Careers

Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Career Planning

Evening & Weekend MBA students and graduates use their new skills and connections in a variety of ways:

  • To advance to senior positions in their current or similar organizations
  • To transition to a new function (from engineering to marketing, for example)
  • To move to new industries
  • To launch their own enterprises

As soon as you begin study in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program, you lay the groundwork for career advancement. You gain skills in strategy, analysis, and leadership and practice them daily in your workplace as well as with your new network of classmates.

Providing a Structured Approach to Career Planning

The Haas School's Career Management Group (CMG) provides a variety of customized tools and services to help you prepare for the next stage in your career. To meet the needs of your demanding schedule, activities and events are held that coordinate with your availability. Career Management staff holds evening and weekend advising hours and are available by phone and Skype at other times. Advisors are available year-round to support your needs.

Personalized Career Support

Our goal is to assist you in thinking strategically about your career objectives and offer you a structured, personalized approach to tackling the job market. We provide:

  • Assistance with individual planning and personalized career strategy
  • Support targeting your career goals and objectives
  • Marketing tools to get you the interviews you want
  • Interview and negotiation preparation
  • Workshops and webinars on personal branding, networking, recruiting, and related topics to help prepare you for a variety of professional situations

In addition to providing coaching services and workshops for all stages of the career planning process, the CMG also organizes job fairs and on- and off-campus recruiting activities. Our many on-campus interviews and corporate presentations are also popular forums for students to meet prospective employers.

Networking Opportunities

You also have the opportunity to interact with hiring managers and recruiters in more informal ways, including:

  • Industry firm nights and corporate visits, where you can meet with experienced-hire recruiters
  • Entrepreneur mixers specifically for startups and planned startups.
  • Career workshops with alumni and fellow students that give you a chance to share and connect with others in your field.

Tools and Resources for Job Search Success

Berkeley MBA students have access to some of the best online job search and career resources available.

  • Archived webinars available on demand on a variety of career related topics.
  • A customized career portal, CareerNet, that keeps you on top of the job market and the latest job listings and project-based opportunities.
  • Business development focus on companies looking to add experienced-hire MBAs.
  • An Experienced-Hire Résumé Database connecting you with leading firms.
  • Close coordination with the EWMBA Program office to ensure a holistic, personalized approach to career advising.
  • The @Cal Alumni Network: Over 35,000 Haas alumni and nearly 500,000 UC Berkeley alumni.
  • Additional online tools, including industry-specific LinkedIn groups and live chats to keep you connected with fellow students and alumni.