First-Person

Patrick Schneider

Patrick Schneider
MBA 12

Internship:
Apple
Cupertino, California

Previous degree:
BA, Math, History & Drama, Kenyon College

Job prior to Haas:
Summer Program Manager
Boston Ballet

Admittedly "bummed" when he realized Berkeley Haas lacked an a cappella singing group, Patrick Schneider found seven classmates who became the Derivatones. They performed Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover" and the Back Street Boys' "I Want it That Way" at the Haas Talent Show.

"I didn't want to be anonymous in my MBA program. Berkeley Haas cultivates a culture and provides the infrastructure to support a close-knit student community."

"My classmates are Type A's with a relaxed, California mentality. Berkeley Haas students are competent, organized and assertive, but without being pushy or overly competitive. For me, having Confidence Without Attitude means being assertive, not aggressive."

"The first thing that comes to mind when I think about my classmates is the school's defining principle, Beyond Yourself. I've seen classmates take time an hour before a final exam to help a classmate who was struggling with a concept."

"My International Business Development (IBD) teammates had been in real estate, investment banking and the U.S. Army. Obviously, we all brought different skills to our consulting project to develop an implementation plan for a vocational school in Cambodia. It was a unique opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, students, NGOs and government officials all over the country as business colleagues—so different from being a tourist."

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