Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Institute of Internatioanl Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description:  IIS is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies.  Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently.  The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars.  After completing their research projects, all Junior Scholars are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on-campus at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year.  Several Junior Scholars will be asked to present their work in poster format at the Junior Scholars Conference.  Junior Scholars with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize.  There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.

Eligibility:  Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley.  All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Award Amount:  Up to $2000 with the opportunity to win an additional $1000 for best research project and an additional $250 for best poster.
Due Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Please email with any questions, or call 510-642-2472.

Studio Internship

Cynthia Erb & Associates specializes in high-end residential architecture and interior design.  We are currently accepting applications for a studio intern.  This position requires some classes in interior or furniture design and a strong ability to time-manage, organize, and follow through on tasks under deadline pressure.  During business hours, access to a reliable vehicle is required.  A candidate must have reliable transportation to assist with local errands.  Responsibilities will be interior design focused to include, but are not limited to:   Assume lead responsibility for maintaining the materials library, including sorting and filing fabrics, samples, and tear sheets.  Source and organize FF&E library binders, tear sheets, fabric samples, paint chips, tile, stone, and etc.  Organization and management interior project specifications.  Call or e-mail vendor showrooms for sample and product information requests.  Organization of Designer inspiration files.  General office fabric and furniture inventory management.  Designer support at client project installations.  Run miscellaneous errands such as deliveries and pick-ups at showrooms and workrooms.

This position functions under the direct supervision of Design Associates.

Two years of course work in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Furniture Design or equivalent.
Experience in handling administrative duties.
Experience and comfort working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of – or ability to quickly learn – Chief Architect or InDesign.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, but we are flexible with school hours.  This is a 6 month entry level position with a 6 week trial period.   Ideally our intern will work 3 days a week.  This is an hourly paid position without benefits.  An immediate start date is preferred.

Please respond with a cover letter, resume, and confirmation of your access to transportation:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Town Hall Meeting

Join us for a Town Hall meeting on 
Thursday, October 27th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in 106 Wurster. 
This forum will be an opportunity to engage in a conversation regarding current issues in the college, and to share ideas for building and strengthening the CED community.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Undergrad Social Hour a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to make the social hour today a very happy occasion! (and prove college students don't need booze to have a happy hour!)

Congratulations to Team White Shirts who won the trivia challenge (a truly worldly bunch) and a special shout out to Team Toaster in second place (L&S students can be pretty smart too).

Many thanks to GAB and BUSSA (the best dressed) for co-sponsoring with the Peer Advisers and to the College for supplying the international cuisine.

See you all at our next dissemination of free food and good time on THURSDAY NOV. 17th!

Monday, October 17, 2011

CASA General Meeting open to everyone: "Didn't You Know?"

Don't know which class to take next spring? Are you unclear about the majors/minors offered within CED? Do you have questions about the new changes that will be implemented into our curriculum?

Come get all of your questions answered!! Make sure to attend our next CASA meeting this coming Tuesday. We will have CED advisor, Rachel Klein, come in to speak to us about the possible majors, minors, as well as Telebears advice and changes
going on within CED.

Where: 106 Wurster
When: Tuesday, October 18th
Time: 7pm

Hope to see all of you soon!! You don't want to miss this one!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Studio Changes

Have you heard about the changes to when studio will be offered?  

Come hear more WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th from 1-2pm in 112 Wurster.

Tom Buresh, Architecture Chair, and several other faculty members will hold a short information session followed by a Q&A for students.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Event Review: CED Internship Panel

There was a lively crowd at the CED internship panel hosted by AIAS, Alpha Rho Chi and the Peer Advisors Thursday, Sept 15th. Room 172 was packed, the snacks were plentiful and the panelists were enthusiastic. It was a welcome break from studying to think about the big picture of our careers.  Here are some of the lessons I took away from the evening:

An internship can be whatever you want it to be, so think creatively about what you are looking for. At the same time, keep an open mind because an unexpected opportunity may turn out to be great. The following options presented by the panel are a good place to start exploring.

·       At a large or small design, real estate, development, consulting, etc. firm,
·       In a government department such as a planning commission or zoning board,         
·       With a non-profit organization, big or small,
·       In a department of a large institution such as the facilities division at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

·       By networking with previous employers, relative, neighbors and colleagues,
·       Handed to you for winning a competition,
·       Through an organization that sets it up for you, even internationally, for a fee,
·       By applying for a posted position, such as on the CED listserve,
·       By approaching someone in an organization/gov’t office you’d like to work for,
·       By offering free services where you see a need, especially at a non-profit.

While an employer from Lawrence Berkeley Lab pointed out, “no one owes you a job,” people always look forward to having interns in the office because we bring freshness and energy.  If you are your motivated, bright, Cal-Student self, they’ll love you. That said, there is etiquette to follow in “the real world.”
  • Know what you want to do, what you can offer, and what you want to get out of the internship and be able to articulate it clearly in a 30 second “elevator speech.”       
  • Be professional in your resume, cover letter, verbal statements, and appearance.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to each internship you apply for. 
  • Be energetic, curious, thoughtful, passionate, and really good at what you do.
  • Don’t forget to be yourself!
    I left the evening feeling inspired by my peers on the panel who had followed their interests and found fulfilling internships that both expanded their education and gave them a sense of what they were looking for in their career, and in some cases led to a job.

Employer and intern panelists are questioned by Peer Advisor  Melissa He

A crowd of mostly architecture majors listen intently

By Roxy Glick, your blogging peer