Thursday, October 12, 2017

Upcoming events at the Jacobs Institute

We have several exciting events coming up at the Jacobs Institute, including a talk from Jess Hobbs on Monday (10/16) -- please join us!

On Monday (10/16), 4pm-5pm in 220 Jacobs Hall, Jess Hobbs will speak as part of the Design Field Notes series. Jess is a public artist, designer, and social entrepreneur who skillfully navigates the complex world of collaboration to produce projects of great scope, originality, and social importance. She is a founder of Flux Foundation and a co-founder at All Power Labs. She is also one of the Makers of Maker Faire.

Jess and her projects have been covered in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, LA Times, Boing Boing, Make Magazine, Fast Company, and the Colbert Report. She has spoken at SXSW, TED, TEDx, the Exploratorium, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the American Association of Museums Conference. Learn more.



Also upcoming:

On Saturday, 10/21we'll open our makerspace doors for an open house as part of homecoming weekend — all are welcome to come meet students who are developing thoughtful solutions to real-world problems and to participate in activities for makers of all ages. Learn more.

On Monday, 10/23, Autodesk research scientist Andreas Bastian will speak as part of the Design Field Notes series. Learn more.

We hope to see you soon!

Letters & Science Discovery Courses

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New DES INV courses!


The Jacobs Hall fall 2018 course list is now available to preview before Phase I; enrollment and course details can be found through CalCentral. 

The courses in this list include ones taught by Jacobs Institute instructors, as well as ones offered by other departments from across the Berkeley campus. Several more courses are anticipated to be added to the list in the coming months.

New DES INV courses!
You'll notice several new DES INV courses in the spring lineup, ranging widely in topics as well as from introductory to upper-division/grad level courses:
  • DES INV 23 Creative Prototyping & Electronics: Starting this year, the content that had formerly been taught in one semester of DES INV 22 is now divided into two semesters; the new course DES INV 23 will focus on electronics, programming, and interactive devices. DES INV 22, which now focuses more on physical prototyping, will be offered again in summer 2018.
  • DES INV 24 User Experience Design: First taught as a pilot in spring 2017, this course is now a permanent offering that rounds out the Jacobs introductory design innovation suite.
  • DES INV 95 Design Innovation Lecture Series: Have you already been attending all of the Design Field Notes talks? Now you can get credit for it!
  • DES INV 97 Manufacturing Field Trips: Visit a series of Bay Area manufacturing facilities and learn about various aspects of physical product commercialization and production.
  • DES INV 190-1 Reimagining Mobility: Design Development & Delivery: Work with an interdisciplinary team of students and mentors from the Ford Research and Innovation Center on proposing solutions, prototyping, and storytelling for projects addressing the future of transportation.
  • DES INV 190-2 Global Product Development: Learn about the process of translating a functional prototype into a commercial, consumer-ready product, and go on a field trip to Hong Kong and China during spring break to get a first-hand view of the global supply chain.
Questions?
If you have questions about taking a DES INV course, being a GSI for one, or teaching a design DeCal, contact amydinh@berkeley.edu. If you are interested in a course offered by another department (i.e. any course aside from the DES INV courses), please reach out to the department administering the course.

EOP Graduation Gown Lending

We are pleased to announce that the EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project Fall 2017 application will open October 29 at 5PMThis resource serves 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, gowns will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  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.

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Food Systems Career Panel

Food Systems Career Panel

Wed, November 8, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST

Interested in a career in transforming food systems? Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course!
This event is intended for UC Berkeley students. Please register with your @berkeley.edu email address.
Speakers
  • Ben Chesler, Co-founder, Imperfect Produce
  • Monica Cooper, Farm Advisor, Viticulture, UC Cooperative Extension
  • Rebekah Moses, Sustainability and Agriculture Manager at Impossible Foods Inc.
  • Justin Rausa, Principal Field Representative, Office of California Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Tiffany Tran, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Annie’s Homegrown, Inc.
  • Moderated by Kris Madsen, Faculty Director, Berkeley Food Institute, and Associate Professor, Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley
Refreshments by Aileen Suzara of Sariwa.
Cosponsored by the following UC Berkeley Student Organizations: BEACN, FEED, FoodInno, Food@Haas, Food and Agriculture Policy Group, Food Science and Tech at Cal, GradFood, Berkeley Food Institute Undergraduate and Graduate Student Councils, and UC Global Food Initiative Student Ambassador.

