CalSO Counselor Applications are Now Available!

Hello!  We are pleased to announce that applications to become a CalSO Counselor for the summer of 2012 are now available at

Why should you be a CalSO counselor?  You’ll gain valuable experience and skills in public speaking, group facilitation, counseling, problem solving, and public relations, which will make you a competitive candidate for any future career.  You'll be able to reach out to new frosh and transfer students and their families to boost their confidence and help them take that first big step to Berkeley while performing a critical service for the University.  You'll have opportunities to form long-lasting friendships with a diverse and close-knit group of students.  And, you'll learn a lot about yourself.

What kind of impact can you make?  If you were able to attend CalSO, you may have found it valuable to talk to counselors with whom you share a common experience (e.g. frosh/transfer, fall/spring admit, from the same college/major, from the same city/state/country, similar personal background, etc.).  Each of you has something that makes you unique as a Cal student, and that uniqueness can make a critical difference in the transition process for incoming students.

How can you apply?  Applications are online at and are due by Friday, September 30.  You can attend one of our Info Sessions – September 22 and 26, both from 5:15-6:15pm in the Unit 1 Rec Room (2650 Durant Avenue) – where you’ll have the chance to hear from past CalSO Counselors about their experience.

We hope you will consider applying for this fun, fulfilling, and important position.  Any questions, feel free to contact our office at (510) 642-4970 or  We hope to receive your application soon!

-- The CalSO staff