First-Person

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly
MBA 08

Engineering Manager
Intel
Santa Clara, California

"The Haas approach to learning is communal: people form bonds with their teams, their classmates, and the larger community outside.

"Our Venture Capital and Private Equity class was taught by real venture capitalists. These are people—Jerry Engel, Terry Oppendyk and Pete Bucklin—who don't just think about and study venture capital; they are doing it. Their insights and the people they brought into class were amazing. They are the real deal.

"I'm using my Haas education on the job in so many ways that it's hard to quantify. There are many sides to it, from greater confidence and taking a broader approach, to being able to balance issues and communicate better. And I became much more focused now, in every part of my life, because I had to be."

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