Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CalCorps: Magnolia Project

Magnolia Project: Summer Internship, Summer Service Trip, and UNO Semester Exchange

Magnolia Project Overview


In 2006, UC Berkeley began its work, partnering with community based organizations with a ten year commitment to work together. Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, The Magnolia Project is a University of California, Berkeley student social justice organization created in collaboration with the Cal Corps Public Service Center. This year marks the fifth summer of a ten-year commitment to working in solidarity with Gulf Coast communities.
The Magnolia Project seeks dedicated student volunteers who are not afraid to get dirty and challenge their own assumptions about a just rebuilding process in the Gulf Coast. The program offers a 3 week Summer Service Trip, an 8 week Summer Internship Program, and a Semester long exchange with the University of New Orleans.

Upcoming Information Sessions!

Thursday, October 6th 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 12th 7-8:30 pm
Monday, October 24th 7-8:30 pm

Magnolia Project Summer Internship Program


Dates of Opportunity/Program: May 29-July 28, 2012
Time Commitment: Full-time, 40 hours/week, for 8 weeks during the Summer 2012 and Spring 2012 DeCal
Eligibility: Current Cal Students
Cost: Housing, airfare, food, and incidentals
Pay: Stipends awarded on a case by case basis
Application Dates: Friday, October 14, 2011 - Friday, October 28, 2011


Description:
The Magnolia Project, a student-run volunteer and internship program based on post-Katrina Gulf Coast advocacy, offers 8-week, stipend internships in a variety of fields in New Orleans, Louisiana, in summer 2013. Interns are matched with partner organizations according to their interest and skill set.

Organization Description:  The Magnolia Project consists of three distinct initiatives: a 3-week summer service trip; an 8-week summer internship program; and a semester-long exchange program with the University of New Orleans.
Units Offered:  Through spring DeCal, required for all participants; optional units offered through Summer Session
Skills Necessary:  Skills vary by internship site. Community partners make all final selection decisions. Please refer to individual internship postings.
Contact:  Angela awayfer@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-5429

Magnolia Project Summer Service Trip


Dates of Opportunity/Program: May 20-June 13, 2012
Time Commitment: 3 weeks in summer 2012 PLUS spring 2012 DeCal
Eligibility: Current Cal Students
Cost: $750 (Subject to Change)
Application Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2011 - Friday, October 28, 2011

Description:
The Magnolia Project, a student-run volunteer program based on post-Katrina Gulf Coast advocacy, offers a 3-week volunteer program in the New Orleans, Louisiana area in summer 2012. Service trip participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of local organizations in New Orleans and our partners in Abbeville through organzied efforts to empower the communities of Gulf Coast as well as Berkeley Students.

Organization Description:  The Magnolia Project consists of three distinct initiatives: a 3-week summer service trip; an 8-week summer internship program; and a semester-long exchange program with the University of New Orleans.
Units Offered:  Through spring DECal, required for all participants
Skills Necessary:  Magnolia Project seeks dedicated volunteers who are not afraid to get dirty and challenge their own assumptions about a just rebuilding process on the Gulf Coast.
Contact:  Angela awayfer@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-5429 magnolia.katrina@gmail.com

Magnolia Project Exchange (The University of New Orleans)


Dates of Opportunity/Program: Length of Semester, Fall or Spring Semester
Time Commitment: Full-time: 20 hours/week in internship PLUS 2 courses at UNO
Eligibility: Undergraduate in 3rd or 4th Year or Graduate Students
Cost: UC, Berkeley tuition plus travel and room and board at UNO
Units Offered: 12 Units: 6 from UNO, 6 from community--based internship/research
Skills Necessary: Application Dates: Friday, December 2, 2011 - Friday, February 17, 2012

Description:
The Magnolia Project has developed a semester-long exchange program with the University of New Orleans (UNO).  Students can study in New Orleans in either fall or spring semester.  Participants are required to enroll in two classes at UNO, and earn 6 units of field study by engaging in a 20-hour/week internship at a community agency.

 To be placed on a reminder list please email us.

Organization Description:
The Magnolia Project consists of three distinct initiatives: a 3-week summer service trip; an 8-week summer internship program; and a semester-long exchange program with the University of New Orleans.
Magnolia Project will provide interested students with agencies with which to intern so as to focus our impact on the Gulf Coast.
Contact:  Angela awayfer@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-5429

Monday, September 26, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to the CED Undergrad Advising Blog!

Logo Design Contest sponsored by the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association

BREAA is the UC Berkeley alumni group for professionals in the real estate industry. BREAA is in need of a new design that can be easily reproduced and used as a logo on websites, pins, t-shirts, etc. The design should be simple, clean, AND creative. It must contain the words “BREAA” and “Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association”.
Here is a brief description of who we are:
The Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association (BREAA) is an active and interactive network, with members spread from San Francisco to New York and from London to Hong Kong and Dubai. BREAA provides you with a mechanism for building long-term business and personal connections.

In an industry that is highly fragmented, BREAA provides integrated access to colleagues of all types. BREAA is an association of real estate planners, investment bankers, financiers, land planners, consultants, developers, lawyers, brokers, and architects.
$300 will be rewarded to the entry selected by BREAA as the new logo.

