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In this Issue • January 21, 2021

 
This Week
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Add/Drop Reminders
Announcements
  • Fall 2021 Instruction
Important Reminders
  • Study.net Announcements for Electives
  • Spring 2021 Fees Reminder
  • Haas Gear Now Available!
  • Haas Financial Aid Financial Literacy Series with Merrill Lynch
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Final Round for Spring 2021 Courses
Student Groups
  • A message from EWMBAA Executive Board
Self Care Tips
  • Meet Dr. Don Capone
Career Corner
  • Resume Workshop Jan 25
  • Story 1: Intro Story for Career Conversations Feb 4
  • Building a Great LinkedIn Profile Feb 8

Events
  • Alumni Voices: Post-Haas Careers in Impact Finance Jan 25
  • Exploring a New Normal - Deal Evaluation During Uncertainty Jan 29
  • AmpEquity Speaker Series with Freada Kapor Klein Feb 17
  • A Conversation with Sustaio Feb 23
Program Office Tips & Tidbits
  • 1098-T Form

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This Week


Class of 2021 & 2022


Add/Drop Reminders
  • Round 2 ends tomorrow Friday Jan 22 at 12 noon.
  • The last day to submit a request for a Full Time course is tomorrow, Friday Jan 22 at 12 noon.
  • Round 3 starts Friday Jan 22 at 4PM and ends Wednesday Jan 27 at 12 noon.
  • This will be your last chance to add classes for Spring 2021!
  • Please go "beyond yourself" and drop any courses you do not wish to take in consideration of students on the waitlist.

Announcements


Fall 2021 Instruction
  • You should all have received the email sent out Monday Jan 11 by Chancellor Carol Christ titled "Plans for in-person instruction for fall semester 2021"
  • When we have more information and updates, the program office will communicate those to you. 

Important Reminders


Spring 2021 Fee Reminder
  • If not already, please make arrangements to pay Spring 2021 fees no later than February 5.
    • late registration fee of $150 will be charged by the Office of the Registrar to all students who are not officially registered on Friday Feb 5 (third week of instruction based on the main University calendar).
    • To be "officially registered" you must meet three criteria: 
      • Enrolled in at least one class. 
      • 20% of tuition and fees must be paid which is also the first installment of the Fee Payment Plan. 
      • No holds against your registration.  
  • Billing and Payment Services Updates
    • In light of these challenges and to alleviate students of these potential pressures, UC Berkeley will temporarily suspend the assessment of late fees on student accounts. Effective as of Mar 16, 2020 late fees will not post to student accounts. They will revisit the late fee assessment as appropriate and will continue to update students with current information.  
Study.net Annoucements for Electives
  • TEXTPAKs for electives are disabled during Add/Drop. They'll be available once Add/Drop is over and enrollments are finalized. Until then, students may access the PDFs if the reader is available (some may not be until class starts).
  • Students may able access up to 8 readers during Add/Drop. More info here.
  • Once enrollment has been finalized, students will only have access to PDFs and TEXTPAKs for courses they are officially enrolled in.
Haas Gear Now Available!
  • Haas is happy to announce that the Haas Gear Store is now open. Haas Gear can be purchased here.
Haas Financial Aid Financial Literacy Series with Merrill Lynch

Estate & Incapacity Planning

Tuesday Feb 23, 1PM PST, Zoom
  • Goals of estate planning – control, probate avoidance, estate tax
  • Trusts – revocable vs. irrevocable
  • Durable Powers of attorney & advanced health care directives

Tools to Help Build Your Wealth 
Tuesday Mar 16, 1PM PST, Zoom

  • Social Security
  • Employer sponsored plans
  • 401(k) and Defined Benefit
  • Personal savings (Traditional vs. Roth IRAs)

Advanced Topics in Executive Compensation 
Tuesday Mar 30, 1PM PST, Zoom

  • Employee stock options and restricted stock
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP)
  • Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Compliance considerations for insiders (Section 16, Rule 144, 10b5-1Trading Plans)
  • Concentrated stock risk management

