Duke Fuqua | Mr. Military MedTech
GRE 310, GPA 3.48
Stanford GSB | Mr. Latino Healthcare
GRE 310, GPA 3.4
Tuck | Mr. Product Marketer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Mr. Aspiring Leader
GMAT 750, GPA 3.38
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Advisory Consultant
GRE 330, GPA 2.25
Kellogg | Mr. Equity To IB
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
INSEAD | Mr. Marketing Master
GRE 316, GPA 3.8
Darden | Ms. Marketing Analyst
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Darden | Mr. Corporate Dev
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Mr. SAP SD Analyst
GMAT 660, GPA 3.60
Kellogg | Ms. Public School Teacher
GRE 325, GPA 3.93
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Army Officer
GRE 325, GPA 3.9
INSEAD | Mr. Future In FANG
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Hedge Fund
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
Stanford GSB | Mr. Robotics
GMAT 730, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Artistic Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 9.49/10
Yale | Mr. Army Pilot
GMAT 650, GPA 2.90
Kellogg | Mr. Double Whammy
GMAT 730, GPA 7.1/10
INSEAD | Mr. Tesla Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Tech To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
INSEAD | Ms. Investment Officer
GMAT Not taken, GPA 16/20 (French scale)
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Startup Of You
GMAT 770, GPA 2.4
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Mr. International PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Mr. Policy Development
GMAT 740, GPA Top 30%
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)

Meet The Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2018

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De Clercq Wentzel

Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Innovator, achiever, reliable friend, loving father and husband, humble scholar, technophile and aspiring entrepreneur.

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am an avid mountain biker.

Undergraduate School and Major: B.Sc. Economics and Statistics at North-West University, South Africa; Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Head of Client Capital Management, Barclays Africa; Market Risk Analyst, Barclays Africa; Data Modelling and Mining Consultant, Barclays Africa; Actuarial Technician, GE Frankona RE

Describe the biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Being promoted to Head of Client CapitaI Management in the trading business of Barclays Africa has been a highlight. Through teamwork we managed to create a new trading desk on the floor that ultimately became Client Capital Management.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? As passed on to me by MBA alumni, start early enough so you can execute each of the sections to the best of your ability. Writing the essays takes time, so don’t underestimate them. Furthermore, try and submit your application(s) during the first round.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I spoke to the alumni of a number of schools and noticed that the Haas program was uniquely placed to help me pivot into technology and entrepreneurship. After further investigation I realized that I would really flourish at Haas due to the diversity in the program and the Haas Defining Principles: Beyond Yourself, Students Always, Confidence Without Attitude, and Question the Status Quo.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life. My dream job would be one where I work alongside people passionate about solving humanity’s challenges through the use of technology. I am especially interested in the applications of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and biomedical engineering.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like them to say that I lived the Haas values and in doing so enriched their experience at Haas. Lastly I would like them to say we had fun.