Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oakland Community Builders Internship Program Accepting Student Applications

Interested in grassroots community organizing? Want to gain experience working on pressing social justice issues on the ground in the East Bay? Apply to be an Oakland Community Builders intern!

Application deadline: Thursday, August 30th

Oakland Community Builders (OCB) trains students in what it means to be an organizer while addressing the needs of communities in the East Bay. The program fuses theory with hands-on experience by placing students in internships working on a variety of campaigns and issue areas such as: youth, environment, immigrant and women’s rights, LGBT communities, working poor, and more.

To participate as a Fall OCB Intern, fill out an application which can be found on the OCB website: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/ocb. On the website, you will also find a description of Fall 2012 internships available including the organizations and campaigns interns can work on.

In conjunction with a 6-8 hr/week internship in Oakland, students in the program take SW 255, a class on Community Organizing taught by Claudia Albano on Tuesday mornings, 8-10 am. This class asks you to analyze community organizing tactics and social issues rather than just read about them, offers you a chance to contribute to your local community, and lets you meet and interact with other students who share your interest in civic engagement. Students will also take with them tools and experiences that will be useful and applicable to their own community organizing projects.

Furthermore, student interns take part in a DECal on Monday nights from 5:30-7 pm that serves as a weekly reflection session to talk through their experiences in the field. Participating in Oakland Community Builders is a great way to get involved in grassroots campaigns, network with leading organizers in the East Bay, and build a foundation for future work in social justice.

Apply Today!

The Student Learning Center Writing Program is Recruiting Tutors for the Fall 2012 Semester

Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center! 
 The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting tutors for the Fall 2012 semester. Help students increase their skills and confidence as writers while improving your own writing and communication skills. As a Writing Tutor at the SLC, you will join a dynamic and diverse community of writers and educators. All SLC Writing Tutors receive training in composition theory and valuable experience in educational practices. English 310 or Ed 97/197 units and limited paid opportunities are available for qualified applicants. Priority review will be given to applications received by August 30. For further information and to download an application, please visit our website at http://slc.berkeley.edu/tutor/tutor_writing.htm or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma (aledesma@berkeley.edu) and Carolyn Swalina (cbs@berkeley.edu). --- As always, if you have any questions about tutoring opportunities at the Student Learning Center, or you have questions about Writing Program tutoring services, or we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know.

A Message to Those Interested in Research/Thesis Research from Donna Vivar

For those of you interested in research and/or specifically research for a thesis, please check out this website:  http://research.berkeley.edu/
Deadlines are quickly approaching!

Ungergraduate Research Workshops, Deadlines, and Announcements

Dear Undergraduates, Welcome (back)! There is a lot happening on campus in the world of undergraduate research, many opportunities to take advantage of. Jump in and get in the loop so you don't miss out on any of them. Your advisor may forward this newsletter to you when s/he receives it once a month, but to guarantee you miss out on no changing deadlines, we urge you to sign up for the research listserv. TO SUBSCRIBE, paste this link into your browser: mailto:undergraduate_research-request@lists.berkeley.edu?subject=subscribe Send the resulting e-mail, then reply to the request for confirmation e-mail that the system will send. Also, please forward this newsletter to friends whom you think might like to sign up for this listserv. This newsletter will cover the following items: 1. Undergraduate research workshops and info sessions this week 2. URAP (8/29) and other deadlines through mid-October 3. Undergraduate Research Journals: Be an author or an editor of research written by Berkeley undergraduates. See this section to view undergraduate research journals' DeCal courses and web sites to learn about their calls for editors and submissions.  
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A Monday, August 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/schedule.html Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session Monday, August 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/info_sessions.php Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session Tuesday, August 28 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/info_sessions.php How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A Tuesday, August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/schedule.html More research workshops will be given twice a week through mid-February. Check back on this link for updates: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html  

