Undergraduate Announcements 10/16/15




1)  If you still need your TeleBEARS Code for Spr16 classes, please make/sign up for an appointment with your Faculty Adviser ASAP.  The Advising period ends next Thursday, but individual Advisers will have varying schedules and may not be available at your convenience.  Please be respectful of Faculty time and don't sign up or ask for their assistance at the last minute. 


2)  EE 16A Update:  I just learned yesterday that there may be a limited amount of seats for ME Students in Spring 2016.  If you are planning to do this course next semester, I would advise adding it in Phase I.


3)  Professors Keaveny and Johnson and I wanted to share these two articles with you.  I think they are super important for everyone to read:



4)  I'm out of the office this afternoon for a training, so if you need to meet with me about your schedule, send me an email with your availability for next week.  Thanks!


Enjoy your weekend!


CEE Career Fair - 10/28/15
Your Connection to Jobs and Internships!

Don't miss our annual career fair tailored specifically to students interested in civil and environmental engineering careers!  Employers at the fair are interested in meeting with undergraduate and graduate students at this event.  And many employers are specifically seeking students in other majors as well, including Mechanical Engineering.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, 3rd Floor*
*This is a new location for the CEE Career Fair!  

The Career Center is pleased to co-host this fair with student groups in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Over 50 companies will be recruiting students for summer internships and full-time jobs at this event!  Opportunities are available in a wide range of fields including design, consulting, construction and general contracting, sustainable engineering, infrastructure, planning, environmental services, transportation, energy...etc.  Participating employers who are seeking ME students include:
Harder Mechanical
Ranger Pipelines
...and more!

Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:
1.  Update your 
Callisto profile to make sure your major and graduation date are correct - they will appear on your nametag!
2.  To view participating companies (so you can research firms and opportunities ahead of time), view the Career Fair directory from the Shortcuts menu in your Callisto account.  Use the advanced search feature to search by major(s) sought, type of job, location, etc...
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 
We hope to see you there!
Evening with Industry

Evening with Industry (EWI), Tuesday, November 3, 6-9pm, is an annual career fair and networking dinner hosted by UC Berkeley’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE). EWI is SWE’s premier networking event, last year hosting 150 of UC Berkeley's brightest and most dedicated engineering students to meet with company representatives across various engineering fields. If you are looking for an internship or a full-time position, Evening with Industry is a great opportunity to meet recruiters and professionals! To register for the event, click here.

ASME and SWE Movie Night

SWE and ASME will be showing Guardians of the Galaxy next Friday the 23rd. Come out to 87 Dwinelle and mingle with your fellow SWE and ASME members. Snacks will be provided!

Apply for LeaderShape

The application for LeaderShape, January 10-15, 2016, is now online. This one week is designed to equip you with skills related to community building, identifying and communicating a vision, goal setting, leading with ethics and integrity, inclusive leadership, team dynamics, understanding behavioral styles, emotional intelligence, and group decision making. Any 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year undergraduate student who is either in the College of Engineering or an active member of an engineering student organization is welcome to apply.


Find out more about the free six-day adventure that can be one of the best memories of your college years. Attend the info session:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 6pm, Sibley Auditorium (dinner served, please RSVP)
Engineering Students CAN Study Abroad!

Study abroad panel for engineering students, Thursday, October 22, 5:30-7:30pm, Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel EngineeringCenter. Hear from a panel of current engineering students about their experiences overseas, the programs they participated in, and the steps they took to make study abroad fit into their schedule. Representatives from the Education Abroad Program (EAP) and ESS will be there to answer questions about transferring credits, financial aid, and any other questions you may have. Please RSVP so we have enough food.


UCEAP Applications Now Open. Applications for the 2016-17 UC Education Abroad Program are now available. Discover where you can go with UC's system wide study abroad program. The first application deadline is Monday, November 30 for select summer and fall 2016 programs. Learn more from UCEAP.

