student Wins LGBT Competition Khuram Hussain, MBA 10, had layoffs in mind when he wrote "The L-Word," the winning case in this year's Reaching Out Case Writing Competition. (04/27/2009)

Haas Undergrad Reveals Cal's Style in Bare Magazine On a campus where flip-flops and pajama bottoms suffice as fashion statements, Doreen Bloch, BS 10, has proven that high style does coexist with Berkeley's famous political consciousness. (04/27/2009)

Haas Athletes Score in C4C A team of 114 Berkeley MBA students and their significant others proved their prowess beyond the classroom as they took fourth place in a frenzy of activities at the Challenge for Charity Weekend at Stanford from April 17 to April 18. (04/27/2009)

Alumni from Goldman Sachs, BrightSource, Barclays to Give Commencement Speeches Haas School alumni from Goldman Sachs, BrightSource Energy, and Barclays Global Investors will speak at the undergraduate, Berkeley MBA, and PhD commencement ceremonies in May. (04/27/2009)