Joined: Jan 31, 2018
This review is for Berkeley Haas
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2019
Simply put, Haas rocks. First year has been a whirlwind in the best possible way. To dig in, here are a few more specific details:
Career: The Career Management Group (CMG) has more resources than there is time to take advantage of them. They are particularly well-equipped to help students following more "traditional" paths (consulting, banking, marketing, tech, etc.), but have great general counselors to help those on entrepreneurship, social impact, and other non-traditional pathways. There are also tons of ways outside of CMG to help with career work, including: Bay Area startups looking for part-time interns during the school year, tons of accelerator programs (you can be staff or put a company through), and entrepreneurship classes.
Academics: The Core professors are really strong, and elective faculty are equally or more awesome. Smaller class size means you have great access to faculty. Grade nondisclosure policy means that academics are hard but low-stress.
Social: Saved the best for last. The people are Haas are amazing. They are warm, driven, kind, humble, and tons of fun. Haas truly does recruit against the defining principles, so if those resonate with you that's a sign Haas is a good fit.
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
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