Latest News as of 10/15/18


Advisor Hold?
Come in!
I have drop in hours 8:30-12 and 1:30-4.
Anyone who is declared will need to come in for advising and I’ll be happy to lift the hold.

E-mail me ONLY if:

You are abroad.
You are in DC.

Poke your head in when you come by and if I’m with someone, let me know you’re here then have a seat out on the couch in the lobby.


1) Living Catalogue!!!
2) Latinx Pre-Law LSAT Events
3) UC Hastings Tour
4) BLSA 3rd General Mtg.
5) KHOP Law Wkshps
6) India Talk Land Rts
7) City Plning Admis. Sess
8) Job!
9) Social Impact Career Panel
10) Tech Writng Panel
11) Drop-in Career Peer Advsrs
12) Career Appts in Evans
13) Surviving Midtrms 101
14) Boxer/Napolitano Talk
15) Teach English Abrd
16) Intrnshps on Hndshke
17) Cnsumr Financl Protec. Job

18) Democracy Camp ’19

Don’t forget to VOTE!

Register to VOTE:


1) Living Catalogue!!!

Living Catalogue!!!

Need help picking classes for the Spring?

Come join us this Thursday, October 18th at 5-7pm!!! (if you have class, come in late!)
2204 Piedmont Ave. (The Legal Studies Office Seminar Room)

Come join us for the Living Catalogue, where professors will be talking about their upcoming courses and passing out syllabi for fall and summer courses.

There will be food at the event!


2) Latinx Pre-Law LSAT Events

Latinx Pre-Law LSAT Events

The UC Berkeley Latinx Pre-Law Society and TestMasters are hosting two free LSAT preparation events at UC Berkeley!

*Tuesday, October 16th
The UCB Latinx Pre-Law Society and TestMasters will be hosting a free LSAT Workshop on Tuesday, October 16th from 8:00PM-9:30PM on campus.
The workshop will be conducted by Bryan Burgoon, TestMasters instructor with an official LSAT score in the 98th percentile. Attendees will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Bryan will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them. If you are interested in law school and want to score high on the LSAT, don’t miss this great opportunity!
Seating is limited: RSVP HERE:

*Saturday, October 20th
The UCB Latinx Pre-Law Society and TestMasters will also be administering a free full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, October 20th from 10AM-2PM on campus.
The event will be conducted by Doug Lawrence, a veteran TestMasters instructor with 20 years of LSAT teaching experience, an official LSAT score in the 99th percentile, and a J.D. from UC Berkeley. After the exam, Doug will go over some of the most difficult questions. Attendees will also receive a one-week pass to our Online Resource Center, where they can score the mock LSAT, review detailed explanations, and get one-on-one assistance from TestMasters instructors!
Seating is limited: RSVP HERE:

3) UC Hastings Tour

UC Hastings Tour

BLSA is organizing a tour to UC Hastings School of Law in early November (preferably Nov. 1st). If you would like to join the tour, attend the info session, or audit a lecture in this renowned law school in downtown SF, please fill out this survey so that we can better coordinate the time and plan:


4) BLSA 3rd General Mtg.

BLSA 3rd General Mtg.

Berkeley Legal Studies Association (BLSA) will hold its third general meeting this coming Wednesday (Oct. 17) at 8-9pm at Dwinelle 179. There will be a LSAT practice session followed by a presentation on environmental law and international law. The event is free and open to all Cal students, regardless of major and membership status. Additionally, if you wish to be added to BLSA’s mailing list for updates on our upcoming events (living catalogue, UC Hastings tour, Judge Panels, etc.) please send an email to


5) KHOP Law Wkshps

KHOP Law Wkshps

The application for the King Hall Outreach Program 2019 Winter Session is now open!

The King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP) is a no-cost program consisting of four Saturday workshops to prepare college students and recent graduates from underrepresented communities to excel in the law school application process. Students and recent graduates of all accredited four-year schools who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Over 41 percent of KHOP alumni have graduated from, or enrolled in, ABA accredited law schools including UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Hastings, Northwestern University, Boston University, and many others.

In 2016, KHOP received the American Bar Association Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award For Excellence in Pipeline Diversity for its important role in cultivating racial and ethnic diversity in legal education.

Please direct questions to Joe Schneider, Director of Admission and Outreach, at
Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018
Apply Now!