Please contact Matt Ebert with any questions.
415-677-0469 / mebert@ctbt.com


Matthew E. Ebert 
Cassidy Turley BT Commercial | Net Lease Investments
201 California Street | Suite 800 | San Francisco, CA 94111
Direct: (415) 677-0469 | Fax: (415) 956-3381
Email:
mebert@ctbt.com | Web: www.ctbt.com
Lic: 01890572

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant - Campus Services, a 2011 TGIF Funded Project.

Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant - Campus Services, a 2011 TGIF
Funded Project.

Physical Plant - Campus Services is seeking a student intern to assist with
a pilot project to install Differential Pressure Sensors on Air Handling
Units in four buildings on campus. 

Background:
Currently the filters in air handling units are changed based on a prefixed
schedule and visual inspection performed by Stationary Engineers.  However,
this is not the most efficient way to manage filter changes because a filter
may look dirty but it still has lifecycle remaining that cannot be
determined by visual inspection alone.  A more efficient and environmentally
sustainable method would be to install differential pressure transmitters on
air handling units.  These transmitters would communicate and notify our
Energy Management System when the filters are at the end of their lifecycle.
.  
Job Description:
The intern will assist with:

-        Documenting the progress of this project.
-        Work closely with the Energy Management Group, Preventive
Maintenance Group and Utilities Engineering to implement this project.
-        Assist with scheduling the work in buildings with facility managers
and journey-level trades. 
-        Track various types of metrics such as:  records from data loggers,
reduction in consumption of energy, reduction in filter costs, and labor
hours, etc.
-        Create reports for management to share with the campus community and
the scientific community at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
-        Publish metrics and information on an on-going basis about the
project's status and findings
-        Create a project story board for publication at TGIF events.

Qualifications:
Our ideal intern is interested engineering, sustainability and program
management.  You should have strong communication and people skills, ability
to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced and responsive team.

Time Commitment:
-        10-15hr/week  (Project runs October 2011 through May 2012.
-        $12 per hr. 


How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to k_lobo@berkeley.edu
 
 
 
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Hello,
We are extending the deadline for the Campus Recycling and Refuse Services Website Internship position to Monday 9/26 at 5pm. Please see the attached description for more information on the position and how to apply.
The position is paid.
Please contact Claire Evans (clairemevans@gmail.com) with questions.

Thanks,
Claire


--
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)
http://tgif.berkeley.edu/
TGIF_info@berkeley.edu

400 Eshleman Hall #4500
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Katherine Walsh, Coordinator
kwalsh@berkeley.edu
510-643-2992

Participate in a Product Design Task (Have Fun and Get $20 Paid) Let us know by September 26th

Participate in a Product Design Task (Have Fun and Get $20 Paid) Let us know by September 26th

Dear Students,

We are Yuan-Yu Liao and Celeste Roschuni. We are student researchers in the Department of Architecture and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We are still looking for volunteers to participate in a product design task, on Thursday September 29th and Monday Octobor 3rd. The experiment will last about one (1) hour, with an additional 30 minutes of administrative time. You will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. The payment is issued only upon completion of the experiment.

September 28th (Wednesday)
(1) 05:30 PM to 07:00PM Evening (FULL) 

September 29th (Thursday)
(2) 10:30 AM to 12:00PM 
(3) 01:00 PM to 02:30PM 
(4) 03:30 PM to 05:00PM 

October 3rd (Monday)
(5) 05:30 PM to 07:00PM Evening

If you're interested in participating, please email Yuan-Yu Liao (kristy@berkeley.edu) with your name, major and your available times. You will be assigned to one of the time works for you. 

Please see attached for more details.

Thank you,

Yuan-Yu and Celeste
 
 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CalSO Counselor Applications are Now Available!

Hello!  We are pleased to announce that applications to become a CalSO Counselor for the summer of 2012 are now available at http://nss.berkeley.edu/CR/cr.html.

Why should you be a CalSO counselor?  You’ll gain valuable experience and skills in public speaking, group facilitation, counseling, problem solving, and public relations, which will make you a competitive candidate for any future career.  You'll be able to reach out to new frosh and transfer students and their families to boost their confidence and help them take that first big step to Berkeley while performing a critical service for the University.  You'll have opportunities to form long-lasting friendships with a diverse and close-knit group of students.  And, you'll learn a lot about yourself.

What kind of impact can you make?  If you were able to attend CalSO, you may have found it valuable to talk to counselors with whom you share a common experience (e.g. frosh/transfer, fall/spring admit, from the same college/major, from the same city/state/country, similar personal background, etc.).  Each of you has something that makes you unique as a Cal student, and that uniqueness can make a critical difference in the transition process for incoming students.

How can you apply?  Applications are online at http://nss.berkeley.edu/CR/cr.html and are due by Friday, September 30.  You can attend one of our Info Sessions – September 22 and 26, both from 5:15-6:15pm in the Unit 1 Rec Room (2650 Durant Avenue) – where you’ll have the chance to hear from past CalSO Counselors about their experience.

We hope you will consider applying for this fun, fulfilling, and important position.  Any questions, feel free to contact our office at (510) 642-4970 or askcalso@berkeley.edu.  We hope to receive your application soon!

-- The CalSO staff