March 25, 2017

News Category: Student News

Haas Summer Youth Business Academy Expands Reach Though months away from high school, Eva Luna Reiling already dreams of attending Haas. Last summer Reiling attended the Berkeley Business Academy For Youth, which continues to expand internationally and will offer housing for the first time as it marks its sixth year. (03/28/2014)

California Management Review Launches Electronic Digest for Haas Community California Management Review (CMR), the Haas School’s quarterly management research journal, has launched a new digital service for students, alumni, faculty, and staff to make the latest management research more accessible. (03/28/2014)

Hewlett-Packard CFO and Tech Entrepreneur to Speak at Commencements HP CFO Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86, and entrepreneur Mark DiPaola, BS 99, will speak at Haas commencements on May 23 and May 19. (03/28/2014)

Top B-School Students Come to Haas to Take on K-12 Education Challenges Ten rival teams from some of the nation’s top business schools came to Berkeley at the end of February to compete in the Haas School’s annual Education Leadership Case Competition, helping develop strategies for a charter school system that recently expanded outside California to Memphis, Tenn. (03/09/2014)

Support Haas Initiatives on New Crowdfunding Sites Berkeley-Haas launched two crowdfunding platforms to enable the Haas community to support campus initiatives and each other’s private ventures. (03/09/2014)

Latin American Business Conference to Explore Innovation in Many Contexts, April 4 With the theme “Scaling up Innovation,” the fifth annual Latin American Business Conference on April 4 at the Bancroft Hotel will focus on themes of interest to a community broader than just students and alumni focused on business in Latin America. (03/09/2014)

UC Berkeley Startup Competition Adopts New Name, Attracts Record Entries Whether the challenge is finding convenient parking in San Francisco, minimizing the toxicity of chemotherapy, or quickly and cost-effectively converting a business to LED lighting, the entrepreneurial teams in this year’s Berkeley Startup Competition have solutions. (03/09/2014)

Berkeley Financial Engineering Teams Shine at Rotman International Trading Competition One team from the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program took third place among more than 50 rivals in the Rotman International Trading Competition, the largest trading competition in the world. A second Berkeley MFE team finished fourth among U.S. competitors and took the “gold” in an options case. (03/04/2014)

First YEAH Grad Attends Haas For nearly 25 years, the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Program has mentored teens from underserved schools. Now for the first time, oneYEAH graduate has come full circle, back to Haas as an undergrad (02/24/2014)

ABC’s “Shark Tank” Seeks Haas Students and Alumni, Feb. 26 Producers of the popular ABC show Shark Tank are coming to Haas Feb. 26 to help budding entrepreneurs with the application process. (02/23/2014)

Deloitte Winners Look to Africa for Telecom Growth The winners of this year's Deloitte Consulting Undergrad Case Competition were the only team to suggest that a telecom company tap Africa's growth potential. (02/23/2014)

Conference to Probe How Tech is Disrupting Asia Business, March 1 The Berkeley Asia Business Conference will feature a keynote talk by a Cal alumna who has overseen colossal growth at online gaming company Kabam and a $2,500 student business plan pitch competition. (02/03/2014)

Intel Teams up with Lester Center for Make it Wearable Challenge Curriculum After announcing its $1.3 million Make It Wearable Challenge, Intel is teaming up with the Lester Center to run a training program for challenge finalists. (02/03/2014)

HBSA President Leads School Building in Ghana Haas Business School Association President Rosemary Hua, BS 14, spent her time off this winter just as she has three other breaks in the past few years: working with Bay Area students to help build a school in Ghana. (02/03/2014)

Winter Treks Combine Wildlife Adventure with Business Lessons In addition to picking up new business skills, MBA trekkers reported that their sometimes harrowing travels gave them the opportunity to bond with fellow Haasies in ways they never got a chance to in class. (02/03/2014)

New Career Counselors Serve Haas Undergrad Students Two new career counselors came on board in the fall to serve Haas undergraduates from the UC Berkeley Career Center: David Woodward and Chris Gavin. (01/18/2014)

Executive MBA Students Connect with Defining Principles While students in the inaugural class of the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, they quickly connected to the Haas School's unique culture and four Defining Principles. (01/18/2014)

