08/31/20 — We know it has been said multiple times already - this semester is going to be different. With all your classes being taught online, often with asynchronous materials, how you study is going to have to adapt and change to what you have done previously. This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Sonia Travaglini. She has the new position of Learning & Success specialist in Engineering Student Services and wants to share some tips of how you can develop your study skills for an online environment and learn how to be successful in this unordinary circumstance.
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08/24/20 — Resources on campus have shifted significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and moving all classes online. The Kresge Engineering Library staff has been hard at work moving even more content online. This week on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we’ve invited Kresge Engineering Librarians Lisa Ngo and Anna Sackmann to tell us more about the library and what resources it offers to UC Berkeley students. Don't think that just because you aren't on campus you don't have access to your librarians to ask questions, and you also have full access to their online catalog of books, articles, videos and workshops.
08/17/20 — This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, we explore professional development opportunities with Marvin Lopez, director of student programs in Engineering Student Services (ESS). Professional development includes workshops, events, retreats and so much more. With the changes to the fall semester, you can expect to have our best events updated to a remote environment that will still be engaging and provide the support you need as you continue in your professional development. The best way to keep up-to-date with opportunities is the ESS newsletter which is delivered every Monday afternoon during the semester.
08/10/20 — Today on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, we talk with Amy Dinh from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. She tells us about the changes for the fall semester, and shares which courses are designed for frosh and transfer students. Plus, Amy introduces us to the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, student led DeCal courses, student organizations with whom they partner, and more.
08/03/20 — The UC Berkeley Career Center supports you in finding jobs, internships, and more. This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are excited to have Revae Hitt and Michael Harris, career counselors whose primary focus is working with students in engineering and physical sciences.
07/27/20 — 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.
07/20/20 — 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.
07/13/20 — This week on the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we are talking about registration. Beginning this week all incoming freshman and transfer students will be registering for up to 17.5 units in preparation for Fall 2020. Almost everyone has gone through Golden Bear Advising and has heard back from their ESS adviser. Now is the time to double check your registration appointment on CalCentral and make sure your shopping cart is full and ready to go. We are excited to have Engineering Student Services adviser, Chaniqua Butscher, on the podcast to share some last minute tips, and discuss policies to keep in mind, to help you during the enrollment process.
07/06/20 — This week we are excited to have Sharon Mueller, the director of advising and policy in Engineering Student Services, answering some questions about the Fall 2020 semester. We discussed 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.
06/29/20 — This week on the the (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer the College of Engineer's associate dean for students, Lisa Pruitt, joins us to talk about the fall semester, resilience, self-care and more.