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Hi Guys!

R2 applicant. And i just realised that the TOEFL is absolutely mandatory for international applicants! Most colleges offer you a waiver if your native language is English but not Berkeley. And i cant get a date before 14th Jan 2017 because of Xmas Break! I really dont want to miss out on Haas because of a bloody TOEFL, any work around guys? Will they consider my application if I submit my TOEFL later?

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this is a tough one because they specifically state that test scores and application should be in by the deadline. I realize that it's extremely annoying that they have special standards here. Are they closed yet? If the office is open still I would most definitely call and see if there's any work around at all. Take the test somewhere in the world where they don't celebrate Christmas? That's the best I can come up with.

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Leaders Who Redefine: EMBA Cristy Johnston Limón, Destiny Arts Center
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As a teen in the San Francisco Mission District, gang pressure was high and she dropped out of high school. But she went back, with the help of her cello.

At 19, with skyrocketing rent, she joined angry street protests against gentrification in The Mission. But felt violent confrontation didn’t work.

Following undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, she returned to San Francisco to work on a pilot program to revitalize the neighborhood: the Excelsior District. It was a success.

She received a national community leadership award for this pilot program, which has since become a citywide initiative for transformation.

Cristy Johnston-Limón spent her early years resisting gang pressures and street violence. She learned and overcame every step of the way. It wasn’t easy, but it ultimately prepared her for the road ahead: heading up a nonprofit and pursuing her degree in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.

Steps to Destiny
The work that prepared Cristy for Berkeley-Haas was no walk in the park. In 2011, her future employer, Oakland’s Destiny Art Center, was facing eviction from its shared space. They needed to do something and they needed to do it fast.

Destiny Art Center was a pillar in the community for encouraging violence prevention through the performing arts. It offered classes in hip hop, kung fu, and karate for thousands of kids. As the newly hired executive director, Cristy was tasked with finding a new space and saving this organization from floundering.

She went to work; overcame obstacles, and gained priceless skills along the way.

Even before her first day, Cristy had already scouted 50+ new sites for the organization. Eventually she found one. But it was a tough sell. Directors and advisors were worried about a plan to purchase and build out an 8,000 square-foot warehouse. Cristy was not.

“I knew this one was it and I did everything in my power to a make it happen,” Cristy says.

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With the help of Destiny Arts Center board member (and Berkeley-Haas Executive Fellow) David Riemer, Cristy met with the board often and was able to counter their arguments against the building plan calmly and confidently, listening and solving problems all along the way.

“Cristy is a leader with an incredible combination of confidence, ambition, passion, and vision,” said David Riemer, an Executive-in-Residence at Berkeley-Haas.

Growing with an MBA
Cristy expressed having nerves starting her EMBA program at Haas. But was soon pleasantly surprised by what she found.

“The bonds you are able to build with classmates are a key piece of the Haas experience. I've come to know my classmates as truly extraordinary individuals and I am astounded at both the diversity of background, experience, and interests, and at how much we have in common, across nationality, industry, and life experience.” says Cristy.

Starting the program she had strengths in communication and leadership, but lacked the quantitative skills to keep up with the class. That changed too.

“I’m a much better critical thinker now, much more likely to Question the Status Quo, and to not take data for granted,” Cristy continues.

More than anything else, Cristy learned how to talk to her board at Destiny Arts Center and really give a deep analysis of the present state of affairs.

“The Destiny Arts Center has quadrupled in the last four years, which posed some structural challenges. Now I can look at our balance sheet and P&L with greater understanding. I can talk with our board at a deeper level of analysis,” Cristy states proudly.

Leaders who Redefine
Cristy chose the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program because at Haas, we develop leaders who redefine the way we do business. Her opportunity was relocating and rebuilding a nonprofit ...What will yours be? Define your destiny. Find opportunities to grow. Join Berkeley-Haas.

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Hey, I'm an R2 applicant. Any ideas on when the interview invites go out? I've been just really anxious ever since I hit that submit button.

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Hey, I'm an R2 applicant. Any ideas on when the interview invites go out? I've been just really anxious ever since I hit that submit button.



Oh! This was a nightmare in R1. They worked in a "rolling decision" manner. So if they liked an application they were inviting a person withing a month after your application status changed its status. So some pople got the invitations very soon, some very late. AFAIK some even a week before the decision date! I got mine 12 days before the decision date.

I think they analyse region by region (at least to some extend), saving international candidates for a dessert.

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Hey, I'm an R2 applicant. Any ideas on when the interview invites go out? I've been just really anxious ever since I hit that submit button.



