Student Perspectives

Student Perspective

Tulio Lenzi da Silveira

Tulio Lenzi da Silveira

MBA 18

Product Owner
Ford Motor Company

Fueling the convergence of business and technology

I’ve loved cars since I was six years old, and working on autonomous vehicles for Ford is my dream job. But it was the real-world approach of the Berkeley Haas MBA program that made the dream come true. My studies expanded my thinking, increased my confidence, and deepened my business knowledge.

Gaining Industry Insights and Experience

The Career Management Group helped me figure out which industries I should focus on, and then helped me tailor my story for interviews, for both my internship and my full-time job.

My Boston Consulting Group internship was my first substantive introduction to the automotive industry. It gave me a more structured approach to thinking and communication. More importantly, it gave me demonstrable industry experience.

Creating the First Haas Mobility Forum

The first Haas Mobility Forum grew out of conversations among a number of classmates who shared a passion for the industry. We knew a lot was being done on the topic on campus and we thought the business school should be represented.

Three of us took the lead in reaching out across campus for support. We built bridges to other clubs and reached out to the schools of Engineering and Information. Our keynote speaker talked about the business of mobility, and a panel discussed other aspects of this essential and growing sector. I can’t wait for the next forum.

Broadening Perspectives and Experiences

Global perspective was everywhere at Berkeley Haas. In the various cultures represented among the student body, as well as in the data sets and case studies used by professors in the classroom, ranging from Negotiations and Leadership Communications to Corporate Finance.

Coming from Brazil, Berkeley Haas was my first in-depth experience with the Jewish and southeast Asian cultures. Through those student clubs, I got to experience their celebrations and beliefs. That was meaningful—and a lot of fun.

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