Undergraduate Announcements 9/11/15



1)  Today, Friday, Sept. 11th, is the last day to add courses without a $5 fee.


2)  URAP Deadline is TODAY!  http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/


3)  If you are a senior and planning to go to Graduate School, please consider applying for the NSF Fellowship.  There is a workshop coming up on the 17th.  You can find details at



4)  Faculty Office Hours are posted at http://me.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/faculty-office-hours.


Have a wonderful weekend folks!  It's supposed to be a little cooler... :)


Career Fairs Next Week!

Mechanical Engineering Career Fair - 9/14 at 10 AM

Come to this year's ME Career Fair and discuss employment opportunities with representatives from many exciting companies seeking mechanical engineers! The career fair will be held in the breezeway from 10am - 4pm.


Companies in attendance include:






Alloy Product Development

Hathaway Dinwiddie

PCH Lime Labs

Planet Labs

Parker Hannifin

Intuitive Surgical

Come prepared and please bring your resumes!




Cal Career Fair
September 15-18, 2015
MLK Jr. Student Union Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for UC Berkeley's largest career fairthe Cal Career Fair!  This fair is the biggest recruiting event of the 2015-16 academic year.  Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about entry-level career and internship positions.  


Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers who are specifically recruiting Mechanical Engineering majors such as: 





Seagate Technology

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Navy

Western Digital

...and hundreds more companies are attending too!

Over 290 employers are registered and different employers will attend the fair each day!  Make sure you don’t miss your favorite employerLog into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Career Fair Directory.


Chevron Infosession

Chevron Corporation, a global energy company ranked #3 in the Fortune 500 list, will be on campus Monday for an info-session on summer internships (sophomores, juniors) and full time opportunities (graduating seniors). Please join us for an evening to learn about Chevron and speak to both Cal alumni and recent summer interns who will share their Chevron experiences.


When: 9/14/2015 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM.

Where: 290 Hearst - Banatao Room

Ford Motor Company Infosession

Monday Sept 14
Ford Motor Company Infosession hosted by ASME.
Food will be provided!
6pm-7pm in 3110 Etcheverry


(See attachment in Shareena's email for more Ford Events.)

Boeing Infosession & Career Fair Involvement

Boeing Infosession

Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

Boeing is a company of bold innovators and dreamers that are continually looking for ways to build it bigger, smarter, faster, stronger and better. Come enjoy food and refreshments while learning more about the vast opportunities Boeing has to offer. UC Berkeley Alumni working at Boeing and previous interns will share their experiences in industry and are looking forward to answering any of your questions. 

Career Fair
Boeing will at the annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, September 16th and will be conducting on-campus interviews. Boeing has opportunities open in Engineering, Computer Science/IT, Cybersecurity, Manufacturing, Business and more! If you are interested in a summer 2016 internship or a full time job, please visit their booth at the Career Fair!
AB InBev Info Session

Interested in working or interning for the world’s largest brewer and the company that brought you Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Bud Lite, Shock Top, and more? Come out to the AB InBev Info Session on September 16 from 7-8 PM in the Seaborg Room of the Faculty Club!

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474295449540057/


Anheuser-Busch InBev is hiring the next class of Global Management Trainees from across the country to be trained for senior management in rotating locations across America for 10 months after graduation. Current Global Management Trainees are expected to be Senior Directors within the next 6-8 years, and some may be Vice Presidents of AB InBev in 10. Two of AB InBev’s current VP’s are former Global Management Trainees.


The Global Management Trainee program offers constant exposure to senior leadership, engaging work experience in every sector of the company, regular travel, and the promise of rapid promotion if you do your job well. The application is due on September 27. Applicants undergo an extremely selective application process that starts with a series of online tests and culminates in an in-person interview at the AB InBev headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. All expenses are covered by AB InBev.

UC Berkeley is one of AB InBev’s target schools for recruitment. They want Golden Bears.


In addition to the GMT Program, Internships and programs for International Students are available.


If you’re interested in applying, reach out to me! I’d love to get some coffee and talk with you more in-depth about the position, and I can get you a referral if you seem like a good fit for the program. The coffee is on AB InBev’s dollar. I’m here to answer any questions you have and to make sure that as many Golden Bears make it onto this team as possible.

I look forward to hearing from all of you! Email me at rigel.robinson@berkeley.edu with “GMT” in the subject line if you have any questions or you'd like to meet up.


- Rigel Robinson, UC Berkeley Campus Ambassador

UC Riverside's Hackathon, Citrus Hack

Greetings Berkeley,

Want a chance to impress Google and other tech companies with your skills? Now’s your chance! UC Riverside is hosting a hackathon on November 6 - 8. If you’re concerned that your programming skills aren’t good enough, join forces with a friend or a cool stranger and wow that company representative together! All programming skill levels are welcomed plus each attendee will receive a free coding e-book from O’Reilley media so everyone has a chance to brush up before the event.

As always, this event is free to students and food and drinks will be provided for the entire weekend. Also, don’t forget to leave room in your bags for free stuff and prizes, like smart watches. Get your resumés ready and head over to our online application at http://citrushack.com/! There, you can also view the FAQs for more information and view our awesome trailer!

