Double Bear Dana Zhang, EWMBA ’21, shares with us her upbringing from China to LA. She then went on to study economics for her undergraduate degree at Berkeley and joined Wells Fargo early in her career as a relationship manager for international banking partnerships.
Dana then continued on to Lending Club in a similar capacity helping Lending Club pivot from a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending service to connecting with banking institutions to offer more lending services for clients. We delve into why Dana decided to come back to Berkeley for her MBA when many of us thought we were done with school after our Bachelor degree.
Dana shares with us one of her most memorable and influential classes, Distinguished Teaching Fellow Peter Goodson’s Turnarounds class, and how that influenced her career trajectory into investment banking. We continue on to chat about how unique and supportive the Berkeley Haas Career Management Group is in being inclusive with Evening and Weekend students for on-campus recruiting. We finish on her tips for prospective students after spending 3 semesters at Haas.