From your first day as a Berkeley MBA student, you are able to leverage the power of one of the best professional networks on the planet. More than 32,000 Haas School graduates—and over 430,000 UC Berkeley graduates—are connected by a robust alumni network that includes career resources, online communities, and local alumni chapters in major cities around the globe.
Whether in Shanghai, Santiago, London, or New York, you will have immediate access to local alumni who get together often to strengthen their personal and professional contacts at chapter and regional gatherings. In addition, a variety of online and in-person alumni groups and clubs formed around special interests—from biotech and real estate to business in greater China—can provide you with insights and contacts.
With chapters in over countries all over the world, there are, on average, Haas alumni events happening six out of seven days a week all over the world.
Haas alumni have formed a variety of groups around certain affinities and industries (real estate, entrepreneurship, consulting, etc.) for networking and career opportunities.
Active MBA students organize alumni mixer events. Last year, for example, "Dinner for 6" was a casual, small-group opportunity for students to interact with alumni in specific fields of interest. In addition, each semester the Haas School Alumni Relations Office hosts a major networking event for all MBA students and alumni in the Bay Area.
Access to powerful online tools, including Haas@Cal, the Haas School's exclusive online community, provides you the tools necessary to start your own blogs, group event calendars, group emails, and more. There is also access to the alumni directory and a collection of more than 4,000 Haas alumni who have volunteered to be career advisors.
As a graduate of the Berkeley MBA Program, you will not only continue to have full access to all networking tools, you will also enjoy a full menu of career services, as well as personal development and educational resources.
Access to job databases, resume services, personal advising and coaching, and career workshop and webinars offered by the Career Center.
In addition to lifelong access to the Haas School's Long Library and Factiva services, alumni are invited to audit specific courses in the fall and spring semesters.
>At your one-year anniversary and then every five years after that, you are welcomed back to Haas for Reunion Weekend where you will have the opportunity to socialize and reconnect with your fellow graduates, as well as share experiences and expertise with each other.