Undergraduate Announcements 10/23/15



1)   The TeleBEARS Faculty Advising Period has now officially ended.  If you have yet to be advised and get a code, please see your Faculty Adviser during his/her office hours.


2)  Our own ugrad Lavanya Jawaharlal, along with her sister, will be featured on Shark Tank on October 30th!  Check out the press link and be sure to tune in!


3)  Professor Paul Neitzel from Georgia Tech will be coming next week to talk about graduate school opportunities at his institution (see attached flyer).  Here are the details:

         Date:  10/30/15

         Time:  10am

         Location:  3111 Etcheverry Hall


4)  Because of instructor availability, we've requested ME 102A be moved to TTh afternoons.  For the same reason, ME 109 is likely to move.  (Please don't shoot the messenger...)  I'll keep you posted on the exact times when I have them.


Have a great weekend!



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.

Civil And Environmental Engineering Career Fair (10/28)

Wednesday, October 28th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, 3rd Floor

This is your ticket to CEE jobs & 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.


Join us for this special networking event to meet 15+ alumni, of both Cal and Teach For America, and find out. Teaching is often just the beginning; you may be surprised by some of the unique career pathways that have been taken by previous corps members!


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 include:
CDM Smith
dk Consulting
Granite Construction
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural Group
West Yost Associates
...and many more!

EECS Internship Fair (11/4)

Wednesday, November 4th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Stadium (Field Club)

Come check out the wide range of employers at this year's EECS internship fair! Remember to bring your Cal ID to check in at the fair and multiple copies of your resume.


Companies will be hiring for internships AND full-time positions. Participating employers seeking EECS undergraduate and graduate students include:

AdRise (TubiTV)
Capital One
Castlight Health
Electronic Arts
IXL Learning
Juniper Networks
Lightspeed Ventures
Lockheed Martin
National Instruments
Palo Alto Networks
Texas Instruments
...and many more!

Play Conference

Friday, October 30, 8am-5:30pm, Pier 27 Events Center, The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Come play at the largest student-run technology and digital media conference in the country, featuring thought leaders from YCombinator, IDEO, Deloitte Digital, Cisco, and more! Visit our website to learn more and buy tickets.

Grad School Infosession

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.

Communicate with Power: Email Etiquette

Thursday, November 5, 5-6 p.m., 240 Bechtel Engineering Center. Often your first interaction will be through email - whether it is applying for a job, internship or a research position. It's time to get the most out of your email communication. Avoid common pitfalls of emails that faculty and employers find unprofessional. You'll get a chance to make your emails more effective, learn the best way to introduce yourself, how to write the best subject line, what your signature line should include and more. Register today, space is limited.

Google Robotics Office Hours

Where: 212 Cory

When: 10/30 (Fri) 9-3 pm

What: Drop by for a few minutes anytime during the day to chat with a Google Robotics Engineer and explore how Google is changing the world of robotics! Learn more about the undergraduate summer internships and the full-time positions available in Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics (all disciplines including systems, controls, perception/computer vision, AI/machine learning), UI/UX Design and Development, and Product Management.

Undergrads and grad students of all levels are welcome.


Please remember to bring your resume and RSVP here: https://goo.gl/7TdxMi

Drop-ins are welcome.

Click https://www.facebook.com/events/703871446411048/ for more information.


Hosted by Pioneers in Engineering
Website: pioneers.berkeley.edu

Do u like the great outdoors? Looking for professional development opportunities?

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.


Watch past participants describe why they enjoyed LeaderShape. Find out more about the free six-day adventure that can be one of the best memories of your college years.


Attend an info session: Wednesday, October 21, 6pm, Sibley Auditorium (dinner served, please RSVP).

Jacobs Hall Spring 2016 Course List

The Jacobs Hall Spring 2016 course list has been posted. 

The list includes an expanded introductory design innovation (DES INV) suite, as well as other collaborative, project-based courses that are offered by a dozen cross-campus departments and explore various topics in design, technology, and fabrication. 
If you or your students have any questions about the DES INV courses or other opportunities at Jacobs Hall, please ask Amy Dinh.  Students interested in one of the departmental offerings (i.e. not a DES INV course) can also reach out to the department of interest. 
Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Howdy, for those of you interested in the 2016 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), I'd like to know who's interested you are and what would be useful for this year's teams. Please fill out this form with your availability and interest in workshops. Please pass along the link to interested friends.


