In this Issue • November 5, 2020

This Week
  • Wednesday Nov 11 Veterans Day
  • Class of 2022: RE Launch Session 2 Nov 8
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Spring 2021 Bidding is Over
  • Town Hall with Dean Harrison Recording and Slides
  • Diwali 2020 Nov 13
  • Class of 2023: Spring 2021 Core Waiver Exam Sign-ups
Important Reminders
  • Nominations for the Haas Student Leadership Award
Student Groups
  • Announcing the 2021 EWMBAA Executive Team!
  • Sign up to be an Admissions Ambassador!
  • BBSA Fireside Chat with PM While Black Nov 11
  • EY Parthenon Case Prep Nov 11
  • Fireside Chat on Dual Career Couples Nov 12
  • EWMBAA Speaker Series Kartik Atyam Nov 12
  • EWMBAA Fitness Classes
  • Align and Optimize Your Business Nov 18
  • CRG Thursday Forum Series Nov 19
Career Corner
  • Values in Action ("VIA") Assessment Nov 9
  • Transferable Skills Nov 10
Program Office Tips & Tidbits
  • Fall 2020 Grade Letters
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This Week

Wednesday Nov 11 Veterans Day
  • Thank you to our EWs and their families who have served in uniform!
  • The Program Office will be closed on Nov 11.

Class of 2022

RE Launch This Sunday
Sunday Nov 8, 2-4PM PST, Zoom
  • This interactive session will be a chance for you to REimagine your future!
  • Led by Professor David Riemer, this interactive workshop will focus on Storytelling for Leadership. To prepare for this workshop, please read this short article here.
  • Not too late to register here!

Class of 2021 & 2022

Spring 2021 Bidding is Over
  • Please note that bidding ended on Wednesday Nov 4. Be sure to check your bidding results, which are now available in the "Enrollments and Results" tab in OLR.
  • The next opportunity to make adjustments to your schedule will be during Add/Drop beginning Monday Jan 4. Review the Registration Timeline for specific dates and times.
  • Spring 2021 Enrollment has been posted to CalCentral. Spring 2021 tuition and fees will be calculated based on Bidding enrollment and adjusted if you make changes during Add/Drop.
  • Spring 2021 tuition will be due on Jan 15, 2021.
  • If you are interested in taking a Full-Time MBA Course, a form will be made available during Add/Drop on Jan 8. FTMBA request deadlines are in the Registration Timeline.


Town Hall with Dean Ann Harrison and CFO Loretta Ezeife
  • Thank you to those who attended the Town Hall. In case you missed it, here are the recording (Passcode: &9qG2=U#) and slides.
Diwali 2020
Friday Nov 13, 6:30-8PM PST
  • Bringing together MBA students from FTMBA, EMBA and EWMBA to showcase a program of learning, identity, socializing and networking, Diwali will be held virtually on Friday Nov 13.
  • This will be a great opportunity to learn more about this festival of new beginnings, celebrating "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance" while connecting with students from across MBA programs. 
  • To receive a link to the event, please complete this Google Form. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out the form with your interests and the Diwali Planning Committee will reach out to you.
  • More details on themed rooms to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Avni Kansara, Director of Student Experience.

Class of 2023

Spring 2021 Core Waiver Exam Sign-ups

Important Reminders

Nominations for the Haas Student Leadership Award
  • This scholarship is awarded to students that display exemplary leadership within the campus community. Both breadth and depth of involvement at Haas will be considered. 
  • Students eligible for nomination are enrolled in the Full-Time MBA or Evening & Weekend MBA Programs with a graduation date of Dec 2020 or May 2021.
  • Submit your nomination(s) by close of business on Friday Nov 13. Award recipients will be notified in December.
  • If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Haas Financial Aid Office. 

Student Groups

Announcing the 2021 EWMBAA Executive Team!

