Foster School of Business | Mr. Corporate Strategy In Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.32
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Wharton | Mr. Big Four To IB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Bomb Squad To Business
GMAT 740, GPA 3.36
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9

Meet The Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2018


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.