March 25, 2017

News Category: Student News

Tee Off May 13 at Haaski Golf Open (04/15/2013)

Undergrads Take First in Georgetown Stock Pitch Competition A deep drill-down into the natural gas industry helped a Berkeley Investment Group team with two Haas undergrads take first place Saturday in the Georgetown Stock Pitch Competition. (04/08/2013)

Studying and Launching Simultaneously: Student Startup Roundup From a global crowdfunding platform to a $2.4 million waste-to-food mushroom business to a school lunch program in dozens of cities, Berkeley-Haas has produced a number of successful startups. To highlight the latest crop of entrepreneurs at Haas, we are launching an occasional series of articles about student ventures. (03/31/2013)

Global Social Venture Competition to Host Record Number of Worldwide Finalist Teams Reducing malaria in Africa via a mosquito-repelling soap and addressing the plastics pollution crisis with pulp-and-paper packaging alternatives are among the objectives of the record 18 finalists in this year’s Global Social Venture Competition Global Finals and Conference at the Haas School April 11 and 12. (03/31/2013)

Undergrad Program to Host First Women Empowerment Day, April 19 The Undergraduate Program's inaugural Women Empowerment Day on April 19 will bring nearly a dozen successful alumnae back to the school to talk with students. (03/31/2013)

Financial Engineering Program Graduates Class of '13, Welcomes Class of '14 The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program celebrated 66 graduates at their commencement March 22 and welcomed 68 students into the 13th class of the program on March 25. (03/31/2013)

Lecturer Daniel Mulhern Receives Teaching Award from Students After joining the UC Berkeley faculty only two years ago, Haas Lecturer Daniel Mulhern has been awarded the ASUC Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. (03/18/2013)

UC Berkeley Startup Competition Offers Larger Prizes Thirty-nine teams, including 16 from Haas, are competing for larger cash prizes and a new $100,000 grant and mentorship program in this year's UC Berkeley Startup Competition, a marquee entrepreneurship event at the university. (03/18/2013)

Haas Leads $3.75 Million Innovation Program with National Science Foundation Berkeley-Haas is spearheading an educational program funded by a $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to commercialize university research and foster innovation. (03/01/2013)

Haas Teams Earn High Marks in Education Leadership Competition An interdisciplinary team proved to be a “secret weapon” for the second-place Berkeley winner in the Education Leadership Case Competition at Haas Feb. 15-16. (03/01/2013)

Latin American Business Conference to Explore Region's Investment Opportunities, April 5 With Latin America representing 8 percent of global GDP, the region's role as an important destination for local and foreign investment will take center stage at the fourth annual Latin American Business Conference at Haas on April 5. (03/01/2013)

Learn about Quantitative Finance Careers, March 12 "Quants" from the Federal Reserve, Barclays, and BlackRock will share their personal stories on building careers in quantitative finance during a panel discussion March 12 at the International House. (03/01/2013)

Berkeley MBA Team Pinpoints Pain Points to Take Second in Health Care Competition Taking pains to understand the different needs of health care executives and doctors garnered second prize for a Berkeley MBA team in the Emory Leadership in Healthcare Case Competition Feb. 15 at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. (03/01/2013)

Silicon Valley Veteran Heidi Roizen to Headline Women in Leadership Conference, April 6 Silicon Valley venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, the subject of a popular case study on networking, will give the keynote address at the 17th annual Women in Leadership Conference April 6 at the Haas School of Business. (03/01/2013)

Morgan Stanley Exec Named Senior Associate Director of Financial Engineering Program Stefanie Montevirgen will join the Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program March 4 as senior associate director, bringing deep recruiting experience from Morgan Stanley to the post. (02/14/2013)

Financial Engineering Students Win Competition with Basel III Models A diverse team of Berkeley-Haas Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) students from three countries and six professions bested 31 competitors to win the annual International Association of Financial Engineers competition. (02/14/2013)

Telecom and Consulting Execs to Speak at Commencements Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78 (Material Sci. and Eng.), former CEO of Vodafone, and Marc Singer, BS 86, director of the McKinsey & Co.'s Marketing and Sales Practice for the Americas, will give commencement speeches at graduation this May. (02/14/2013)

2013 Asia Business Conference, "Asia. Bigger than You Think," to Provide Perspectives Beyond China The 2013 Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Conference on March 16 will feature keynote addresses from a renowned futurist with Salesforce.com who has written about China and an Indonesian alumnus who came from modest beginnings to become a major player in his nation’s energy industry. (02/14/2013)

Berkeley MBA Team Ties for First in Wharton Private Equity Competition Leveraging knowledge of the region to identify investment opportunities, a team of Berkeley MBA students tied for first place with Chicago Booth in the Wharton Latin American Private Equity Competition Feb. 2. (02/14/2013)

Telecom and Consulting Leaders to Speak at Commencements Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78 (Material Sci. and Eng.), former CEO of Vodafone, and Marc Singer, BS 86, director of McKinsey & Co.'s Marketing and Sales Practice for the Americas, will speak at commencement ceremonies this May. (02/13/2013)

Skydeck Wins Catalyst Award Skydeck, the UC Berkeley startup accelerator, won the Catalyst Award at the first-ever East Bay Innovation Awards celebration. (02/06/2013)

Haas Sends Off Last Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Class With an inspiring commencement speech from alumna and vintner Kathryn Hall, BCEMBA 08, former ambassador to Austria, 66 students in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program marked the end of their 19-month program Saturday at Wheeler Auditorium. (02/04/2013)

Ten Schools to Compete in Education Leadership Case Competition at Haas, Feb. 15-16 Ten rival teams from top business schools nationwide will develop strategies for a charter school organization seeking to expand its innovative approaches as part of the 2013 Education Leadership Case Competition at Haas Feb. 15-16. (02/04/2013)

MBA Students Take Deep Dive into Teamwork Anyone who has worked on a group project at school or work knows the common frustrations: One person isn't pulling his weight; another is too bossy; yet another can't meet because of other commitments. But working in groups doesn't have to be this way, as MBA students are learning this year in a new program called Teams@Haas. (02/04/2013)

Berkeley MBA Teams Take 1st, 3rd in Biotech Competition Blending expertise in both finance and biotech, two Berkeley MBA teams won first and third places in the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition Jan. 26 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. (02/04/2013)

PhD Student Jenny Zha Wins Prestigious Deloitte Fellowship Haas PhD student Jenny Zha is one of 10 recipients of the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting. Zha will receive a $25,000 grant to support her work for two years: the final year of coursework and subsequent year to complete her doctoral dissertation. (02/04/2013)

Students, Staff, Faculty Extend Big Thanks to Donors Hundreds of Haas students, staff, and faculty wrote thank-you cards to donors last week to acknowledge that without their generosity, the school would not have enough funding to operate after the beginning of December. (02/04/2013)

Innovation in Action: MBA Grad Brings Haas@Work to Life at Wells Fargo After graduation, Amir Zelazny, MBA 09, went on to build the kernel of an idea from his Haas@Work project into a major new strategy for Wells Fargo Bank. (01/07/2013)

Financial Engineering Student Alfred Yuan Wins Morgan Stanley Competition Alfred Yuan, MFE 13, won the $5,000 Morgan Stanley Prize for Excellence in Financial Markets for a paper focused on designing and implementing an algorithm to accelerate the computations of complex financial systems. (12/17/2012)

Gift-giving Ideas and Discounts from Alumni-founded Companies Looking for gift ideas this holiday season? Haas alumni entrepreneurs are generously offering exclusive discounts to the Berkeley-Haas community. (12/10/2012)

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