URAP: Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program UC Berkeley's largest undergraduate research program, URAP, places roughly 1200 students as apprentices with faculty members every semester. Application is simple: 400 word statement, transcript, class schedule. Attend an info session on Monday or Tuesday (see above item) for more info. http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/ 08/29/2012 SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR - CNR)--faculty initiated Like URAP, but just for CNR students. http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/spur.php 09/07/2012 (estimated deadline) PHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/physicsunder.html 09/26/2012 (for Spring 2013 program) UCDC (internship in DC w/ associated research) http://ucdc.berkeley.edu/ 10/11/2012 (estimated deadline) MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM (all majors, for students considering pursuing a PhD) The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twenty to thirty McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in doctoral programs. http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair.shtml (Fall, Spring deadlines) 10/12/2012 (estimated deadline) PERCY UNDERGRADUATE GRANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH--$ for Indep. Projects on American Politics http://igs.berkeley.edu/csr/csr_percy_grant.html CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER (indep. projects, 2 deadlines/year) 10/15/2012 by 3p.m. Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Undergraduate Mini-grant Program 10/22/2012 * http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-grants-program Rolling deadlines: ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund (all majors) http://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgacademicopportunityfund HISTORY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT (for history majors' senior theses) http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/HistTravel.html Semiconductor Research Corporation Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Diversity/intel.html CENTER FOR BRITISH STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANTS FOR CONFERENCES AND RESEARCH http://ies.berkeley.edu/cbs/grants.html#cfbsusrf Student Opportunity Funds (SOF)-- all majors https://students.berkeley.edu/myberkeley/misc/opfund.asp Later deadlines appear on this page: http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities.php?option=bab# You can sort alphabetically or by program deadline, or use the search function to filter. Research opportunities off campus -- both commuting distance (e.g. Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, LBL, UCSF) and far-away summer opportunities at other universities, appear on this page: http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities.php?option=bawayb  

 III. Undergraduate Research Journals 
UC Berkeley has a strong, and growing tradition of undergraduate student-run journals that publish research in certain areas of knowledge by other undergraduates. Most of them have deadlines early this semester. This page on the undergraduate research web site has links to their web sites: http://research.berkeley.edu/publish.php Increasingly, many of these undergraduate research journals also have DeCal courses, which offer credit for working as an editor on the journal. Here are some that are listed on the DeCal courses page: Berkeley Undergraduate Journal (publishes research in the social sciences and humanities) http://www.decal.org/courses/2361 http://learning.berkeley.edu/buj/ http://escholarship.org/uc/our_buj Berkeley Scientific Journal (publishes research in the sciences, and also has features articles written by staff members) ---Their course is not yet listed on the DeCal page for technical reasons, but should be showing very shortly. In the meantime, please contact editors if you are interested in getting involved: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bsj/ http://escholarship.org/uc/our_bsj bsj.berkeley@gmail.com, editor in chief Manisha Rai: rai.manisha@gmail.com Troika (Slavic Studies) http://www.decal.org/courses/2238 http://troika.berkeley.edu/ Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal http://www.decal.org/courses/2358 http://ucb-cluj.org/

University Health Services is Offering a New Program for CED Students - Making Time for Health

Making Time for Health (MTH) is a new program being offered to CED students through University Health Services (Tang Center). This free program focuses on time management as a form of stress reduction. MTH is specifically designed for students who are balancing dynamic schedules between school, work, and life in general. Students will gain practical skills they can apply immediately to their daily lives. Past participants in the program reported reduced stress, a greater sense of control over their time, and increased sleep quality. Making Time for Health will be offered at CED early in the semester. Space is limited to 30 students, so sign-up soon. Contact Joseph Griffin (MTH Program Coordinator) at jgriffin@uhs.berkeley.edu <mailto:jgriffin@uhs.berkeley.edu> to reserve a spot.

The Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education is Accepting Applications from Rising Juniors

Vice Provost Cathy Koshland is seeking students to fill open, two-year positions on the Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education (SACUE) beginning Fall 2012. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.  Applications should be submitted to Monica Garcia in the Office of the Vice Provost at vptlapf@berkeley.edu

We specifically need representation from rising juniors in the following areas:

·         College of Chemistry
·         College of Environmental Design
·         L&S Arts & Humanities
·         L&S Social Sciences
·         L&S Math & Physical Sciences
·         And two at-large positions to be filled by undergraduates from any area, with preference given to transfer and/or undeclared students.

The first meeting of this group will be Wednesday, September 19, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. in California Hall. Members must be able to attend monthly meetings held on Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Specific dates and more information about the application process are on the website http://vpapf.chance.berkeley.edu/sacue.htm


UC Berkeley Advising Council is Holding its Monthly Tea on Friday

Dear Advising Council Working Groups and WG chairs,

Below is information about next Friday's Monthly Tea.We would appreciate if each WG could send 1-2 representatives to provide a brief update on your progress.  Also, please forward this to your respective staff, faculty, and students....this event is open to all and we're hoping to see some new faces this month!

