In this Issue • October 1, 2020

This Week
  • Class of 2022: RE Launch Oct 3
  • Class of 2023: D&D Pre-term Workshop Oct 4
  • Class of 2021: IBD Webinar Oct 7
  • Correct Link: EWMBAA AMA Recording
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Spring 2021 Electives
Important Reminders
  • EGAL Anti-Racism Commitments Project
  • Berkeley Haas Culture Fund Proposals Due Oct 5
  • Yale Healthcare Services Innovation: Case Competition
  • Class of 2023 Spring 2021 Core Waiver Exams
Student Groups
  • Berkeley AI Summit Oct 2
  • Finance Club Events
  • Latinx Business Club Events
  • EWMBAA Fitness Classes
  • SBSC Deadline Oct 7
  • IMAGINEi5 Innovation in the COVID-19 Pandemic Oct 7
  • Haas @ SOCAP Oct 15
  • Upcoming EGAL Events
Career Corner
  • Upcoming Workshops
Program Office Tips & Tidbits
  • UC Berkeley COVID-19 Resources

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This Week

Class of 2022

RE Launch
Saturday Oct 3, 6-8PM PDT
  • Want to REconnect with your classmates? It's not too late to register here for RE Launch. This is the first in a series of events dedicated to REflecting on your past and REimagining your future!
  • Come hear our alumni guest speaker Dutta Satadip, EWMBA 09 and Chief Customer Officer at Pinterest, from 6-6:30PM. Other opportunities to REconnect are during Game Night (6:40-7:30PM) and Speed Networking (7:30-8PM)!
  • We will raffle prizes throughout the event!
  • What photos represent the fun things you’ve been able to do since starting the Haas program? Share a photo by Friday Oct 2.

Class of 2023

D&D Pre-term Workshop 
Sunday Oct 4, 4-5:30PM
  • The final EW200S Data and Decisions Pre-term Workshop Live Session is this Sunday Oct 4 from 4-5:30PM, covering practice quizzes. Have a good first week of Fall B!

Class of 2021

International Business Development (IBD) Webinar
Wednesday Oct 7, 12 noon, Zoom
  • IBD is an international client based consulting course. The Spring 2021 IBD Course is only for 3rd year EWMBA students. 
  • IBD will be entirely virtual this year and will be dual listed with FTMBA.
  • The classes will be taught on Thursdays from 8-11AM.
  • The session will be recorded. For general IBD questions you can email Precious Ward at If you have questions that are specific to the EW program, please email Justine Roades at


Correct Link: EWMBAA AMA Recording
  • Apologies for the incorrect link. Please view the recording here (Access Passcode: cA.wKus2).

Class of 2021 & 2022

Spring 2021 Electives
  • The Spring 2021 Electives Webinar will be on Wednesday Oct 14 at 12 noon via Zoom. The Electives Schedule will be released this date as well.
  • This webinar is to learn about the elective offerings, how to read the schedule, and course planning tips. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the Registration Timeline.
  • Bidding Timeline
    • Bidding Round 1 Monday Oct 26, 12 noon-Friday Oct 30, 12 noon
    • Bidding Round 2 Friday Oct 30, 4PM-Wed Nov 4, 12 noon 

Important Reminders

EGAL Anti-Racism Commitments Project
  • A reminder from the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) to submit 1-2 personal anti-racism commitments that will then be displayed in a virtual whiteboard on their website. They are also offering to match folks with an "accountability buddy" with similar commitments. 
  • They encourage all of you to take this first step and submit your commitments using this short form by Friday Oct 2 at 5PM. 
Berkeley Haas Culture Fund Proposals Due Oct 5
  • Did you know? As a Culture Fund recipient, the One Haas Podcast has been able to expand and continue to share Haas stories. Have an idea for another way to bring the Haas community together?
  • A group of deep supporters of our school donated over $200,000 for keeping our Defining Leader Principles (DLPs) strong. This Berkeley Haas Culture Fund will make 10-15 grants in the fall of $5,000 each to support new activities and initiatives that are directly linked to our four principles and have the potential for long-term impact on our school’s learning, experiences, or practices.
    • The mission statement provides a more complete overview of the Berkeley Haas Culture Fund.
  • Submissions via Google Form are due Oct 5. Questions? Email
Correct App Deadline for Healthcare Services Innovation: Case Competition
Application Deadline Oct 9, Case Competition Nov 14

Class of 2023

Core Waiver Exams for Spring 2021 Core Classes
  • Information the process can be found here and sign up here.
  • Deadline to register your intent to test is Sunday Nov 22 at 11:59PM PST.

