In this Issue • October 22, 2020

This Week
  • EWMBA Town Hall with Dean Harrison Oct 28
  • Class of 2021 & 2022:  Elective Night Conversation Oct 23, Bidding Starts Oct 26
  • Spring 2021 GSI and Reader Positions
Important Reminders
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Spring 2021 Electives Schedule
  • Class of 2023: Spring 2021 Core Schedule
  • Class of 2022: RSVP RE Launch Session 2 Nov 8
Student Groups
  • Diversity Symposium Volunteers Needed
  • 2021 EWMBAA Executive Team Elections
  • 1st Annual Haasween Costume Contest
  • BEA Fireside Chat with Chian Gong, Reach Capital Oct 26
  • Management Consulting Internship Workshops
  • EWMBAA Fitness Classes
  • Haas EWMBA x Anderson FEMBA Mixer Oct 23
  • Dia De Los Muertos Workshops Oct 26-Nov 1
  • Class of 2023: Haas Entrepreneurship Orientation Nov 1
  • Virtual Reception for New Master's and Professional Students Nov 16
Career Corner
  • CMG Resources Chat: Resources for Explorers Oct 29
  • Values in Action ("VIA") Assessment Nov 9
  • Upcoming Workshops
Program Office Tips & Tidbits

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This Week

EWMBA Town Hall with Dean Harrison
Wednesday Oct 28, 1:15-2PM PDT, Zoom (Meeting ID: 930 4809 6549, Passcode: 223633)
  • Join Dean Ann Harrison, Jamie Breen and the EWMBA Program Office for the EWMBA Town Hall. 

Class of 2021 & 2022

Elective Night Conversation
Friday Oct 23, 6:30PM PDT, Zoom
  • Sponsored by the EWMBA VPs of Academics, we will discuss electives for career planning, invite several faculty members to provide an "elevator pitch" for their class, and answer any elective or bidding questions that students may have.
  • For a list of participating professors, view the Eventbrite invitation.

Ready, Set, Bid!
  • Review the Bidding Process Overview.
  • Review your top choice(s).
  • Ensure class meeting dates do not conflict (refer to Spring 2021 Academic Calendar on the home page, and also pay close attention to the Sunday 1 Unit dates).
  • Plan out your bids! Bid on classes in OLR.
    • Round 1 starts Monday Oct 26 at 12 noon, and ends Friday Oct 30 at 12 noon.
    • Reminder: It does not matter when you bid in Round 1, just that you remember to bid!
  • Round 2 dates on the Registration Timeline.


Spring 2021 GSI and Reader Positions
  • Interested in being a Graduate Student Instructor or Reader for Spring 2021? Please review the email titled "Haas Spring 2021 GSI and Reader Positions" for more information and dates of required training.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Rosina Rocco, ASE Administrator.

Important Reminders

Class of 2021 & 2022

Spring 2021 Electives

Class of 2023

Spring 2021 Core Schedule
  • The Core Schedule is now available on the EWMBA home page.
  • Please take special note of the 200C Leadership Communication dates. If there are conflicts with those dates, you will receive further instructions from Jenny Herbert Creek, faculty member for 200C, next month.
  • Blue & Gold, please also note that 203 Intro to Finance will still meet over Spring Break. 

Class of 2022

RSVP for RE Launch Session 2
Sunday Nov 8, 2-4PM PST, Zoom
  • The previous RE Launch session gave you all the opportunity to REconnect. This session will be a chance for you to REimagine your future!
  • Join us for the next event in the virtual RE Launch series on Sunday Nov 8. Led by Professor David Riemer, this interactive workshop will focus on Storytelling for Leadership.
  • RSVP here.

