08/19/19 — With four different types of advisers in the College of Engineering (Engineering Student Services, Department, Faculty and Peer), it can get confusing as to which person would serve your purpose better. In today's episode, we have three guests to discuss which adviser you should see (ESS, Department or Faculty) based your needs and/or questions. Please join us as we talk with Associate Dean for Students Lisa Pruitt, Engineering Services Adviser Joey Wong and EECS Department Adviser Andrea Mejia Valencia about the services they offer, how they can support your college experience and how to contact them.
ESS 2019-20 archive
08/12/19 — Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) is right around the corner. What is GBO? On this week’s Not So Secret Guide to Being an Engineer podcast we invited Micki Antovich from New Student Services to give us an overview of what to expect, who you will be working with and why we think GBO is one of the best ways to start your time, not only at UC Berkeley, but as a Berkeley Engineer.
08/05/19 — Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, our guest Joe Sell, from the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, is here to answer your questions and bring insight about Financial Aid. You’ll hear about what to expect, what you need to double check, and what to do if something is wrong.
07/29/19 — Katie Crawford joins us today for the Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer podcast from the Career Center to introduce us to the events, programs and resources that are available to students in the College of Engineering. Hear her tips on what you should be doing this summer to get ready for the first career fairs that happen in September. Also, learn some tips and advice of how to prepare for your post-Berkeley career before you get to Berkeley in the fall.
07/22/19 — This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are talking about What’s Next. You’ve finished Golden Bear Advising and you’re registering for courses beginning this week! ESS Adviser Chaniqua Butscher joins us to talk about what it means if you are on waitlists, how to make the best use of the swap function, and how to make sure your schedule is the best for you as you get ready for classes to start in August.
07/15/19 — This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are talking about registration. Beginning next week all incoming freshmen and transfer students will be registering for up to 17.5 units in preparation for Fall 2019. Almost everyone has gone through Golden Bear Advising and has heard back from their ESS adviser, if you haven't, you probably have a hold on your registration and need to complete GBA before the hold will be released. Now is the time to double check your registration appointment on CalCentral, make sure your shopping cart is full and next week - you'll register. We are excited to have two Engineering Student Services Advisers, Olivia Chan and Dawn Strough, on the podcast to give some last minute tips and policies to keep in mind, that will help make your registration process easier and get you the best schedule for your first semester.
07/01/19 — The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer welcomes Matthew Sherburne, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, and Tiffany Reardon, Associate Director for Engineering Excellence Programs, to this week's podcast. They are talking about Eng 92 which is designed for our first-year students and CivE 198, a course for our incoming transfer students.
06/24/19 — This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer podcast we are splitting in two: first-year and transfer student experiences of transferring to UC Berkeley and becoming Berkeley Engineers. The second podcast is with two transfer students that just finished up their first year at UC Berkeley: Jonathan Kim, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences major, and Daisy O’Mahoney, Materials Science and Engineering major, share their experiences of transitioning from a California community college, finding study groups and tackling time management. If you have more questions for Jonathan and Daisy, send an email to ESS and we'll pass it on.
06/24/19 — This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer podcast we are splitting in two: first-year and transfer student experiences of transferring to UC Berkeley and becoming Berkeley Engineers. Up first are two Berkeley Engineering students that just finished their freshman year. Alexandro Garcia, Civil & Environmental Engineering major, and Natalie Celt, Bioengineering major, share their experiences of choosing courses, learning the difference between high school/college studying, and creating a home away from home. If you have more questions for Alex and Natalie, send an email to ESS and we'll pass it on.
06/17/19 — he (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer is excited to introduce Tiffany Reardon, Associate Director for Engineering Excellence Programs for Engineering Student Services. This week she is giving you some ideas of how you can prepare for Berkeley Engineering this summer. Topics include: refreshing your math and other subject skills through test banks and watching Berkeley lectures; learning to code with free online resources; and work on your resume and LinkedIn profile – career fairs begin at the beginning of the semester.