Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EOP STEM and BESSA Tour of Salesforce HQ

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Visit Salesforce HQ in San Francisco and get familiar with what they have to offer. The event will take place Friday February 3rd at from 12pm-1pmFurther instructions for event will be emailed to you prior to the event.

This event is open to Technical and Non-technical majors. There will be interview prep, speakers from Salesforce in both tech/non-tech positions, tour of the HQ , and make sure to bring your resumes!!!
Open to all EOP students who are first generation, low income and/or underrepresented students.
This event is brought to you by a collaboration between BESSA and EOP STEM.
See you February 3rd!

Free iClicker Rental for EOP students

If you have any EOP STEM students who need an iClicker for the semester please have them apply to our FREE iClicker rental program for the semester. The application is below. 

Sign up to rent a FREE iClicker from the EOP STEM program for the Spring 2017 semester! 
Once you sign up, you'll get a confirmation for a pick up day.
First come first serve.

If you have any questions, please email

Spring 2017 Introductory Public Health Class SEATS AVAILABLE


Public Health 116.001 Class Number 32501
Monday 4pm-6pm, with discussion sections
Dr. Malcolm Potts

Looking for an extra 3 units? Interested in public health, ethical issues, or being taught by an AWESOME undergraduate student?? Want guaranteed enrollment and internship opportunities in health?

Public Health 116 is a 3-unit course that introduces students to broad ethical issues in public health. This is an introductory course and is open to students across all majors. Many topics in the course are interdisciplinary and assignments often value the input of different academic perspectives.

In addition to being an ELECTIVE for the public health major, public health 116 qualifies students to apply to two internship programs: Field Study Internship (FSI) and Health Service Internship (HSI). FSI and HSI are highly competitive programs that place former public health 116 students into Bay Area internships; FSI places students with physicians and doctors across all medical practices, and HSI placed students with nonprofits and public health organizations. Both programs are only available to former students of Public Health 116.

Our class meets Monday from 4-6 PM, and has a 1 hour discussion section each week. We have more than enough space, and every student that enrolls is guaranteed placement in the class (up to 200). We encourage you to apply! Thousands of public health students over the past 12 years have taken this course, and have learned how to engage with difficult ethical dilemmas in public health.


Please come to our first lecture on Monday, from 4-6 PM, in Pauley Ballroom. We will discuss the course, introduce our undergraduate Teacher Scholars that lead discussion section, and feature our first lecturer for the semester. We look forward to seeing some of you there!

***some students may know that Public Health 116 satisfied the Philosophy and Values breadth requirement in the past. We have applied for this requirement again and hope to have our breadth status restored. more info on this Monday!

Submit Your Student Work for 2017 Berkeley Circus Submissions! (Feb 1 deadline)

The 7th Annual Berkeley Circus and Circus Soirée will be held on March 3rd and 4th, 2017, respectively. We will open our doors to distinguished visitors and critics, reach out to our network of engaged alumni, and provide opportunities for our students to meet important figures in the environmental design realm. Importantly, this will also give CED the chance to highlight the extraordinary work coming out of the college. The Circus is also a great opportunity for you all to see the work of colleagues and students in other departments.

Review of Student Work will occur in three ways:
Teams of reviewers, composed of Distinguished Visiting Fellows and two CED faculty members, will be assigned to review work presented in one of three formats:

Research Poster Presentations: Graduate and undergraduate students will be selected, based on proposal submissions, to display a 36”x 48” poster (landscape orientation). Design studio posters will not be considered. Posters will be grouped by theme (see below). Students will be asked to present their research and answer questions from a review team.
Poster sessions are open to:
  • CED doctoral students
  • CED undergraduate students
  • M. Arch, MS, MCP, and MLA students
  • MUD students
Lightning Talks:
Students will be selected, on the basis of proposal submissions, for 12-minute talks based on their dissertation; thesis; project report or client project; or research based course, studio or seminar. Design studio projects will not be considered. Talks will be grouped by theme (see below). Students are encouraged to organize and propose Lightning Talk paper sessions composed of topically-linked papers related to one of these themes. One faculty member will moderate each session. Students will be asked to present their 12 minute lightning talk and answer questions from a review team.
Lightning talk sessions are open to:
  • CED doctoral students
  • CED undergraduate students
  • M. Arch, MS, MCP, and MLA students
  • MUD students
Design Studio Exhibits:Faculty instructors from specific studios will identify up to TWO students to exhibit their work. Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly and studio participants will be contacted by their department Circus Coordinator. Studio instructors will introduce the purpose and theme of their studios. Students will be asked to present their studio exhibit and answer questions from a review team.

