Undergraduate Announcements 3/11/16



1)  New student system training!  There will be 2 student events on Tuesday March 15th and April 12th from 6-8pm on campus.  We're asking people to sign up for the 6-7pm or 7-8pm slot on either day.  The event will take place on campus at 117 Dwinelle. The focus for these events will be GL5 and 5.2 functionality, i.e. Enrollment and Financial Aid. RSVP here: https://sis-project-student-big-changes-workshop.eventbrite.com.


2)  Health Services has made some new changes to their benefits.  Features of the new agreement include:

·         voluntary plans for dependents and continuation students

·         additional transgender benefits

·         more in-network provider options

·         increased dental coverage  

·         increased vision benefits

For more information, please see http://uhs.berkeley.edu/students/insurance/SHIP2016_17.shtml.


Have an excellent weekend!  -Shareena

Interview Workshop

Monday, March 14, 5:30-7pm, 290 HMMB. Want to become an interview expert?  Already are one?  Learn the do's and don'ts of great interviewing from industry experts and put the learnings to practice in real time!  This workshop will teach you useful tips to ace your interview and you will also have the opportunity to practice. Plus you'll get to work with Engineering Student Services Director of Student Programs, Marvin Lopez.  RSVP today! Space limited.

Summer Abroad - Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Europe - Deadline approaching!

For the past 3 summers, over 60 UC Berkeley students travelled to the French Riviera to participate in the most fun, dynamic, and intensive Summer Abroad Program. With 500 participants from over 70 countries in the world, The European Innovation Academy provides a fast-paced learning environment where they can learn from famous motivational speakers, business mentors, innovation experts, and serial entrepreneurs. Read more...


Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation - Summer Internship

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (a subsidiary of General Dynamics) engineers, manufactures and services the world’s finest business aircraft. Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gulfstream operates facilities on four continents and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the GULFSTREAM web page.

Gulfstream currently has Mechanical Engineering Department 2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIP positions available at the Long Beach, California location, and encourages interested parties to review the APPLICATION PROCESS link in order to submit application for employment consideration. New positions are posted each Thursday and remain posted for a minimum of three days. The current Mechanical Engineering Department 2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIP positions will be posted Thursday 03/10/2016 and remain posted through 03/17/2016.

Employment opportunities at the Long Beach location can be found through the SEARCH CAREERS link and selecting LONG BEACH at the Geographic Location pull-down option.


Summer Energy Courses

Please see attached flyer.


For 40 years, the world-renowned Energy and Resources Group has provided its interdisciplinary community of outstanding students and exceptional faculty the scholarly conditions in which to: study the environmental sciences; analyze the social causes of energy and environmental problems; undertake field research around the world; engage in cross cultural learning; and devise technical and policy alternatives to unsustainable energy and resource use patterns. We are delighted to now open up this opportunity to a broader community of learners


Costs for Non-Students and Non-UC Berkeley US Students:
$480 for each unit, $335 enrollment fee, and $54 document management fee

Costs are reduced for UCB undergraduates. Several of these courses meet requirements for the Energy and Resources Minor and other degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate. Expanded financial aid, loans, and scholarships are available.

Registration information is at summer.berkeley.edu or contact ERG at ergdeskb@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-1640.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship
Contact 650.450.5487 or scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org with questions.
Careers for Class of '16 Grads with Sandia National Laboratories

As a top student in a technical discipline, you can anticipate many career opportunities as graduation approaches.

However, few of these opportunities can offer the potential impact of a career at Sandia National Laboratories. We do national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering in areas as diverse as cyber security, nuclear weapon systems, clean combustion, biotechnology, and sustainable energy.

If you are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, or Management Information Systems, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and application and get ready for the changes ahead.

Apply Online: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/

In addition to working at the forefront of technology on problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.

Sandia National Laboratories
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

Invitation - Become LEED Accredited!

 LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: April 23rd 2016 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM

Where: UC Berkeley – Wheeler Hall – Room 210 - https://goo.gl/maps/crLYyeEQ9q42

Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/berkeley

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!


Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.  A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.


Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) has also offered a $100 reimbursement for the first 20 students who pay online and attend the session through the link below.

To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.ca/berkeley

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page


New Summer Session Course: Hist 100S / The History of Big Data

History 100S, Section 001 LEC
Instructor:     Gretchen Gano
Special Topics in the History of Science
MTWT 12:00P – 02:00P | CCN: 31522

Session Dates: 07/05-08/12/16


In a 2008 article for Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson predicted the “end of theory,” stating “this is a world where massive amounts of data and applied mathematics replace every other tool that might be brought to bear…. with enough data, the numbers speak for themselves.” “Big Data” refers to the ability of society to harness information at a large scale in novel ways to extract new insights or create new forms of value. How did data get to be so big? Does ubiquitous monitoring, recording and analysis indeed spell the end of theory? This course examines the evolution of the idea of “big data” and observations pertaining to the so-called information explosion. Upon completion of the course, students will 1) identify and articulate multiple perspectives on how looking at the world through a lens of numbers has developed and 2) recognize and critically analyze areas where historically constructed ideas about big data inform contemporary events. See more Department of History Summer session course descriptions here.