Student Groups

2020 Diversity Symposium Volunteers Needed
Friday Oct 23-Sunday Oct 25
  • The EWMBAA VPs of Diversity Francesca Delaney, Mali Llerena, and Nuhamin Woldemariam are seeking student volunteers for the annual MBA for Working Professionals Diversity Symposium. If you would like to volunteer, review the different opportunities and sign up here.
  • The symposium is designed specifically for prospective students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in business school (in particular, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, women, Vets, and LGBTQ+ communities). 
2021 EWMBAA Executive Team Elections 
  • Elections are held for the positions of President, Executive Vice President, EVP Marketing & EVP Finance (all other VP roles are selected by the new team in early 2021).
  • Submit candidacy materials to by Sunday Nov 1 by 11:59PM.
  • There will be a campaigning period and voting will run Nov 10-14.
  • You may run as a team, but each position is elected separately.
  • Please see the EWMBAA website for full details!
  • Email Avni Kansara, Director of Student Experience, if you have any questions.
1st Annual Haasween Costume Contest 
Wednesday Oct 21-Monday Oct 26, Slack
  • The EWMBAA is proud to announce the 1st Annual Haasween Costume Contest!
  • 1st round: Submit entries to 2021 (#Haasween2021), 2022 (#Haasween2022), and 2023 (#Haasween2023) official channels 
  • How to vote:
    • Vote with the pumpkin emoji in the official slack thread for your favorite costume. The top three vote winners in each year will advance forward to the final overall thread. Only votes with the pumpkin emoji will be counted!
      Slack Pumpkin Emoji Screenshot
  • Prizes: $25 per year for top 3 in each year.
  • Cohort Prize: The cohort in each year with the highest participation in the first round (Entries in official Haasween slack channel / Cohort Size as of the start of the Fall Semester) will win a $5 doordash gift card for everyone who posts an entry
Contest Rules:
  • You must put the name of your cohort on your entry in the channel for it to count.
  • Pets, babies, and any other props are allowed but the student must be in the photo.
  • Please remember the Defining Leadership Principles and be appropriate (don’t post anything that would make Oski the Golden Bear blush).
Final Haasween Costume Contest
Tuesday Oct 27-Sunday Nov 1
  • Final Round competition will take place in the official thread in #HaasweenAllYears
  • How to vote:
    • Vote with the pumpkin emoji in the official slack thread for your favorite costume. The top three vote winners overall will win the below prizes and bragging rights. 
    • Prizes: $25 per year for top 3 in each year (3 total prizes)
      • 1st Place Overall: $125 
      • 2nd Place Overall: $50
      • 3rd Place Overall: $25

BEA Fireside Chat with Chian Gong @Reach Capital
Monday Oct 26, 11AM-12PM PDT, Webinar

  • Join the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) for a Fireside Chat with Chian Gong, Partner at Reach Capital, and continue our conversation about Entrepreneurship and VC investing in education technology! Sign up in CampusGroups.
  • Chian studied bioengineering at UC Berkeley and worked in management consulting upon graduation. After completing a fellowship through Education Pioneers, she decided to dedicate her career to education. She has since worked in education consulting and impact investing and is now working alongside a team of educators and entrepreneurs at Reach Capital.
  • Reach Capital supports the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood, K-12, higher education. Portfolio companies include; Holberton, Outschool, Ellevation, AdmitHub.
Management Consulting Internship Workshops
  • Are you pursuing an internship in Management Consulting? Want to learn more about the case interview process at each firm? Join your fellow club peers on a number of exciting workshop sessions conducted by premier consulting firms such as McKinsey, Bain, ZS Associates, BCG,and L.E.K over the upcoming few weeks! 
  • More information and registration can be found on CampusGroups.
  • Please note:
    • Being a member of HCC is required to sign-up.
    • The available spots are limited and attendance will be taken by the firms, therefore we highly recommend signing-up only if you fully intend on attending the session.
    • Registration for each event will end 24 hours prior to the start of the event.
  • For questions please email/Slack Sarada Weerasinghe, VP of Programs.
EWMBAA Fitness Classes
Class When Link
Bollywood Workout Sunday 10AM Zoom Meeting ID: 918 4048 3825 Passcode: bollywood
Power Pilates Tuesday 5PM Zoom Meeting ID: 980 9234 5343 Passcode: pilates
Zoom-ba Wednesday 6PM Zoom Meeting ID: 961 0561 8076 Passcode: Zoom-ba
Haasie HIIT Thursday 5PM Zoom Meeting ID: 985 4745 1215 Passcode: hiit


