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This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are introduced to UC Berkeley’s NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). Faculty adviser for the program, Lisa Pruitt and Grand Challenges Scholars executive director, Kedrick Perry, tell us about the scope of the program, why it was brought to Berkeley Engineering, how to apply and so much more. The application opens on Friday, August 1, so you have time find out how GSCP will bring together your engineering education and the four challenge areas that include sustainability, health, security and joy of living.
Join EOP & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)for their “Hidden Cost of Anxiety on Academic Success” event held on Monday August 3rd, from 2:15pm-3:30pm PST. You will learn how anxiety is manifested, ways in which it can impact one’s ability to function academically, and learn strategies and resources to cope with anxiety.
Luis Castillo, student development manager for Engineering Student Services and Connie Mi, rising junior and president of the Engineering Student Council are our guests on this week’s (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer. We discussed the benefits of joining student organizations and competition teams, how to learn about the organizations that are available, and how to choose the team that is right fit for you. Plus we get into the details of application processes, what is the time commitment and if there are additional costs.
If you are passionate about the environment, environmental justice, and being the change you would like to see in the world, consider applying to SERC! They will be hosting a hiring info session today from 6-8pm. Check out Student Environmental Resource Center – SERC at UC Berkeley for more information. You can view their open positions at the link below. All applications are due on July 31st, 5pm. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be providing two virtual workshops for EOP students in the upcoming weeks. July 22nd – Mindful Relationships: Rewiring the Brain and Practical Tools. August 3rd – The Hidden Cost of Anxiety on Academic Success.
Want to share your knowledge of navigating the world of Berkeley engineering with incoming students? Become an instructor for Engineering 98 for the Fall 2020 semester! Engineering 98 is a one unit, P/NP DeCal class that was designed by upper division engineering students to help freshmen get the most out of Berkeley engineering. Being an instructor is a great opportunity to get teaching experience, build communication skills, and get involved with engineering students on campus. If you’re interested, please apply by Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.
EOP STEM is searching for students that are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee for the EOP STEM Mentorship program. This mentorship provides student-to-student guidance to support for 1st generation, low-income and historically underrepresented college students in the STEM field to help them succeed at UC Berkeley. Applications are closed on Friday, August 7.
We understand that many students and their families have been greatly impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, Bears for Financial Success is offering 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 $𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 to help students who need extra financial assistance during this time. Applicants must be actively enrolled at UC Berkeley with at least one semester remaining. Students do not have to be enrolled in summer classes to receive this scholarship. There is no minimum GPA requirement and no letter of recommendation needed. The scholarship is open to ALL students regardless of citizenship status. The deadline is Monday, July 20th
Are you still wondering how the Fall 2020 semester will be? Check out our latest podcast for the latest information provided by Sharon Mueller, the director of advising and policy in Engineering Student Services. We discuss the different modes of instruction, key terminology that will help you understand how the courses will be taught, and where to get the most updated information.
Are you thinking about applying to graduate school but don’t really know the process? Join us on July 15 at 12pm for our “Demystifying the Graduate School Process” event. Come learn the difference between masters and doctoral programs. We will go into detail for each admissions criteria and how you can strengthen your application. We will also discuss the review process, which varies with each department, and how this process differs between MS and PhD committees. Please note this will be an engineering focused workshop; students interested in other disciplines are welcome to attend but the information presented will be from an engineering perspective.
Check out our latest podcast, The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer the College of Engineering, where we speak with the associate dean for students, Lisa Pruitt, and discuss the fall semester, resilience, self-care, and more!
Join SCET for a talk with Y Combinator partner and President Geoff Ralston. The event will occur on Tuesday, July 7 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT. Before YC, Geoff built YahooMail (previously RocketMail), was the CEO of Lala (acquired by Apple) and co-founded Imagine K12 (the first Ed Tech Accelerator). Geoff will cover some of the myths that exist around starting startups, what you should do while you’re still in school if you want to start a company, and he’ll talk about how YC can help you get started. There will also be a Q&A office hours event held on Tuesday, July 14, from 3-5pm.