Undergraduate Announcement 2/24/17


1.  All are invited to our Engineering Diversity Seminar on Monday, 2/27/17, in 3106 Etcheverry Hall.  The speaker will be Prof. Klod Kokini from Purdue who is participating in TECAID (http://www.wskc.org/TECAID).  If you're interested in diversifying Mechanical Engineering, I recommend it!


Have a peaceful weekend, folks.


Networking & Etiquette Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, March 1, 6-8:30pm, Faculty Club for the Networking and Etiquette Dinner. Have you ever sat down to a formal meal and wondered, “What are all of these forks for?” Or been networking and thought, “Is this an appropriate topic to raise?” Then our networking and professional etiquette dinner will put you at ease.


Presented by a certified professional etiquette trainer, this event is a fun, non-threatening way to learn business etiquette skills while enjoying a three course meal! Some topics covered include: How to confidently enter a room full of strangers; How to introduce yourself and properly shake hands; How to make small talk while networking; How to use utensils and dishes appropriately. Tickets are $15 and pre-paid reservations are required to hold your space.

SWE - Shadow An Engineer Externship Program

Interested in externing over Spring Break? Through the Shadow an Engineer externship program, you will have the opportunity to extend your network to engineers from some of the most innovative companies in the area, such as Autodesk, Intuitive Surgical, and The Dow Chemical Company This program is available to all UC Berkeley students and will occur during our Spring Break (March 27 - 31). The application deadline is February 27th at 11:59 PM! Apply here.

20 Min Drop-in Career Counseling Appointments

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Engineering Student Services (Bechtel 230) 
If drop-ins don't work for your schedule or you think you'll need more time, you can: 

LGBTQ+ Career Conference 2017: Strategies for Thriving During & Beyond Berkeley

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Space is limited and RSVP is required, please register here!
An incredible day of workshops and events providing tips, tricks and tailor-made advice for LGBTQ+ students at UC Berkeley interested in internships, job search strategies and career advice from LGBTQ+ professionals from companies including Google, Bank of the West, LinkedIn, Stripe, Teach for America, Peace Corps, OSI Soft, SAP, CALSTRS, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, Proviti, Huron Consulting, Department of State and Yelp
Recreational Sports Facility

2017 Cal Veteran Career Conference: Your Experience & Education at Work

Saturday, March 4, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cal Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

The Cal Veteran Services Center and Cal Career Center are partnering for the second Cal Veteran Career Conference. This conference is geared for Cal veterans looking to leverage their service into a rewarding career.

Upcoming Career Fairs: Spring 2017

Before the semester kicks into full gear, make sure to prepare for these upcoming Career Fairs hosted by the Career Center. All fairs are open to currently registered students and Career Center Alumni Advantage members.


  • Environmental Design (CED) Career Fair
    Thursday, Mar. 9, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cal Memorial Stadium, Field Club
  • Just in Time Job Fair
    Wednesday and Thursday, Apr. 12 and 13, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the
Women in Tech: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Despite the tech industry’s efforts towards inclusion and diversity, the number of women in some tech-related fields has plummeted. In many of the largest tech companies, women make up less than a quarter of the employee population. This problem is just as present at UC Berkeley, as only 11% of EECS graduates in 2016 were female. This panel aims to bring together women in the tech field to discuss solutions to the systemic issues they face. Reserve your free tickets ASAP.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" Screening HOSTED BY PWC!

Thursday, March 2, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
International House

On Thursday, March 2nd, PwC will be hosting a special screening of the documentary “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. A panel will take place directly after the screening, which will feature prominent women in the professional world. You can learn more about the documentary and watch the trailer by visiting codedoc.co.

There is no charge to attend, but RSVP using this the following link: Click here to RSVP

Mentors Needed for TechNovation Challenge for Girls (Oakland School for the Arts)

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 8
The TechNovation Challenge encourages girls to create, build, and sell an app that addresses problem in their communities. Teams of 2 to 5 girls meet weekly with their mentor (approx. 4 hours/week) to create and code their apps. If you are interested in volunteering to mentor one of our six teams, please contact Crystal Yan to get a full description of the requirements and time commitment.

Women in Engineering Conference

2017 Silicon Valley Women in Engineering Conference, ​​Engineering a Better Tomorrow, Saturday, March 25, 8:30am – 7pm, San Jose State University. ​We invite you to join us during National Women's History Month and take advantage of this unique one-day opportunity to learn and connect with Silicon Valley professionals, leaders and innovators. This year the conference will offer participants 15 Emerging Technologies talks, 9 professionals development sessions, and 4 career panels to choose from. Register online.

