Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cal Alumni Association scholarships


  • Established in 1934, The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrateinnovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments
  • Roughly 650 scholars are chosen each year between incoming freshman/transfer students, and continuing Cal students
Program Benefits:
  • Students receive a one-time award of $2000; however, they are eligible to re-apply each year that they are at UC Berkeley
  • In addition to their monetary award, they are eligible for networking opportunities with alumni through CAA and the Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting academic, work, or community environments for previous academic year
  • Registration and enrollment as UC Berkeley undergraduate student in at least the minimum number of units approved by major college or school for Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018
  • Interview in-person on campus in September 2017 (Study-abroad students interview by Skype)
Please note: the application deadline for all continuing students is June 1st, 2017.
 

If you have any questions please call 510.900.8230 or scholarships@alumni.berkeley.edu 

Enjoy Creative Writing at Cal during Summer 2017!

Are you an aspiring creative writer? If yes, we may have just the course for you in summer 2017.

Claire Marie Stancek will be teaching Creative Writing 120: Reading and Writing Poetry.

Serena Le will be teaching Creative Writing 130: Creative Prose.

We are delighted to have both instructors back for a third summer and hope you will consider taking their courses if creative writing is one of your passions or you think it may be. See information about each course below:


Summer 2017 Creative Writing Courses at Cal

Creative Writing 120: Reading and Writing Poetry (3 units, LG)
Claire Marie Stancek
MoWe 2:00 - 4:59PM, Hearst Field Annex B1
Session Dates: 07/03 - 08/11/17

Class Number: 11284

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Creative Writing (CRWRIT) 130: Creative Prose (3 units, LG)
Serena Le
TuTh 2:00 - 4:59PM, Hearst Field Annex B1
Session Dates: 07/03 - 08/11/17

Class Number: 11285 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Financial Wellness for UC Berkeley Students, By Students, on April 20, 2017

FINANCIAL WELLNESS DAY!
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CNR Summer Courses


CNR is offering some great summer classes including lower division breadth and American Cultures.

Click on the link below for more information:
 

The Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District is seeking an intern!!


Graphic Design & Community Engagement Intern

The Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District is seeking an intern for spring
2017. This internship opportunity is available to college students or recent college
graduates with a particular interest in the following fields:

Graphic design
Community organizing
Public policy
Urban planning

The position will office in the Greater Rincon Hill CBD offices, but will also be expected
to work remotely as needed. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with
Greater Rincon Hill CBD staff, neighborhood residents and stakeholders, and city
agencies on a district design and activation plan.

Duration:
March 13th - June 2nd (with opportunity to continue work into the summer)

Wages:
$18.00 per hour

To apply, please forward a résumé and cover letter to:
Andrew Robinson, Executive Director, arobinson@grhcbd.org
160 Spear Street, Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94105

2017 Scholarship Opportunities from the San Francisco Construction Specifications Institute Foundation

2017 Scholarship Opportunities:

The San Francisco Construction Specifications Institute Foundation, Inc. proudly offers scholarships to sophomore or above college students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and enrolled in a school of architecture, design, engineering, or construction in California.  Eligible students must have declared a major of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture or a construction industry profession.

Scholarship Applications must be received on or before June 30, 2017.

For additional information please contact: mcrawford@kellymoore.com or 510-501-8323.

Summer/ Fall Paid Position: Student Marketing & Communications Lead



The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley is currently hiring students for marketing and communications positions starting in summer and fall 2017. The students in these positions will have an opportunity to shape and drive media at the center and will be exposed to the latest technology trends, top industry leaders and entrepreneurs affiliated with our programs.

Applicants should have an interest in the activities of our center, technology and/or entrepreneurship. Most Importantly, we're looking for hard-working and motivated students who have the ability to take direction, complete projects in a timely manner, and have fun!

Interested students should send an email with a brief cover letter and resume to Keith McAleer (kmcaleer@berkeley.edu). Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Work-study is preferred. Please find additional details for the position below.

Position: Student Marketing & Communications Lead

Pay

$15 / hr., 10 hours minimum/week

Responsibilities
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Take ownership of area(s) of marketing and communications for the Sutardja Center.