Student Startup Roundup: Events App, Health Care Tech, Nonprofit Music Venture This is part of an occasional series spotlighting students who are juggling their studies with starting a new business or nonprofit venture. In this installment we feature a recent MBA alumnus whose events-related startup is about to be offered to customers, a health-care tech startup founded by an evening MBA student, and a nonprofit music venture launched by a Haas undergraduate. (01/18/2014)

Evening & Weekend Students Co-Innovate with Top Firms Second-year students in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program worked with leaders from top companies such as Nike, Ford, and SAP on creating co-innovation partnerships that position the firms on the cusp of what’s next in their industries. (01/18/2014)

Undergraduates Apply Innovation Lessons in India Twenty-five Haas undergrads traveled to India during winter break for a once-in-a-lifetime applied-learning experience as part of a new travel study course called Open Innovation in Emerging Economies. (01/18/2014)

Student Aeronautics Startup Receives $1 Million A startup that includes Haas undergrad Jordan Greene, BS 14, has received $1 million in venture capital funding for developing new airplane wings. (12/09/2013)

Ideation Day in Problem Finding, Problem Solving Class On a Monday afternoon in the new Berkeley-Haas Innovation Lab, a team of six students shared ideas in rapid-fire succession for alleviating San Francisco’s parking woes. It's ideation day in the MBA Problem Finding, Problem Solving class. (12/08/2013)

Haas Students Help San Quentin Inmates Expand Their Entrepreneurial Newspaper Twice a month this fall semester, five Berkeley MBA students have gone to prison. With security clearances and careful shepherding, the students, who enrolled in the experiential learning course Social Sector Solutions, have helped felons develop a plan that will allow California's only prison-based newspaper, the San Quentin News, to reach distribution to all of the state’s inmates. (12/08/2013)

MFE Students Hone Skills in Fall Internships Hands-on training, support from alumni, and exposure to new fields of finance are among the many experiences that financial engineering students are gaining this fall in internships around the country and across the Atlantic. (12/08/2013)

Gratitude or Guilt? People Spend More when They "Pay-it-Forward" As shoppers across the nation seek out holiday deals, Haas PhD student Minah Jung and Associate Marketing Prof. Leif Nelson explored happens to commerce when there’s no set price tag. They found that shoppers pay more when they participate in a chain of goodwill known as “pay-it-forward” than when they can name their own price. (12/02/2013)

Teams to Reveal Emerging Solutions at Cleantech to Market Symposium, Dec. 6 Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a quintessential Haas course: innovative, collaborative, and committed to the public interest. In the 15-week class, cross-disciplinary teams of graduate students assess the market potential of leading-edge clean technologies developed by nationally acclaimed labs associated with UC Berkeley, such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Joint BioEnergy Institute, and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. (11/24/2013)

Students Tackle Local After-School Program in Innovation Challenge MBA students in the Design and Innovation Strategy Club (DISC) at Haas, which offers opportunities to deepen classroom learning by applying lessons to real-world problems, recently tackled a new challenge: after-school programs. Alpha Public Schools, a charter management organization with middle and grade schools in East San Jose and a 500-seat high school on the way in 2015, sought DISC's help overcoming particular obstacles. (11/24/2013)

Silicon Valley Immersion Yields Entrepreneurship Insights for EMBAs Students in the MBA for Executives Program gathered in classrooms at Google, Facebook, and Airbnb for intensive case study with Professor Toby Stuart and frank conversations (many off-the-record) with 28 entrepreneurs during the recent Silicon Valley Immersion Week. The experience was one of five deep-learning, off-campus modules. Shown: Amy Errett, CEO and co-founder of Madison Reed. (11/24/2013)

Haas, Cal Communities Collect Aid for Philippines Shortly after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, Minnie Fong, MBA 13, reached out to classmates via the school’s Facebook page to encourage them to donate to disaster-relief efforts. (11/19/2013)

Wells Fargo Gives $100K to Cleantech to Market Program Cleantech to Market, an interdisciplinary program in the Haas School of Business' Energy Institute, has received a $100,000 philanthropic grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The grant is part of a $2 million Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation program supporting technology advancements for a clean energy future. (11/13/2013)