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Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network

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Our ambition is to enhance and improve connections between our community of 1,500+ Berkeley-Haas alums in the Tri-state area (expanding to the wider community of UC Berkeley alums interested in business).

Upcoming

  • December 6: PREPARING YOUR CHILDREN FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, CAREER, PERSONAL SUCCESS…WITH TRUE JOY & PASSION

    PREPARING YOUR CHILDREN FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, CAREER, PERSONAL SUCCESS…WITH TRUE JOY & PASSION

    An Evening with Jason Ma, Preeminent Gen Z Mentor, Acclaimed Author, Forbes Contributor, Leading Member of the B20/G20 Employment and Education Task Force and UC Berkeley Alum

    The Berkeley Haas Alumni Network is excited to sponsor this event in collaboration with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

     

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

    Agenda
    6.30 – 7:00pm  Welcome Reception
    7:00 – 7:05pm Introduction by Andrew Hulsh, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
    7.05 – 8.05pm Keynote by and Q&A with Jason Ma
    8:05 – 8.30pm Networking and Close
    This is a unique opportunity to hear Jason Ma speak and network with Jason and
    fellow alumni and friends.

    Venue
    Pepper Hamilton LLP
    The New York Times Building, 37 th Floor
    620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-1405

    About Jason Ma
    Jason Ma is an influential G20 business and education leader. Jason is not only a
    foremost college admissions, career, and personal success mentor to Gen Z leaders
    but also a trusted strategic advisor and rainmaker to C-suite leaders of global
    enterprises. In addition, Jason is a sought-after keynote speaker and masterclass
    leader represented by top speakers bureaus, including the Harry Walker Agency.

    In this talk, the compassionate Gen Z mentor and fellow parent in Jason will be
    fully unleashed to inspire and enlighten you. Jason will share stories and tips on
    how your children can achieve great life-stage outcomes (e.g. college admissions
    and career paths), enhance employable (and entrepreneurial) mindsets and skill
    sets, and live fulfilling lives… with deeper appreciation for and good relationships
    with parents and outside of family. He’ll advise on what it takes to succeed—and
    be happy—as a high-achieving high schooler, an elite college applicant, a college
    student, a rising leader, and an early careerist making real impact.

    Currently, Jason serves as Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a
    trusted strategic advisory firm that drives select high-net-worth families and enterprises
    worldwide to succeed in elite college admissions, next-generation leadership careers,
    and global business growth. He has a distinctive track record of helping students
    get admitted to Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth,
    Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech,
    Georgetown, UC Berkeley, Williams, Oxford, and all other elite institutions, as
    well as thrive in college and get into lucrative career paths.

    Jason is a former tech executive who has chosen to dedicate his second career to
    prepare young leaders to gain admission to elite universities and to thrive in
    college and career— and in life with sustainable happiness. Jason is the
    acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-
    Generation Achievers. He is a former Forbes contributor on next-generation
    leadership and entrepreneurship, innovative higher education, mentorship, and
    elite college admissions (2011-16, with over 1 million views). He has been
    featured in top media including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box),
    Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, and other top media.

    With an incisive global perspective, Jason also serves as a leading member of the
    Employment and Education Task Force of the B20, which is the private sector’s
    voice of the G20 and which recommends policies to G20 Leaders (heads of state)
    and governments on behalf of the entire G20 business community. To learn more
    about Jason, visit http://ThreeEQ.com/about/people/.

    About Pepper Hamilton
    We appreciate the generosity of PEPPER HAMILTON LLP in hosting this event.
    Pepper Hamilton LLP counsels each client as if it were our only client. With more
    than 425 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, we use the unique skills
    and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices, and the depth of our
    experience to deliver powerful solutions to clients’ legal and business issues. The
    firm was founded in 1890. Our firm has grown from a two-person law office
    formed in Philadelphia to a large, sophisticated law firm with a national and
    international practice. While much about Pepper is new and different from its
    beginnings, we retain traditional values passed down through the decades:
    respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to
    the client’s  cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women
    from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.

    Space is limited so please RSVP early (early bird tickets until Nov 23 rd )

    Your ticket to this private event includes a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres and an
    open bar.

     

  • December 4 – Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in NYC – 2018 Holiday Networking / Social Event

    You are invited to this year’s Berkeley Haas holiday networking / social event!

    Join fellow Berkeley Haas alums, significant others, current & prospective students, guests and friends for an evening of networkingsocializing and fun at a fantastic location in the heart of Midtown.

    This is the perfect way to network with alumni, including meeting new people and catching up with old friends.

    Your ticket to this private party includes 1 hour of passed canapes (hors d’oeuvres) and 2 hours of open bar (wine, beer and soft drinks).

    Space is limited so please RSVP early (early bird tickets until November 20th, limited availability for Super early bird)

    We look forward to seeing you and your significant other there – don’t miss it!

    Happy holidays!

    Berkeley-Haas Alumni Chapter in NYC

    Where: Etcetera Etcetera, 352 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10036
    When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM (EST)

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-haas-alumni-network-in-nyc-2018-holiday-networking-social-event-tickets-51304498135

Past

  • Event: the French-American Chamber of Commerce Technology Knowledge Fair, 9/17

    How to scan the web for consumer insights?

