03/05/18 — The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer podcast has advice for freshmen, sophomores and incoming freshmen if they feel their current major is not the right fit. We cover what are the options, what is the process, who can students meet with to get more details and where can you find the information online.
ESS 2017-18 archive
04/16/18 — It's not to late to build healthy habits for this semester. In this week's Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer Christine Zhou, staff psychologist from University Health Services, talks about the importance of self-care and gives suggestions to help you create a healthy life-style and achieve achieve a better work/life balance. Take a look at our flyer to find out all of the services Christine provides and when she is available.
02/12/18 — Have you ever wondered how you can possibly have time to get everything done? This week's Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer discusses Time Management with one of our ESS advisers, Jane Paris. She goes over three tools that can help you get a grasp on what you have coming up during the semester and how to better plan your time around all your courses and activities.
02/05/18 — With four different types of advisers in the College of Engineering, it can get confusing as to which person would serve your purpose better. Today we have three guests to discuss which adviser you should see based your needs and/or questions. Please join us as we talk with Executive Associate Dean Phil Kaminsky, Student Services Adviser Ariana Castro and ESS Director of Policy and Advising Sharon Mueller about the services they offer, how they can support your college experience and how to contact them.
01/29/18 — We're back and ready for a fantastic Spring semester. In this week's (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are interviewing from the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence (CAEE), Luis Castillo, the Student Development Manager and Tiffany Reardon the Assistant Director of Retention Programs. Both of them have planned some great events (Cupcakes & Headshots, Etiquette Dinner) to kick start your professional development and have more information about academic and student organization services offered by CAEE.
11/27/17 — You have an entire week coming up to help you get ready for finals. In this week's (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are interviewing Monica Bernal, an Engineering Student Services adviser, about how you can make the most of your RRR week (aka Dead Week or Reading, Review & Recitation week). We make sure to cover study spaces, night time safety, self care and other ways of how to make sure you are ready for your finals.
11/20/17 — This episode of the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineering is discussing a new petition that the College of Engineering introduced recently, which we call the Green Petition - for no other reason than the cover sheet is green. Listen in as Olivia Chan, Engineering Student Services Adviser, tells us what the petition is, why would a student use it and what is the process.
11/06/17 — A different audience for today's podcast: Potential junior transfer students into the College of Engineering. November 1-30 is the application period for admission UC Berkeley. Joey Wong and Sharon Mueller stopped by the podcast to answer some questions about the junior transfer admission process. Topics covered include what they want to hear from you in your personal questions, what you have to have in order to be considered for admission and whether it is possible to change majors and/or colleges once you are at UC Berkeley.
11/06/17 — A different audience for today's podcast: Potential freshman students applying for the College of Engineering. November 1-30 is the application period for admission UC Berkeley. We are excited to have Stephanie Eto and Henry Tsai from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to answer some questions about the freshman admission process. Topics covered include what test scores are important, what classes do you need to have taken, how much do extracurricular activities count and what they want your essays to tell them about yourself.
10/23/17 — The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive six-day educational experience is held in a remote environment with no Internet or cell-phone access. Sixty Berkeley participants come from all engineering majors, as well as from diverse ethnic and personal backgrounds. Making such cross-disciplinary connections has a life-changing impact on the students and leads to the possibility of new engineering solutions. Sessions include such exercises as team-building, a ropes course, charting visions for a brighter future and exploring ethical issues. Panel discussions feature business and community leaders. If you’re looking to make a global impact with groundbreaking innovations, this is an excellent place to start.