Oh! This was a nightmare in R1. They worked in a "rolling decision" manner. So if they liked an application they were inviting a person withing a month after your application status changed its status. So some pople got the invitations very soon, some very late. AFAIK some even a week before the decision date! I got mine 12 days before the decision date.

I think they analyse region by region (at least to some extend), saving international candidates for a dessert.


Yikes! I work in a foreign country but I'm an American. I wonder where I will fit, then? I guess I'll be doing the nervous tango for a while then, heehee.

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Yikes! I work in a foreign country but I'm an American. I wonder where I will fit, then? I guess I'll be doing the nervous tango for a while then, heehee.


The rule of thumb. Wait till you application changes the status to "under review" (all do, do not panic here). And then start to accept an e-mail between 2 weeks to 4 weeks after that date.

Good luck!!! Hopefully see you in August at Berkeley.

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Career Management Also Means Knowing When It’s Time to Move On
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Are you thinking it might be time for a new job? We've got tips from the MBA career coaches at Berkeley-Haas on managing your career in pursuit of more meaningful work, along with questions to ask yourself—all in our new free ebook.

You've probably heard that timing is everything. And it's true that when it comes to many decisions in life, whether it's to get married, buy a house, get your MBA, or pursue more meaningful work—timing is an important factor.But relying on this old axiom isn't enough when it comes to career management—you've got to dig a little deeper to determine whether the time is right.

Fortunately, you don't have to leave this to a gut feeling; you can ask yourself the right questions, evaluate your current position thoughtfully, or speak with an advisor, like those in the Career Management Group who support Berkeley MBA students. Here are a few tips on deciding if it's time to make your move. 

Ask the Right Questions

To gain some meaningful insight on whether you're happy, challenged, and fulfilled in your current job, it's important to ask yourself pointed questions, like "What do I love most about my job?" and "What do I take the most pride in in my role?" If what you love most about your job is your lunch break, or the occasional free baked goods, it's probably time to consider a change.

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Evaluate Your Environment
Take all the ingredients of your office or organization and consider how satisfied you are with them. The important ones, like your boss and your coworkers, should rate high on your satisfaction scale. If the high point of your environment is the office patio, that should be a red flag.

Consider Your Growth
While most people aspire to move up in their companies, it's also important to reflect on the growth you've experienced thus far. Have you been given more responsibility throughout your tenure? Do your current projects challenge you? Have you been able to explore topics that genuinely interest you? Don't stay in a role that's not challenging you, helping you grow, or letting you explore different interests.

Assess What You Like—And What You Don't
This is an important step for a few reasons: assessing what you enjoy about your position will give you something to focus on until you're able to leave, and it will help you depart on a good note. Plus, when you determine what you don't like about your current job, you'll know what you don't want to repeat in a new role.

There are plenty of ways to approach career management effectively, and you can find all of them in the Berkeley MBA free ebook, Finding More Meaningful Work: Five Steps to Making Your Next Move.

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Yikes! I work in a foreign country but I'm an American. I wonder where I will fit, then? I guess I'll be doing the nervous tango for a while then, heehee.


The rule of thumb. Wait till you application changes the status to "under review" (all do, do not panic here). And then start to accept an e-mail between 2 weeks to 4 weeks after that date.

Good luck!!! Hopefully see you in August at Berkeley.


Thank you so much! I really miss Berkeley and I would love to be back!

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Student Perspective: Is an MBA or Master's Degree Aligned with my Goals?
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As I began thinking about graduate school, I knew I wanted to choose a program that would help me combine my two passions: entrepreneurship and international migration.

These two forces of creative disruption—driven by risk and ingenuity— seem to me to be the clearest and most hopeful forms of human agency. Yet for far too many of the 245 million people on the move today, constraints undermine their ability to secure their own futures. My ambition is to build a company that develops technology and data-driven solutions to help address emerging migration challenges.

Off the beaten path

I started down this path as an undergraduate, when human migration emerged as a common thread through many of my experiences. I worked on a social enterprise to help migrant workers in Thailand remit money home efficiently; researched humanitarian coordination for the internal displacement crisis in Sri Lanka; took classes on international migration policy; and wrote articles about the challenges facing undocumented students on campus. 

However, it was not yet clear that I could turn this growing interest into a career. When I graduated from Stanford in 2012, I decided to move to Sri Lanka to help foster an ecosystem for innovation. I worked to launch a seed accelerator which, backed by Sri Lanka’s largest apparel manufacturer, invested in technology-driven apparel startups. While this work was exciting, I knew that apparel was not my passion.

