Monday, September 12, 2016

Saha Global Positions in Ghana

Free, online info session: Wednesday, Sept 14th
 
Durable design. Community ownership. Sustainable impact.
 
RSVP to learn more about opportunities in Ghana with Saha's Global Leadership Program. Join Saha's Founder & Executive Director Kate Cincotta to hear about:
  • Working with a rural community to build a clean water OR solar electricity business
  • Training local women entrepreneurs how to run it
  • Educating hundreds of families about the benefits of clean water and green energy
To learn more or apply by Oct 26th, visit www.sahaglobal.org

Basic Needs Security Undergraduate Internship

Undergraduates are able to join as volunteers or as unit earning interns (1-2 Units Available).

Involvement:
  • Assess and improve the accessibility and effectiveness of our basic needs security information, resources, and services.
  • Create & launch a new basic needs security campus website
  • Create & release mobile technology based support services for students in need
  • Provide new ideas to support our ultimate goal of making UC Berkeley basic needs secure
  • Further Info/Registration for CED Community:
  • We would love if you could share the internship/volunteer information with our CED community.
Further information, team breakdown, and registration/sign-up can be found here: http://ce3.berkeley.edu/basic-needs-internship

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)-Recruiting

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position. This unique, two-year rotational fellowship, which will begin during the summer of 2017, sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. The fellowship is a full-time position located at the CFPB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
 
Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:
Grad school (Columbia Economics, Harvard Business, Yale Law)
Private industry (Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
Public sector (Department of the Treasury, NY Fed)

Students can apply for the program here between during the following two windows: Window 1: September 16 - September 20, Window 2: October 13 - October 17. We are also asking students to apply through the Cal Careers portal here.

Any questions about the position and application process email Rishi Ahuja at rishi.ahuja@cfpb.gov.

Career Connections Networking Events

The Career Center has teamed up with the Cal Alumni Association in developing a series of casual networking events that help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits. At each of these events, a diverse group of 15-20 Cal alumni & professionals will share their career insight and help illustrate the variety of jobs & internships offered within specific industries or career fields. These events are a great opportunity for students to practice their networking skills in a low-stress setting.

Fall 2016 Career Connections:
Non-Technical Roles in Tech - 9/28
Marketing & Public Relations - 10/12
Data Science - 10/19
Government & Law - 10/27
Product Design - 11/3
Environment & Sustainability - 11/9
Speed Networking with Alumni - 11/15

L&S and CNR will be strongly represented at this event, but it is open to all majors
& more events coming in spring 2017, including site visits to employers (Career Connections Treks)
Events take place on-campus from 6-8 pm, usually at the Career Center. Open to all registered UC Berkeley students and Alumni Advantage members.

RSVP and more details can be found by searching "Career Connections" from events when logged into berkeley.joinhandshake.com

The Bears for Financial Sucess Program-Open for Walk-In

The Bears for Financial Success program will be open for walk-in appointment hours in 211 Sproul Hall. Here are the weekly hours:

Tuesdays 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Students are welcome to come in any time during these hours to talk to one of the peer mentors about basic personal finances, such as how to create a personal budget. If unable to come in during walk-in hours, email bffs@berkeley.edu to schedule an appointment.

Students can also find helpful resources online at financialaid.berkeley.edu/bffs, including a link to request a financial literacy presentation.

Cal Construction Team Information Session

Wednesday (9/14) 6PM
502 Davis Hall
Dinner will be provided

With the Cal Construction Team, you can earn 2 course units and learn invaluable skills applicable to project engineering, architecture, and construction management. Annually, we compete against many other universities in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Competition in Reno, Nevada. No experience is needed as you will learn from coaches from the Bay Area’s top construction firms.
If you cannot make it to the first info-session but are still interested in the Team, please email jacintho@berkeley.edu

Cal Career Fair

 September 13-15, 2016
11am-4pm each day
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)

*Sponsored by the Career Center*

Come join us for UC Berkeley's largest career fair.  This fair will kick-off the academic year and the on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about entry level career and internship positions. Recruiting all majors and degree levels.

Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:
1. Update your Handshake profile to the latest information. Your name-tag at the event can show your anticipated graduation date, but only if you fill it out in your profile. You can add it to your profile within "Primary Education" > "Time Period".
2. Don't miss your favorite employer - Log into Handshake at http://handshake.berkeley.edu to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Use the "Career Fair Sessions" drop-down on the event page to search employers by fair day, and take advantage of the other search functions to find employers that fit your needs. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair, so be sure to check back frequently.
3. Use the Career Center's resources to update and polish your resume.
4. Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts
5. Business casual attire is recommended

Registration not necessary.

Student Hiring Coordinator-SIS Project

Wanted: Students to Transform the Student Technology Experience at UC Berkeley. The Student Information Systems Project (sisproject.berkeley.edu) is replacing the current admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, and advising systems with a modern, nimble and effective vendor-supported system.
 A Student Administrative Assistant is needed to assist with tasks as part of the Project Management team. This will include managing tickets that cover every aspect of the SIS Project implementation - from both our internal ticketing system that manages project tasks, and our Help Desk system that includes tickets from students, staff and instructors who need assistance. You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of professional and student developers, designers, project managers, and support staff.
The position starts immediately and lasts through the summer. Fall 2016 employment is also possible. Pay is $13/hour.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jane Valentine, Project Management Lead, at jvtine@berkeley.edu.

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

Cal Students,
The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. The combination of the the coursework for the Minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, October 5th. There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor), on the following dates:

Friday,September 16, 11am - 12pm
Wednesday, September 21, 12pm - 1pm (105 Chavez*)
Tuesday, September 27, 1pm - 2pm
Monday, October 3, 4pm - 5pm

CNR-Office Assistant

Responsibilities include:
- General office duties such as reception, filing, copying, data entry, campus deliveries, managing supplies,
- Designing and updating flyers and handouts,
- Assisting with special events and projects, and more.

Only non-CNR students may apply due to privacy rules.

Required skills:
- Basic computer skills,
- General knowledge of campus,
- Effective communication skills,
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed,
- Ability to work with minimal supervision,
- Quick learner, detail-oriented, and reliable

Preferred skills:
Adobe Creative Suite and other technology/social media experience.

Schedule/Pay:
The ideal candidate would be available to work 15-20 hours per week within a 8am-5pm weekday schedule, including Wednesday mornings from 9am-11am, this semester with the potential to continue in Spring 2017.
Pay is $13 hourly.

To apply, submit a statement of interest and resume to Helen Sim at cnrteaching@berkeley.edu. Applications are being reviewed on an on-going basis, as we would like to fill the position as soon as possible.