Other Works:
Perhaps a student has strong work that does not fit into the above categories. Please encourage the student to submit their proposal to the category, “Other Works.” Display space will be available, but please note this work will not be reviewed.

Themes for Poster Presentations and Lightning Talks

·         Architectural, Landscape, & Planning History/Theory
·         Building Science
·         Community & Economic Development
·         Design & Social Practice
·         Geospatial Analysis & Visualization
·         Global Metropolitan Studies
·         Global Urban Humanities
·         Healthy and Sustainable Cities
·         Housing Studies
·         Inclusive Communities
·         Materials, Construction & Technology
·         Transportation & Land Use
·         Urban Design
·         Urban Ecologies & Environmental Planning

Poster Proposals, Research Proposals, and ‘Other Works’ submissions are due from students by Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to their respective departmental Circus Coordinator. Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly regarding Studio Exhibits.

Interested? Email your submission to

UCDC - Intern in Washington D.C.!

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Fall 2017 SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Now Accepting Applications!

Application deadline for Fall 2017:   Feb 23, 2017

Want to learn more?  Come to one of our information sessions in 236 Evans Hall.  An alumnus of the program will speak about his or her experience and and we'll be there to present internship information and answer any of your questions.  

Info Sessions are in 236 Evans
Thu, Jan. 26, 2017 10-11 a.m.
Wed, Feb. 1, 2017 4-5 p.m.
Mon, Feb. 6, 2017 12-1 p.m.
Thu, Feb. 9, 2017 5-6 p.m.

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UCDC sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each semester to participate in prestigious internships and research projects for a full semester of UCB academic credit.   

Students call the experience life-changing and one which jump starts careers, distinguishing them from other graduates after college.  

All majors are welcome. UCB financial aid is transferrable.

Applications are currently available at  

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester they plan to attend.  

More details about the program can found on our website,, as well as the brochure attached below.  

Climate Reality Project Internship Opportunities

After the results of the election we know that national climate policy is more threatened now than ever. So now we are looking to win locally.

We are launching a national program to convince campuses to go 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

You can read more about our 100% committed campaign here. Last semester we helped Plymouth State get fully committed.

To help make the biggest difference possible we are looking to hire interns at Berkeley.

Feel free to contact 
Beth Ramey at: with any questions, or if you are interested in getting involved with any of our campaigns! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

John Gardner Fellowship & Info Session

Apply to be a John Gardner Fellow!
Info Session on Tuesday, January 24th
4 p.m. | 119 Moses Hall
2016 Gardner Fellows from Berkeley and Stanford

The John Gardner Fellowship is open to December 2016 and May 2017 graduates of UC Berkeley. The Gardner Fellowship program places 3 fellows from Berkeley and 3 fellows from Stanford every year in nonprofit or governmental organizations that most closely fits their public sector interests. Each fellow receives a $32,000 stipend and is matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to encourage UC Berkeley’s and Stanford's best students to pursue a career in public service.



Interested in improving your communications skills? Come join our new Summer Minor in Journalism.

UC Berkeley School of Journalism now offers a minor in digital journalism that is open to students of all majors and can be completed in one summer. 

Get hands-on instruction in news writing, video, multimedia, photography and social media.  See our site for more information

Registration opens February 1, 2017 and classes fill fast! 

Students who enroll this summer and complete the minor in one summer or two will receive a $2000 scholarship. 
We look forward to seeing you this summer!

SLC Mastering the Social Sciences Workshop Series

The Student Learning Center (SLC) Social Science Program is happy to announce the Mastering the Social Sciences Workshop Series at the SLC

We designed these workshops for incoming first-year students, new transfer students, and continuing students hoping to improve their learning process. The goal of the workshops is to support students taking social science courses by providing strategies and organizing tools that are essential for mastery.

Confirmation notices and room locations will be provided once students RSVP.   All students are welcome to attend any or all of these free workshops occurring during the first two weeks of classes. 

Happy first week of classes. Have a wonderful Spring 2017 semester.  