As strange as it sounds, it was a news aggregation app called Flipboard that made me realize it was time to move on. I noticed that almost every article I bookmarked over the course of a year was about international migration. These were the stories that kept me up at night. The ones I revisited. The ones that made me angry. It was clearly time for me to answer this calling.

MA or MBA?

To make this career transition, I considered many types of graduate programs: MBAs, but also public policy and even a master’s in international migration studies. Ultimately, it was one of my mentors, a professor of political science, who helped me decide. I expected that he would recommend an academic route, but instead, he broke it down to a simple question: Which of these programs gives you something that has no substitute? 

The answer was obvious: Haas. If I pursued a degree that gave me a deeper understanding of international migration trends, I’d miss out on opportunities to work on a solution. I’d miss out on applied innovation classes like Lean Launchpad; working on teams for entrepreneurship competitions; gaining exposure to the tech scene at Berkeley; and being part of a community of doers. Meanwhile, if I came to Haas, I could still gain a deeper understanding migration issues through my own self-study and initiative.

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My Haas study team at work.

Unanticipated support

During my first semester at here, I’ve learned more about the latest technological trends and acquired valuable skills through the Technology and Data Science clubs. I’ve built a team to take on the Hult Prize Challengeon Refugees, and we’re now working on a solution to address the information gaps faced by forced migrants.

Lots of programs offer classes on social entrepreneurship, but I see social impact at the core of Haas’s identity: “Beyond Yourself” is one of the school’s four defining principles. I expected to meet other Haasies who had social ambitions that went beyond themselves, but I never anticipated the level of support I’d receive from my peers. For example, one classmate, the president of the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association, recently asked how the club could support the startup I’m working on. Other classmates have offered to help with valuable leads, introductions, and advice.  

Before coming to Haas, I wondered whether an MBA was the right choice for someone who preferred the unbeaten path. But from my experience pursuing a non-traditional career goal, Haas meets you where you are—at your starting point. I started my MBA with an unusual ambition, and I credit much of my progress this semester to Haas’s unique support.  

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Student Perspective: "I Am From Saudi Arabia and I Am a Feminist"

Humans of Haas Podcast: Two MBA Student Love Stories

 "Best & Brightest" in Full-time MBA Class of 2016

 

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Leaders Who Redefine: Adobe CEO and Berkeley MBA Shantanu Narayen
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Round Out Tech Skills
He earned a Master’s in Computer Science and holds five patents.

He then earned his graduate business degree at night, while working at Apple and studying  in the part-time MBA program at Berkeley-Haas. "It was clear I needed to round out some of my entrepreneurial genes with a business education," says Shantanu Narayen.

He joined Adobe in 1998, becoming president and COO in 2005 and CEO in 2007. In 2016, he was named one of the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s Magazine.

>He believes that preserving the status quo is not a winning strategy.

Think Outside the Box
With Shantanu Narayen at the helm, Adobe—a name once synonymous with desktop publishing—has become a giant in the world of cloud-based services for content creators and marketers of all stripes.

Under his leadership, the San Jose, Calif.-based company has built a formidable culture of innovation, expanded into new markets, and extended its product portfolio and global reach.

He not only questions the status quo, but believes in surrounding himself with people who are smarter than he is. “It’s about finding people who have that confidence without attitude, team players who will challenge and bring out the best in you as a leader and in each other,” he says.

Scale Your Impact
“To create new businesses and drive growth, you need to have a leader who wakes up wanting to make an impact,” says Shantanu.

At Adobe, he has led by rallying the organization around the mission to: “Empower everyone from emerging artists to global brands--to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment.”

More than 90 percent of the world’s creative professionals use Photoshop. Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps have been downloaded over 150 million times. More than two-thirds of Fortune 50 companies use Adobe Marketing Cloud.

In 2016, the company was named the #1 computer software company on Fortune’s list of the world's most admired companies and made Forbes’ list of world’s most innovative companies.

Leaders who Redefine
Shantanu Narayen saw that merging technical skills with Berkeley MBA business knowledge would prepare him for greater and greater responsibility and better position him to lead innovation.

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Managing Your Career for More Meaningful Work
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Like all big decisions in life, making a career change in pursuit of more meaningful work can give you a whole spectrum of feelings—it can make you question your direction, make you nervous about actually taking the leap, or make you feel antsy to finally take the first step.

But what are the right steps in career management? Once you've decided now is the time, how do you approach the conversation with your boss, or set yourself up for success in your search for a new role?

