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Jesse Tejeda

Jesse Tejeda
MBA 12

Internship:
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
New York, New York

Previous degree:
B.A., Business Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Job prior to Haas:
Financial/Project Analyst
Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors
Pleasanton, California

Jesse Tejeda's long-term career goal is to invest in urban redevelopment projects in underserved communities. When his family arrived in the U.S. from Mexico, they lived in many urban settings that would have benefited from redevelopment. He is committed to improving impoverished communities so new generations of families can live better lives.

"When the real-estate market crashed, I realized it was an opportunity to rethink my career. I wanted to leverage my investment background and make a career switch into investment banking. I knew that Berkeley Haas would give me the tools, knowledge, and network that I needed."

"The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management promotes diversity and inclusion in American business starting with the top nation's top business schools. I'm proud to represent Berkeley Haas on the Consortium."

"I enjoy the emphasis on teamwork and am amazed at the professionalism and personal diversity among my classmates. I've been able to work with people with unique experiences from around the world. I've learned so much from them, in and out of the classroom."

"New core courses such as Problem Finding, Problem Solving and experiential courses such as Entrepreneurship drive you out of your comfort zone. They teach you different modes of thinking to solve complex problems, and give you practical real-world business experience. They challenge you to think creatively and go deep to the root of real-world problems."

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