Mark Elbadramany

Mark Elbadramany
MBA 13

Mark Elbadramany

Mark Elbadramany
MBA 13

Internship:
Citigroup
New York City, New York

"At many other business schools, students only get the chance read great case studies. At Berkely-Haas, we get to meet the CEOs, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists these cases were written about. When they discuss their challenges and solutions, successes and failures in classroom discussions and seminars we get to learn the case from a unique viewpoint."

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Didem Ersoz

Didem Ersoz
MBA 12

Didem Ersoz

Didem Ersoz
MBA 12

Manager, Social Media/Marketing
One Kings Lane
San Francisco, California

"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."

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David Felts

David Felts
MBA 13

David Felts

David Felts
MBA 13

Internship:
Boston Consulting Group
San Francisco, California

"The interview process for consulting internships is arduous, and the competition is fierce. But even here, the defining principle Confidence Without Attitude won out. We had informal Friday prep sessions where we reviewed case studies, shared resources and coached each other. We helped every one of us be as prepared as possible."

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Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez
MBA 13

Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez
MBA 13

Internship:
Johnson & Johnson
Brussels, Belgium

"I came here thinking I would be happy if I liked half of my classmates. I like them all. Everyone is a unique individual, extremely smart, and approachable."

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Amy Josephson

Amy Josephson
MBA 12

Amy Josephson

Amy Josephson
MBA 12

Marketing Manager
Visa, Inc.
Foster City, California

"I like the intimacy at Berkeley-Haas. I feel like I know or recognize everyone—students, faculty, and staff. Yet, you are part of the larger university community, which opens up a lot of resources. Plus, there is an optimism here that really drew me to the Bay Area."

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Stephanie Lawrence

Stephanie Lawrence
MBA 13

Stephanie Lawrence

Stephanie Lawrence
MBA 13

Internship:
Google.org
Mountain View, California

"My professors embody the Students Always principle. They are so open; it is standard practice for professors to make mid-term adjustments to their classes in response to our feedback. As accomplished as they, they are open to learning and adapting."

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Christine Lin

Christine Lin
MBA 12

Christine Lin

Christine Lin
MBA 12

Product Manager, Digital Goods
PayPal
San Jose, California

"Before I came to Berkeley-Haas I sometimes experienced friction and frustration on the job because decisions were simply announced, without explanation. There was no transparency into how the decisions were made. Now, I have more insight into what goes into business decisions. I can see a company from a more holistic viewpoint."

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Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez
MBA 12

Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez
MBA 12

Associate Consultant
McKinsey and Company
Bogota, Colombia

"I saw Question the Status Quo in a lot of our classroom discussions. When we debated different ideas, people remained respectful of the different cultural and experience differences we all brought to the discussion. It has to do with integrity, with staying true to one's self."

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Caroline Mock

Caroline Mock
MBA 12

Caroline Mock

Caroline Mock
MBA 12

Senior Financial Analyst
Amazon.com
Seattle, Washington

"Here at Berkeley-Haas, you don't have to work to create a network; it just happens."

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Tycho Moencks

Tycho Moencks
MBA 12

Tycho Moencks

Tycho Moencks
MBA 12

Consultant
The Boston Consulting Group
Dusseldorf, Germany

"This is a terrific playground. The curriculum combines classroom academics and applying what we're learning in experiential settings and in the group work we do. You get to overlay your own creativity over the more traditional academics. That translates directly to the real world."

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Aasif Musa

Aasif Musa
MBA 13

Aasif Musa

Aasif Musa
MBA 13

Internship:
Goldman Sachs
San Francisco, California

"In his Macroeconomics course, Professor David Levine used actual headlines to teach us through real events. For example, we followed the European sovereign debt crisis and the growth trends in India and China. It was a powerful way to learn what might otherwise have been dry concepts."

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Moritz Plischke

Moritz Plischke
MBA 12

Moritz Plischke

Moritz Plischke
MBA 12

Senior Associate
McKinsey & Company
Washington D.C.

"The situation we addressed in the Education Leadership Case Competition required Questioning the Status Quo. We had to figure out how to transfer knowledge on a large scale in a city school system, without a big budget, and through building low-cost tools that were scalable."

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