In this Issue • October 8, 2020

This Week
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Upcoming Spring 2021 Electives Webinars
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: The Washington Campus Info Session Oct 10, IBD Slides
  • Class of 2022: 2nd Year Advising Webinar Oct 21, RE Launch Recap
  • Financial Literacy Series Nov 10
Important Reminders
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Spring 2021 Bidding
Student Groups
  • EWMBAA Speaker Series: Mrudula Singampalli Oct 10
  • Training the Street's Corporate Valuation Oct 18
  • EWMBAA Fitness Classes
  • Part III "Race—The Power of an Illusion" Screening & Discussion Oct 9
  • Halloum Business Negotiation Competition Info Session Oct 12
  • Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month Comedy Special Oct 15
  • Haas @ SOCAP Oct 15
  • Upcoming EGAL Events
  • B-School Disrupt Oct 15
  • Berkeley Hult Prize Competition
Career Corner
  • Upcoming Workshops
Program Office Tips & Tidbits
  • What to do if... You need Proof of Payment

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This Week

Class of 2021 & 2022

Upcoming Electives Webinars

Discussion: Spring 2021 Virtual SIB South Africa
Friday Oct 9, 6:30PM PDT, Zoom
  • If you have any interest in a Virtual SIB South Africa, please attend this discussion sponsored by the Program Office.
  • Professors Mark Rittenberg and Ingrid Gavshon believe that with the virtual SIB South Africa they can secure some great speakers and better engagement with Government, Business, and NGO leaders from South Africa. 

Electives Webinar 
Wednesday Oct 14, 12 noon, Zoom
  • 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 our home page.
  • The Spring 2021 Electives Schedule will be released next Wednesday as well.

Save the Date: Elective Night Conversation
Friday Oct 23, 6:30PM
  • 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.


Class of 2021 & 2022

The Washington Campus Info Session
Saturday Oct 10, 1PM EST, Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 3612 1660, Passcode: 527065)
  • Haas partners with The Washington Campus to offer EW296.3 The Business of Politics. Since TWC will be held remotely this year, the TWC staff will be hosting an info session for any interested prospective students this week.
  • The course will be included in bidding and will be 2 units. The course dates are Jan 4-8, 2021. There will be one pre-session (Dec 4, 6-9PM) and two post-sessions (Jan 22 & Jan 24, 6-9 PM) with Haas Professor David Vogel.
Spring 2021 IBD Slides
  • The IBD team would like to thank everyone who attended yesterday's Info Session. 
  • For those of you who were unable to attend, please review the slides here.
  • 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

Class of 2022

2nd Year Advising Webinar
Wednesday Oct 21, 12 noon, Zoom
  • Unsure about the upcoming Spring semester? Questions about how to bid or what electives to choose?  
  • Join the advisors for a webinar to answer these questions and more!
RE Launch Recap
  • Thank you for joining us to REconnect and congratulations to our four raffle prize winners!
  • We will be reaching out via email soon with further details about the next event in the RE Launch series.
Financial Literacy Series

The Haas Financial Aid Office is proud to host the following online workshops presented by The Barry & Milligan Group Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

  • Preparing For and Identifying Your Future Financial Goals: Tuesday Nov 10, 1-2PM PST, Zoom
  • International Tax: Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021, 1-2PM PST, Zoom
    • US Tax Residency – who needs to file a US Tax Return; Requirements to file a US return (forms to file); Potential Tax Treaty Impact - Individuals from a Non-Treaty Country; Foreign account disclosure requirements
  • Estate and Incapacity Planning - Tuesday Feb 23, 1-2PM 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, 2021, 1-2PM 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, 1-2PM 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, 10b5-1 Trading Plans); Concentrated stock risk management

Important Reminders

Class of 2021 & 2022

Spring 2021 Bidding
  • 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 
  • More dates on the Registration Timeline.

