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Summer Abroad 2017 in History!

Earn 8 units  in 4 weeks  while studying abroad this summer!    ·           Open to all UCB students (freshman through graduating seniors) ·           UCB summer financial aid applies ·           UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty ·           Courses taught in English Note: UC Berkeley students can request a ninth unit of 199 credit to qualify for financial aid. Create an online interest profile  to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute!).  We have  38 faculty-led programs in 25 countries  scheduled for summer 2017!   We’ve highlighted some programs below that may interest you. Peru, Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture Courses: History 162 or 103, and History 198 Ponder the layers of history inscribed in Cuzco’s world-class architecture. The program  includes a three-day trip to Machu Picchu. Austria, Vienna--Crossroads of Central Europe Courses: History 102S & 198 From the Renaissance to the

Career Connections: Writing & Media - March 1st, 2017

Career Connections: Writing & Media Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM   @ Career Center, Blue & Gold Room Considering a career in writing or media?  Join us for an opportunity to interact with alumni & other professionals for whom writing is an essential component of their work and/or who work in broadcasting, film, TV, radio, journalism, or publishing.  What is Career Connections? Career Connections events are your opportunity to meet face-to-face with alumni and professionals representing a variety of roles within a career field. The format connects you to individuals & opportunities in a low-stress, approachable environment. A brief kick-off and introductions will be followed by casual networking with alumni, professionals, and peers who share your career interests. Gain insider knowledge about career options and create meaningful connections that could lead to a future internship or job!  Co-Sponsored by the Cal Alumni Association & Publica

AA Visiting School San Francisco

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Space Program San Francisco is a research and design workshop exploring how space is made for living and working today. Two weeks of site visits, research, seminars and designing, concluded with a conference and public exhibition of the work. Available to architects and architecture students. Organised by the AA School of Architecture and directed by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson, founders of the London-based architectural practice Hesselbrand. The workshop and conference will be held around the San Francisco Bay Area between March 23 and April 07 2017.  The application deadline is 10 March.  Click here to apply now

Leadership and Community Engagement Grants Application Now Open!

Leadership and Community Engagement Grants Application Now Open! EOP Leadership and Community Engagement Grants aim to recognize and support a diverse group of low-income UC Berkeley students. Over one hundred $400 grants will be awarded to low-income undergraduates who are committed to contributing and providing leadership to their EOP community. This year, EOP Leadership and Community Engagement Grants will focus on recognizing efforts to support first semester EOP students. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria: - Be considered a low-income undergraduate (all students who are eligible for pell grant or dream act scholarship financial aid are considered so). - Plan to be enrolled at Berkeley in Fall 2017. - Display significant contributions to the EOP undergraduate community at Berkeley, particularly to first semester students. Examples of "significant contributions to the EOP undergraduate community" include: - Being selected to serve as a "

[GenEq] LGBTQ+ Career Conference

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LGBTQ+ Career Conference 2017: Strategies for Thriving During and Beyond Berkeley Saturday, February 25th, 2017 10:30am-4pm Space is limited and RSVP is required,  please register here . Tips, tricks and tailor-made advice for LGBTQ+ students at UC Berkeley interested in internships, job search strategies and career advice from LGBTQ+ professionals! Topics covered: coming out in the workplace, gender presentation, resumes and networking, with added considerations for being transgender and/or QTPOC professionals. The event culminates with your ability to connect with LGBTQ+ professionals across various industries such as education, business, tech, non-profit and entrepreneurship. We will keep  geneq.berkeley.edu/career  up to date with our growing list of presenters and participating employers, which include: Google, Bank of the West, LinkedIn, Stripe, Teach for America, Peace Corps, OSI Soft, SAP, CALSTRS, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, Proviti, Huron Consulting, Depar

Apply to the 2017 Cal Energy Corps Summer Internship Program!

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Interested in a paid summer research internship in sustainable energy and climate issues at home or abroad?? The Cal Energy Corps (CEC) is an undergraduate summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. All placements are challenging, full-time assignments with leading organizations in the private and public sector, enabling students to gain professional experience working on the technical solutions of social issues in a cohesive learning environment. During the internship, all participants are expected to keep a blog with regular updates on the progress of their work. Students go on to participate in the annual Cal Energy Corps Symposium in the fall semester to present their research projects to the university community and the public. APPLY NOW

EOP Achievement Award

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EOP Achievement Awards The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honors a select number of students each year with the EOP Achievement Award. This award recognizes students who have worked to achieve academic excellence while contributing exemplary community service on campus and/or in the surrounding community Achievement Award applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Must be an EOP student, meeting ANY of the 3 criteria below: a. Low income (Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by Financial Aid) b. First generation college student c. Historically underrepresented student 2. Must have demonstrated leadership and service on campus and/or the community-at-large 3. Must have a minimum UCB cumulative grade point average of 3.0 4. Must have Junior or Senior standing by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester. Transfer Students Only: Must have completed a semester at UCB by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester. 5.