  • Congratulations to your 2021 EWMBAA Executive Team, HaasConnect!
  • Get to know your new Executive Team and their platform here.
  • A huge thank you to the current board for their leadership this past year: Anna Lee, Vahid Amani, Kyle Cook, Adin Menkin and Paulina Lee.
A Message from your VPs of Admissions

Sign up to be an Admissions Ambassador!
  • Loving your experience at Haas and want to tell the world? As an Admissions Ambassador you'll be matched up with prospective students considering the EWMBA program and answer their questions about your experiences with the program, the classes, and the opportunities. Sign up here!
  • Contact your EWMBAA VPs of Admissions for more information (Anita Xavier, Chris Kim, Krishna Medarametla, Rana Gidwani, and Steve Odell).
BBSA Fireside Chat with PM While Black
Wednesday Nov 11, 6PM PST, Zoom
  • Have you used an interesting Tech product and wondered about how it was made? 
  • Are you new to Tech and wonder what's the best way to break in?
  • Join the Black Business Student Association for a fireside chat centered around breaking into product management with two representatives from the organization PM While Black. PM While Black aims to make product management more accessible to the Black Community.
  • Sign up here to get the Zoom link.

EY Parthenon Case Prep
Wednesday Nov 11, 6-8PM PST

  • 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 over the upcoming few weeks! 
  • Sign-up here by Tuesday Nov 10 at 6PM PST.
  • For questions please email/Slack Sarada Weerasinghe, VP of Programs. View the list of future workshops here.
Fireside Chat on Dual Career Couples with the Founder & CEO of WRK/360 
Thursday Nov 12, 12:30-1:30PM PDT, Webinar
  • Today, white-collar employees are more likely than ever to be part of a household where both partners work full time, and the trend is growing. 
  • Join EGAL and Haas Manbassadors, with support from Haas Partners’ Club and Haas Cubs Club, as we chat with Mary Beth Ferrante, Founder & CEO of WRK/360, about challenges and growth-opportunities for dual-career couples.
  • Register here. Open to current Haas students (FTMBAs and EWMBAs), partners of current students, Haas alumni, and partners of alumni.
EWMBAA Speaker Series: Kartik Atyam, EW 21
Thursday Nov 12, 5:30-6:15PM PST, Zoom (Meeting ID:  930 7936 7607 ), Eventbrite Registration
  • The EWMBA Association is hosting a speaker series highlighting the experiences of fellow classmates, alumni, and their networks! Chats will be covering a variety of aspects - career goals, personal experiences and particular industry insights to name a few!
  • Kartik is currently a Product Manager for a B2B enterprise SaaS product; taking an established product into a new market. He's a 3rd year EWMBA student with a BS and MS in Civil Engineering.
  • After doing some career exploration with CMG, he decided to pursue PM roles at the end of his 1st year. From there he structured his recruiting approach for an industry and functional switch into a Product Manager role. Kartik will talk through his journey, learning lessons that he wished he knew earlier, and advice to aspiring PM's (especially those that are coming from non-traditional backgrounds).   
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


Align and Optimize Your Business
Wednesday Nov 18, 7-8:30PM PDT, Zoom
  • With the business landscape changed dramatically by Covid-19, companies must reassess their priorities, innovate, and be competitive.
  • Sponsored by the Berkeley/Haas Alumni - LA Chapter, Marco Gottini, Berkeley-Columbia EMBA 2012, and Managing Partner at BIZAL LLC, will present a framework to analyze companies through critical stages of their lifecycle and create alignment across all components of their business.
  • Register here. Free for students; use code "haasstudent." Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees, prior to the event.
CRG Thursday Forum Series: Kashmir: Between "Bare Life" and Death
Thursday Nov 19, 4-5PM, Zoom
  • UC Berkeley Research Anthropologist Angana P. Chatterji will address the siege on Kashmir that began August 5, 2019, and the conditions of collective internment imposed thereafter by the majoritarian Indian state
  • Must register here to receive a personalized link to join.

Career Corner

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.

Transferable Skills
Tuesday Nov 10, 12-1PM PDT
Register in BEARS!

  • You’ll hear this term frequently, especially if you are changing roles and/or industries. This workshop will help you describe your accomplishments in a way that your new audience can easily understand: reframe your experience such that people in different industries/roles/organizations understand its value.

Program Office Tips & Tidbits

Fall 2020 Grade Letters
  • Official grade letters for the Fall 2020 semester will not be available until Jan. Professors cannot start entering grades to CalCentral until Dec 5 and the final deadline is Dec 23.
  • Please review your employers documentation requirements carefully. If your employer's year end deadline for reimbursement is before Dec 23 but your grades have not posted to CalCentral, unofficial grade letters stating you "received a grade of B- or better" can be requested via this form and by submitting proof of B- or better to
  • Review other documentation options here.
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