Advanced, Project-Based Design Courses

Advanced, Project-Based Design Courses at Jacobs Hall in Spring 2018 
The Jacobs Institute is pleased to announce two interdisciplinary, advanced design courses offered at Jacobs Hall this spring. The two courses cover different topics in design innovation, but both:
  • Satisfy the Advanced Design requirement for the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation
  • Are open to upper-division undergraduate students, master’s students, and PhD candidates from all degree programs and disciplines
  • Provide students the chance to learn about design through hands-on projects and engagement with leading companies and real-world experiences
DES INV 190-1 Reimagining Mobility: Design Development and Delivery looks 10-15 years into the future of transportation, addressing elements such as car sharing, public transportation, autonomous driving. Students will envision meaningful interactions between people and different transportation modalities. Guests and mentors from the Ford Research and Innovation Center will participate in the course.

DES INV 190-2 Global Product Development is a brand-new project-based course that aims to educate students about the process of translating a functional prototype into a commercial, consumer-ready product. The course includes a field trip to Hong Kong and China during spring break to visit design studios, factories and assembly lines. For this pilot offering of the class, the Jacobs Institute will cover the cost of flights and hotels.

Both courses satisfy the Advanced Design requirement for the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation and are open to upper-division undergraduate students, master’s students, and PhD candidates.

Enrollment is by application; the deadline to apply to both courses Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.

Learn more about these courses and apply:

Cal Pride Scholarship

 
We invite you to apply to the Cal Pride Scholarship! The Cal Alumni Pide chapter is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) alumni club of UC Berkeley. Their mission is to support and promote the interests of UC Berkeley and its alumni, with an emphasis on issues and interests specific to the LGBT community. One of Cal Alumni Pride's major objectives is to serve as a resource to LBGT undergraduate students and their allies in the form of mentorship and scholarship opportunities.
 
The Cal Pride Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes Sophmore, Juniors, and Seniors at UC Berkeley as well as incoming transfer students, for academic achievment, leadership and community involvement, as well as their contribution to the LGBT community. Previous recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply.
 
 
Eligibility:
  • Registered and enrolled as a UC Berkeley undergraduate student in the minimum number of units approved by major, college, or school for fall 2017 and/or spring 2018
  • In-person interviews will be held on campus in late fall (study abroad students interview virtually)
  • Previous Cal Pride Scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply
 
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 29|11:59 p.m. PST
Apply Here!

 

Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship

 
We invite you to apply to the Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship, a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes female juniors at UC Berkeley who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to service, and who have excelled in their academics and personal development. Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship award amounts may range from $750-$3000, and are intended to assist recipients in the pursuit of a specific future goal or career.
 
Eligibility: 
  • Female
  • Junior standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Registration and enrollment at 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
  • Must have matriculated at UC Berkeley for at least one full semester (incoming junior transfers are still eligible to apply)
  • Must be available to interview in-person on campus in November 2017
 
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15|11:59 p.m. PST
Apply Here!

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Opportunities in Advanced Degrees

Thinking about pursuing an advanced degree?
Whether you're considering Law School, Health Professional School, or another Graduate School program, the UC Berkeley Career Center is here to help!
We've rounded up some resources to help you research and connect with admissions representatives this fall:

General Resources
Law School Specific
Health Professional School Specific
Graduate School Specific
**Note: these events/resources are not sponsored by UC Berkeley or the Career Center.
Good luck in your search!

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Undergraduate Research & Scholarships Fair
Tuesday, October 17, 1-4pm
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free & accessible. Dozens of research and scholarship programs will have tables at the fair where you can meet representatives and get information. Additionally, throughout the afternoon there will be thematic breakout sessions where you can listen to staff and students talk about specific topics of interest to you. See schedule below:

Schedule of breakout sessions:

1pm - 2pm
  • Student Experiences in Humanities and Social Science Research (Stephens Room, MLK)
  • Student Experiences in Science Research (Tilden Room, 5th floor MLK)
  • Underrepresented Students in Humanities & Social Science Research (Multicultural Community Center hosted by UROC)

2pm-3pm
  • Student Experiences in Humanities and Social Science Research (Stephens Room, MLK)
  • Student Experiences in Engineering Research (Tilden Room, 5th floor MLK)
  • Tips on Applying to Scholarships (Multicultural Community Center)