Spring Career Fair, Jan 25 & 26

Spring Career Fair
January 25 & 26, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
Join us at UC Berkeley's largest career fair of the semester!  If you're hoping to land a full-time job after graduating this May or a summer internship this coming summer, don't miss this event!

Recruiters from more than 200 companies across diverse industries are eager to share information about their entry-level career and internship positions.  *NEW* Tech opportunities are now represented on both days of this fair.
  • Wednesday, Jan 25th11AM to 4PM @ RSF — Engineering, Science, & Tech Opportunities
    • Employers: Amazon/A9/Lab126, Adobe, AppDynamics, Bloomberg R&D, PwC, Cisco Meraki, eBay, GM, IBM, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab, Microsoft, Nordson Corp, Oracle, Western Digital, ZS Associates, & many more!
  • Thursday, Jan 26th11AM to 4PM @ RSF — Business, Public Service, & Tech Opportunities
    • Employers: CIA, Salesforce, Visa, Uber, Danaher, Genomic Health, Oracle, US Army, Veritas, Micron Technology, Teach for America, Galileo Learning, U.S. Bank, Acumen LLC, FDIC, Triage Consulting & many more!
Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:
1.  Update your Handshake profile to the latest information to be recruiting ready!  Upload a public resume & sign up for CareerMail while you are in there!
2.  Don't miss your favorite employer - Log into Handshake at 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

Currently enrolled Cal students and Alumni Advantage members only; recruiting all majors and class-levels!  Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies of your updated resume to the fair.  Registration not necessary.

Student Volunteer Opportunities at the Presidio

 At the Presidio Trust we offer a wide variety of drop-in programs and group opportunities, in which volunteers can work with professionals in the fields of landscape and habitat management, natural resources stewardship, forestry and sustainability. 

We offer programs daily that allow for students in certain concentrations to gain field experience in varying areas of urban park stewardship. All of our programs give students the opportunity to meet and work with professionals in a national park, help the park and gain hands on learning experiences.

Our particular programs of interest for the following year include:
  • Campground Stewardship: The first Tuesday of the month; 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2
  • Forestry: The first and second Friday of the month; 1/13, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, 3/10, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12
  • Sustainability and Composting: The second Thursday of the month; 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11
  • Gardens: The third Friday of the month; 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19 
You can find more information on our volunteer programs through visiting our web page here. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at:


Applicants: A Strategy For The New Year!


 A plan for
medical students applying to the residency match in 2017 and beyond.

Spring QT Pie: A Queer, Trans, LGBTQ+ Undergrad & Grad Welcome Event

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Spring QT Pie: 
A Queer, Trans, LGBTQ+ 
Undergrad and Graduate Student 
Welcome Event

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Multicultural Community Center
220 MLK Jr Student Union

This QT* Pie welcome to the Spring semester will help undergraduate and graduate students who are new to campus - or new to our campus queer, trans, LGBTQ+ communities - connect with student organizations, resources, community and more!
  1. Save the date - more details to come!
  2. Student orgs - we will be sending out a form to sign-up to table at QT Pie soon!
  3. Let us know if you want to join the planning team!  Email Marisa ( and put "QT Pie" in the email subject.
*QT = queer and/or trans and is pronounced "cutie"

Questions?  Marisa at
Sponsored by: Gender Equity Resource Center, Queer Alliance Resource Center and UNITY Theme Program so far!  For disability-related accommodations see

Part Time Position at Street Plans SF

The Street Plans Collaborative is seeking a part-time employee in our small but growing San Francisco office to assist with a variety of projects focused on active transportation, placemaking, public engagement, and Tactical Urbanism. If you are a creative person who is passionate about creating better streets and better places, we’d love to hear from you!

Street Plans is an award winning urban planning, design, and research-advocacy firm with offices in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. Our firm is known for advancing innovative practices to implement new ideas and concepts for a range of public, private, and non-profit groups. We seek to improve the balance of multi-modal transportation options and create successful public spaces as a means to creating more competitive and sustainable 21st century communities. We fulfill this mission by working at the intersection of transportation, land use, and urban design in cities and towns across the United States and abroad.

Through the publication of five open-source guides and a full-length book published by Island Press, we have become international stewards of the Tactical Urbanism movement. Our research and advocacy work has also given shape to other topics including form-based codes, open streets and public market design.