If you're looking for some guidance on effective career management, the career advisors at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business can help you navigate the gray area between an old and new position; check out some helpful highlights below from the Berkeley MBA free ebook, Finding More Meaningful Work: Five Steps to Making Your Next Move

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1. Reflect on your own skill set and what you have to offer.
Changing careers is a great time for self-reflection. Look ahead at the roles you're interested in—or, perhaps more broadly, the fields you're interested in—to consider how you'll be prepared for that new position. Think about the skills you've gained from the job you're leaving and how they can add value to the one you're pursuing.

2. Decide what's non-negotiable for you in the next position.
People change careers for many reasons—perhaps you're unhappy with your boss or feel stuck in your current role. Whatever your reason, take this time to assess why you're not fulfilled. This will help you also determine what you do want in your new role.

There are plenty of constructive ways to approach career management and start the process of landing your dream job. Find more tips in our free ebook Finding More Meaningful Work: Five Steps Toward Making Your Next Career Move.

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From our Nobel Prize winners to our Defining Principles and from top-ranked programs to boundary-pushing faculty and pioneering alumni, here is a quick look at Berkeley-Haas highlights (1:51)

 

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Ready For An MBA? Why It's Important to apply at the Right Time
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You've probably heard people say that there is no magic formula for success; however, there is one component that most successful endeavors have in common: timing. The ability to choose precisely the right moment to act on an idea is essential. 
This fact can be applied to everything from comedy and cooking to entrepreneurial startups and investments. Timing is also important when it comes to your education.

If you are thinking about applying to business school, the timing must be right, as the free Berkeley MBA ebook Five Signs You're Ready for an MBA points out.

MBA program admissions are increasingly competitive. If you apply at the wrong time, your candidacy may not be strong enough to clearly demonstrate what you can contribute to an MBA classroom. That mistake could keep you out of business school.

Applying at the Right Time Makes it Easier to Succeed
There are also investment factors to consider. With tuition costs exceeding $110,000 at top business schools, the financial investment required to earn an MBA is significant. The time investment required to succeed in a rigorous academic program is also extensive, particularly if you hope to successfully balance program requirements with other obligations like work or family.

The point is that it is very easy to focus on the rewards of an MBA program (and there are quite a few),  but applying to a business school such as Berkeley-Haas is a serious decision. Submitting your application at the right time will make it much easier to succeed in the admissions process, in the classroom, and in your post-graduation career.

Is the time right for you? Find out before you apply to business school.

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Oh! This was a nightmare in R1. They worked in a "rolling decision" manner. So if they liked an application they were inviting a person withing a month after your application status changed its status. So some pople got the invitations very soon, some very late. AFAIK some even a week before the decision date! I got mine 12 days before the decision date.

I think they analyse region by region (at least to some extend), saving international candidates for a dessert.


Yikes! I work in a foreign country but I'm an American. I wonder where I will fit, then? I guess I'll be doing the nervous tango for a while then, heehee.


I am also American and living abroad, and it seems they grouped me according to my undergrad education. Admitted students are put in touch with regional ambassadors for their region, and I got a list of people in the same area where I went to school. I really don't know for sure if this is how they review applications, but it seemed like that based on the livewire results.

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Part-time MBA Admissions Tips: Put the GMAT/GRE in Perspective [#permalink]

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Part-time MBA Admissions Tips: Put the GMAT/GRE in Perspective
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For many applicants to top part-time MBA programs, gearing up to take the GMAT or GRE can be a nerve-wracking part of the admissions process.

We get it—it may have been awhile since you had to sit down and take a 3.5-hour exam, let alone study for one.

Take a deep breath, and let this video message from Berkeley-Haas help you put the GMAT/GRE in perspective.

 

 

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Why Networking should be part of your search for more Meaningful Work
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Networking is not a numbers game—how many connections you have on LinkedIn or names in your contact list. Algorithms can only take you so far. It is about building productive relationships that deliver mutual value and grow stronger over time.

As Berkeley-Haas students seek out and retool themselves for more meaningful work, the Berkeley MBA Career Management Group coaches them on how to network for the best possible results.

Here are their thoughts on five reasons people network and some tips for doing it right:

1. Learn and explore
Networking opens a window into a new industry. It’s a way to figure out how one company (or one MBA program) differs from another. Good techniques include informational interviews and attending industry events.

2. Circulate your name
Just like the best time to find a new job is while you already have one, the best time to network is when you aren’t under any pressure to network. And, keep circling back to the people you network with. Find ways to refresh your networking relationships.

3. Impress
We don’t mean by overpowering people with your 100-watt smile and sterling resume. People tend to remember someone with whom they’ve made a genuine connection. That connection can come from a shared experience or a well-placed question (and strong attention to the answer).