3pm-4pm
  • Student Experiences in Science Research (Stephens Room, MLK)
  • Student Experiences in Engineering Research (Tilden Room, 5th floor MLK)
  • Underrepresented Students in STEM Research (Multicultural Community Center, hosted by UROC)

Undocumented Student Program Emergency Grant Application

Emergency Grants
USP offers two types of Emergency Grants for students that:
  1. Are not receiving federal Financial Aid and loans;
  2. Are Dream Aid recipients; and
  3. Are undocumented.
Emergency grants do not have to be paid back and students apply through an online application. Students are awarded based on need and on a first-come first-served basis. The application is posted by the sixth week of each semester. Students can only receive each emergency grant one time per academic year. The housing emergency grant is intended for extenuating housing-related costs whereas the general emergency grant is intended for extenuating food security, medical, dental, computer, and other unforeseen emergencies.

 
If you are a student who qualifies, please consider applying. Also, if you have any questions about the emergency grants, please direct any questions to USPemergencygrant@gmail.com

U.S. PIRG Fellow Opportunity


U.S. PIRG FELLOW

Early application deadline: Sunday, October 8th
Apply online today

Speak For The Public Interest
Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy. Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.

What It Means To Be A Fellow
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

Locations & Start Dates
We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?
U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.
U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Masters & PhD Career Fair

Masters & PhD Career Fair
Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union

We are pleased to welcome UC Berkeley graduate students to the Career Center's career fair especially for Master and PhD students and Postdocs.  Companies attending are specifically targeting graduate students at this fair so this is your opportunity to talk to representatives from over 60 top organizations in business, industry, research laboratories, non-profits and public service agencies.

Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers such as: HP,  KLA Tencor, Net App, Bosch, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Seneca Family Centers, Lam Research, Acumen,..and many more!

Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID or UC Berkeley Postdoc ID and many copies of your updated resume or CV to the fair.

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. 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.  We hope to see you there!

Early Bird Internship Fair

Early Bird Internship Fair
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm 
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union

*Sponsored by the Career Center* 

Come join us for UC Berkeley's fall internship fair!   Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about internship positions.  Recruiting all majors and degree levels!

More than 50 employers are registered to attend the fair!  

Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers such as:  Bank of the West, Blizzard Entertainment, FBI, Kiva, Intuit, College Spring, SF Playhouse, Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Microsoft ...and many more

Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies of your updated resume to the fair.

Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:

  1. Update your Handshake profile to the latest information  
  2. Don't miss your favorite employer - Log into Handshake at http://handshake.berkeley.edu to review this year's Early Bird Internship Fair Directory. 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.  We hope to see you there!

Barcelona Social Housing

The Special Registration period for BARCELONA SOCIAL HOUSING architectural competition for students and young architects ends SundayOctober 8th, 2017.

If your team has not registered yet remember that you will save 50% on the regular entry price! 
We encourage you to participate in this new architectural challenge. You can be our next ARCHmedium winner!



INFORMATION ABOUT BARCELONA SOCIAL HOUSING:

Barcelona is going through a moment of housing emergency where 40% of the purchases of flats are made only to invest and the increase of tourist apartments exponentially increases the price of rents. There are large numbers of empty homes and the lack of rental housing makes the neighbors forced to move, a phenomenon known as gentrification.
Currently Barcelona only has 1.5% of social rental housing, a figure far removed from the 50% in Vienna, or 30% in cities such as Berlin or Paris.

Sensitive to this problem, ​​from ARCHmedium we invite students and young architects to explore new typologies about social housing in a consolidated environment in the center of Barcelona. We propose the transformation of an existing office building from the 20th century to social housing. The existing 18.000m2 will house 160 homes and small scale businesses.

PennDesign in San Francisco

We will be traveling to San Francisco for a meet and greet cocktail reception on Thursday evening, October 5th.  It will be held at MoMo’s and hosted by the San Francisco PennDesign Alumni Association Chapter, PennDesign Development and Alumni Relations, and PennDesign Admissions. This opportunity is open to any current students and alumni. They will have the opportunity to meet and speak with PennDesign alumni and staff about graduate programs in the following areas:



View this flyer for more information.

Lastly, we would love to extend our invitation for you to visit us in Philadelphia at our Fall Open House on Monday, November 13thhttps://www.design.upenn.edu/open-house.