Student Groups

EWMBAA Speaker Series: Mrudula Singampalli, EW 22
Saturday Oct 10, 1:10-1:50PM, Zoom, Eventbrite Registration
  • The EWMBA Association is hosting a new 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.
  • Mrudula will be covering how to pivot from software development to product management and then taking questions. Mrudula is a usability evangelist with a proven record of delivering innovative solutions to challenging problems. Most recently, she has pivoted from software development into Product Management and is now responsible for building REST APIs at Workday
Corporate Valuation: A Primer to Real-World Methodologies
Sunday Oct 18, 9AM-4:30PM, Link provided after registration
  • This seminar is for candidates seeking employment on Wall Street and in the field of finance. Through practical examples and exercises, the seminar illustrates the fundamentals of popular corporate valuation techniques used by Wall Street practitioners. 
  • This session is for current MBA students who are members of the Consulting OR Finance Club ONLY. Non-members must join the club first, then notify Christine Blaine at Career Management,, you can re-register for the session.
  • While the session cost is covered, there is a $50 cancellation fee. 
  • Register here. Read more about the event here.
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


Part III of "Race—The Power of an Illusion" Film Screening and Discussion
Friday Oct 9, 11AM-1PM PDT, Online
  • The Other & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley invite you a one-hour screening of the award-winning docuseries "Race—The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In (Part III)," followed by a one-hour live-streamed panel discussion. 
  • They will examine the creation of “whiteness” as a new racial category that collapsed diverse ethnic European immigrants into one group, replacing the focus on racialized differences between Europeans to differences between whites and non-whites.
  • Register here.
Berkeley Law & Haas Halloum Business Negotiation Competition Info Session
Monday Oct 12, 12:30PM PDT, Zoom (Meeting ID: 967 4824 8156, Passcode: 039043)
  • Are you interested in applying business valuation skills to negotiating business transaction with partner Berkeley Law students? The Halloum Business Competition (Fall) is a Berkeley-only negotiation competition designed to partner Law & Business students in a business-transaction environment.
  • Competition Dates are Oct 27, Oct 29 and Nov 5. To learn more, go here.
  • Sign up here by Sunday Oct 18 at 11:59PM.
Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month Comedy Special
Thursday Oct 15, 12 noon PDT
  • Please join us for a live performance and mixed media, exclusive for the Haas community, in celebration of Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month. “Latin Standards” mixes social commentary and comic edge in the loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter.
  • RSVP required to secure your free ticket. The performance is 60 minutes, with an option to stay after for a conversation with Marga following the performance.
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.
  • SOCAP is the largest and most diverse impact investing community in the world. The event is hosted by the Berkeley Haas Sustainable & Impact Finance initiative
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.
B-School Disrupt
Thursday Oct 15, 12-2PM PDT
  • Entrepreneurship at Haas invites you join fellow BerkeleyHaas, Stanford GSB, and Venture Lab alumni and friends for our own version of Tech Disrupt!
  • Featuring short pitches from teams working on innovative ventures that have been pivotal during the current COVID-19 pandemic and reflective of underrepresented entrepreneurs, including Dispatch Goods, Lindsey Hoell & Adam Boostrom, both EW 21 and Aila Health, Rory Stanton, EW 20.
  • The event will be followed by a virtual round table networking session via Remo 
  • RSVP to attend.
Berkeley Hult Prize Competition
Apply by Wednesday Nov 25, 11:59PM
Wednesday Dec 2, 6-8PM
  • This year's theme is "Food For Good: Transforming food into a vehicle for change." If you would like to apply to pitch, more info here.
  • If you'd like to support, RSVP to watch the top 10 UC Berkeley teams pitch products and solutions that will change the world on Dec 2!
  • The 1st place winner moves on to the regional competition and one step closer to the $1 Million Seed Capital Prize.  

Career Corner

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.

Resume Workshop
Thursday Oct 22, 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.

Program Office Tips & Tidbits

What to do if... You need Proof of Payment
  • An Official Monthly Statement can be generated in CalCentral as a PDF.
  • Go to CalCentral > My Finances > Billing Summary > View Official Monthly Statement.
  • This statement will include a school seal and fees paid, but not a course breakdown. Please submit a request here if your employer requires something very specific.

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