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Didem Ersoz

Didem Ersoz
MBA 12

Program Manager, WebFWD
Mozilla Labs
Mountain View, California

Internship:
Labs Project Management Intern
Mozilla Labs

Previous degrees:
B.Sc., Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey

M.Sc., Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Bogazici University
Istanbul, Turkey

Job prior to Haas:
Project Manager
Procter & Gamble
Istanbul, Turkey

Didem Ersoz came to Berkeley Haas to make a career transition from technology into the entrepreneur sector. Her class in Opportunity Recognition, taught by Professor Andrew Isaacs, gave her important insights and an example of the passion that drives entrepreneurs. "One of our guest speakers from Hitachi came all the way from Japan, just to speak to our class. Amazing," she said.

"I had visited other business schools but was impressed with the strong sense of collaboration I felt here at Berkeley Haas. I appreciate the opportunity to form strong bonds with my classmates. These are people I will know for the rest of my life."

"For me the principle of Students Always means accepting that I don't know everything. No matter how much you grow, there is always room for more growth."

"Being a Mayfield Fellow is such a privilege. I've gotten to meet such fascinating people in the VC community. My mentor is sharing so much of his personal entrepreneurial journey, and helping me make professional introductions that will contribute to my own journey."

"There are some things you just can't get from textbooks, especially about emerging markets like Africa. There is so little written material available on the Republic of Congo. I like knowing that my International Business Developmen team will be adding to what we know about that country from a business perspective, and we will get to know real people there as well."

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