UC Berkeley Advising Council
Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities


Friday, August 31
Stiles Hall Auditorium
Tea & Cookies Provided
All staff, faculty, and students welcome!
Curious about the Advising Council?
Join the Implementation Manager, Council Members, and Working Group Chairs
to learn the latest, ask all of your burning questions, and provide input into the project.
Questions about the Monthly Tea? Contact  allisonhall@berkeley.edu
Tea provided courtesy of

Urban Intervention Has a Link to Learn More about Design at the Seattle Center

How can we think about transforming public spaces? It's an important question, and one that is of great importance to the folks at the Next 50 organization in Seattle. Recently, they put out a call to urban designers to offer their own "fresh version of environmental, social, and economic opportunities on and beyond a 9-acre site at the heart of Seattle Center." Visitors to the site can view all of the entries here and learn about the project's key themes, which include "renew the cultural campus" and "be a change agent." For people who might not be familiar with the centrally located site, the Site & Context area contains a brief summary of this corner of Seattle. Additionally, visitors can view the jury's report on the entries and learn more about the Seattle Center's master plan.

Urban Intervention

Critical Dialogues Across Differences (Education 98/198) is Offering a New Set of 1-unit Courses

Critical Dialogues Across Differences is a new set of 1-unit courses (Education 98/198, P/NP) that meets for 2 hours each week, over the period of 10 weeks..
It is designed to provide UC Berkeley students with a space for learning about issues of difference, conflict and community through dialogue.

Through these courses, students explore their own narrative and those of others in various social and institutional contexts, all the while learning from each others' perspectives
from the practice of dialogue. Some of the topics include: social class, gender, sexual orientation, and faith/spirituality.

Interested students should view the website to see the variety of courses, meeting times, and dates available this Fall 2012 at:

You can enroll through Telebears! Spread the word and enroll now because space is limited.

Triangle Fraternity - Welcome and Recruitment Events

Greetings students in CED!

My name is Terrence Pang, and I am speaking on behalf of Triangle Fraternity, our campus's premier social fraternity exclusively limited to engineers, architects, and scientists. I would like to extend an invitation to you to check out the social and professional development that Triangle has to offer. 

Triangle not only creates a brotherhood to last a lifetime, but also takes part in sorority exchanges, mixers with other campus organizations, and more. We also understand the value of physical health, so we participate in IM sports and often have spontaneous sports days. More importantly, Triangle provides a home in which the brothers can live and learn together.  

Professional development includes a network of alumni that extends past your college years, leadership schools and conventions provided by the national organization, and academic support from your brothers. What is unique about Triangle's limits on membership is that many of the brothers are studying or have studied the very same fields you are, so finding help or even borrowing textbooks is that much easier. Scholarships that total $25,000 provided by our national organization can also help alleviate the costs of college.

In short, Triangle Fraternity is best summed up by our national organization, which states the following:
"The purpose of Triangle shall be to maintain a fraternity of engineers, architects and scientists.  It shall carry out its purpose by establishing chapters that develop balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and live their lives with integrity."

If this appeals to you, come check us out at our several recruitment events:
House BBQ.........Monday, Aug. 27th 7.00 PM 2619 Regent St.
Ultimate Frisbee.............Tuesday, Aug. 28th 6.30 PM Memorial Glade
Ice Blocking and Hot Wings...........Wednesday, Aug. 29th 6.30 PM 4.0 Hill
Game Night.....................Thursday, Aug. 30th 7.00 PM 2619 Regent St.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Donovan Llanes, our Recruitment Chair at recruitment@caltriangle.org. Our website can be found at caltriangle.org.

The Berkeley Energy and Climate Lectures Program is offering a Fall 2012 Course - Energy from Biomass

Dear Berkeley Undergraduate Advisors, 
I am writing to call your attention to a new class that will be offered in the coming fall term as part of the Berkeley Lectures on Energy and Climate (http://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/energy/berkeley-energy-climate-lectures).

UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab have comprehensive and cutting-edge research programs in energy and climate research. The Berkeley Energy and Climate Lectures bring these innovative research programs to the classroom. Team-taught by world-class faculty and researchers the Lectures provide insights and inspiration to graduate and undergraduate students across the disciplines. 

The Fall 2012 course on Energy from Biomass will cover topics  including crop selection, converting biomass into fuels, life cycle engineering, and the economics of fuels. Through this series of lectures, students will learn about the state of the art science related to biomass conversion, and learn to develop, analyze, and compare various biomass conversion scenarios as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The course is taught by eminent faculty including Chris 
Somerville, Harvey Blanch, Douglas Clark, Alex Bell, Berend Smit (and others).

The syllabus is available on the course website at http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/molsim/biomass.html

Walt Disney's Imagineering ImagiNations Design Competition - Info and Prompt

The prompt for the annual ImagiNations design competition is now up!  Created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering, ImagiNations is designed to promote diversity and enable participants to showcase their talents and gain practical knowledge in design, with the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney Imagineering in California, monetary awards, and be considered for internship opportunities.  All current junior or senior undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation) are encouraged to apply.

Click here for more information about the competition and this year’s prompt!


Click here for examples of past projects!


For more information about the competition, feel free to contact Laura Cuccaro (Laura.G.Cuccaro@disney.com), Louise Hussey (Louise.Hussey@disney.com), or Elaine Soohoo (Elaine.Soohoo@disney.com). We were finalists for ImagiNations 2012 and would love to see more bears at Imagineering here with us. Go Bears!

College of Environmental Design Students of Color - Welcome

Hey CED!! Welcome to Berkeley, new students, and welcome back, to those returning to the brutal-esque walls of Wurster Hall!The College of Environmental Design Students of Color (CED-SOC) would like to welcome you to our learning community and hopes to engage you in joining us for upcoming activities! We are a student-run group with representation from all CED departments - Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning- that hope to increase awareness and participation in issues of diversity. 

The CED-SOC Mission: To develop and expand the academic and social support, mentorship, career networking, and advocacy efforts for students of color and other underrepresented students within the College of Environmental Design. Students of color include those who identify themselves as African-American, Native American, Asian American, Latina/o, and Pacific Islander, however CED-SOC is inclusive and embraces all forms of diversity including LGBTQ students, low-income students, and allies who value and work for equity and justice within low-income communities and communities of color. CED-SOC also promotes and advocates for greater attention and leadership toward social justice and equity within our respective fields. 

Our FIRST EVENT will be a casual orientation lunch on August 27th, from 11am-12:30pm. Location, Wurster Hall. Room, TBA. Please keep this time open! If you know that you are interested in joining/participating in our group please respond with your email and I will add you to our listserve. There will be another opportunity to sign up for our listserve at the CED student group tabling event on Thursday, at Wurster, from 12-2pm (where ice cream will be provided!). For more info check us out here: http://www.wix.com/cedsoc/about Welcome! and Welcome back!! -Lauren Ivey, 2012-2013 CED-SOC Coordinator

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Transfer Students Only Lynda.com

New Transfer Students Only:
Lynda.com Instructions (as promised)

Go to Lynda.com
Go to the bottom of the page, to the Black Bar
Under “Support” click on “register activation key” (last option)
Select “No” for “Already a Lynda.com member” and fill out the information

Hopefully you can figure it out from there (I don’t have a code, so this is as far as I got!)
Happy Learning

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Emerging Professionals Committee has a number of Firm Tours throughout the Bay Area

The Emerging Professionals Committee has organized a number of Firm Tours over the next few weeks. These are tours of the Firms’ workspaces and offices, and I encourage the chapter’s student and associate members to attend. The tours are free and there may be some impromptu socializing afterwards. We will be adding to the schedule—if your firm would like to participate, please let me know!
 Please sign up in advance, space is limited. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org
Thurs 8/23/2012
2:00 PM
Pyatok Architects (Oakland)
Mon 8/27/2012
4:00 PM
Ratcliff Architects (Emeryville)
Tues 9/4/2012
2:00 PM
Community Design + Architecture (Oakland)

Divisional Administrative Services, Equity & Inclusion is Looking for a Student Assistant I

Looking for a part-time job??

