Building a Berkeley engineer
Welcome to Berkeley Engineering!
Whether you’re an entering student or preparing to graduate, Engineering Student Services (ESS) can help you optimize your time and maximize your educational experience. We offer information and how-to’s on everything from choosing a major to planning your post-graduate career. Our extensive support services and high-quality programs will help you navigate your path at Berkeley Engineering and empower you to be your best.
We offer a wide variety of programs to support the success of engineering students during their time at Berkeley and beyond. These include specialized experiences for incoming first-year and transfer students, and a range of mentorship programs connecting undergraduates with fellow students, alumni and faculty.
ESS also offers engineering workshops each semester to help students make the most of their time as undergraduates in Berkeley Engineering. And programs like LeaderShape and the Grand Challenges Scholars Program offer unique opportunities to students in all engineering majors.
Learning and “lightbulb” moments aren’t confined to the classroom. They can happen anywhere — at the coffee house, on a team project, in a casual conversation over pizza. At Berkeley Engineering, you’re surrounded by some of the smartest, most creative and entrepreneurial people you’ll ever meet.
Take what you’ve learned in the classroom or lab, then add character development and leadership skills. Competition teams and student organizations give you the opportunity to showcase your work and develop new ideas. You’ll also be meeting new people, creating professional connections and expanding your skillsets.
Engineering Student Services is the place to go to learn about leadership and professional development opportunities. We can help you acquire the skills that will build your résumé, heighten your profile and launch your career.
The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence, located in 227 & 240 Bechtel Engineering, is a hub for student engagement and academic success. Drop-in tutoring services from current students is available for most engineering core courses.
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Students are at the heart of Berkeley Engineering, so we foster a community that supports your success and helps you thrive.
We’ve collected resources, apps and services to foster student mental wellness, plus a host of do-it-yourself success tips to keep you focused and productive. We’ve also built a strong portfolio of programs and initiatives to advance equity and inclusion, to ensure that engineering benefits everyone.