We hope to see you there!


-Citrus Hack Team

Social Impact Design-a-Thon

Socially Engaged Engineers and Net Impact are organizing the very first social impact design-a-thon at Berkeley geared towards undergraduates. This semester, we are hosting a social impact design-a-thon on September 26th and 27th that is focused on encouraging and teaching students from all backgrounds and majors to consider social and environmental accountability while constructing solutions. In order to do this, we will focus on the design and development of a product, service, or process, through human centered design methods and other participatory design concepts. The event is sponsored by the Autodesk Foundation, Net Impact Central, IDEO.org, The Town Kitchen, and Aguaclara.


The event will be held at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. You will work in teams of 3-5 people. Each team will get one-on-one mentoring from our various sponsors who will help you incorporate social and environmental accountability and justice into your design! The facebook event page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/155506504785151/. RSVP at http://designforaneed.eventbrite.com/


We will provide lunch, dinner, breakfast, snacks, and other cool stuff! :)
For more information contact sociallyengagedengineers@gmail.com!


Big Ideas Launched September 8th

Big Ideas is an innovation contest that provides funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students who have 'big ideas.'  Since its founding in 2006, the competition has inspired over 1,000 student-led projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problems.

Applicants have access to the following resources to help them develop their projects:


    Up to $15,000 in funding per team!!
    Extensive feedback from judges
    Information, proposal writing, budgeting, and skills development workshops
    Access to advisors and Practitioners in Residence
    6-week mentorship period for finalist teams


The following 2015-16 Big Ideas contest categories are open to UC Berkeley students:

    Art & Social Change
    Energy & Resource Alternatives
    Financial Inclusion
    Food Systems
    Global Health
    Improving Student Life
    Information Technology for Society
    Mobiles For Reading
    Scaling Up Big Ideas


Submissions are due by November 12th, 2015 at 12:00 noon PST


To learn more, visit the Big Ideas website: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/

Join us for an ME-Sponsored Professional Development Event

Learn business etiquette and effective networking from the preeminent expert on the subject. Pamela Eyring, President of the Protocol School of Washington (PSOW) in Washington D.C., will discuss the basics of business etiquette and networking on Tuesday, September 15th from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Blum Center. Learn the necessary strategies to outclass the competition for job and internship interviews and business networking events. Refreshments will be served, register today!

CITRIS Foundry Applications Available Now

The CITRIS Foundry is an applied tech incubator at UC Berkeley that supports early stage startups developing disruptive solutions for today's biggest challenges. Our program provides: $5,000-$10,000 in seed funding for startups; more than $50,000 in resources including office, meeting & lab space, cloud computing, legal services and education; customized mentorship specific to your needs from our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts; a strong community of fellow founders; and access to design and prototyping tools at the CITRIS Invention Lab. We also offer additional funding and benefits through our partner Challenges: Samsung Innovation Challenge, BECI Energy and Climate Challenge, and QB3 Biotech Challenge.


If you're ready to jump in, CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2015 cohort. Application deadline is September 27, 11:59pm! For more information and to apply, visit: CITRISFoundry.org.

5th Annual Northern California Solar Regatta

5th Annual Northern California Solar Regatta, May 14, 2016. Teams will compete on the lake at Rancho Seco Recreational Area and showcase their design and technological innovation through a variety of racing and presentation events. Winners will receive trophies and monetary awards. Meals are provided and teams are encouraged to camp out the night before to test their boats and meet students from other schools. To download an application, view videos, photos and lists of past winners or competition rules, visit their website or contact Suzette Bienvenue.

HENAAC Conference

The Labor day holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and the time for you to make your final preparations to attend the 27th HENAAC STEM Career Conference!

As the country's most prestigious stage for honoring the nation's top engineers and scientists, the HENAAC STEM Career Conference is the best place to build and reinforce networks, engage with top executives as well as innovative professionals, and interact with high academic achieving STEM college students from across the country.

The conference is taking place October 14-18, 2015 at the Pasadena Convention Center in beautiful Pasadena, CA.  It is a city-wide event, and GMiS is utilizing four hotels for professional registrants and we urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible.  For group reservations of 10 or more, please contact the GMiS office directly at (323) 262-0997.  For more information, please see http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/conference/conference-home.


We look forward to welcoming you to the 27th HENAAC STEM Career Conference!

Teach for America

Every child deserves a mind-blowing education. Through Teach For America, you can use your leadership, creativity, critical thinking, engineering background and more to impact lives, and to strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Here’s how it works. Start an application today. A few facts about TFA: Students from ALL majors and backgrounds can apply. You do not need to be an education major or hold a teaching credential to apply; earn a full salary and benefits ranging up to $50,000/year; work in 1 of 52 different communities nationwide; earn a teaching credential and opportunity to pursue an M.A. in Education. Attend an online event to learn more about Teach for America, or visit our website.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.


The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.


For more information, please see http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/.