In this Issue • February 4, 2021

This Week
  • EWMBAA VP Apps due Feb 5
  • DSS: Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark Feb 11
  • Celebrating Black History Month
  • Berkeley Haas Fisher Center Real Estate Scholarships Due Feb 5
  • Upcoming Important Dates
  • FYI: Timeline for Summer and Fall 2021 Electives
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Grad Date Modification
  • Class of 2023 Announcements
Important Reminders
  • Reminder: SVSHP Refresher Training Module
  • Spring Financial Literacy Speaker Series
  • Class of 2023: Axe & Oski Teams@Haas Check-ins
Student Groups
  • Six Sigma Training Interest Survey
Self Care Tips
  • Self-Compassion Break
Career Corner
  • Building a Great LinkedIn Profile Feb 8
  • Resume Workshop Feb 11
  • Story 2: Your Story: TMAY Feb 18
  • Small Group TMAY Practice
  • UC Launch Accelerator Demo Day Feb 5
  • Bears in the Kitchen-Virtual Cookalong Feb 9
  • Accidental Courtesy Feb 10
  • 15th Annual BERC Energy Summit Feb 10-12
  • AmpEquity Speaker Series with Freada Kapor Klein Feb 17
Program Office Tips & Tidbits
  • Attendance Policy

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This Week

A Message from the EWMBAA Board

EWMBAA VP Applications: Reminder to Apply!

Due Friday Feb 5, 12 noon 
  • From admissions to mental health and incoming student experience, we have VP positions across a number of portfolios waiting for EWMBA students to step up and make a difference. 
  • You can find details on all the positions in this doc.
  • Apply here.

We look forward to working with you! 
EWMBAA Exec Board: Adam, Alan, Chloe, Kevin, and Gillian


Dean’s Speaker Series with Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy
Thursday Feb 11, 12:30-1:30PM, Livestream
  • Appointed to his new position last fall, Lt. Gen. Clark is the first African American officer to lead the Air Force Academy.
  • Members of the Haas Veterans Club will interview Lt. Gen. Clark about the work of the Academy, his journey as a leader, and the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts he is spearheading within the Air Force Academy.
  • Registration is not required for this event. Please join via the livestream link, which is also listed on the DSS page.
Celebrating Black History Month!
  • Let's celebrate Black History Month by amplifying the voices of Haas Black students, staff, and alumni.
  • This Berkeleyan article focuses on their unique experiences and why they honor Black History Month, including Tiffany Shumate, EW 23!
Berkeley Haas Fisher Center Real Estate Scholarships
Submission Deadline is Friday Feb 5
  • Gerson Bakar Scholarship - Up to $10,000
    • Candidates must demonstrate a significant passion for real estate as a career objective, exhibit an entrepreneurial drive and be pursuing completion of the IGCRE Certificate in Real Estate.
  • Jon Q. Reynolds Scholarship - Up to $10,000
    • Candidates must be pursuing a career in real estate and demonstrate a high level of academic distinction and participation in the real estate program.
  • Falik Family Fellowship - Up to $10,000
    • Candidates must demonstrate a passion for real estate and exhibit significant leadership and entrepreneurial qualities during their graduate studies. Open to both graduating and continuing students.
  • The application is open and will close on Friday Feb 5. Decisions will be released by close of business on Monday Mar 1.
Upcoming Important Dates
Monday Feb 15 Presidents' Day Holiday
  • No class on Monday Feb 15. The Program Office will be closed on Monday Feb 15 in observance of Presidents' Day. We will reopen the office on Tuesday Feb 16.

FYI: Timeline for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Electives Enrollment
  • Mar: Summer 2021 Electives Schedule released, Summer Bidding and Add/Drop Round 1
  • Apr: Fall 2021 Electives Schedule released
  • Mid Apr: Fall Bidding
  • Late Apr: Summer Add/Drop Round 2 and Drop Only
  • The goal is to have both Summer and Fall schedules available for review, and students will know what Summer courses they are enrolled before bidding begins. There will be a Summer Drop Round in Apr for students to adjust schedules accordingly. 

Class of 2021 & 2022

Graduation Date Modification
  • If you plan on graduating earlier or later than your expected graduation date (i.e. 3 years from your date of entry into the program), please complete the Graduation Date Modification Form.
  • Failure to update your graduation date may affect access to future enrollment processes.
  • For all other general inquiries, contact your advisor.

Class of 2023

Blue & Gold: Tuesday Feb 16 Combined Cohort Day
  • Your Financial Reporting course will be a combined lecture on Tuesday Feb 16.
  • Future Combined Cohort Day: Introduction to Finance Monday Mar 22
  • Review the Core Schedule here.
Summer Electives Heads Up
  • We'll cover more about elective registration in due time!
  • For now, yes, Class of 2023 students are eligible to take certain Summer elective courses.
  • Please pay special attention to the course pre-reqs as noted in the course description, e.g. Intro to Finance is the pre-req for New Venture Finance.
  • If you are considering taking summer courses, check the Registration Timeline later and take note of important sign-up dates.
  • Save the Date for First Year Advising Sessions on:
    • Thursday, Mar 4 12 noon
    • Thursday, Mar 4, 5PM

