Latest News as of 8/7/17

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1) CFPB Job
2) Lauri Out 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
3) Job Srch Wkshps
4) Ed Minor Info Sess.
5) ONE positions
6) Legal Assnt Job
7) Depositions Class!
8) Barbara Lee Intrnshp
9) Wrk Stdy Pos

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1) CFPB Job

CFPB Job

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage UC Berkeley students or recent graduates to apply. I would greatly appreciate if you took the time to pass this information along – eligible applicants will have graduated in the last two years or will graduate by December 2017.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants. All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin in October 2017 or later. The fellowship is a full-time position located at the CFPB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

Graduate school (Columbia Economics, Harvard Business, Yale Law)
Private industry (Amazon, Uber, Quicken Loans)
Public sector (Department of the Treasury, NY Fed)

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, prospective applicants must apply through our official job posting at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475562400. The job posting will be open from July 31 to August 7, 2017.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Interested students or graduates should feel free to reach out to us with any questions about the position or application process at strategy@cfpb.gov.

Thanks, Andre
Andre Manuel
Director’s Financial Analyst
Office of the Director
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov

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2) Lauri Out 8/7, 8/8, 8/9

Lauri Out 8/7, 8/8, 8/9

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3) Job Srch Wkshps

Job Srch Wkshps

Academic Job Search Series – Social Sciences & Humanities Starts Thursday, August 17th
Whether you plan on wading or plunging into the market, here’s a chance to learn a little more about what you’re getting into.

This three-part workshop is designed to provide an overview of the Academic Job Search process from the perspective of the search committee and help you figure out how to present your credentials, on paper and in person, in the strongest possible manner.

It is presented by Andrew Green, Ph.D. counselor. Before returning to Berkeley, Dr. Green survived the academic job search and spent six years at Connecticut College – serving on numerous search committees.

Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00PM

Geballe Room – Townsend Center for the Humanities -Stephens Hall

Aug 17 Understanding the Process & Finding Job Announcements
Aug 24 Preparing your Written Application Materials
Aug 31 Going Live: Interviews, Job Talks, and Negotiating the Offer

 

These workshops are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. To reserve your slot, Login to Handshake (https://career.berkeley.edu/handshake-login) and click on the “Events” link under the “Attend” menu on the left. You can search for this presentation (as well as others), click on it and reserve your space by clicking on the “Join Event” button (you may need to scroll down on a small screen).

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4) Ed Minor Info Sess.

Ed Minor Info Sess.

Upcoming Fall 2017 Education Minor Information Sessions:
Date and Time:

Thursday, August 17th, 11:00 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, September 6th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 21st, 11:00 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, October 4th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursday, October 19th, 11:00 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, November 1st, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 16th, 11:00 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, November 29th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

All sessions held in 3635 Tolman Hall
Please RSVP to: edminor@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-9303

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5) ONE positions

ONE positions

If you’re interested in advocacy, the political process, and meeting with your representatives and Senators, ONE at Berkeley is the organization you’re looking for! The UC Berkeley chapter of the nonpartisan, international, grassroots organization, the ONE Campaign, we aim to encourage our political leaders to assist in alleviating extreme poverty and preventable disease. We will be working closely with the United States chapter of the ONE Campaign (think trips to Washington D.C.) and other chapters throughout California (UCLA, for instance) – I myself have had the fantastic opportunity to advocate at both Sen. Harris’ and Rep. Barbara Lee’s offices on Capitol Hill on a fully-funded trip.

Our open positions are as follows:

– Outreach and Events Coordinator:

You will be in charge of planning any and all events – visits to various local authorities (Member of Congress offices, City Council, etc.) as well as on-campus and off-campus events. This includes advocacy efforts on campus as well as collaborative summits with other California chapters (and potentially other states’ chapters)!

– Treasurer and ASUC Liaison

You will be in charge of our work with the ASUC and the LEAD Center. We will work closely with Millicent Morris-Chaney, our LEAD Center advisor, to explore the best options for ONE at Berkeley to push forward as an organization. In this position, you will coordinate the various committees and argue for our cause to the ASUC offices in addition to Members of Congress.

– Communications Coordinator

You are our face and mouth, but you are also our eyes and ears. As the Head of Communications, you will be in charge of all of our media, whether online or offline. You will be spearheading newsletters, meeting with media outlets both on- and off-campus, and will be the primary person meeting with Member of Congress offices for in-person meetings.

We rarely ever ask for any prior experience you might have had. What we want is a zealous passion to end worldwide extreme poverty, and a willingness to adapt to what your role calls for. We want to see what you can do IN your new position, not what you have done. If you are interested, please email Aliya Francisco at aliyaclaire96@berkeley.edu with your name, year, position of interest, and a paragraph illustrating how you would best make use of your position to advance our work.