Cupcakes & Headshots

Tuesday, February 28, 2-4pm, 227 Bechtel. Free cupcakes and professional headshots for your professional, online profiles. Selfies are not acceptable for sites like LinkedIn, so let us help you spruce up your profile to ensure that you make a great impression! Please RSVP so we have enough cupcakes!

ESW Is Looking For Project Leaders

ESW (Engineers for a Sustainable World) is looking for project leaders for other new projects we're starting this semester, including a living wall, floating islands for water treatment, an exercise machine generator, and a environmental volunteer app. If you are interested in working on any of these projects or gaining leadership experience by being a project leader, fill out the application. If you have any questions about these projects or being a project leader, please don't hesitate to contact ESW's president, Kelly Jiang

Berkeley Study Abroad

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.

Upcoming Boeing Visit

·  Join Boeing recruiters and engineers as they provide resume, interview, and job application advice. Bring your resume and career questions for individualized feedback! Tuesday, February 28, 5-7pm, 290 HMMB.


·  This is an open networking session where you’ll be able to interact with Boeing engineers in a casual environment. Drop by anytime and bring your questions. Coffee and snacks will be provided! Wednesday, March 1, 10am-1pm, Garbarini Lounge.

Several Job Opening At Polaronyx And Laser-Femto
Laser-based 3D Printing Engineer
PolarOnyx, Inc. (www.polaronyx.com, San Jose, CA) is a startup company in laser-based 3D printing process and system development. Our company currently has a few openings for full-time engineers to fit into our fast growing business. Ideal candidate should have at least Bachelor degree and have great working ethics, being responsible, detail-oriented, and trainable. Mechanical, electrical, or physics background is a plus. 
If interested, please send your resume to HR@polaronyx.com
Fiber Laser Manufacturing Engineer/Technician
Laser-Femto, Inc. (www.laser-femto.com, San Jose, CA) is a leading company in fiber laser development and production. Our company currently has a few openings for full-time engineers and technicians to fit into our fast growing business. The candidate will work in the fiber laser production group for optical, mechanical, and electrical assembly and testing. Ideal candidate should have at least high school degree and have great working ethics, being responsible, detail-oriented, and trainable. No industry experience is required. 
If interested, please send your resume to HR@laser-femto.com.
Hiring At Medical Device Startup
Internship Opportunity w/Pfizer
Mechanical & Software Eng. Positions at Autonomous Ocean Drone Startup (Alameda, CA)

Saildrone, an Alameda-based autonomous ocean drone startup funded by investors such as Capricorn, Lux Capital and The Schmidt Foundation is seeking talented Mechanical and Software Engineers out of Cal. If you’re interested in applying and learning more, please apply at http://saildrone.com/#Careers.

Looking For Design-Centric Startup Co-Founder (Berkeley, CA)

We're looking for a match with the right person: A design-centric co-founder as the 3rd member of our startup team. You are someone who dreams big, isn't afraid to push back, and has the skills and hunger to backup your vision. 

Our startup mission is getting people to celebrate moments with their closest relationships. We want to build a mobile interface for people to collect an adventure book (think of Pixar's UP) of memories shared with friends and family. Beautiful design & usability is embedded in our product philosophy. 
It's early stage which means you can actually influence the direction of the company. You'd be teaming up with a Cal Alum (class of '14) who's already taken the dive, quit her job, and is working full time on this. Bringing high energy is welcome. Challenge yourself. If interested, reach out to Wendy at wdzhao@berkeley.edu.
Design & JavaScript Developer Opportunity w/ UCB Food Institute

The “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley” team seeks a) Infographic Artists and b) Front-end JavaScript Developers to support The Foodscape Map project with design and coding expertise. The Foodscape Map will provide a snapshot of food-related initiatives at UC Berkeley by showcasing the history, outcomes, and future potential of teaching, research, student organizations, administrative decisions, and dining services. This map will serve as a central hub of information as well as reveal patterns of exclusion based on social markers. By compiling data with an explicit focus on equity and inclusion, our democratically produced map will provide a vital resource for the UC Berkeley community and future policymaking.