-Anna Lieb

Register Now for NSA's CyberSprint Competition, Oct. 28

Can you exploit Web servers, manipulate database systems and crack sensitive password hashes? Hack a simulated system and win our annual cyber competition.

The National Security Agency (NSA) invites you to try out for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint, a challenge that pits your skills against other students and recent grads across the country. Register now!

Here’s how it works:

   • Phase 1 Qualifying Round: Complete a series of challenges to prove that you have what it takes to compete with the best. You have five days to complete the assessment, starting Oct. 28.
   • Phase 2 Final Skills Challenge: If you make it through the first phase, you’ll be invited to the big game, a simulation that asks you to hack a major system to retrieve data. You have two weeks, starting Nov. 9.

Registration is limited so reserve your spot today.

Top finishers in both phases will receive recognition for their efforts, and the best of the best will have the option to apply for a position at the National Security Agency*. And that’s when things get really interesting ...

As the federal agency charged with foreign signals intelligence and information assurance, NSA is home to the nation’s most advanced technical professionals. Show us your very best work, and you may earn a place among them.

Register now!

Magna Student Innovation Challenge - Friday, October 16

Our Magna Student Innovation Challenge is officially open! Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay describing the car of 2030 for a chance to attend the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The deadline is November 15. Below is a link to the application page and I’ve also attached a promotional poster. Please share with your students and let me know if you have any questions.



10/8 Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 - Info Session

Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 - Info Session

Join the Blum Center for Developing Economies at an upcoming info sessions on the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2016 on and come learn about how to attend this year's event!


CGI U 2016 will take place from Friday, April 1 - Sunday, April 3, 2016 at UC Berkeley. 

Upcoming Info Session Dates:

  • Mon. October 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, B100 Blum Hall (Plaza Level)
  • Thurs. November 5, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, B100 Blum Hall (Plaza Level)
  • Tues. November 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, B100 Blum Hall (Plaza Level)


Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is President Clinton's initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a conference where students, youth organizations and topic experts come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges in five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. 

Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on campus, in the community, or in a different part of the world.


Apply today at: http://bit.ly/CGIU2016App


Illumina Infosession
Illumina infosession
Date: October 27th
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: 410 Hearst Mining Building
Come hear how Illumina is unlocking the power of genomics to improve human health. At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative sequencing and array technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. Every single day at Illumina we have the opportunity to do once-in-a-lifetime work. We are transforming human health. We are making science fiction a reality. 
The work we do is exciting, challenging. The energy is dynamic, the growth is fast, and the adrenaline is off the scale. 
Learn more about internship and new career opportunities working with a team that's setting the pace and taking innovation to a whole new level.
All students are welcome.
Professional Development Week

This fall, UC Berkeley SWE will host a weeklong series of networking events, workshops, and mixers to foster and celebrate professional development. An assortment of companies, academics, and industry professionals will host events for PDW throughout the week to help our engineering community develop professional skills and hone career aspirations. The events are as follows:


Monday, Oct 26 - Thursday, Oct 29, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, 290 HMMB


Mon: Stand-Out Resumes and Cover Letters with TBP

Tues: Career Fair Cruising with Intel

Wed: Acing the Interview with eBay

Thu: Finding Your Best-Fit Career and Company Panel


Friday, Oct 30, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Sibley Auditorium

Networking Luncheon for all participating companies and Applied Materials keynote 


Fellowship Opportunity: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found at www.CBYX.info.


The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:


-        2 months intensive German language training

-        1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences

-        5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field

-        Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms

-        Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

-        Local in-country support throughout the program


Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.


Please inform your students of this unique opportunity. Should you require promotional materials, or would like a CBYX alumnus or alumna to visit your college and give a presentation on the program to your students, please feel free to contact me! I also encourage you to share about the program on social media, using our CBYX Social Media Toolkit for guidance.


Interested applicants can apply online at CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2016-2017 program is December 1, 2015.


Mechanical Engineer Jobs

Employer: California Energy Commission
Type: Full-time

Job ID:  905232
Location: Sacramento, California
Application deadline: November 4, 2015

Incumbents are assigned duties and responsibilities commensurate with their background, training, and experience. Under direction, incumbents perform a wide variety of field and office mechanical engineering assignments in connection with mechanical engineering design, drafting, and inspection work; and do other related work.

Apply on Callisto