Class of 2021 & 2022


Final Round for Spring 2021 Courses
  • Please refer to the Registration Timeline as well for Add/Drop Round Dates
    • Drop Round 4 Wednesday Jan 27, 4PM-Saturday Jan 30, 11:59PM
    • Full-time Course Request Review 2 Friday Jan 29, 12 noon

Student Groups


Hi EWs,

Welcome back and happy new year!  Hope you are enjoying getting back into the groove with Spring semester classes!  Here’s a quick update on some of the things that the EWMBAA is working on:
  • Slack Announcements. Make sure to star and keep an eye on the #announcements_ewmbaa channel for more news from your EWMBAA team, including upcoming information on planning for in person activities this Spring!
  • Upcoming EWMBAA VP Elections! If you’re interested in getting to know more of your classmates, give time back to Haas, and taking on a leadership role, keep an eye out for upcoming info sessions on all of the VP positions. Applications will open on Jan 25.
Go bears!
-Your EWMBAA Executive Board: Adam, Alan, Chloe, Gillian, and Kevin

Self Care Tips


Meet Dr. Don Capone
  • Dr. Don Capone, UC-Berkeley licensed staff psychologist, has resumed his office hours for the Spring 2021. He is currently providing phone and Zoom video counseling sessions for all registered Haas students living in California. 
  • Haas student counseling services are by appointment only and are free and completely confidential. 
  • Please feel free to email Don Capone or call 510-642-4853 to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs
  • For additional details about his service and Counseling and Psychological Services at the Tang Center please go here.

Career Corner


Resume Workshop
Monday Jan 25, 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.

Story 1 : Intro Story for Career Conversations
Thursday Feb 4, 5-6PM 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.

Building a Great LinkedIn Profile
Monday Feb 8, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!
  • Join us for this interactive lab where you will learn strategies for updating and strengthening your LinkedIn Profile.

Events


Alumni Voices: Post-Haas Careers in Impact Finance
Monday Jan 25, 12-1PM PST
  • Sustainable and Impact Finance has organized this event to explore: What are some career pathways in sustainable and impact finance? Which Haas courses best prepare students for impactful positions to tackle huge challenges?
  • Come to listen to a wonderful panel of Haas alumna in this sector, and stay to enjoy the engaging Q&A session at the end of this small, interactive event!
  • Panelists include:
    • Beth Foster, MBA 18, Portfolio & Investment Manager, Autodesk Foundation
    • Amanda Eller, MBA ‘18, Climate Portfolio Manager, Emerson Collective
    • Claire Veuthey, EMBA ‘19, Venture Partner, Republic
  • Register here
Exploring a New Normal - Deal Evaluation During Uncertainty
Friday Jan 29, 10-11:15AM PST
  • The Sustainable & Impact Finance at Berkeley Haas invites you to this interactive workshop where participants will complete two deal evaluation exercises. Speakers will share how investors are navigating deal evaluation as COVID-19 introduces a new reality, academic research on how uncertainty can impact the quality of decisions people make, and practices that may help.
  • Register here.
AmpEquity Speaker Series with Freada Kapor Klein
Wednesday Feb 17, 12:30-1:30PM PST
  • Join Freada Kapor Klein (Founding Partner, Kapor Capital) and Kellie McElhaney (Founder & Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss the gap-closing thesis of Kapor Capital and impact on communities of color.
  • Freada Kapor Klein is an entrepreneur, activist and pioneer in the field of organizational culture and diversity. As a Founding Partner at Kapor Capital, Freada invests in seed stage tech startups that create positive social impact by closing gaps of access, opportunity or outcome for low income communities and communities of color.
  • Register here.
A Conversation with Sustaio - Connecting the Circular Economy to the Citizen Level and Sustainability Trends for Startups
Tuesday Feb 23, 6-6:45PM PST
  • Join the Center for Responsible Business and The Haas Sustainability Task Force for a conversation with Olivia Pedersen, Founder & CEO of the sustainable habits app personal sustainability guide Sustaio. Sustaio is an app-based startup with a mission to empower individuals to transition their daily habits to be more sustainable by making sustainability an easy daily practice. 
  • Register here

Program Office Tips & Tidbits


1098-T Form
  • Students will receive notification that their 1098-T form is ready by the end of Jan 2021. More information here on the Student Billing website.
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