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Haas Tech Club Wine Event 2011.

Haas Tech Club Wine Event 2011.



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  • Last year about the same time I was here organizing the wine party with Hubert. I was an enthusiastic first year who has a lot of passion for tech, a lot more than my knowledge in tech. Today I’m an enthusiastic second year who still has a lot of passion, and some more knowledge in tech.I was standing here last year with a group of

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  • Welcome to
    Haas Tech Club Wine Party!
  • 348 active members
    + over 400 past members and contacts
    32% of FT MBAs are members of HTC
  • HTC PM Intro
  • Who’s behind all the fun?
    HTC/Lab 126 Consumption Function
    • Ordered BBQ from Looney’s
    • Convinced Zubin to volunteer his computer and play the Haas Class of 2013 Party Playlist on Spotify
    Worked at an economic consulting firm.
    Read Engadgetevery day.
    Robert Espinosa
    HTC Wine Party
    • Plan HTC's first social event.
    • For all club members to get to know other club members, and have a great time.
    SW Quality Manager for Wi-Fi Technology.
    Blame me for times your Wi-Fi connection drops!
    Sarabjit Khanuja
    Adam Sterling
  • Who’s tying our bond with alums?
    From Australia and looking forward to learning about all of all the exciting tech the Bay Area has to offer 
    Alumni Mixer
    • Coordinate an event with alumni in San Francisco or Silicon Valley
    • Opportunity for members to network with alumni to learn about companies they are interested in
    Ben Buchanan
    Project Manager passionate about Mobile.
    • Expand Haas Tech Club LinkedIn group to current and past (alumni) members
    • Job posting from Career Center to LinkedIn
    • Post relevant Haas Tech Club events
    • Initiate discussion before HTC Speaker Series event
    Ben Buchanan
    Gilad Bonjack
  • Who’s driving the knowledge sharing?
    150 years of family’s Art legacy couldn’t prevent my defection to tech 
    HTC Tech Chat
    • Tech Breakfast/Lunch: Leverage our batch’s collective experience to gain insights into the tech developments and news
    • Work with other PM’s to assist with ‘career-focused’ sessions to assist those seeking to make a transition
    • Allow for more efficient information sharing within the group by leveraging newer communication tools
    Hassam Hussain
    Worked at MSFT Corp Dev.
    Plays Xbox Kinect in Berkeley apt. Consistently fails to impress undergrad girls at Dance Central.
    Will try with MBAs next.
    Kevin Lau
  • Who’s into 2nd year tech minds?
    Software Architect at Oracle.
    3rd Year student in EWMBA program.
    Can Count from 1-10 in seven different languages.
    Summer Internship Roundtables
    • Hosting 6-7 Round-tables centered around a tech firm and/or roles (e.g. marketing, prod development, biz dev, etc)
    • Provide company-specific insights and 1st hand summer experience (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, start-ups, etc.)
    • Discuss the company, recruiting, interview process, specific positions
    • Warning to 2nd years, we will be contacting you 
    • You’ve got Questions? We’ve got the Answers!
    Rahul Herwadkar
    Product Dev for PS3 and IBM Watson. Interested in using technology to make peoples lives better.
    Chris Spandikow
  • Who’s expanding industry connections?
    Deloitte Speaker Event
    • Learn more about Cloud Computing from a senior leader at Deloitte Consulting.
    • Understand current challenges in this hot industry, and ways to address these issues.
    • Great opportunity also for those who are interested in a career in Consulting for Technology, especially in Deloitte.
    Project Manager and Software Developer. I can write fairly well with both hands.
    Luis Navarro
    Project Manager in telecom industry & Deep Tissue Certified Massage Therapist
    SoMa Startup Tech Trek
    • Connecting the Haas techies and allies with the startup ecosystem in SoMa (SF)
    • Strengthening the ties between Haas and UC Berkeley Blum Center for Developing Economies in their joint effort to find creative tech solutions to alleviate global poverty.
    Pablo Chamorro
  • Who’s planning the company visits?
    SF- Bay Area Tech Treks PM
    • Organize Treks to Tech companies in the bay area (Google, FB, Autodesk…you name it!)
    • Provide HTC members the opportunity to network with company reps in their home court, and visit Haas Alumni
    • I do not want to write another MBA essay here. List goes on…
    • Integrate and hang out with your future recruiters and let people know you – “Be there or be square”
    Tech-Strategy Managing Consultant@ IBM. Co-founded a free bullion trading forum. Traveled 44 states. Alaska next!
    Jitin Khurana
    Strategy Innovation Leader (sound serious but a lot of fun). A big gamer and a great guitar hero player.
    Oshri (Osh) Kaplan
    Product Marketing Manager @ Applied Materials,
    Passionate footballer,
    Experienced shepherd
    Nir Galon
  • Who’s planning the company visits?
    SF Bay area Tech trek PM
    • Visit as many companies as our club members want
    • Make an impact in the company so they think: “wow, these guys from Haas are awesome!”
    • Help our club members get hired in their tech company of preference
    • Fill up the survey and come to the visits to make a good impression!
    • Organize informative and effective treks to local tech companies, focusing on social media & networking
    • Drive HTC membership on Linked and Facebook
    • Hunt and post job opportunities to rest of HTC members.
    • Anything else that needs to be done 
    Senior Consultant at Amadeus IT Group. If you watched Spanish TV in the last few years, probably you’ve seen me a few times.
    Pablo Molinero
    Program Manager, passionate about web technologies and social networking. Chances are you daily use software that I worked on 
    Levent Besik
  • Computer engineer that defected to consultancy and is now seeking redemption. Played more videogames that he’s proud to admit.
    Seattle Trek
    • Get to know the Seattle area and its most welcoming weather!
    • Visit high-profile tech companies (e.g. Amazon and Microsoft) and connect with potential recruiters
    • Enjoy a great social event and meet up the Seattle metro alumni
    Dan Tavares
    San Diego Trek
    • Organize Trek to some of the interesting companies in San Diego area
    • Visit tech companies and connect with potential recruiters, and Haas Alumni
    • Identify interesting startup companies and connect HTC folks with the recruiters there
    Former Consultant @ Deloitte. Want to build my network with tech companies in the bay area/west coast
    Raja Muthuraman
  • Words of Wisdom from Meg
  • Definition of NETWORKING
    : the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business
    Webster Dictionary
  • Effective & Efficient Networking
    • Know your product
    • Use your existing ties
    • Six Degrees of Separation
    • Pursue opportunities that match your interests
    • It’s a two way street
    • Follow through, follow through, follow through!
    Sourced from Mark Friedfeld’s – The Art of Informational Interviewing
  • The 3 C's of Networking
    • Connect : Connecting with the right people is the first step
    • Conversational : To become Conversational should be a goal of a meeting
    • Credible : Credibility is very important when building relationships
    Sourced from MBA Career Services
  • Most Common Networking Mistakes
    • Networking events are not a party
    • Do Your Homework
    • Prepare your Elevator Pitch
    • Quality, Not Quantity
    • You are not asking for a job- you are building a relationship