Call for Undergraduate Applications for SMART 2017 - by 2/24/2017

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) Summer 2017 Program for UCB Undergraduate Students May 26 - August 4, 2017 Application Deadline:  Friday, February 24, 2017 . SMART Website and Application Materials:  http://smart.berkel ey.edu/undergraduate/ 2017 SMART Program Undergraduate Application Informational Meetings: Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall; and Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. , 309 Sproul Hall. 2017 SMART PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Each graduate student participant will receive a summer stipend ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; each undergraduate participant will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for approximately 200 hours of work. (Undergraduate students should note that this stipend may affect the amount of fina

Writing resources for Cal undergraduates

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  SLC Writing Program

Haas Public Service Leaders Scholarship

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Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Application deadline:  March 31, 2017, 5:00pm The Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks outstanding student leaders who are engaged in off-campus service activities.  For the 2017-18 academic year, we will select as many as 50 undergraduates to participate in the program and to receive need-based scholarships in the range of $2,000 to $6,000.   Information Sessions in 218 Eshleman Hall: Monday, March 13  from  3-4pm Tuesday, March 14  from  9-10am Wednesday, March 22  from  4-5pm Through a generous gift from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, this program provides need-based scholarships making it possible for students to serve 10 to 15 hours a week in off-campus social action activities. Students who are selected will participate in a yearlong leadership development program through the Public Service Center.    Criteria for selection includes: Must be eligible for financial aid or Dream Act A compelling case fo

2017 Summer Abroad and Global Internships Opportunities!

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Berkeley Study Abroad is excited to announce that applications are now open for our Summer Abroad and Global Internships programs. You can participate in a Summer Abroad program and see the world with Berkeley faculty this summer. Or earn academic credit while interning in the SF Bay Area or abroad through our Global Internship programs. Did we mention that financial aid is available for eligible UC Berkeley students? This year we are offering a guaranteed scholarship of $1,500 to students who have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $50,000 or less. If you have any questions, please contact summerabroad@berkeley.edu or globalinternships@berkeley.edu .

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities!!

Exciting funding opportunities at the  Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships : For graduating seniors (Fall 2016, Spring & Summer 2017): The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize   provides up to  $25,000  for community-based research, service, or creative projects that address social issues. Projects are to be undertaken in the year following graduation.  For more information, please visit  stronach.berkeley.edu .     APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 1 . For Sophomores and Juniors:   The Haas Scholars Program  is a senior capstone experience open to students in   all majors  who want to undertake an independent research project during their senior year.     Scholars receive close mentoring from faculty, the opportunity to present their work at a professional conference, and up to  $13,800  each in financial support.  Students graduating in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 with financial need and GPAs of 3.450+ are eligible. Find out more by visiting   hsp.berk

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT OPTION FOR UNDERGRADS

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDIT OPTION FOR UNDERGRADS Now in its fourth year, the Career Center and Summer Sessions are excited to once again offer a summer internship credit option for undergrads. The Independent U.S. Summer Internship Credit Option is intended to offer a solution to all enrolled undergraduate students needing to get academic credit for their domestic internships during the summer. This option may appeal to students who have already secured a summer internship and: need or want to receive academic credit for their internships (especially undeclared students) want to reflect upon their internship experiences in a structured manner through assignments and readings Students who are approved by the Career Center will receive the course control number for the 3-unit online course offered during summer sessions. For more details and to apply, visit: https://career.berkeley.edu/ In ternships /AcadCreditSummer -- 

2017 Social Impact Career Fair!!

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2017  Social   Impact  Career  Fair Join us at UC Berkeley's job  fair   specifically for students seeking opportunities that provide a meaningful, positive  impact  on the world on February 16 !   If you're interested in fellowship, entry level career, and internship opportunities with a meaningful  impact  don't miss this event!   Recruiters from  50 organizations  across diverse industries are eager to share information about what they have to offer.  Thursday, February 16th ,   11AM to 3PM  @ RSF  Employers: Bay Area Community Resources, Beyond 12, Camp Mendocino, Clarus Power, Fred Finch Youth Center, Justicecorps, Mama Hope, Rising Sun Energy Center, UC Center Sacramento Preview the entire employer directory in  Handshake .   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 t

CNR is hiring for a work study office assistant position

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The College of Natural Resources undergraduate office is looking for a friendly and detail-oriented student with work study status to join our team!  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 between  8am-3pm  Monday,  Wednesday ,  Thursday , and/or  Friday . Availability  on Wednesday  morni

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Info Sessions

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You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session! The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways.  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, March 8 th .  There are no prerequisites required to declare.

U.S PIRG Fellowship

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PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We stand up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way, winning concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives. Whether it’s stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, banning Monsanto’s Roundup unless and until it’s proven safe, protecting consumers from unsafe or unscrupulous practices, or other problems, the conventional wisdom says that issues are either 'liberal' or 'conservative.’ But these problems affect each and every one of us, regardless of whether you live in a red or blue state. And our solutions aren't ‘Republican’ or ‘Democratic’ — they're just common sense. The challenge is that powerful special interests have used their enormous resources to gain influence within our political system, while casting doubt on our solutions. And if the special interests and their allies in the White House, statehouses, or boardrooms push in the wro