Monday, February 13, 2017

Leadership and Community Engagement Grants Application Now Open!

Leadership and Community Engagement Grants Application Now Open!

EOP Leadership and Community Engagement Grants aim to recognize and support a diverse group of low-income UC Berkeley students. Over one hundred $400 grants will be awarded to low-income undergraduates who are committed to contributing and providing leadership to their EOP community. This year, EOP Leadership and Community Engagement Grants will focus on recognizing efforts to support first semester EOP students.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be considered a low-income undergraduate (all students who are eligible for pell grant or dream act scholarship financial aid are considered so).
- Plan to be enrolled at Berkeley in Fall 2017.
- Display significant contributions to the EOP undergraduate community at Berkeley, particularly to first semester students.
Examples of "significant contributions to the EOP undergraduate community" include:
- Being selected to serve as a "Golden Bear Orientation (GBO)" Leader. GBO Leaders are part of a team of UC Berkeley students who work collaboratively to welcome, orient, and educate new students to campus. Orientation Leaders will guide a small group of students through their Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) experience, helping them explore academic life, involvement, the diverse community, and everything that UC Berkeley has to offer. To apply, go to
- Volunteering for or creating a program/initiative that targets first semester EOP students.

As a follow up, there will be an info session held on Thurs Feb 16th, 630pm in the Unit 1 all purpose room) where students can learn more about the EOP grants and the GBO leader position.

[GenEq] LGBTQ+ Career Conference

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LGBTQ+ Career Conference 2017:
Strategies for Thriving During and Beyond Berkeley
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Space is limited and RSVP is required, please register here.

Tips, tricks and tailor-made advice for LGBTQ+ students at UC Berkeley interested in internships, job search strategies and career advice from LGBTQ+ professionals!

Topics covered: coming out in the workplace, gender presentation, resumes and networking, with added considerations for being transgender and/or QTPOC professionals. The event culminates with your ability to connect with LGBTQ+ professionals across various industries such as education, business, tech, non-profit and entrepreneurship.

We will keep up to date with our growing list of presenters and participating employers, which include: Google, Bank of the West, LinkedIn, Stripe, Teach for America, Peace Corps, OSI Soft, SAP, CALSTRS, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, Proviti, Huron Consulting, Department of State and Yelp.

Hosted by the Gender Equity Resource Center and the Career Center at UC Berkeley.  Sponsored by Bank of the West.  In partnership with LinkedIn.

Questions?  Contact Marisa at
For disability-related accommodations see

Apply to the 2017 Cal Energy Corps Summer Internship Program!

Interested in a paid summer research internship in sustainable energy and climate issues at home or abroad??

The Cal Energy Corps (CEC) is an undergraduate summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. All placements are challenging, full-time assignments with leading organizations in the private and public sector, enabling students to gain professional experience working on the technical solutions of social issues in a cohesive learning environment.
During the internship, all participants are expected to keep a blog with regular updates on the progress of their work. Students go on to participate in the annual Cal Energy Corps Symposium in the fall semester to present their research projects to the university community and the public.

EOP Achievement Award

EOP Achievement Awards
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honors a select number of students each year with the EOP Achievement Award. This award recognizes students who have worked to achieve academic excellence while contributing exemplary community service on campus and/or in the surrounding community

Achievement Award applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be an EOP student, meeting ANY of the 3 criteria below:
a. Low income (Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by Financial Aid)
b. First generation college student
c. Historically underrepresented student
2. Must have demonstrated leadership and service on campus and/or the community-at-large
3. Must have a minimum UCB cumulative grade point average of 3.0
4. Must have Junior or Senior standing by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester. Transfer Students Only: Must have completed a semester at UCB by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester.
5. Must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student (extenuating circumstances will be considered)

Students who meet the above criteria are encouraged to complete and return the award application, a personal essay, a statement of plans after graduation, a resume, and one letter of recommendation to:

Quamé/John Patton, Academic Counselor, UC Berkeley Educational Opportunity Program Mailing Address: 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center, Berkeley, CA 94720-4210

Email for an application and instructions on how to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Letter of recommendation should come from someone familiar with your community service. Students selected for an award will receive between $300 and $1,000, based upon available resources. Past award winners are not eligible for consideration.


Call for Undergraduate Applications for SMART 2017 - by 2/24/2017

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART)

Summer 2017 Program for UCB Undergraduate Students
May 26 - August 4, 2017

Application Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017.
SMART Website and Application Materials:

2017 SMART Program Undergraduate Application Informational Meetings:
Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall; and
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall.

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Each graduate student participant will receive a summer stipend ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; each undergraduate participant will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for approximately 200 hours of work. (Undergraduate students should note that this stipend may affect the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive in summer 2017.)

To be eligible to apply for this program, you must meet the following requirements:
1) You must be a UC Berkeley undergraduate student in good academic standing at the time of application.
2) Undergraduate students from any UC Berkeley academic department or program are eligible to apply; freshmen and sophomores who have not yet declared their majors are also eligible to apply. Students who graduated in December 2016 or will graduate in May 2017 are not eligible to apply.
3) If you applied in the past and were not selected to be a SMART mentee, you are welcome to apply again. Former SMART mentees are not eligible to apply.
\More detailed information about the application essay is included in the application form.
Information about the SMART Program and a link to the undergraduate application form are located on the SMART website at
Application Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017.
For more information about the 2017 SMART Program, visit the SMART website at or contact Sarah Macdonald, NSF-SMART Postdoctoral Fellow, at