Students petting a dogAmong the many ESS Alive Week events is Paws for Finals, a stress relief session with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)

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.

Fall 2020 events and workshops (events added as they are scheduled)

Online success workshopOnline 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/Tech Career ConferenceEngineering and Tech Career Conference
Thursday, September 3 – Friday, September 4
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
Wednesday, September 9, 5–6:30 p.m. PDT
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 WorkshopLinkedIn workshop
Thursday, September 10, 12:30–2 p.m. PDT
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 WorkshopDeal or No Deal
Thursday, September 24, 12:30–2 p.m. PDT
Zoom registation link
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.