Potential areas include:

  • newsletter / email marketing
  • social media
  • graphic design
  • photography / videography
  • web development
  • writer / editor
  • events
Skills &Qualifications
  • attention to detail
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work with people from diverse cultures
  • specific skills and willingness to learn in one or more domain areas:
    • design (Adobe Creative Suite)
    • photography / videography
    • web development
    • writer / editor
    • marketing
    • event organizing

Summer GIS Internship Opportunity


Founded in 1992, nonprofit Ecocity Builders provides education for ecological design. We are dedicated to reshaping cities, towns and villages for the long-term health of human and natural systems.

Our interns have gone on to further the cause of equitable and sustainable development in cities across the United States as well as in many countries around the world, including Indonesia, Nepal, Australia, China and Brazil.

Each intern has a unique experience with Ecocity Builders depending upon the projects or programs we are currently involved with. Underneath it all however, we are involving talented young people in real and exciting projects in the United States and around the world that are both meaningful and challenging.

Where: Oakland, California, USA
When:  Mid May- August, with possible extension
Total Hours: 6 hours/week
Number of Openings: 1
Application deadline: May 1st, 2017

·         Strong GIS experience
·         Proficient in Spanish preferred

Terms of Reference (TOR):
·         Assist with urban data categorization/stylization/tagging/uploading to help create desktop and online GIS experiences for our pilot cities around the world – the majority are in Latin America so that is why we are looking for someone with Spanish language skills.

Contact Information:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Peer Advisor Positions now open @ the Career Center!

Apply to be a Career Center Peer Advisor for 2017-2018!
Interested in getting paid to professionally develop yourself while also providing direct services to your fellow peers at Cal? The Career Center is recruiting to fill Peer Advisor positions for the 2017-2018 academic year! All majors Freshmen - Juniors welcome, you must be eligible for and use Work Study to apply for this position.

Apply for the position here


NEW-Paid LGBTQ+ Internships--GenEq UC Berkeley

We have 2 LGBTQ initiatives in GenEq we are seeking undergrad and graduate students to lead. These paid positions are new in GenEq and begin this summer 2017.

Applications are due Sunday, April 16th, 2017 by 11:59pm

Coordinator, Queer Cal Pals (2 positions)
Salary: $14/Hour
Pay Basis: 10 hours/week (9am - 5pm)
Start Date: May 15, 2017 (flexible)
Appointment: May 2017 - May 2018
APPLY HERE

LGBTQ+ Wellness Interns
​ (2 positions)​
Salary: $14/Hour
Pay Basis: 15 hours/week (9am - 5pm)
Start Date: May 15, 2017 (flexible)
Appointment: May 2017 - May 2018
​APPLY HERE​
​Questions: Contact Billy Curtis billyc@berkeley.edu or attend an information session--Thursday April 6, 4-5pm in GenEq (202 Chavez) or Wednesday April 12, 12-1pm in GenEq (202 Chavez) You don't need to attend an information session to apply. ​

​More about other GenEq Internships and other opportunities may be found on our website. ​

Berkeley Food Institute Student Job Opportunity: Communications Assistant

The role of the Communications Assistant is to help with the Berkeley Food Institute’s external communication activities. This position works closely with the BFI Communications Specialist, with additional interaction with the full BFI staff.

About the Berkeley Food Institute:

The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with capacities to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems. We pursue our mission through interdisciplinary programs in education, research, policy, communications, and community engagement.

Application Deadline: 5PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Appointment: May 15 – August 18, 2017 at 30 hours/week

Preference for candidates who are able to continue in the fall semester at 10 hours/week
Compensation: $15 per hour

Applicants must be matriculated undergraduate or graduate students at UC Berkeley. To apply, submit the following items by email as a single pdf to foodinstitute@berkeley.edu with the subject line “Communications Assistant.” Please indicate in your cover letter your preferred schedule for this summer and if you are interested in continuing with BFI in the fall. 