  •  Assist with design and implementation of Tactical Urbanism demonstration projects (typically 1-7 days in duration)
  • Support our team in research, writing and graphics production for active transportation planning projects (such as citywide bike/walk master plans, corridor plans, etc.). Graphics include report documents, maps, info graphics, posters, flyers and more.
  • Assist with design and execution of public meetings and workshops.
  • Analyze and draw conclusions from data gathered during public engagement activities.
  • Assist with the preparation of proposal and presentation materials.
  • Assist with day-to-day office administrative tasks. 
Desired Skills + Experience 
The ideal candidate is someone who is seeking to build or expand their portfolio and gain tangible, real-world experience in Tactical Urbanism and active transportation planning. Applicants should be able to demonstrate: 
  • A passion for creating better streets and better places.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership experience
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator; AutoCAD, Sketchup, and other design software skills are a plus
  • Experience with event planning, communications, research, visual art and/or graphic design
  • Spanish language skills are also a plus!
The Fine Print
  •  This is a part-time position, requiring a regular schedule of 20-24 hours per week from January through June 2017, at an hourly rate of $15-20 depending on experience. We are flexible in terms of the exact days/hours worked, and we are happy to discuss arrangements to work around classes and/or other part-time work schedules.
  • The Streets Plans San Francisco office is a small, satellite office run by Project Director Julie Flynn. Candidate would be expected to work at least one day from our office in San Francisco’s Mission District, but would ideally be available for three full days to build team momentum!
  • Candidate will need to use his or her own laptop for this position. Access to Adobe Creative Suite 6 preferred, but not required.
  • Interested candidates should provide: o A resume, cover letter, and sample of graphic/urban design work o A short description of your favorite street or public space – tell us why you love it in 250 words or less! 
  • Please send materials and any questions to Project Director Julie Flynn –

Spring 2017 Women's CommUNITY Dinner - Tues Jan 24, 2017, 5-7pm

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A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's community!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Gender Equity Resource Center
202 César Chávez Student Center

Many paths, many passions and many identities.  
Food, fun and friends!  
All students, academic appointees and staff welcome!  
Children and partners welcome!
Everyone welcome!

Questions?  Contact Marisa at
For disability related accommodations, please see with as much notice as possible.

Graduating seniors: Administrative Assistant Position - Summer Programs!!

Summer Programs Assistant – 50% Career Position
Departmental Overview
The College of Environmental Design (CED) operates three academic departments – Architecture, City and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.  CED and its constituent departments confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Graduate programs are regularly ranked in the top 5 nationally and internationally. CED has 55 full-time and 35 part-time teaching faculty, 44 career staff, and over 1,000 students. The College is housed in Wurster Hall, which also includes Wurster Gallery, the Environmental Design Archives, the Environmental Design Library, computer labs, a fabrication shop, digital fabrication lab, and Materials Store.

The College of Environmental Design offers several introductory summer programs for those interested in exploring the field of architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, urban design and sustainable city planning. CED also offers workshops in the basics of fabrication as well as techniques and technologies that push the boundaries of making.


The Summer Programs Office is seeking a 50% time Program Assistant to provide general administrative support. The duties include:

•          Assisting Program Manager in all aspects of market research, recruitment, admissions and registration.
•          Under the direction of the manager, updating program websites and designs announcements and brochures.
•          Handling email and phone correspondence with students, parents, prospective students, vendors, colleagues and other constituents for the office.
•          Cultivating active social media profiles to connect with target audiences; helping the manager to conduct successful crowdfunding campaigns; engaging alumni population.
•          Processing reimbursements and honoraria, ordering supplies, etc. through BearBuy.
•          Maintaining multiple databases for the purposes of student, adviser and media outreach and alumni tracking.
•          Assisting in the planning and execution of Summer Programs events.
•          Overseeing day-to-day scheduling of Summer Programs studios, classrooms, workshops, site visits, reviews and special events.

Required Qualifications

  • Highly organized self-starter who works well both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and evolving processes and priorities with great attention to detail.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic visual communication skills (image editing, graphic design).
  • Experience juggling project-based and ongoing tasks simultaneously.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UC systems and programs.
  • Knowledge of current concepts and trends in higher education and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with the field of environmental design.
  • Experience with digital marketing (SEO, Google Ads, analytics, social).
This is a non-exempt position with a salary of $21.49 per hour.
Apply online at Search for job #22513. Please upload your cover letter and resume as a single document.