In this Issue • January 28, 2021

This Week
  • Class of 2021 & 2022: Drops Only Round Ends Jan 30
  • Latest OneHaas Alumni Podcast
  • Reminder: SVSHP Refresher Training Module
Important Reminders
  • Fall 2021 Instruction
Student Groups
  • Six Sigma Training Interest Survey
  • Upcoming EWMBAA VP Elections
Self Care Tips
  • StayWell at Home
Career Corner
  • Story 1: Intro Story for Career Conversations Feb 4
  • Building a Great LinkedIn Profile Feb 8
  • Resume Workshop Feb 11
News About You
  • Haas Leaders Beyond the Classroom
  • Call for BERC Innovation Expo Applications Due Jan 29
  • Exploring a New Normal - Deal Evaluation During Uncertainty Jan 29
  • 15th Annual BERC Energy Summit Feb 10-12
  • AmpEquity Speaker Series with Freada Kapor Klein Feb 17
  • A Conversation with Sustaio Feb 23
Program Office Tips & Tidbits
  • bCourses Troubleshooting - Not Seeing Enrolled Courses
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This Week

A Message from the EWMBAA Board

EWMBAA VP Applications: Now’s the time to go beyond yourself!

Due Friday Feb 5
  • In this great year of change, we need your help to make the EWMBAA the best unit to serve our Haas community. 
  • Want to make a difference to our student experience? Get to know more classmates across cohorts and years, and work with UC Berkeley leadership? 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, and we'll be dropping by your classes and happy hours this week to share more. If you have specific questions, please reach out to us - we want to hear from you! 
  • Applications are open from now until Friday Feb 5 here. We look forward to working with you!!
- Your EWMBAA Board: Adam, Alan, Chloe, Kevin, Gillian

Class of 2021 & 2022

Add/Drop Reminders
  • Drops Only Round ends Saturday Jan 30 at 11:59PM.
  • Full-Time Course Request Review 2 Jan 29 at 12 noon.
  • Be sure to check OLR during the Drops Only round and drop any unwanted classes, including those that you are on the waitlist for.
  • Reminder: existing waitlists will be processed until the end of the round, so there is a chance you will be enrolled in a class.

Class of 2023

First Year Elective Pilot Form Closes Feb 1
  • A reminder that the form will close on Monday Feb 1 at 12 noon PST. Please refer to email titled "[EWMBA] First Year Elective Pilot Request Form Open" for more information.


Check Out the Latest OneHaas Alumni Podcast
  • Interested in the Entrepreneurship ecosystem at Berkeley Haas?  Rhonda Shrader, Executive Director of the Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program & MBA 96, talks about championing Entrepreneurship at Haas in the most recent OneHaas Alumni Podcast.
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.
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.

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.
    • Blue: Monday Feb 1 (starting at 7:40PM)
    • Gold: Tuesday Feb 2 (starting at 7:40PM)
    • 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.

Important Reminders

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. 

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. 

Reconnecting with Our Humanity at Work
Friday Jan 29, 12-1PM, Zoom (Add to Google Cal, Outlook, Yahoo, iCal)
  • The GML Club invites you to an engaging and interactive session with Professor Jennifer Caleshu (Leadership Communications, Building Trust-Based Relationships) designed to support you, your peers, and your teams, in creating an optimistic, human-first culture in these unprecedented times.
  • Share your own experiences and learn best practices from each other. 

Self Care Tips

StayWell At Home
  • Are you struggling with social distancing? Feeling anxious because of COVID-19?
  • StayWell at home is a free daily text messaging program run by PhD candidate Alein Haro and professor Adrian Aguilera at the Digital Health Equity & Access Lab (DHEAL) at UC Berkeley. 
  • Participants receive a text message per day for 60 days. The messages are based on cognitive behavioral therapy and include coping skills, social support, and behavioral activation. At the end of the 60 days, participants will receive a $20 gift card.
  • To join the program sign up here or sign up by texting "WELL" to 510.240.8877. 

Career Corner

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.

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.

News About You

Haas Leaders Beyond the Classroom
  • A huge shout-out to Luis Alejandro Liang, EW 23, for sharing his story in the inaugural Haas Voices column of the Haas Newsroom. Haas Voices is a new first-person series that highlights the lived experiences of members of the Berkeley Haas community. Read the story here.


Call for BERC Innovation Expo Applications
Due Friday Jan 29
  • The Innovation Expo is a research poster exhibition and prize contest, where attendees and participants can learn about innovative energy research from the student researchers themselves! Students are encouraged to apply to present posters at the Innovation Expo. The Expo will be on Feb 10 during the 15th Annual BERC Energy Summit. It’s a great place to showcase your research, be it a completed project or an in-progress one and win prizes worth $1100.
  • Note that the application does not require a completed poster- just a short abstract/description and three ‘seeded’ questions about your research. Final poster PDF is due Feb 5.
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.
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.
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

bCourses Troubleshooting - Not Seeing Enrolled Courses
  • Don't see one of the bCourses site for a course you are enrolled in?
    • If the course has not started yet, please allow professors time to finalize the bCourses site.
    • If the course has started, double check your enrollment in CalCentral. If you are enrolled, CalCentral and bCourses sync overnight and you should have access after that time.
  • Did you know? The Courses window will only list so many courses. To update which courses you see, in the left nav, click on Courses > All Courses. There is a limit on how many courses can be shown in that view and on your dashboard. You can star or unstar courses to customize what comes up when you log in. Please note that courses are not sorted in any particular order.
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