Events & workshops
Each semester Engineering Student Services provides students with leadership, professional development and career training. All workshops will be held via Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester and recorded/uploaded to YouTube following.
Spring 2021 events (with links to the presentations)
Let’s Talk: Mindfulness Meditation
This highly experiential workshop will demonstrate how Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques increase performance, reduce stress and help you reach personal and academic goals. Tips for maintaining a healthy brain will also be offered.
Let’s Talk: Imposter syndrome
Guests Marvin Lopez, director of programs, ESS, and Lisa Pruitt, mechanical engineering professor, will give you personal experiences of imposter syndrome and introduce coping strategies.
Let’s Talk: Mental Wellness
The first in the Let’s Talk series, join psychologists Dr. Christine Zhou and Dr. Genee Jackson as they discuss mental wellness for engineering students with mechanical engineering professor, Lisa Pruitt, and ESS learning and success specialist, Sonia Travaglini. This session will focus on the importance of mental wellbeing and how it impacts your academic and personal life. You are not alone in any struggles/challenges you might be having and here you will learn more about resources and how to reach out for support.
Deal or No Deal
You just landed a job offer (or multiple job offers). What do you do? Don’t panic! Marvin Lopez, director of student programs for ESS, will teach you how to turn a job offer into an awesome job offer. You’ll leave knowing how to compare job offers, negotiate offers and arrive at a win-win solution.
Rockin’ Your Internship
You’ve just received good news. You got an internship! If you’re wondering how to have a successful internship in either a virtual or in-person format, please join us for this informative and engaging workshop. ESS Programs Director Marvin Lopez and PREP/T-PREP Director Tiffany Reardon will share their insights on how to Rock Your Internship! Learn key dos and don’ts.
Fall 2020 events (with links to the presentations)
Online success workshop
Join Dr. Sonia Travaglini, Learning & Success Specialist, to learn best practices and tips for success in your virtual/online courses. If you missed the webinar, it is available to watch online.
Engineering and Tech Career Conference
Every year the Career Center hosts the Engineering/Tech Career Conference in collaboration with the College of Engineering. This year’s conference will be virtual and the goal is to support, educate, and empower all Cal students interested in a variety of careers in engineering and tech. Learn how to prepare for success in the upcoming 2020-2021 recruiting season.
How to apply to graduate school & FAIL to get admitted
Presented by Professor Oliver M. O’Reilly, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Are you applying to M.S. or Ph.D. programs this fall? The application process for graduate schools is a hybrid of applying for a job and applying for admission to a school. The number of variables and the randomness of the process are particularly challenging for applicants and faculty alike. If you missed the webinar, it is available to watch online.
LinkedIn is often the first way that you introduce yourself to prospective employers. Marvin Lopez, Director of Programs for Engineering Student Services, will go over how to make the best impression with LinkedIn. You’ll also get tips on how to use LinkedIn as a networking tool. If you missed the webinar, it is available to watch online.
Deal or No Deal
You just landed a job offer (or multiple job offers). What do you do? Don’t panic! Marvin Lopez, director of student programs for ESS, will teach you how to turn a job offer into an awesome job offer. You’ll leave knowing how to compare job offers, negotiate offers and arrive at a win-win solution. If you missed the webinar, it is available to watch online.
Creating a study space
Join Dr. Sonia Travaglini, ESS Learning and Success Specialist, for another insightful event! Dr. Travaglini will be offering a workshop on best practices to create an effective study space at home in order to enhance your remote learning experience. If you missed the webinar, it is available to watch online.
Getting involved in research
Are you interested in getting involved in research but don’t know where to start? Join Tiffany Reardon, Associate Director of Engineering Excellence Programs, to learn ways to connect with faculty, learn about paid summer and academic year research programs both on and off campus. and how to make your applications stand out. If you missed the webinar, it is available to watch online.
Virtual Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Take the opportunity to find out more about the research projects that undergraduate engineers are working on. Undergraduate students from the College of Engineering (ranging from first-year to seniors) will be presenting their research on a wide range of projects that are striving to change the world. Watch the introduction or learn more about the presenters and their abstracts.