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)

Study Skills workshopStudy Skills Workshop, presented by Berkeley Engineering Wellness Club
Monday, Nov. 16, 4–5 p.m. PDT
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The focus of the workshop is to share study tips and tricks as well as help fellow students figure out what works for them. The hope is for students to leave the workshop with some studying strategies to add to their toolbox.

Students at poster sessionVirtual Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4–5:30 p.m. PDT
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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.

Instagram - Micron ConversationThe Intersection of Technology and Business: A Conversation with Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4–5 p.m. PDT
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Berkeley Engineering will host the third talk in the Micron Insight Speaker Series: The Intersection of Technology and Business, a conversation with Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu and Haas School of Business Associate Dean Catherine Wolfram.

Getting the most out of your RRR weekGetting the most out of your RRR week, presented by Berkeley Engineering Wellness Club
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5–6 p.m. PDT
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Students will be given advice on pacing their RRR week, maintaining their health and wellness during that time, and ultimately ending the semester strong!  The format will be a one-hour long Q&A session in which panelists will answer the Wellness Committee’s prepared questions, as well as questions fielded from the audience. Panelists: Tiffany Reardon, ESS associate director of engineering excellence; Vishrut Rana, ESS peer adviser majoring in IEOR; Aylin Uribe, ESS peer adviser majoring in civil engineering.

Past Fall 2020 events (with links to the presentations)

Online success workshop

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/Tech Career ConferenceEngineering 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 admittedHow 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 WorkshopLinkedIn workshop
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
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 spaceCreating 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.

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence Game NightCAEE virtual game night: Among us
We are delighted to invite you to our first community event of many! We will start off the events with a virtual “Among Us” game night! RSVP and join us for a fun event to destress and decompress from midterms.

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.

How to Lead an Effective Study Group LogoHow to lead an effective study group
Join Dr. Sonia Travaglini, ESS Learning and Success Specialist, in best practices for creating and leading an effective study group during distance learning times.