06/27/22 — We want our new students to hear their peer's stories. Our second installment of first-generation stories from Paige Lyles, Muhammed Sohaib and Elham Zakeri, includes working with their family's expectations, building community, finding resources and final thoughts.
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06/21/22 — We want our new students to hear their peer's stories. For the next two weeks we have interviews with three first-generation students, Paige Lyles, Muhammed Sohaib and Elham Zakeri, who share their challenges, opportunities, goals, advice and so much more.
06/13/22 — The Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer is about the ways you can prepare to be a Berkeley Engineer this summer.
06/06/22 — Our first episode of The Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer is a welcome to the sixth season of the podcast and an introduction to Golden Bear Advising. Hear from the director of advising and policy, Sharon Mueller, and ESS adviser, Shareena Samson.
08/30/21 — The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence (CAEE) provides resources for students on multiple fronts: tutoring for engineering courses, professional development workshops, student organization support and much, much more. Today we are podcasting with Luis Castillo, ESS student development manager, and seniors Alexandro Garcia and Mohamed Mohamed, gives you more insight into how to use the resources and where to get all the information about the CAEE.
08/23/21 — Meet Ben Heronimus (senior) and Hitesh Kamisetty (sophomore) from the Engineering Student Council as they explore student life at Berkeley Engineering and how students can get involved in student organizations and competition teams. We also took the time to learn more about the importance of student organizations, how they serve students, how much time they take, and where to learn more.
08/16/21 — This week we are excited to have Christine Zhou and Denise Goitia as guests to talk about the mental health and wellness resources available to students, discuss the transition to Berkeley, as well as the transition back to in-person classes and where to find the resilience needed to be a successful student and Berkeley Engineer.
08/09/21 — Julian Ledesma, the executive director for Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3), joins us to give more insight into the 11 programs that are part of CE3. The programs cover three categories of support that are available to new and returning students: access and opportunity, independent student and transfer student.
08/02/21 — Claire-Marie Kooi, student engagement programs manager for Engineering Student Services, gives us an overview this week of the all the mentoring programs, the program goals and what is expected of students who participate.
07/26/21 — This week we wanted to build on the financial resources information that we learned about last week and are excited to tell you about Bears for Financial Success (BFFS). Peer adviser Diego Corona-Munoz joins us today to give a more in-depth explanation of the BFFS resources, where to get budgeting worksheets geared towards college students, and why working with a peer makes a difference when getting support in a judgement free environment.