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Job Openings for Porterville Police

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     The City of Porterville is currently accepting applica tions for the following positions:           Police Officer    (Lateral and Entry-Academy Complete)  Community Services Officer I  Live Release Coordinator     To view the job description requirements and complete a  City of Porterville Employment Application with Conviction Inquiry   for these positions, please visit the Human Resources window at Porterville City Hall,  291 North Main   Street , or select the following link:     http://www.ci.porterville.ca. us/depts/AdministrativeService s/applyforajob.cfm   A resume may be included, but does not substitute for a completed City of Porterville Employment Application with Conviction Inquiry, and all supporting evidence of qualifications must be submitted by the application deadline. TAKE NOTICE: The current application acceptance deadline for the positions listed above is: 4:00 p.m. ,  Friday, November 3, 2017 . Please thorough

Study Abroad Office Hours with EOP

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Questions about studying abroad?? Visit the Study Abroad Office Hours in  EOP every  Tuesday  this semester from  1-3pm  in 119 Chavez!! Sign up in advance:  wejoinin.com/sheets/b njzh

PIRG Campus Action

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THE JOB PIRG Campus Action is a project of the PIRG student chapters. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to unlock their full power to build a brighter future. We know college students have the power to make a difference. From the Freedom Riders of the ‘60s to the voter registration drives of today, from the anti-apartheid movement of the ‘80s to the drive for fossil fuel divestment now, students — past, present and future — are always pushing our communities, our country and our world forward. WHAT YOU’LL DO  With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. As an organizer on campus, you’ll: Engage and mobilize hundreds of students on issues ranging fr

Habitat for Humanity: Bringing Communities Together

Click here  to read the latest newsletter from Habitat for Humanity (East Bay/Silicon Valley). This week's newsletter features ways to advocate for affordable housing , get involved with home building , and reach financial stability  through the Housing Counseling program! For more information, view the newsletter: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER Follow this link for more info about affordable housing. Follow this link for more info about home building. Following this link for more info about financial stability and literacy.

Q&A session for DES INV course enrollment

Amy Dinh will be holding an informal Q&A session this  Friday 10/20 from  2-3pm  in 220 Jacobs Hall  to answer questions about the spring DES INV courses at Jacobs Hall (e.g., enrollment, course content,  connection to certificate programs  like the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, etc.). The session is targeted at students, but advisors are also welcome! It will be a pretty informal event--more like drop-in advising than any kind of formal presentation--so students don't need to be there exactly at  2pm . She is still happy to answer questions individual via email, over the phone, or on a drop-in basis in 103 Jacobs, but if you would prefer to gather a list of questions and have an in-person conversation, please come to the Q&A session on Friday. 

Jan 2018 Winter Break Entrepreneurship Program

Startup with Purpose is a non-profit organization that intends to bring together hundreds of young entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds to identify and solve problems through creative, team-driven entrepreneurship. The first week-long entrepreneurship boot camp will be hosted at King’s Academy in Jordan from January 6th - 8th, 2018 . To remain true to our mission, it is imperative that we make our program accessible to as many demographics as possible. In order to reach those students, we ask your help to share this program with your department. Participants will: travel to Jordan and learn how to create a startup in one week work with students from the King’s Academy  go on a guided tour to Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World UC Berkeley students earn 2 units of upper-division IEOR credit (INDENG 190C)  Program dates: January 6 - January 13, 2018 Location: Amman, Jordan Program Price: $1,000.00 (flight to Jordan not included) *$500.00 limite

Upcoming events at the Jacobs Institute

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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, 10/21 ,  we'll open our makerspace doors for an open house as part of hom

Letters & Science Discovery Courses

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New DES INV courses!

The  Jacobs  Hall  fall   2018   cour se  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 m ore  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 D

EOP Graduation Gown Lending

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We are pleased to announce that the EOP  Graduation   Gown  Lending Project Fall 2017 application will open  October 29 at 5PM .  This 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 .

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,  

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 I

Cal Pride Scholarship

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The 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

Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship

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The 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

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 UC Berkeley Career Center  Graduate & Professional School Resources Upcoming Career Center  info sessions and panels Career Eco Virtual Graduate School Fairs ** Handshake Directory from the 2017 Law & Grad Fair  (find contact info, links, and more details about programs specifically seeking UC Berkeley students) Law School Specific LSAC Law School Forum in SF ** on 11/2 Law school  info sessions hosted by UC Berkeley Career Center, 10/4 - 10/31 (within event search, use label: "pre-law") Health Professional School Specific Inside Admissions series (school visits hosted by UC Berkeley Pre-Health Advisors), 10/12 - 10/16 (wi

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

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