Title: Student Assistant I
Unit: Divisional Administrative Services (DAS), Equity & Inclusion
Title Code: 4922
Salary: $11.15/ hourly rate
Number of hours: 15-20 hours per week, Monday – Friday (flexible- ideally student will work minimally 3 days/week)
Start date: ASAP
End Date: May 17, 2013
Location: 405 Sproul Hall

Unit and Position Description:
DAS provides operational oversight, including human resources, financial services, facilities, and business services to units in the E&I Division. For information about the Division of Equity and Inclusion, see http://diversity.berkeley.edu/vcei/
The Student Assistant reports to the Director of DAS, with the Budget/Personnel Assistant serving as work leader on a daily basis.

This position provides assistance to the DAS staff, which includes the following tasks:
• File, copy, print, and scan documents (including purchasing, financial, and personnel-related documents)
• File maintenance, including but not limited to archiving and filing
• Create and label personnel folders and binders
• Type and edit outgoing documents
• Make deliveries to campus locations
• Assist with event planning and logistics
• Maintain accounting binders and personnel files for the units and programs supported by DAS
• Other duties/projects as assigned (e.g., equipment inventory, shredding documents)

Required Qualifications:
• Undergraduate level student
• Excellent communication and customer service orientation skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; email and web browsers. Experience with Mac OS preferred.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Detail oriented
• Ability to work responsibly, independently, and in a team environment
• Must maintain confidentiality and be professional and open-minded

This position is designated as sensitive, and successful completion of a background check is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Office experience, preferably at UCB

AIASF is looking for Volunteers for Architecture in the City Festival

Every year in September AIASF hosts the Architecture in the City Festival. They are asking for volunteers in various events, including opening/closing events, lectures and tours. A lot of events seem to be filled up but there are still some remaining.
Volunteer Link: http://aiasf.volunteerhub.com/Events/Browse.aspx
More about the Festival:
If you volunteer, you can get IDP hours in the Leadership & Service category.

Graduate School Fair in San Francisco - October 19

Interested in grad school?
Want to make a positive impact on the world?
The Idealist Grad Fair is an opportunity to learn more about a variety of graduate programs and schools to further your career in areas such as education, international affairs, nonprofit management, public policy,
social work, and many more.

To learn more about this free event on Friday, October 19 at the San
Francisco County. To see the list of registered schools and to RSVP, visit

Bonner Leaders Program Still Accepting Applications

Become a Bonner Leader!
Bonner Leaders serve as interns in local non-profit organizations, community-based organizations. Bonner Leaders are eligible to receive a $1100 education scholarship at the completion of their year of service.

The following positions are accepting applications:
Berkeley City College Service Community (2)
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
East Bay Housing Organization


The Summer Issue of ByDESIGN is Now Available

Friends, CED Students/Alumni, Educators and Design Professionals,
The summer issue of ByDESIGN is out! We’re shifting the vision of ByDESIGN to encompass a broader set of topics, i.e., design as applied to various professions and our daily lives. As our readership has grown, we’ve received very positive and encouraging feedback. We’re often asked if we only publish articles related to architecture, CASA members, or the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley. The answer is “no”. We are interested in publishing articles on people of color in any design field with significant achievements or contributions to society.
In the future, we will cover all design disciplines and more! We invite persons from various professions and universities where design plays a key role to contribute interesting articles. If you have a significant story to tell (i.e., “The Man Who Drew the Apple Logo”) we would love to publish it. Send us your articles! And finally, if you have any ideas on how we can improve the e-zine, drop us an email with your ideas and suggestions, we’re all ears! Thanks and enjoy!

ByDESIGN: http://casa-ucberkeley.com/ByDESIGN_Newsletters.aspx

"Thanks to Berkeley..." PhotoBooth Will Be on Campus During Welcome Week

Come get your picture taken! The Campaign for Berkeley’s “Thanks to Berkeley…” PhotoBooth will be on campus at the following locations:

Thursday, August 23, 2012
1st Day of Classes and Calaplooza
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Walkway on west side of Wheeler

Friday, August 24, 2012
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Outside on Spieker Plaza
This is open to all students, staff, and faculty

Join students and other members of the Cal community in posing for a portrait in the PhotoBooth. This is an opportunity to express your pride and gratitude for the impact that Berkeley has had on your life. You’ve probably seen PhotoBooth images and words on banners across campus, at campaign.berkeley.edu, and other publications. Please feel free to bring items with you to the photo shoot that can be used to reflect your interests…such as your pet or child, a hat or scarf, a book, a sample of your of work, a musical instrument, or an athletic uniform. Get creative!
Be prepared to write in 10 words or less the impact of Berkeley on your life and the world around you.
The PhotoBooth is being used to articulate the “Thanks to Berkeley…” theme for The Campaign for Berkeley. Visit http://campaign.berkeley.edu/photobooth to see images and learn about the project.