So You Want to go to Grad School

Thursday, November 5, 2-3pm, 240 Bechtel. So you are thinking about going to graduate school? Awesome! Do you know what you should be doing as an undergraduate to prepare? Come meet Berkeley Engineering's Graduate Recruiters and learn about what you can be doing right now to prepare and what faculty look for in graduate applicants. Please RSVP.

Jacobs Design Conversations

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is launching Jacobs Design Conversations, a series that invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to share their insights with the campus community. Bernie Roth (Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford and Academic Director and a co-founder of Stanford's d.school) will lead a partially interactive session on "Using Design Thinking at Home and at Work" on Friday, October 16, 12-1pm. Ellen Lupton (Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at Maryland Institute College of Art) will speak on "Design and Storytelling" on Friday, November 20, 12-1pm. Both talks will be held in 310 Jacobs Hall. Registration is highly encouraged; lunch will be provided to registered guests. More information, including how to register, is online.

Alternative Careers Panel - Hosted by TPB

Not sure if engineering is really your thing? Want to explore fields outside engineering? Come to the Alternative Career Panel to hear how engineers pursued fields outside of engineering!

Nathan Cheng (ChemE '05) - Co-Founder at Nearsite Optometry
Ann Cheng (NE '08) - Venture Capitalist
Elliot Alyeshmerni (BioE '06 from NY) - Financial Analyst at Google
Kevin Davis (ME '08) - Senior Director at Graphiq
Eric Xiao (EECS '14) - Product Manager and Tube Mogul
Bernie Lin (EECS '99) - Product Manager at Chartboost

We'll start the event on Wednesday, 10/21 at 7:30 p.m. in 380 Soda. Refreshments will be provided! RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1615702858681881/

Professors Pasttimes - Hosted by TPB

Get to know a professor outside of the classroom!


Professor emeritus David Attwood is coming out of retirement to share his interests and activities outside of academia. Professor Attwood has experience in a broad range of fields, including electrical engineering, material science engineering, bioengineering, engineering physics and nuclear engineering. He also has connections with places like Intel, Google, LBNL, and Lam Research.


The event will take place Thursday, 10/22 from 6-7 p.m. in 240 Bechtel. Refreshments will be provided! RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/887886254598266/

Protoype Project

We (two Cal alumni) are developing an automated smoothie vending machine.  We have designs and are in the process of developing our first prototype.  We’re seeking a ME student who shares our vision for building a quality product, enjoys solving challenging problems, and wants to earn equity.  In order to qualify you must have:


 • Familiarity with CAD / CAM (i.e. 3-D modeling)

 • Be available for between 4-8 hours/week


Specifically you will be refining our designs and help in building the initial prototype.

If interested, please contact: Marc Pfeiffer | marcpfeiffer@gmail.com | (310) 866-7463.  Deadline for applicant inquiries is Oct 30th, 2015.

Facebook Infrastructure Open House
Oct. 22nd,  5-7:30pm
Facebook is hosting an Infrastructure Open House and they're looking to hire mechanical engineering students from the local area. RSVP to their open house event if you plan to go.
NOTE: FB's event list is currently wait list only. However we encourage you to RSVP anyways in case spots open up. If anybody has already RSVP'd and needs transportation, we have a couple seats left in our carpool. Please email kevinchen2016@berkeley.edu for more details.
pw: fbinfra
Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum

Thursday, Nov 5th - 6:30-8:30pm, Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (Formerly, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship) along with the Haas Culinary Club are celebrating food entrepreneurship!  Haas alums continue to change the way the world thinks about food through such startups as Revolution Foods, Annie’s, Powerbar, Krave Jerky and more.  Join us for a panel discussion on the mindset of successful food entrepreneurs with a pre-event expo and tasting in the Bank of America Forum.  

SLC Academic Writing Workshops

Please see flyers attached to Shareena's email message.

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description:   The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies.  Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.


Application Details: Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal and unofficial transcript.  A letter of recommendation from a GSI or faculty member must be emailed directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.  Further application details can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship.


Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)


Award Amount: Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each.


Application Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2015.