Full-Time MBA Program

Career Planning

The Haas School's highly regarded reputation in the business community and its location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area provide Berkeley MBA graduates with an ideal gateway to many of the world's most selective organizations across a variety of industries.

While you are in the Berkeley MBA program, you will learn how to manage a successful career and prepare yourself to secure the job you want after graduation. The Career Management Group combines highly personalized services, quality programs, and state-of-the-art tools to assist you in thinking strategically about your career objectives and to offer you a structured approach to tackling the job market.

Accessible Career Experts

The Career Management Group also offers a broad range of services from experienced advisors, coaches, managers, and practitioners at all stages of the career planning process.

  • Career Coaches – Experienced professionals help you frame your self-development goals and your recruiting strategy to find work that is meaningful to you.
  • Relationship Managers – Senior-level account managers maintain hundreds of relationships with companies.
  • Industry Advisors – Our part-time cadre of seasoned professionals who bring years of front-line industry and functional experience to each one-on-one session with students.
  • CMG Peer Advisors – A select group of experienced second-year MBA students who advise first-year students through the interview and job search processes.

Extensive Training Programs and Activities

The Career Management Group offers a full schedule of diverse programs and activities to prepare you for success.

  • Career Fundamentals Workshops – Daily workshops on job search topics such as resume and cover letter writing, networking, interview strategies, pitching, and more.
  • Case and Interview Preparation – Firms such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Clorox, Bain, and McKinsey & Co. are invited into the classroom to train students how to apply their classroom skills in the interview room.
  • Job Search Teams – An intensive six-week program that utilizes teamwork and Haas expertise helps you quickly launch a strong job search in your chosen field.
  • Specific Industry Programs – A diverse set of activities and events tailored to specific industries, such as the Analyzing Careers in Real Estate Program (ACRE) or the Investment Banking Fellows Program, which both partner students with relevant alumni.

Tools that Make a Difference

Berkeley MBA students have access to some of the best online job search and career resources available.

  • CareerNet – The school's state-of-the-art student careers website enables you to stay on top of the job market by providing instant access to career tools, as well as employer and event information.
  • Virtual Interview Coaching – A custom tool that enables you to review model responses to common interview questions, review critical components of a case interview, and even practice and video-record your responses to solicit coaching and feedback from a consultant.