Compost Alliance Looking for Three New Program Assistants

My name is Anna Szendrenyi, and I am Co-Coordinator of the Compost Alliance, a student group formed in Fall 2010 to implement a campus-wide compost collection system. We are currently hiring three new Program Assistants to help with our mission. We are looking for students from any and all majors committed to the compost cause! Please forward the attached application form to interested students-
Compost Alliance is now hiring students to help achieve Zero Waste by 2020 at UC Berkeley!
Interested in an waste reduction position? Apply to be a Compost Alliance Program Assistant and help implement a campus-wide composting program at Cal! Please see the attached job description for more information and contact anna.szendrenyi@berkeley.edu with questions.* This position is paid. Applications due August 27th.

*Note - no attachment found. Notify the above contact for more information.

SPUR is seeking an intern for the Housing Trust Fund Campaign

SPUR is seeking an intern for the Housing Trust Fund Campaign. Click here for full details.

Building Sustainability at Cal has Two Paid Openings

Building Sustainability at Cal is looking for two GO! (Greening Operations) team members for the 2012-2013 academic year. Team memberswill be involved in a variety of collaborative projects on campus related to sustainability. Past projects include educational outreach at various campus events as well as waste and energy audits for campus buildings and cafes. GO! Team offers a chance to work closely with other like-minded students and campus administrators to help Cal go green.

Applications are due by 12 pm on Saturday, September 1st, 2012. If you have any further questions, please contact Robin Kim at jaeyun_kim@berkeley.edu. For more information about Building Sustainability at Cal, please visit http://buildingsustainability.berkeley.edu. Thank you!

*Note - no application or job description attached. Notify the above contacts if interested.

UCB's Gender Equity Resource Center has posted its Fall Newsletter

Check out the below link for important updates, events, internship opportunities, and more from Berkeley's Gender Equity Resource Center.


Become a Member of the Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team

Join Cal Athletics and Campus Recycling in our efforts to make Memorial Stadium zero waste! The Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team will operate throughout the Fall 2012 football season, and is looking for 25 dedicated student-volunteers from any major and background who have a passion for making our Golden Bears leaders in sustainability. This team will be the centerpiece of Cal Athletics' Zero-Waste Initiative. As a part of the effort, you'll receive access to all 2012 home games, including the Big Game, for free (and will be able to watch in the Student Section starting 20 minutes after kickoff), in addition to Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team shirts. All volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a mock football game, stadium tour and free meal the evening of August 21; if you're interested in volunteering and the mock game, please contact Patrick Smith (pat.smith@berkeley.edu) by Thursday, August 16. If you'd like to be a part of the team but cannot make the mock game, please send an email by Wednesday, August 29. Below is a more detailed description of the position.

Cal Athletics welcomes student volunteers to participate in the Zero Waste effort. Primary volunteer duties include “trash talking” at key locations such as entry gates. Trash talkers serve as “greeters” and help fans place materials in the appropriate waste receptacle. We also hope to have volunteers collect recyclables and compost from the aisles in targeted areas of the Stadium at the end of the third quarter.
Athletics will provide volunteers with a California Memorial Stadium “Zero Waste Team” T-shirt. Volunteers should wear it to each game to help promote the Zero Waste initiative. Volunteers are welcome to stay and watch the game.

Volunteer Program Logistics:
-Volunteers will check in at the North Tunnel Service Center 1 hour & 15 minutes before kick-off.
-Staff should wear their Zero Waste T-Shirt and bring a photo ID.Volunteers will be given a wrist band at the Service Center.
-Trash talking should begin 50 minutes before and conclude 20 minutes after kick-off.
-Volunteers may watch the game in the student section at the conclusion of their shift.

