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The fledgling Berkeley chapter of Enactus, a national network of university students who use entrepreneurship to solve social problems, was the only chapter to win the network’s regional championships and Rookie of the Year award on April 8. The Berkeley Enactus chapter won the two honors at the Orange County Enactus Regional Competition. The chapter was one of 12 chapters from the region who will go on to compete in a national competition in Kansas [...]

Recognizing the broad expertise and connections among their peers, full-time and evening-and-weekend MBA students have launched two new speaker series this semester. The 40 Minutes Speaker Series created by the EWMBA Association kicked of March 19 with the first of many lectures to be offered during evening and Saturday breaks. The Students Teaching Students Speaker Series, launched by two full-time students, began March 21. EWMBA 40 Minutes Speaker Series Phil Jaber, founder of Philz Coffee, [...]

An undergraduate team that included two Haas students took first place at the Google-Accenture Domains Case Competition April 1 with a creative approach to marketing “foo.” Winning team members were (pictured left to right): Adnan Rajkotwala, BS 13; Tristan Tao, BA 14 (Computer Science and Statistics); Sandy Diao, BS 13; and exchange student Lara Grosso, BA 13. The competition called for teams to choose from 12 domain names provided by Google and then use analytical [...]

Mark French, MBA 98, will be the first to tell you he’s no good at golf. “I’m a complete hack as a golfer,” says French with a laugh. “I don’t think I’ve had a round under a hundred in a couple years.” Still, rain or shine, French has been an active member of the Haaski Steering Committee since the tournament’s inception in 2002. And he plans to tee off this year on May 13 to [...]

The walls have come to life at Haas with new posters that reflect our Defining Principles and showcase just a few of our many talented faculty, students, alumni, and staff. You’ll find them throughout our halls as well as at our locations in downtown Berkeley. We plan to keep things fresh by periodically moving images around and rotating in new posters. “This campaign is an expression of appreciation for, and pride in, all of you [...]

If you’re thinking about applying to an MBA program or plan on enrolling in an MBA program this fall, Darden’s Assistant Dean for the Full-Time MBA program Wendy Huber offers helpful tips on how to achieve success in business school. In this podcast for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Wendy discusses: Differences between undergraduate business programs and the MBA Adjustments that students should prepare for in joining a graduate school community Surprises that [...]

Professor Rodrigo Canales discusses his research into the trade-offs inherent in social enterprises and argues that people interested in the field should pay closer attention to the challenges of achieving both social good and market success.

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