Events & workshops
Each semester Engineering Student Services provides students with leadership, professional development and career training.
Fall 2021 events
Interview Workshop | Thursday, October 28, 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 HMMB
Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? Join Marvin Lopez, Director of Student Programs for Engineering Student Services, to learn ways to effectively impress your interviewer and leave a mark. Register online.
Applying to Graduate School | Tuesday, November 4, 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 HMMB
Interested in graduate school? Come join Meltem Erol, ESS Director of Graduate Outreach, for an informative session on what to expect and best practices for applying to grad school. Register online.
Student safety forum
UCPD and Berkeley Police offer advice and answer questions to help you stay safe on — and off — campus. Speakers include: Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean, College of Engineering, Lt. Sabrina Reich, UC Berkeley Police Department, and Sgt. Veronica Rodrigues, Berkeley City Police Department.
Resume clinic | Thursday, September 9
Resumes are often your first introduction to your dream job. Marvin Lopez, Director of Programs for Engineering Student Services, will conduct a resume clinic. You’ll receive tips and support on how to improve your current resume.
Applying to graduate school | Tuesday, September 14
Presented by Professor Oliver O’Reilly
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. This workshop will give an overview of the requirements and the faculty review process. Registration is required, this will be an in person event with limited capacity. Please note you will need to have a green badge the date of the event in order to attend. Please contact Meltem Erol if you have questions or need more information.
LinkedIn workshop | Thursday, September 23, Noon–1:30 p.m. | 290 HMMB
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.
Professional headshots | Thursday, September 23, 3–5 p.m. | Bechtel Terrace
Let us help you spruce up your photo to ensure that your profiles make a great impression! Photos are taken by the College’s professional photographer, and you’ll be able to borrow a shirt, tie, or jacket if you want to dress up the photo.
Undergraduate research symposium poster session | Tuesday, October 5, noon–2 p.m. | HMMB lobby
Undergraduate students will be presenting their research on a wide range of projects across the College of Engineering. Submissions to present your poster will be accepted until September 30. The poster session is open to all undergraduate students working with engineering faculty. If you did a summer REU program and have a poster we encourage you to participate as well.
How to get involved in research | Thursday, October 7, noon–1:30 p.m. | 290 HMMB
Unsure about how to get involved in research? Join Tiffany Reardon, Associate Director of Engineering Excellence Programs, to learn ways to connect with faculty, learn about paid summer and academic research programs and how to make your applications stand out.
Major Madness | October 14
Undecided about your major? Considering exploring other engineering fields? Join Major Madness to meet representatives of Berkeley student organizations and learn about all of the majors that the College of Engineering has to offer! The event will be hosted in 240 Bechtel by the ESS Peer Advisers..