Infographics Artists

The Infographic Artists will use their design and data visualization skills to create vector infographics as part of the Foodscape Mapping Project. We will be creating 5–10 infographics based on various data sets. Students will be assigned 1 or more depending on their availability in the project timeline.

Compensation: $200/infographic, paid as a stipend.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 5pm

To apply, submit the following items as a single combined pdf to rzfanshel@berkley.edu, with the subject heading “Foodscape Map Infographics.”

  • Resume, including software and programming skills
  • 2-3 samples of related work, including data visualization samples if you have them
  • Brief paragraph outlining your interest and contribution to the project


Project Time:

  • Week of March 13: An introduction to the data will be provided
  • March 21: Final data delivered to artist
  • April 3: First draft of infographic delivered to data team
  • April10: Final infographic delivered


Front-End JavaScript Developers

The Developers will bring skills in front-end development of a website dedicated to 5-10 different infographics that are build off of various data sets. The Developers will allow the end user to interact with the infographics and maps, creating pop-ups and dynamic responses to the user’s activity. Developers will be assigned 1 or more depending on their availability in the project timeline.

Compensation: $25/hour


Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 5pm

To apply, submit the following items as a single combined pdf to rzfanshel@berkley.edu, with the subject heading “Foodscape Map JavaScript Developer.”

  • Resume, including software and programming skills
  • Link to 2-3 samples of related work
  • Brief paragraph outlining your interest and contribution to the project


Project Time:

  • Week of April 3: An introduction to the data and draft infographic will be provided
  • April 10: Final infographic provided
  • April 14: First draft of script delivered to team
  • April 17: Final script embedded in Foodscape Map website
Join President Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 (Oct 13-15, Northeastern University)

Apply to attend Clinton Global Initiative University 2017: Northeastern University

Early Decision & Travel Assistance Deadline: March 1, 2017 | Final Deadline: May 1, 2017

Apply at cgiu.org/apply


Apply to join President Bill Clinton and more than 1,000 students, policy makers, topic experts, and leaders from the public, private, and NGO sectors for the annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) convening. This year’s event will take place at Northeastern University on October 13-15, 2017. Check out a video from last year's conference at UC Berkeley here.


Through its Commitment to Action model, CGI U challenges young leaders and entrepreneurs to become agents of positive social change. Participants attend plenary sessions, workshops, networking events, and a day-long service project. More than $750,000 in funding is available for select students.


Apply: In order to apply, CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan to address a challenge in one of CGI U’s five focus areas. Accepted students will have the opportunity to attend CGI U 2017, where they will hear from experts in the field, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.


Travel stipends will be available for UC Berkeley students who are invited to attend. Learn more and apply at cgiu.org/apply.

UC Berkeley Startup Expo 2017

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur, discovering the startup culture, or talking to local startups? Come out to Society of Women Engineers’ annual Startup Expo!

What: A expo for you to learn more about the startup world! We’ll have a keynote speaker, three breakout sessions for you to hear stories of failure and success in entrepreneurship, and a career fair to talk face-to-face with company representatives.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 9AM-3PM

Where: Garabini Lounge

So polish up that resume, and you can network with cool startups during Startup Expo! Startups include Nova, Citus Data, Apartment List, Clutter, and more! Check out the Facebook event for more information about the speakers. RSVP here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-berkeley-start-up-expo-2017-tickets-32210446312

AR/VR Business Plan contest

Interest in AR/VR is exploding at UC Berkeley. The student-run Berkeley VR Club now has over 200 members, a variety of industry partners are stepping up to sponsor labs and research, and people are coming together from all parts of campus – including arts, performance, business, and engineering – to collaborate on the application, development, and commercialization of these exciting new technologies.  For more info, please see the flyer below.



Summer Jobs for UCB Students with the Fund

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?


Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.


We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water.


You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.


We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff. You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action… skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.


And, you’ll make good money.


Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about? You don’t have to make that choice.


You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in—all while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.


This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply today for a summer job with The Fund.


We will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus Monday 3/13, Tuesday 3/14, and Wednesday 3/15 and want to meet with as many interested students as possible while on campus.


To apply, please visit www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).


Scholarships & Research Related Deadlines

This is a busy season for planning and carrying out undergraduate research!  For timely info and updates, be sure to like our OURS Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.  Many program deadlines are in February and March. To check eligibility and deadlines, use our “search databases” page at http://research.berkeley.edu. For help getting started, visit with OURS Peer Advisors, attend program info sessions and application workshops.