January 29, 2018

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UC Berkeley Haas Review


This review is for Berkeley Haas

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2018

Experience during the program

A Community that cares about Impact

The moment I came to welcome weekend and met all the great people here, I knew I was at home. It was an "aha" moment for me because these were people I could call family even while being thousands of miles apart from my own family on the East Coast.

At Haas, I'm surrounded by a shared passion to be a better person and to pay it forward. Prior to Haas I was always committed to giving back to others; I've helped create a nonprofit in Atlanta and did a lot of volunteering at a hospital in my formative years. That desire to be a great and good business leader is a strong shared tie among Haas students. That was a big selling point for me.

Ultimately I want to see the work I do result in some sort of change. For the International Business Development course I took in Hong Kong, we recommended that our client enter into a strategic partnership or consider an acquisition. A couple weeks later, I opened up LinkedIn to see our client announce the acquisition that we had recommended. It was gratifying to see that I had made a useful contribution.

Choosing your MBA environment

I wanted to be in an environment where I was isolated from work so that I could be present and give it my all. I wanted to really focus on all the parts of the experience, social and academic, and undergo both a personal and professional transformation.

The Bay Area is an ecosystem of cutting-edge companies that are at the forefront of innovation. I wanted to be part of that, and I knew Haas's location, as well as its reputation, would help me connect with that world.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school

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