Full-Time MBA Program

Student Bloggers

Our student blog provides a candid glimpse into the Berkeley MBA experience and the vibrant Haas community. These entries are published directly by the students and are not edited by the Haas School of Business.

Eve Alexander
Eve Alexander, MBA 12
Previous Job: Marketing & Communications Manager, Colliers International (Seattle, San Francisco, Portland)
Career Goals: Marketing/brand management for a CPG or digital media company
Activities at Haas: Digital Media & Entertainment Club, Marketing Club, Beer & Wine Club

Ben Buchanan
Ben Buchanan, MBA 13
Previous job: Senior Associate, Boston Consulting Group, Sydney Australia
Career goals: Management consulting; entrepreneurship
Activities at Haas: Redwoods @ Haas, Soccer club, DMEC, Consulting Club, Entrepreneurs Association

Mike Ciulis
Mike Ciulis, MBA 13
Previous job: High Yield Research Associate, Wells Fargo Securities, Charlotte, NC
Career goals: Investment Management
Activities at Haas:  Triathlon, Tennis, Investment Management Clubs, Christian Fellowship

Len Conapinski
Len Conapinski, MBA 12
Previous job: In-house counsel at Caterpillar Inc.
Activities at Haas: BERC, General Management /Strategy Club

Emilie Deng
Emilie Deng, MBA 13
Previous job: Vice President, ICR,LLC, Beijing
Career goals: Finance, non-profit, entrepreneurship, consulting
Activities at Haas: Technology Club, Challenge for Charity

Benny Du
Benny Du, MBA 13
Previous job: Business Transformation Consultant, IBM Global Business Services (San Diego, CA; Washington, DC)
Career goals: Corporate Strategy, Operations, Business Development in technology or consumer products/retail industries
Activities at Haas: Liaison to CGSM; Asia Business Club; Haas Technology & Marketing clubs; General Management & Strategy Club

Didem Ersoz
Didem Ersoz, MBA 12
Previous Job : Procter & Gamble, Turkey
Career Goals: Entrepreneurship
Activities at Haas: Entrepreneurs Association, Haas Technology Club, European Business club, Redwoods @ Haas

Paolo Ferro
Paolo Ferro, MBA 12
Previous Job: Project manager in Healthcare IT, Accenture, Europe
Career goals: Explore marketing, management of creativity, and entrepreneurship in the high-tech field
Activities at Haas: High Tech Club, Marketing Club, Digital Media & Entertainment Club (DMEC), >play Conference, European Business Club, Haas Entrepreneurs Association

Ignacio Garcia
Ignacio Garcia, MBA 13
Previous job: Senior Project Engineer for Toyota Motor Europe (Belgium)
Career goals: Busines development in CleanTech area, Product Management with focus on new product development and innovation
Activities at Haas: BERC, Technology Club, European Business Club, Beer & Wine Club

Brian Guenther
Brian Guenther, MBA 12
Previous Job: Strategy consultant with Deloitte, specializing in healthcare and M&A
Career Goals: Product management or marketing in the technology industry; I hope to eventually launch a technology
Activities at Haas: Haas Entrepreneur's Association, Haas Technology Club, Digital Media and Entertainment Club

Flora Kuo
Flora Kuo, MBA 13
Previous Job: Strategic Business Analyst (Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow), Aspire Public Schools, Oakland CA
Career Goals: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
Activities at Haas: Women in Leadership (WIL), Net Impact

Jason Lyman
Jason Lyman, MBA 12
Previous Job: Strategy Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in Los Angeles
Career Goals: Corporate Strategy / Business Development in technology
Activities at Haas: Digital Media and Entertainment Club (DMEC), Technology Club, Venture Capital Investment Competition and Haas Soccer Club

Bundit Praditsuktavorn
Bundit Praditsuktavorn, MBA 13
Previous Job: Assistant Manager, KPMG (Thailand)
Career Goals: Management Consulting - Strategy/Finance
Activities at Haas: General Management/Strategy Club, Consulting Club, Venture Capital Investment Competition, Asia Business Club, Investment Club, Culinary Club, Beer & Wine Club

Aditya Ramachandran
Aditya Ramachandran, MBA 12
Previous Job: Outsourcing, Operations and Projects, Paperboards Division, ITC Limited, India
Career Goals: Create and run Sustainable Business Enterprises
Activities at Haas: Yet to be discovered

Kevin Sung
Kevin Sung, MBA 13
Previous Job: Account Manager at Google, Mountain View, CA
Career Goals: Marketing, Product Mgmt.
Activities at Haas: DMEC, >play, Student Escort, Education Club, Communications Rep

Yuri Yakubov
Yuri Yakubov, MBA 13
Previous Job: Research Associate at Cornerstone Research in San Francisco
Career Goals: Cleantech world with an Automotive focus
Activities at Haas: BERC, the Beer Industry Club, and Cleantech 2 Market

Emma Zhu
Emma Zhu, MBA 12
Previous Job: Business strategy at frog design, Shanghai office
Career Goals: Product management in the TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom) industry, with a focus on new product development and innovation
Activities at Haas: High Tech Club, Digital Media and Entertainment Club

Marc Zlomek
Marc Zlomek, MBA 13
Previous Job: Judge Advocate (military attorney) for the United States Coast Guard
Activities at Haas: Haas Veterans Club

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