Because where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.

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6) Legal Assnt Job

Legal Assnt Job

Pre-Law School Training/Legal Assistant Trainee (Palo Alto)
Computerlaw Group LLP – Palo Alto, CA
$40,000 – $55,000 a year

Legal Assistant Trainee (Palo Alto)

As profiled in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/business/after-law-school-associates-learn-to-be-lawyers.html?pagewanted=all) and elsewhere, law school does not teach “lawyering”, but for those interested in going to law school, we provide the opportunity to learn how to “lawyer” by being trained as a Legal Assistant with the goal of eventually managing multiple litigation and transactions projects and receiving hands-on experience in a friendly, collegial atmosphere.

This real-world experience has helped our program alumnae excel at Top 10 law schools followed by success at a variety of career paths, including law firms, law departments and academia. The program requires a full-time, two-year commitment and a desire to pursue your human potential in        advance of making the three year commitment to law school.

We are a premier Silicon Valley high-tech law firm located in downtown Palo Alto, representing a diverse array of cutting-edge entrepreneurs for nearly three decades. Our focus on IP litigation, including patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark issues, positions us uniquely in Silicon Valley as well as nationally and internationally. We are Lawyers for the Digital Economy® and we train our people with the goal of producing the next generation of lawyers for the future Internet-based economy.

Position Description:

  1. A) Legal research including finding and analyzing cases, statutes and other relevant authorities using online databases.

    B) Fact research and development, including participation in client interviews, depositions, understanding critical technologies and writing factual summaries.

  2. C) Case management, such as tracking critical deadlines, ensuring project completion, maintaining case files, interacting with clients and preparing trials, arbitrations and meditations.
  3. D) Advanced writing assignments including preparation of briefs, motions, and other pleadings following weekly and monthly seminars on those topics.
  4. E) Work with attorneys and other more senior legal assistants in the continuing education of the firm on the latest developments in the legal field.

Required Demonstrable Skills:

1) A four-year degree from a top-tier college or university
2) A strong work ethic and the drive to meet or beat deadlines.
3) A genuine interest in the law and/or a career in the legal world.
4) A strong desire to learn, especially about IP law, litigation and technology.
5) Strong organizational and time-management skills with excellent written and other communication skills.
6) The ability to work as part of a team as well as remain motivated when working on your own.

Applying: If you are interested in this position, are willing to make a full-time, two-year commitment to the Firm, and possess all of the required skills, we want to hear from you!

Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and copy of your college transcripts to us.We look forward to reviewing your qualifications and will respond quickly.Please, principals only; we do not accept unsolicited resumes or other referrals from employment agencies.

Job Type: Full-time”
Salary: $40,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year

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7) Depositions Class!

Depositions Class!

Legal Studies Fall 2017 Announcement:
An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2017, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in four Tuesday afternoon class sessions from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on the 9/19; 9/26; 10/31; 11/7, and one Saturday class from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on 11/18.  During those sessions, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all four Tuesday afternoon classes and the one Saturday class.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a skills course, in which Boalt Hall law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office.)

Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:
Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht’s assistant Stephanie Dorton at dorton@berkeley.edu, by no later than Thursday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Thursday, September 7, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry
Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of      Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length (exclusive of notes and bibliography).  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.
Requirements for LS 199 credit:

i.     Attend all class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
ii.    Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
iii.    Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
iv.    Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
v.    Meet at least twice during the semester with Professor Perry; and
vi.    Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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8) Barbara Lee Intrnshp

Barbara Lee Intrnshp

The Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) is welcoming applications for Fall 2017 interns.  Please share this opportunity with college students who live in or attend school in the 13th Congressional District (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro) and are interested in gaining invaluable work experience in government.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

To apply, please fill out the Congressional Internship Form below, and submit a resume and cover letter to Lee.Internships@mail.house.gov.

Description: Interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, drafting correspondence, and providing constituent services. In addition, interns may assist staff with constituent casework or on community outreach events.  Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, the hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules.

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9) Wrk Stdy Pos

Wrk Stdy Pos

The Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley has an opening for a work-study position for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Assistant in processing the Institute book orders
  • Assist with the weekly Institute events, including set-up and take-down
  • Manage the general Institute email and help with updating the website
  • Send out weekly South Asia Related Opportunities email
  • Help maintain the Institute office and assist with inventory
  • Assist Institute staff on special projects as needed

Requirements:

  • Must be eligible for work-study
  • Must be organized and efficient
  • Able to commit 10-12 hours per week, including weekday evenings and occasional weekends for events
  • Interest in South Asia

Applicants must be eligible for work-study. To apply for the position, email a resume and cover letter to isas@berkeley.edu.

Institute for South Asia Studies
Institute: 510-642-3608
Publications: 510-642-3187

http://southasia.berkeley.edu

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