Cover letter 
Résumé (limit to 2 pages)
Contact information for 2 professional and/or academic references


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Scholarships Available, Summer 2017 | Sustainable Development Abroad

 
I hope you’re spring semester is in full bloom! We’ve officially launched the GREEN Advantage. Here at TGP, we believe that students of all socioeconomic & financial backgrounds should have access to invaluable educational and professional development opportunities! 

In an effort to ensure that our programs are available to all passionate students around the world, we’ve launched our scholarship platform aimed at providing financial assistance to underserved and underrepresented students.

Beyond that, these like-minded hiring partners and organizations will be looking to source talent from our GREEN Alumni Network. We’re eager to award these scholarships to some amazing student leaders & young professionals around the world!

Donal O'Kelly's World Premiere THE MEMORY STICK!















Congrats to @DonalOKellyInfo on the World Premiere #TheMemoryStick, beginning previews 4/5 @sanjosestage!
#SFThtr

Graduation Gown Lending Project Spring 2017 Application Open

Dear Community,

We hope this email finds you well. We are pleased to announce that the EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project Spring 2017 application is now open!. This project is intended to serve all EOP students at UC Berkeley by providing a cap and gown free of charge. Graduation can be an exciting moment for students, but the cost of purchasing a cap and gown can come as a burden and impede them from fully enjoying their academic achievement.

Students are encouraged to apply once the application opens due to the limited amount of gowns available, however there is over 500 gowns in our inventory to distribute. In order to qualify, a student must either be 1) Low-income and/or 2) First Generation and/or 3) Historically Underrepresented. Unsure of EOP status? Stop by the EOP office in 119 Cesar Chavez to be verified by one of our counselors or apply to be EOP here.

Here is the link to the application: https://goo.gl/forms/Spo6YZJ3dgtzTlA83


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If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us eop.gglp@gmail.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

Markowski-Leach Scholarship applications


Consider applying to the Markowski-Leach Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.  The scholarship is for LGBTQ incoming, undergraduate, and graduate full-time students at UC Berkeley, UCSF, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, and (pending) UC Hastings. 

Awards are $2,000 per year for up to two years before reapplication is necessary.  The application deadline is Friday April 14th. 

More information and the on-line application can be found at:

Just in Time Job Fair - April 12 & 13






2017 Just in Time Job Fair
April 12th & 13th, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm each day
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF), Fieldhouse Gym
Still looking for a full-time job or summer internship?  It's not too late!  Don't miss the last career fair of the year.  More than 100 employers will be there, excited to meet YOU!
  • Wed, April 12th — Engineering, Science & Tech Opportunities
    • 802 Secure, AT&T, Lam Research, California Public Utilities Commission, Delphi, Immerex, Kleinfelder, GumGum, 3D Systems, TiVo, Uhana, Helix, & many more!
  • Thur, April 13th — Business, Non-profits & Public Service Opportunities
    • 3Q Digital, Enterprise Holdings, Oracle, Healthline, Peace Corps, Peek Travel, Prudential Financial, Seneca Family of Agencies, Triage Consulting, Ubisoft, USMC, US Navy, Williams-Sonoma & many more!

Monday, March 27, 2017

The UndocuAnthology



The UndocuAnthology, titled Boundary Crossers, is a creative arts project for and by immigrants that aims to celebrate and uplift our voices through different mediums of storytelling as a call to our pasts, our presents, and our futures as boundary crossers.
CALL FOR SUBMISSION
We are looking for art of all mediums (fine art, photography, collage and more) and writing in any genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novel excerpts, essays and more) from self-identified immigrants and folks from mixed-status families. We welcome submissions from all ages.
For full submission guidelines, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/BGcrTF9pd0FzyjN02

Centrals American for Empowerment (CAFE)

Centrals American for Empowerment (CAFE)
Are you a Central American student having a hard time meeting other Central American students? Do you wish you had a space where you can share and celebrate your Central American roots?
Central Americans for Empowerment at Berkeley or CAFE, is the first student organization to provide a much needed space in which Central American students can come together and build lasting relationships.
To kick off, CAFE will be hosting a Meet and Greet event on April 6th, 2017. The organization is thrilled to meet students and alumni that identify as Central American. Join us for great food, music, and community! Please fill out this form to be updated on the finalized details for this upcoming event. If you have any questions, or want to get more involved with CAFE, please email cafeatUCB@gmail.com. Faculty and staff are highly encouraged to reach out to us!

