MBA Internships: San Francisco Unified School District

(L. to R.) German Freiwald with Paul Perry, MPP 11, Moritz Plischke, and Bruce Dos Santos, both MBA 12. Together they took first place in the 2011 Haas Education Leadership Case Competition.

Student: German Freiwald, MBA 12

Interning with: San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA

Thrilled to be with SFUSD because: “I get to work on projects which have a direct impact on children.”

Can’t believe he’s getting the chance to: Use his data analysis skills to help SFUSD make strategic management decisions. “All of my work leads to the district utilizing their resources as efficiently as possible so that we are better able to close the opportunity gap for children.”

Already he’s learned: “How to ask the right questions, use data to drive decision making, and influence the strategy of the Early Education Department.”

Advancing career goals by: Learning how districts are run and getting access to all of the key decision makers. “It is a very resource constrained and complex environment that demands the best of me everyday. As someone that wants to work in education, this internship is providing me with invaluable perspective on the challenges urban school districts face.”

Who makes you proud to be Berkeley-Haas? Tell us in the comments below or share your stories with vgilbert@haas.berkeley.edu.

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