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Sherwood Yuen

Sherwood Yuen
MBA 08

Vice President, Alternative Investments
Wells Fargo
San Francisco, California

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Sherwood Yuen didn't waste any time putting his Haas studies to work. He and several classmates formed a startup in the mobile wireless payment space, using a business plan incubated and honed in their Entrepreneurship class. Now one of them is the CEO and the others are the board of directors.

"The Haas curriculum is second to none. I apply what I learned at Haas every day on the job, from small epiphanies to the big concepts."

"I really valued the team-oriented approach to academics at Haas. I learned not just from my professors, but from my classmates. It was sort of a group search experience, with answers and ideas coming from everyone and every direction."

"The in-depth, practical experience of so many of its alumni, especially the entrepreneurs who come back to campus as guest speakers and visiting professors, really sets Haas apart. Not many business schools have such a deep network of serial entrepreneurs to call on."

"The International Business Seminar was one of the highlights of my time at Haas. In two weeks in South Africa, we visited everything from an AIDS clinic and an orphanage to manufacturing plants and the offices of a private equity fund. When we visited a gold mine, we saw on the ground the effects of the run-up in commodities prices, from the social strains caused by migration to the challenges of maintaining the workforce. It was a rich and rewarding experience on every level."

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