Engineering Students Services (ESS) is launching a podcast called the Not so Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer. Hear from Laura Vogt, Communications and Events Manager, and Kathy Barrett, ESS Adviser, as they introduce what will be covered throughout the summer and describe why they hope incoming students will look forward to each upcoming episode.
Laura Vogt: Hi my name is Laura Vogt and I’m the Communications and Events Manager for Engineering Student Services.
Kathy Barrett: And I’m Kathy Barrett, and I’m an adviser is Engineering Student Services and I work with students in mechanical engineering and students in the joint majors.
Laura: I’m so excited to introduce you today to the “Not-So-Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer.”
Laura: And so we are going to do a new podcast once a week, from now through August. We’ve got 15 episodes for you.
Kathy: And each episode of course will cover a different topic and we hope to cover things we think will be important for you to know throughout the summer. Timely things like right before registration for classes we’ll have a podcast on tips about registration. So we want to make sure that our podcasts come to you at a time when you might need them throughout the summer or to just give you tips and ideas of things to do during the summer.
Laura: One of the ones that I’m really excited that we’re having is things that either the transfer students or freshmen students wanted to know, so we’re going to have freshmen and transfer students come in and discuss what they wish they’d known in their first year here at UC Berkeley.
Kathy: So the goal of the podcast is just to make sure that you make a really great transition to your first semester at Cal. We are all excited to meet you in August, but since we can’t meet you until then we want to reach out to you via podcast.
Laura: And we are going to have a great website to support us: welcomengineer.berkeley.edu, so if you check out that website it is going to have all of our extras that you might need to know more about what we are telling you. So links to websites, different pdfs that you can download, any extra resources that we can put out there for you.
Kathy: Yeah, so we hope you join us every week, starting next week, we’ll be our first podcast and so we look forward to talking to you all summer.
Laura: Thank you so much and we’ll talk at you later.
Kathy: Go Bears!