End of Third Quarter Aisle Collection -- if feasible:
-If feasible, volunteers, ushers and security staff will collect recyclables and compost from aisles in targeted areas at the conclusion of the third quarter.
-Target areas in order of priority include:
          -Premium seating areas
          -Chair back bleachers
          -Family section
-Volunteers report to Service Center with 7 minutes left in 3rd quarter to collect plastic bag and section assignment.
-Volunteers take plastic bags to ushers and go to assigned position by the end of 3rd quarter.
-Volunteers bring collected materials to Service Center.
-Performance First circulates through targeted areas to gather materials collected by ushers.

Part-Time Job Opportunity for an Architecture Student

I am a Berkeley Architecture alumnus currently working for a small residential firm in San Francisco, Magnolia Curve Design LLC. Most of our projects focus on unique custum home design, however we have also worked in other areas including mixed use and restaurant/commercial renovation. We are looking to hire a part-time Architectural intern in the near future and are very interested in hiring a Berkeley student, possibly an undergrad in their final year or a graduate student. The student should be able to work around 15 hours per week and be able to commute to our office, near the 16th and Mission Bart Station a couple times a week. The student must be proficient in the following:

AutoCAD drafting
3d modeling and rendering (using software such as Rhino and Sketchup)

Other qualities that would be beneficial include:
prior experience working at an Architecture firm
landscape design experience
experience with zoning and permitting regulations
a personal laptop with the above design software installed 

Any interested students can contact Jill Fredrickson at jill@magnoliacurve.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Modus, Inc. is Looking for 2-3 Interns

Modus is looking to bring on 2 to 3 new interns.  The posting is below and also found at:  http://www.planetizen.com/node/46078

These will be paid positions with flexible hours so to balance with school if needed.  The company is very Cal DCRP friendly!
Land Use Planning InternMODUS, INC.
Location:San Francisco, California, 94104, United States
Posted on:July 31, 2012

Position Description: 

LAND USE PLANNING INTERNS assist staff with the zoning/permitting processes for wireless infrastructure projects being developed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Basic Qualifications: 

• Major course work in Urban & Regional Planning or related field required.
• Highly organized.
• Excellent communication – verbal/written.
• Strong computer skills utilizing MS Outlook, and reports in MS Excel.
• Ability to work independently.

Please submit resumes to:

Bridge Housing Corporation is looking for a Project Administrator

Bridge Housing Corporation 
Title:         Project Administrator                                    Dept.:   Development
Job Code:  BHC 09-34                                                   Type:     Full-time, Exempt
Location:   Corporate Office, San Francisco                

Apply:  Please list Job Code that you are applying for in the email or fax.  Email your resume to hr@bridgehousing.com or Fax 415-799-4601.  

The Project Administrator will be involved in new real estate developments. The Project Administrator position will provide administrative support to two Project Managers.

Responsibilities include:
-Supporting Project Managers with a wide variety of office duties
-Assistance with financial, legal, and construction related activities associated with the real estate development, including real estate transactions, loan closings, funding applications, entitlements, construction document coordination, and other activities
-Facilitate communication and workflow between team members 
-Coordinate logistics for meetings, events, etc.
-Maintain efficient and organized filing systems

Required Qualifications:
-Able to work with time sensitive material and meet multiple deadlines
-Previous office experience
-Effective prioritization and organizational skills -Good oral and written communication skills
-Proven ability to work independently
-Strong computer skills (MS Office)
-Valid CA drivers license

Desired Qualifications:
-An interest in affordable housing and community development is preferred.

-Minimum BA/BS degree

The Lead Center is looking for a Co-Coordinator Intern

We are looking for a Leadership Symposium co-coordinator intern to start as soon as possible. This is an unpaid internship position with the LEAD Center.
For students that are interested and would like to be considered for the position, please email and submit a resume and cover letter to Maria Iglesia at msiglesia@berkeley.edu and Jonathan Brazile at jon.brazile@gmail.com by Friday, August 10.
For more information on Leadership Symposium, please visit the following website.
Position Overview: The Leadership Symposium Co-Coordinator Intern provides leadership and support in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Leadership Symposium.  The Leadership Symposium Co-Coordinators will serve on the 2012 Leadership Symposium Planning Team and work with the LEAD Center Leadership Symposium professional staff, student volunteers, and other Leadership Symposium partners to ensure the success of the 2012 Leadership Symposium.

