07/20/18 — Once again stepping out of the College of Engineering world we are looking towards Sproul Hall and Financial Aid. This week we have asked Joe Sell on to bring us some more insight to Financial Aid - you'll hear about what to expect, how to get it and what to do if something is wrong.
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07/13/18 — 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 Estuesta 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.
07/06/18 — 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.
06/29/18 — 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 Advisers, Chaniqua Butscher and Olivia Chan, join us to talk about what it means if you are on waitlists, what the swap function will do and how to make sure your schedule is the best for you as you wait for classes to start in August.
06/22/18 — 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 their fall classes. Almost everyone has gone through Golden Bear Advising and has heard back from their ESS adviser, so it is time to double check your registration appointment on CalCentral and actually register. Monica Bernal, ESS Adviser and Laura Vogt, Communications Manager are going over some last minute tips to help make your registration process easier and get you the best schedule for your first semester.
06/15/18 — This week we are excited to have Tiffany Reardon, Associate Director for Retention Programs for Engineering Student Services, back to give us an update to what you can do to 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 - career fairs begin at the beginning of the semester.
06/08/18 — Now that you know which courses you want to take your first semester, it is time to create your best schedule. When creating a schedule there are many factors to think about as you pick your class times and days. ESS's Sharon Mueller, Director of Advising and Policy, and Kathy Barrett, Associate Director of Advising, join us for Episode 202: Tips to Create Your Best Schedule. They are here to discuss reserve caps, waitlists, shopping/dropping classes, how many courses to take, and time between classes.
06/01/18 — Welcome to the second season of the Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer. Our weekly summer podcast for our newest students, the incoming freshmen and transfers! For those that are new to the podcast, here's a quick introduction. Engineering Student Services (ESS) wanted a way to communicate with students about important policies and procedures, events, deadlines, campus resources and first-person accounts of the College of Engineering and UC Berkeley. We decided a podcast would be a great way to make this happen.
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.
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.