4. Build contacts
Networking isn’t a series of one-off encounters. One connection builds on another. And remember, the relationship has to be mutually productive. Think about expanding your network by connecting other people. (The whole six degrees of separation thing.) 

5. Plant a seed
This is related to “impress,” but it goes deeper. When you network, you want to give the other person something to think about that will put you “top of mind” when the time is right. That could be an insight on a topic of mutual interest, an article you email later on, or a tip on the best parking spot no one knows about.

One way to to super-charge your network is by pursuing your MBA. Did you know that all three Berkeley MBA Programs share the same strong alumni network?

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Leaders Who Redefine: Danae Ringelmann, Indiegogo [#permalink]

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Leaders Who Redefine: Danae Ringelmann, Indiegogo
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Change with an MBA
She worked in finance for more than six years, learning about the world, business, and how things worked. Then she wanted to change it.

Challenging the idea that finance, the way it’s always worked was the way it was going to continue to work, was Danae Ringelmann's driving motivation. It was what meaningful work meant to her.

“In order to change the world, I wanted to be in an environment that would allow me to really think big and experiment,” says Danae.

Danae searched for a place that would support her ideas and help them grow into something impactful. One of the Berkeley-HaasDefining Principles, Question the Status Quo, was key to her vision and her decision to pursue her Berkeley MBA.

Start a Revolution
Danae’s for revolutionizing finance and democratizing fundraising, was soon realized when she met her business partner, fellow Berkeley MBA student Eric Schell. Together they founded Indiegogo. One of the first crowdfunding websites in the world. The work had just begun.

Indiegogo launched during the height of the recession and endured difficult times early on—2007 to 2009 was a hard time for startups. For Indiegogo, 92 venture capitalists declined to invest. And for three years the co-founders—Danae, Eric, and Slava Rubin— struggled to make it.

“When the rest of the world was calling us crazy, Haas was there to say, ‘Keep going. Keep iterating. You’re not going to get it right the first time, so keep trying again.’ So we did,” Danae says.

At Haas the support never wavered. From the faculty all the way down to her fellow students. A sizable chunk of classmates even kicked off their own Indiegogo projects.

“Berkeley-Haas’ unconditional support of Eric, Slava, and myself is a testament of the school truly living our values, particularly Question the Status Quo and Beyond Yourself,” Danae remembers.

Unlike current Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns that can take 1 to 3 months to reach their goal, for a startup like Indiegogo it took four years to finally raise the needed funds.

It wasn’t easy, but finally it happened. Indiegogo moved to revolutionize the finance world.

Success of an MBA
Indiegogo has hosted some 300,000 campaigns in 223 countries and territories and has helped lead current global crowdfunding upward of $34 billion.

Hour of Code, one of the most-funded campaigns, offered free computer-science tutoring to tens of millions of students across the world in 180 countries.

Lighten the Load, a baby sling maker for parents fleeing war and persecution, was 400 percent funded in just two days.

And one empowering stat Danae is especially proud of: 47% of campaigns that exceed their goals on Indiegogo are run by women.

“We’re distributing millions of dollars every week to entrepreneurs and artists and charities across the world,” Danae states.

It’s been a successful revolution, but it continues. The entrepreneurial spirit of its founders still pushes on. Indiegogo has a fee-free personal-cause fundraising platform and most recently they launched an industry-first equity crowdfunding platform where financial investors can now support innovative startups for as little as US $100.

Leaders who Redefine
Danae chose the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program because at Haas, we support big ideas that revolutionize the way business is done. She saw an opportunity to change the financial world ...What will your opportunity to make a revolutionary change be? 

Learn more about the possibilities you'll find with Berkeley-Haas.

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Tip #2 to Finding More Meaningful Work: Explore [#permalink]

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Tip #2 to Finding More Meaningful Work: Explore
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Deciding you're restless at work is one thing. Deciding what to do next? That's quite another.

If you've got that general sense that work could be more fulfilling, but are not quite sure what to do from there, you'll first want to take stock of your values, contemplating what matters most to you and makes your heart sing. 

As you begin identifying the roles and companies that best align with your passions, your next step is to explore. In this highlight from our free ebook, Finding More Meaningful Work: Five Steps Toward Your Next Career Move, we share career management tips on launching your exploration.

"Most importantly," says Berkeley MBA Career Advisor Luke Kreinberg, "Get in front of other people." Luke advises stepping away from email and meeting up with people in person for real-time conversations.

"Talk to people who actually work in your field or position of interest to gain some insight on the reality of their days," says Luke. "Ask questions about what they enjoy and what they don't, and don't be afraid to ask for recommendations for other people to connect with."

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