Supportive Community Encourages Risk-Taking
My classmates were absolutely amazing: smart, willing to speak up, take risks, and organize around issues that mattered to them. I learned so much just from watching and listening to them.
I wanted an IBD project that would give me experience in how a tech company operates. I got that, and valuable lessons in teamwork. We all learned to trust each other, to create a safe place where we could work collaboratively and disagree respectfully.
The people at Berkeley Haas come from a place of love. That may sound strange, but I really felt that people cared for me. They valued my perspective and were concerned for my well-being. Because I felt their support, I was able to take risks that I wouldn’t have taken otherwise.
Finding Meaningful Work with Tangible Impact
The Career Management Group takes its work very seriously. My career coach took time to talk with me about what I wanted from my career. He understood and supported my desire to do meaningful work in a setting where I could have a tangible impact.
I didn’t even know what product management was when I came to Berkeley Haas, but within my first month in the program, I realized it was perfect for me. I love the tangibility and being close to the consumer.
At Cisco, I have a real feeling that we are changing the way people live, work, and play. That is very satisfying.