The Co-Coordinators will help coordinate the Leadership Symposium advertising campaign to the campus community and create coalitions and collaborative opportunities between the Leadership Symposium Planning Team and other organizations on and off campus.  Additionally the Leadership Symposium Co-Coordinator will work with members of the planning team to clarify team member responsibilities, answer questions, and provide support., The Co-Coordinators will primarily utilize one-on-one conversations, presentations, and strategic emailing to reach out to UC Berkeley organizations and nearby campuses to promote the Leadership Symposium and ultimately serve as a representative of Leadership Symposium to the campus community.

Time Commitment: 
- 7-10 work hours per week (July-October)
-1 hour weekly coordinator meetings: Date/time TBD by the team
- 2-3 hours of pre-preparation meetings: October 8-12
- On-site Volunteer Training: Saturday, October 13
- Leadership Symposium: Sunday, October 14 -
- Post-Assessment and Transition Meeting: Date/time TBD by the team
- Enrolled UC Berkeley student
Job Responsibilities
- Assist student volunteers with various position responsibilities such as:
       - On-site student volunteer training - create and facilitate a training session for on-site student volunteers responsible for on-site registration, workshop presenter support, and day-of logistics of Leadership Symposium
- Consolidate evaluations and feedback from Leadership Symposium attendees to be used to make recommendations for future Leadership Symposium programs
- Make additional recommendations for future programs
- Provide general support for the LEAD Center Staff and Planning Team
- Research events similar to Leadership Symposium to make recommendations for improvement

- Brainstorm discussion with planning team regarding theme.
- Brainstorm discussion with planning team regarding potential educational sessions and keynotes
- Develop and distribute proposal forms. 
- Find presenters for educational sessions
- Create educational session evaluation forms. 
- Secure A/V needs presenters might have
- Gather biographies and pictures of guest speakers
- Prepare speaking points for speakers that relate to theme.
- Purchase gifts for guest speakers, staying within budget as determined by Finance Chairs. 
- Greet speakers on the day-of and acquaint them with logistics.
- Distribute results of conference evaluations to presenters and other relevant contacts.
- Coordinate fundraising efforts (monetary/in-kind), including letter writing and grant writing.
- Maintain ongoing record of donations and incoming funds.
- Create budget (both estimate in the beginning of the year and final once all expenditures and incoming funds are recorded).
- Serve as the contact for all sponsors; follow-up with sponsors and send thank-you notices (personal visits, e-mails, etc.) after the conference.
- Compile end-of-the-year finance transition report for next year. 

- Create and implement overall marketing strategy in a professional and creative manner, incorporating event theme
- Write emails publicizing Leadership Symposium.
- Create flyers about Leadership Symposium.
- Design t-shirt.
- Outreach to local college to have their students attend Symposium.
- Develop an outreach plan to attract alumni and have them attend Leadership Symposium.
- Coordinate partnership with California Alumni Association.
- Write emails publicizing Symposium to be sent to off-campus (local college and alumni) contacts. 
- Develop and maintain a list of off-campus student leaders to contact by email and phone.
- Find other target markets (e.g. community leaders, etc. as seen fit).
- Handle packets, nametags, etc. for the day-of.
- Coordinate room assignments with Program Chairs.
- Coordinate lunch location, registration table, etc. 
- Arrange for A/V equipment, tables, chairs, etc.
- Facilitate A/V equipment briefing for volunteers.
- Work with ASUC staff to coordinate tables, chairs, power, etc. in facilities.
- Develop emergency evacuation plan/first aid.
- Coordinate logistics with restaurants, donors, sponsors, etc. for food day-of.
- Coordinate creation of task sheet for day-of with Overall Chairs.
- Coordinate final inventory and move to storage.
- Make facility reservations for the next Symposium.
- Develop registration system for day-of to ensure smooth and quick sign-in process: coordinate with Logistics Chairs and Campus Life and Leadership staff for best approach to registration.
- Set up and coordinate registration check-in process on the day-of. 
- Maintain database/roster and online registration system.
- Send out confirmation and reminder e-mails to registrants.
- Coordinate online registration and payment process
- Create Certificate of Attendance for participants and others, as necessary.
- Solicit necessary supplies from sponsors (e.g. Give Something Back and Cal Student Store).
- Develop contents of the Leadership Symposium website
- Coordinate construction and maintenance of website
- Design and print event program
- Take pictures throughout the planning process and the day of the event
- Recruit and assign volunteers for conference