Student Groups

Berkeley AI Summit
Friday Oct 2, 10AM-4PM
  • Haas Data Science Club is hosting their annual Berkeley AI Summit this year on Friday Oct 2. Details and registration here.
  • This is a free event to help students understand the field of Artificial Intelligence
Finance Club Search Fund / Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Events
Latinx Business Club Hispanic Heritage Month Events
The Latinx Business Club would like to invite you some of their events for Hispanic Heritage Month!
  • Cuban Salsa Virtual Dance Class, Friday Oct 2, 2-3PM, Zoom
    • Join us virtually to learn Cuban Salsa from second-year classmate Yannell.
  • Dean's Speaker Series with Rosie Rios, Former US Treasurer, Tuesday Oct 6, 12:30-1:30PM, YouTube Livestream
    • Co-sponsored by Goldman School of Public Policy and Haas LatinX Business Club.
  • Dominican Food Virtual Cooking Class, Sunday Oct 11, 12:30-2PM, Zoom
    • Join us as special guest Chef Gina teaches us how to prepare an authentic Dominican dish! Not sure if you want to cook alongside Chef Gina? That's okay! We'll also be chatting and having a good time throughout the event.
EWMBAA Fitness Classes

Bollywood Workout
Every Sunday 10AM
Meeting ID: 918 4048 3825
Passcode: bollywood

Power Pilates
Every Tuesday 5PM
Meeting ID: 980 9234 5343
Passcode: pilates

Every Wednesday 6PM
Meeting ID: 961 0561 8076
Passcode: Zoom-ba

Haasie HIIT
Every Thursday 5PM
Meeting ID: 985 4745 1215
Passcode: hiit
Stay up to date on the latest events via the EWMBAA calendar!


Deadline Next Week: The Small Business School Challenge 
Sign up Deadline Extended to Oct 7
Competition Dates Oct 15-17

  • Are you interested in applying design thinking methodology to help solve problems faced by small businesses? The Small Business School Challenge (SBSC) is a design thinking case competition built to help local SMBs recover and adjust to the economic impact of COVID-19.
  • Learn more here.
  • Sign up here by Wednesday Oct 7.
Innovation in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Monday Oct 7, 5-7PM PDT
  • Interested in Entrepreneurship + Social Impact? IMAGINEi5, Adriana Penuela Useche and Sara Khalek, both EW 22, in partnership with BIG Ideas Contest invite you a 'problem statement' creation session. Sign up here.
  • The goal of this event is to address the profound effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Haas @ SOCAP: Gathering for Haas Alumni & MBAs
Thursday Oct 15, 5PM PDT
  • Want to connect with Haas alumni and MBAs around the SOCAP conference? There's lots to talk about and we want to make sure those important conversations are still happening in our remote world. Register here.
  • Participants will be put into a small breakout room where you’ll have 15 minutes to meet fellow students and alumni. Swap names, stories and top SOCAP tips and then move on to the next Zoom room. 
  • Hosted by the Berkeley Haas Sustainable & Impact Finance initiative. Bring a drink, invite a fellow alumni or show up on Zoom with your toddler.
Upcoming EGAL Events

AmpEquity Speaker Series: InaMarie Johnson, Zendesk

Thursday Oct 15, 12:30PM PDT
  • Join InaMarie Johnson (Chief People & Diversity Officer, Zendesk) and Kellie McElhaney (Founder & Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss InaMarie's Equity Fluent Leadership journey. Register here.
Advancing inclusive AI - Strategies for current and future business leaders
Tuesday Oct 20, 5PM PDT
  • Second in a series of virtual brown bag events to further the conversation around mitigating bias and advancing inclusive AI. Register here.

Career Corner

Resume Workshop
Monday Oct 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.


Your Leadership Presence & Your Real Story
Thursday Oct 8,  5-6PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • Our Leadership Presence & Your Real Story Workshop will give you tools and ways of being that will support you in showing up as the real deal.

Your Story: Tell Me About Yourself
Monday Oct 12, 5-6PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • In this interactive webinar, 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.

Career Conversations
Tuesday Oct 13, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • The ability to have skillful career conversations builds and deepens relationships, gives you insights, and allows for opportunities. Whether it be informational interviews, connecting with people, or coffee chats, these are all career conversations.
  • This learning lab will give you a simple framework that helps you be more intentional, less transactional, and allow you to connect, get curious and be understood. 

Building a Great LinkedIn Profile
Thursday Oct 15, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • Join us for this interactive lab where you will learn strategies for updating and strengthening your LinkedIn Profile.

Program Office Tips & Tidbits

UC Berkeley Resources
Haas Resources
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