The QTPOC Lounge


FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM!


Study Jams!

MCC is Hiring!!!


Are you passionate social justice, anti-oppression, and creating community with folks across difference? If yes, the Multicultural Community Center is beyond excited to encourage you to apply to our 2017-2018 student internship!

Check out mcc.berkley.edu to find out more information.  We're super excited to add YOU to our amazing team of interns!!

APPLY BY TUESDAY APRIL 11th @ 5pm by dropping of your application at the MCC’s front desk.

MCC 2017-2018 Intern Applications

We're also recruiting for amazing folks to join our professional MSD staff team.  Please check out the following job announcements and help spread the word!!!
 
Full-time Therapist
MCC Assistant Director
AASD Assistant Director

Black Graduation Registration is up!

The Department of African American Studies apologies for the delay in getting registration for Black Graduation up and running.  We are transitioning websites and had some delays, so we have put the information up on our current site: http://africam.berkeley.edu/content/black-graduation-2017

B.A., BS, M.A., M.S., MBA, JD and Ph.D students across campus are welcome to register via wufoo (also linked to our site): http://berkeleyblackgrad.wufoo.com/forms/black-graduation-registration/

Black Graduation is going to be on Friday, May 19th at 7 pm in Zellerbach and we
 are EXCITED to announce our keynote speaker, author of Queen Sugar,  Natalie Baszile.  

Natalie Baszile

Natalie is the author of Queen Sugar, which is being adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Oprah’s television network. Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers where she was a Holden Minority Scholar. An early version of Queen Sugar won the Hurston Wright College Writer’s Award, was a co-runner up in the Faulkner Pirate’s Alley Novel-in-Progress competition, and excerpts were published in Cairn and ZYZZYVA. She has had residencies at the Ragdale Foundation where she was awarded the Sylvia Clare Brown fellowship, Virginia Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Her non-fiction work has appeared in The Rumpus.net, Mission at Tenth, and in The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9. She is a former fiction editor at The Cortland Review, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Natalie grew up in Southern California and lives in San Francisco with her family.
(Biography taken from http://nataliebaszile.com/about/)

Volunteer Opportunity for Students

Leah Farkas is a lead researcher working on a project aimed at measuring volunteerism inside the California state-run prison system. The project is funded with federal grant money through CaliforniaVolunteers, Office of the Governor.They are looking for several student volunteers to help with data entry over the next month or so. The work will be completed at the CaliforniaVolunteers office located in downtown Sacramento across from the Capitol. They are asking for a 6 hour minimum commitment from each student volunteer to be completed in one or two sessions. There is also an opportunity for up to 40 hours of volunteering per student. 

Please note that volunteers will need to fill out and sign some standard paperwork at the beginning of their first shift. Volunteer shifts open April 1st and will run through at least the end of April with additional possible opportunities in May depending on work load.

Please contact Leah directly at 530-848-7020 to schedule their shifts. Of course, please feel free to reach out for any questions at anytime. 

Thank you in advance for you time and efforts.

Application for Shinnyo-En Peace Building Post Undergraduate Fellowship now open!


In partnership with the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the PSC is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the second year of the Shinnyo-En Peace Building Post Undergraduate Fellowship. 

The mission of the Shinnyo-en Foundation is to promote global peace through service by nurturing future generations. The Fellowship:
  • Is open to students who have completed their undergraduate students within the last 3 years
  • Is a 10 month appointment paying $30,000 and covering health insurance
  • 4 days per week the fellow will be working with a local community partner and 1 day a week they will be working on assignments for the PSC. 
  • The Fellowship is intended to support and nurture students who are dedicated to peace building through service. Here's a link to the Shinnyo-en Foundation's Infinite Paths to Peace model to better understand their perspective. http://sef.org/about-sef/our-peace-initiative
You can learn more about this fellowship here http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/programs/shinnyo-fellowship. Also I'm attaching a flyer with application information.