    How to target customers at the individual level?

    How to reduce customer acquisition costs?

    How to facilitate successful virtual meetings?

    How to recruit more efficiently?

    How to connect 3D technologies to hardware applications?

    How to protect  from cyber threats?

    Smart manufacturing, Supply chain control

    Real-time field service management

    How to digitally augment the shopping experience in stores?

    How to use A.I. for regulatory/legal compliance?

    Technology today is bringing new solutions to solve these challenges – in marketing, operations and human performance – that are at the top of business leaders’ minds in any industry.
    Come to the French-American Chamber of Commerce Technology Knowledge Fair, where you will see live demos by 10 American and French tech startups, interact with their leaders, and network with 100+ guests incl. decision makers from all industries. Wine and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.

    Where: Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange, 79 Fifth Ave, NY NY

    When: Monday, September 17th, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

    Registration: http://www.faccnyc.org/events/upcoming-events/vue-detail/d/technology-knowledge-fair/

    Use code UCBERKELEY for 50% off!

  • Event: Summer Networking Event at Microsoft Times Square, Aug 7

    The Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in NYC invites you to a professional and social networking event in Midtown!

    Join fellow Berkeley-Haas alums, current & prospective students, significant others, guests and friends for an evening of networking at a fantastic location in the heart of Midtown.

    This is the perfect way to network with alumni while enjoying the view over Times Square from the Microsoft Technology Center outside terrace.

    Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Space is limited so please RSVP early via Eventbrite!

    We look forward to seeing you there – don’t miss it!

    DATE AND TIME
    Tue, August 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

    LOCATION
    Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

    COST
    $30 early bird, $35 regular

    REGISTRATION
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-haas-alumni-network-in-nyc-summer-networking-event-at-microsoft-in-times-square-tickets-47574245850?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

  • Event: June 7 Panel Discussion on Driving African Innovation with Haas ’99 alumni Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini

    Panel Discussion on Driving African Innovation with Haas ’99 alumni Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini

    The McNulty Foundation in partnership with Ashesi Foundation will be hosting a reception and panel discussion entitled Driving African Innovation – The urgent need for ethics and entrepreneurship in higher education.

    To spark innovation across Africa, today’s university students must gain foundational skills in ethics and entrepreneurship. Join them June 7th for a discussion on nurturing these abilities through higher education. Panelists include Ashesi President Patrick Awuah MBA ’99, MIT Professor Emeritus Phillip Clay, and Leading Ladies’ Network Founder Yawa Hansen-Quao. The Moderator is Ashesi Co-Founder Nina Marini MBA ’99.

    Where:

    The Harvard Club
    35 W 44th St.
    New York, NY 10036

    When:

    Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Registration:

    To confirm your attendance and receive directions, email Ashesi Foundation, events@ashesi.org or call 206.545.6988.

  • FORUM: Blockchain – The Future of Finance? – May 1
    “Blockchain – The Future of Finance?” – Professor Adam B. Sterling

    Date: Tuesday, May 1

    Time: 6:30-9pm

    Location: Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, 787 7th Ave., 34th Floor New York, NY 10019
    Blockchain is one of the most significant technologies to impact law and business in many years. Blockchain is also one of the most interdisciplinary areas, bringing together new questions and opportunities at the intersection of technology, business and law. This lecture will provide an overview of the technology behind blockchain and explore current and potential real-world applications in technology, business, and law and explore the future of this fascinating technology.
    Panelist: Adam B. Sterling
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BERKELEY CENTER FOR LAW AND BUSINESS
    Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business at Berkeley Law and co-founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw. Previously he was a startup and venture capital attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and the co-founder and director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and Conflict Risk Network. Adam’s writings and work have appeared extensively in the press; including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. He has appeared on a number of broadcast news programs, including CNN’s Situation Room and CNBC’s Street Signs.
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Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02 • Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Alex Pederson, MBA ’12
President-Elect: Judy Chou, BS ’96
Treasurer: Martin Szczepanik, MBA ’18
Secretary: Tiffany Miao, BS ’06
Co-VP Communications and Marketing: Jacob Berman, BA ’07 • Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98
VP Student Outreach: Owen Corso, MBA ’17
VP Social: Joyie Zhang
VP Professional and Career Development: Jabril Bensedrine, Post Doc ’02
Venue Scout: Vacant

Industry Champions

Finance: Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Amy Prager, BS ’99 • Raja Khanna, MBA ’04 • Samir Mathur, MBA ’93
Real Estate: Neil Seth, MFE ’05
Health Care / Life Sciences / Medical Devices: Tanya Shah, MBA/MPH ’04 • Alind Sahay, MBA ’00
Media, Technology & Entrepreneurship: Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Alex Abelin, BS ’05 • Zach Stevens, BS ’08 • Michael Lapin, BS ’08
Marketing: Jeanne Washington, MBA ’00
Consulting: Chris Nuttall MBA ’02
Retail, Consumer:  Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02

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