Important Reminders

Reminder: SVSHP Refresher Course
  • Please note that all current students are required to complete an annual refresher training in alignment with requirements from the 2014 CA State Auditor's Report, the Clery Act, and UC SVSH Policy. This also reflects Berkeley’s continued commitment to effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH).
  • Be on the lookout for a task in CalCentral for the refresher training module. The module is expected to take 5-20 minutes to complete.
Spring Financial Literacy Speaker Series
  • The Haas Financial Aid Office is proud to host a series of workshops conducted by The Barry & Milligan Group Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. All sessions will be held via Zoom links below.
    • International Tax: Sue Mazzetti & Drew Porter Tuesday Feb 9, 1-2PM, Zoom
    • Estate & Incapacity Planning: Sarah Nix Tuesday Feb 23, 1-2PM, Zoom
    • Tools to Build Your Wealth - Sue Mazzetti & Kelly Milligan Tuseday Mar 16, 1-2PM, Zoom
    • Advanced Topics in Executive Compensation: Sue Mazzetti & Kelly Milligan Tuesday Mar 30, 1-2PM, Zoom

Class of 2023

Upcoming Teams@Haas Check-ins
  • A reminder that Workshop #3: Team Check-Ins are next week.
  • Teams continue to work on team reflexivity and will take a deeper dive into giving and receiving feedback.
    • Axe & Oski: Saturday Feb 6 (during long lunch break)
  • See Teams@Haas bCourses site and/or entry on your cohort's Google calendar for more details.

Student Groups

Six Sigma Training Interst Survey
  • The General Management (GML) Club is partnering with Optness Institute to bring an opportunity for HAAS Students to learn Lean Six Sigma for managers and MBAs. The GML Club is running a short survey to be better prepared for the course planning.
  • This is a 2-day crash course in "Six Sigma for Management and Decision-Making" and is a highly subsidized program (90% off) offered by Optness for partner schools and includes a Six Sigma - Green Belt certification at the end of the course. 

Self Care Tips

Self-Compassion Break
  • Feeling stressed? The Self-Compassion Break is a way to practice dealing with stressful situations.
  • The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley "Greater Good in Action" section has practices and exercises that you can use every day build compassion, practice kindness, or refresh your self-care tool kit.

Career Corner

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.

Resume Workshop
Thursday Feb 11, 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 2: Your Story: Tell Me About Yourself
Thursday Feb 18, 5-6PM PDT
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. In this highly interactive workshop, you will:
    • Learn the important elements to include in your story
    • Have opportunities to practice
    • Get feedback and refine
    • Work on the non-verbals, (body language, tone, pace, etc.)
  • 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.

Small Group TMAY Practice
Multiple dates and times available

  • Join two to four of your peers and a CMG coach to practice and get feedback on your “Tell me about yourself - TMAY." We encourage you to sign up for a TMAY workshop prior to this practice session and to have a draft TMAY to test out during the session.
  • Get started early because finding the right stories to tell and being able to tell them well takes time. Waiting until you get an interview to prep will be too late.
  • To sign up for a practice session, please log in to CMG BEARS, navigate to the Events module, and type Small Group TMAY Practice in the search bar.


UC Launch Accelerator Demo Day
Friday Feb 5, 3-7PM PST
  • Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, a student, or a community leader, UC Launch welcomes you to attend Demo Day 2021.  
  • Watch the top 6 most innovative startups from UC campuses pitch! 
  • Our lineup features 4 hours of Pitches, Fireside chat and Networking Access is free to all and attendees will be able to meet the startups after the pitches!
  • Register here.
Bears in the Kitchen-Virtual Cookalong
Tuesday Feb 9, 5PM PST
  • Cook-along with the University Health Services Nutrition Team from home!
  • In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the UHS team will be making Chinese-style pork dumplings together. 
  • If you would like to cook-along view the recipe list and grocery list ahead of time. 
  • Register here. If you can't attend the live event you can catch recording here.
Film Screening and Q&A: Accidental Courtesy 
Wednesday Feb 10, 4:30PM PST
  • Join the Black Staff and Faculty Organization at UC Berkeley for this film about musician Daryl Davis and his unusual hobby. He's played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan - something few black men can say.
  • In his travels, he's collected robes and other artifacts from friends who have left the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, in hopes of eventually opening a "Museum of the Klan."
  • Register here. For more UC Berkeley Black History Month events, click here.
15th Annual BERC Energy Summit
Wednesday Feb 10-Friday Feb 12
  • The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) is hosting their 15th Annual Energy Summit virtually this year. It's the largest student-led energy conference in the country, bringing together 500+ students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges.
  • BERC EWMBA liaison Ana Martinez invites you to register for tickets now and use referral code "amartinez" for a VIP raffle entry. For more details on the events, including an updated list of speakers such as Kate Gordon, Debra Gore-Mann, Matt Rogers, and more, please see their website.
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.

Program Office Tips & Tidbits

Attendance Policy
  • Attendance policies are established at the discretion of the professor and are often tied to participation. We encourage you to check out the syllabi for each of your classes to make sure you know what the policies are. 
  • We know this is an incredibly busy and stressful time for everyone and there may be times when you won't be able to attend class. We ask that you communicate with your professors if those situations arise. 
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