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Kyte Feng, Berkeley MBA

Kyte Feng

Senior Consultant
Capgemini Consulting
Burbank, California

Previous Degree:
BS, University of California, San Diego

Career Goal: Career Changer

Course Description

Fall Semester 2009
Microeconomics
Financial Reporting
Organizational Behavior
Marketing

Spring Semester 2010
Leadership Communications
Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
Introduction to Finance
Operations
Ethics and Responsibility in Business

Fall Semester 2010
Negotiation
Competitive Strategy: The Dynamic Capabilities Approach

Spring Semester 2011
Strategic Brand Management
Pricing
Mid-Program Academic Retreat
Managerial Communications

Summer Session 2011
Competitive Strategy

Fall Semester 2011
Mergers & Acquisitions
Customer Insight

Spring Semester 2012
Corporate Finance
Improvisational Leadership
Seminar in International Business

It wasn't until Kyte Feng took Competitive Strategy in the summer between his second and third years at Berkeley-Haas that his career path crystallized and he decided to switch from marketing strategy to consulting, not an easy move. He credits his classmates, members of the Consulting Club, and the Career Management Group for helping him catch up and interview for just the right job with Capgemini.

“I didn't choose consulting as a career path until the summer between my second and third year—which is really late. Classmates really supported me all the way. They welcomed me into their interview prep sessions and put up with me asking dumb questions. There was a real sense that we all felt vested in each others' successes.”

“The Consulting Club is the perfect resource for anyone who wants a career in consulting. We had practice case interview sessions on the weekends and even by Skype. Every year, students add their experiences to handbooks that tells you what to expect during case interviews.”

“From job postings to help with my résumé, from events where you can build your network to the wise and very practical advice given by Jeanne Lew—it’s safe to say I would not have found my job without the Career Management Group.”

“Many of my classes introduced me to many of the frameworks that every consultant uses on the job. Competitive Strategy, taught by Professor Gregory LaBlanc was particularly important for me. While his cold-calling technique is daunting, it keeps you alert in class. He doesn’t hesitate to challenge students, and he likes it when students challenge him.”

“I’m taking the Beyond Yourself Defining Principle into my work at Capgemini, where I am on the recruiting team that will go back to Haas to find new consultants for our firm. It feels good to give back some of the career advice, guidance and encouragement I received.”

“The best return on investment is the satisfaction I take in my work. I really, really enjoy what I am doing now.”