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Toby Gardner

Toby Gardner
MBA 10

Senior Associate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Ernst & Young
San Francisco, California

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Toby Gardner kept busy while at Berkeley-Haas pulling the curtain aside, writing candidly about his MBA experiences in his BusinessWeek MBA Journal. One of only nine worldwide MBA students selected to write for BusinessWeek, Gardner shared his personal insights to give prospective students a deeper understanding of the Berkeley MBA Program.

"I was privileged to share my experiences at Haas with all of those future Haas students out there in countries around the world. And they are everywhere. Imagine, at the beginning of my first year, I sat around a conference table and discussed entrepreneurship with an Egyptian, a Russian, a Japanese, an Indian, and an American. With over 30 countries represented among 240 classmates, I was always learning new things from my peers as well as from my classes.

"The core curriculum gives you a clear and concise approach to solving both qualitative and quantitative problems. It also gives you the confidence to recognize that your own opinions are valid."

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