Haas EWMBA x Anderson FEMBA Mixer
Friday Oct 23, 5-6PM PDT, Zoom (Meeting ID: 951 6196 3722, Passcode: mba)
  • Please join us for an online networking experience with UCLA Anderson's FEMBA program. This will provide a great opportunity to meet students from a fellow UC program and to broaden our personal and professional networks.
  • The mixer will start off with two rounds of speed networking followed by open breakout rooms organized by the following industries, if not more: tech, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, and healthcare. 
  • If you have the latest version (5.3.0) of Zoom installed, you will be able to navigate from industry room to room during the second half of the mixer. 
Dia De Los Muertos Workshops
Monday Oct 26- Sunday Nov 1, Zoom
Dia De Los Muertos and Altar Workshop
Monday Oct 26, 6:30-7PM
Catrina and Catrin Presentation
Monday Oct 26, 7-7:30PM 
Sugar Skull Workshop
Tuesday Oct 27, 6:30-7:30PM
Aztec Calendar Reading
Wednesday Oct 28, 6:30-7:30PM
Paper Mache Dolls & Paper Flowers Workshop
Thursday Oct 29, 6:30-7:30PM
Dia De Los Muertos Closing Ceremony
Sunday Nov 1, 12-1PM 

Class of 2023

Haas Entrepreneurship Orientation & AMA - Rhonda Shrader & Adeeba Fazil
Sunday Nov 1, 11AM-12 noon PST, Zoom (Meeting ID: 976 1218 8555 )
  • Rhonda, the Executive Director of Berkeley Entrepreneurship Program and NSF I-Corps Bay Area Node, along with Adeeba, Program Manager, will be hosting the Haas Entrepreneurship Orientation & AMA.
  • This orientation is for all EW 1st Years as a way to introduce the Haas entrepreneurship ecosystem and provide resources to the student body. Whether you are a current entrepreneur, looking into entrepreneurship, or just curious about the Haas entrepreneurial system, this will be your one-stop-shop to understand all!
  • Reach out to EWs Shruti Sethi or Lizi Feng for any questions! We encourage you to add this invite to your calendar
Virtual Reception for New Master's and Professional Students
Monday Nov 16, 4-5PM PST, Zoom
  • Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Provost Lisa García Bedolla cordially invite new professional and master’s students to a virtual reception hosted by the Chancellor. Enjoy this opportunity to network and connect with fellow students across campus.
  • This event is open to all new professional and master’s students.
  • RSVP here by Thursday Nov 12. You will be sent a Zoom meeting link prior to the event.

Career Corner

Story 1 : Intro story for Career Conversations
Wednesday Oct 28, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!
  • This is the first workshop of a three part storytelling workshop. In this workshop, we will identify elements that make a great intro story that helps others engage you in a conversation.

CMG Resources Chat for EW students: Resources for Explorers
Thursday Oct 29, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • Are you currently in the process of exploring - discovering what your next career chapter will be?
  • Come to this month’s CMG Resources Chat where we will spend 15 minutes showing you the CMG online resources related to Exploration (e.g. resources to help you discover your strengths, interests, and values, and resources for exploring various industries and job functions), plus 15-30 minutes Q&A (depending on how many questions you have!).
  • We will also give you a few new tips on getting the most out of CMG BEARS.

Story 2: Your Story: Tell Me About Yourself
Wednesday Nov 4, 12-1PM PST
Register in BEARS!

  • Did you know that within the first 7 seconds of an interview your interviewer has already formed an impression of you? Come learn how to get your interview off to a great start by learning to craft and structure your response to the infamous "Tell Me About Yourself" question.
  • You will leave feeling more confident and able to effectively convey your unique story and how it aligns with the next step in your career.

Resume Workshop
Thursday Nov 5, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • This workshop is going to walk you through how a recruiter or hiring manager might evaluate a resume, and along the way highlight how you might alter your resume to help them help you. We will look at resumes together and evaluate them through this process and understand how to stack the odds in your favor - just to be clear, there is no magic bullet.

Values in Action ("VIA") Assessment
Monday Nov 9, 4:30-6PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • In this workshop, we will be going over the report for your Values In Action assessment ("VIA"). We are providing free of charge for you - make sure to use your @berkeley email to register.
  • This survey measures your top character strengths and values - essentially who you are at your best. It's scientifically based and was developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan
  • Research reveals that people who recognize and use their top strengths every day are 3x more likely to report having an excellent quality of life and 6x more likely to be engaged at work.
  • Knowing your VIA character strengths can help you find values-based language to include in your stories. Click here for examples of VIA Stories.
  • Note: In order for you to participate in this workshop, it is mandatory that you take the Values In Action assessment ("VIA"), no later than 24hrs prior to the workshop.

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