Orientation Week

AUGUST

Orientation Week featured prominent business leaders, including Twitter Co-Founder and Berkeley-Haas Executive Fellow Biz Stone.

Pictured: First-year MBA students compete in a variety of games in the annual Cohort Olympics, a favorite Orientation Week event.

Orientation Week

AUGUST

Berkeley MBA students presented summaries of their summer International Business Development (IBD) projects undertaken in China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and many other locations.

Pictured: Two members of the all-female team in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who worked with a women's college, Dar Al-Hekma, recommending programs that promote the personal development and advancement of women in Saudi Arabia.

Guy Kawasaki

SEPTEMBER

Former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki spoke about his new book Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions.

Orientation Week

OCTOBER

World renowned chef Ferran Adria lunched with students to launch his "Ideas for Transformation" competition where a dozen Berkeley-Haas teams competed against teams from four other business schools to develop strategies and models to guide the upcoming launch of his elBullifoundation.

Play Program

OCTOBER

The >play Digital Media Conference focused on the user revolution as it related to everything from the Arab Spring to Groupon.


Yves Behar

OCTOBER

Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject, spoke to Haas students about the importance of design thinking in business.

Lutz

NOVEMBER

Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, retired vice chairman of General Motors, spoke to the Berkeley-Haas community about innovation and the electric car as part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Orientation Week

NOVEMBER

Four Berkeley MBA students won the annual MIT EdTech Case Competition with a plan to promote an online tool that helps parents assist their children with schoolwork.

Pictured: The winning students Gordon Chan and Kawai Lai, both MBA 12, Mike Ciccarone and Flora Kuo, both MBA 13.

Jim Wilcox

JANUARY

A panel of business leaders discussed the role of social media in enabling businesses to do good at the 9th Annual Haas Celebration at Gap Headquarters in San Francisco.

Pictured: Professor Jim Wilcox gives a speech entitled "Debt & Deficits; The Economy & the Election."

Fisker Karma

FEBRUARY

David Anderson, MBA 95 and Director at Fisker Automotive brought in the new plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan Fisker Karma to show students.

Orientation Week

FEBRUARY

Richelle Parham, CMO of Ebay, kicked off the Haas CMO Insight Series with a lecture to Berkeley MBAs. Executives from Wells Fargo, Salesforce.com, and the San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer team were among other recent guest speakers.

Pictured: Richelle Parham speaks with a Berkeley MBA student over dinner. The CMO visitors often stay for an intimate dinner with students.

Rady Winners

FEBRUARY

The UCSD's Rady School of Business' Sony Marketing Strategy Case Competition mixed things up by pairing up students from different schools. Berkeley-Haas students were on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams.

Pictured: The three Berkeley-Haas winners: Raj Brahmbhatt, Benny Du, and Krishna Shah, all MBA 13.

Latin American Business Conference

FEBRUARY

The 2012 Berkeley Latin American Business Conference featured highly respected business and political leaders including Eduardo Leon, partner and managing director of BCG Mexico.

Pictured: Student organizers of the 2012 Berkeley Latin American Business Conference.

Jeff Fettig

FEBRUARY

Jeff Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool, spoke to the Berkeley-Haas community about the company's plan to be a part of every room in the house.

Jeff Fettig (right) hands Dean Lyons an envelope of coupons for free Whirlpool Claw bike holders to give out to attendees.

Scoth Tasting

MARCH

Berkeley-Haas students, faculty, and staff dressed to the nines for a night of scotch tasting to benefit a funding program for MBA students seeking nonprofit or public sector internships.

Women in Leadership Conference

MARCH

The student-run Women in Leadership Conference helped attendees go beyond mentorship with Pandora Executive Vice President Jessica Steel

Orientation Week

APRIL

Berkeley MBAs won the coveted Golden Shovel for a 5th straight year after defeating Stanford in the NAIOP Real Estate Challenge.

Hult Challenge Team

APRIL

A Berkeley team, including two Haas MBA 12's, took 2nd place in the Hult Global Case Challenge judged by Bill Clinton

Orientation Week

MAY

The Haaski Golf Open celebrated its 10th year with a tournament, dinner, and live auction with Dean Lyons, Cal coaches, former athletes, and Bay Area business leaders.

Graduation

MAY

Adobe Systems president and CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93 spoke as 500 students from the full-time and evening & weekend MBA programs graduated at this year's commencement ceremony.

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