6) India Talk Land Rts

India Talk Land Rts


University of York, Great Britain
Room 554 Barrows Hall

Sponsored by Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies &
The Institute for South Asian Studies


7) City Plning Admis. Sess

City Plning Admis. Sess
This is a friendly reminder that you are invited you to participate in our FREE ONLINE ADMISSION EVENTS via Zoom (Video Conferencing Service).You may test your connection here.

To register for the online events, please click on the dates below or on our flyer.

Conference Calls With MCP Program Chair: Paul Waddell

Wednesdays, 3-4PM (PST)

These sessions will allow you to gain insight into the faculty perspective of our program. Our chair will be open to answering all of your questions!

MCP Program & Admission Webinars: DCRP Graduate Advisors

Thursdays, 1-2PM (PST)

These webinars will provide you with an overview of our graduate program, admissions requirements/tips, funding, admission statistics, career services, and employment. The final 15 20 minutes will allow the opportunity for Q&A.

Application Questions Webinar: DCRP Graduate Advisors 

Thursday, December 6, 1-2PM (PST)

This will be your FINAL opportunity to gain answers to your LAST MINUTE application questions BEFORE the M.C.P. program online application deadline (Monday, December 17)!

As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the programs we offer and application process.

We hope you all have a good rest of your week!

Clay & Kathleen

Graduate Student Services

Department of City and Regional Planning | College of Environmental Design


8) Job!



9) Social Impact Career Panel

Social Impact Career Panel
Social Impact Career Panel
Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm, Career Center Gold Room
Are you hoping to explore career paths where you can make a positive social impact? Come meet with a panel of professionals doing exciting and meaningful work in this realm. Show up with questions for the panelists and ready to network! All majors all welcome. RSVP and learn more through Handshake!


10) Tech Writng Panel

Tech Wrting Panel

Learn about Careers in Technical Writing
Thursday, October 25th, 1:00pm, Career Center Gold Room

Nobody (other than that one person) enjoys reading long, formal manuals. Today’s tech writers educate users in all sorts of ways, ranging from creative in-app messaging to videos, gamified learning, and conversational online help articles. Tech writing also provides a chance to get hands-on with the latest technology and expand your technical skills. Come hear several Salesforce tech writers–who happen to be UC Berkeley alumni!–talk about what tech writing is, what it’s like at Salesforce, the qualities of a great tech writer, and career opportunities on the Salesforce Content Experience team.


11) Drop-in Career Peer Advsrs

Drop-in Career Peer Advsrs

Drop-in Meetings Daily with our Peer Advisors!
Monday-Friday, 12-4pm @ Career Center, 3rd Floor
Need a quick resume review? Want to know how to write a cover letter? Our peer advisors have extensive training in these and other job search topics and can help you! We’re here daily from 12-4pm. Come on by!


12) Career Appts in Evans

Career Appts in Evans

L & S Students: Career Center Appointments @ Evans!
Tuesday Afternoons through November 28th @ 206 Evans Hall

We have career counseling appointments for L&S students at the Career Center five days a week, but for your convenience, we’re making some available to you on Tuesday afternoons in Evans Hall. It’s easy to sign up! In Handshake, select “Appointments” (under “Career Center”), then “Schedule A New Appointment.” BE SURE TO CHOOSE A SLOT where the “Appointment Medium” says “206 Evans.”
If appointments don’t work for your schedule or you have a quick question, feel free to use the Peer Advisor Drop-ins at the Career Center (Monday-Friday 12-4pm through December!)


13) Surviving Midtrms 101

Surviving Midtrms 101

Surviving Midterms (and Berkeley) 101:

It’s never-ending midterm season and although we’ve survived the craziness of September Thanksgiving break is still so far away… it can feel like Stressed Out is our default setting. Plus, this is Berkeley, and poking fun at our grades/resumes/lack of sleep feels like second nature (Here’s looking at you, UC Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens! I love a good meme but the page can be kind of depressing, right??). So, when the overwhelm starts to take over, I want you to take a breath and ask yourself to interrupt your anxious thinking with these two questions:

  • What if things work out?
  • What if all my hard work pays off?

Challenge yourself to stop the worst-case scenario thinking. Be kind to yourself. And please meet with a Career Counselor or Career Peer Advisor if the mere thought of applying to jobs, attending a career fair, or revamping your resume makes you dizzy–you’ll feel so much better that you did! Good luck out there, bears!

-Career Center


14) Boxer/Napolitano Talk

Boxer/Napolitano Talk
Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Leadership: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and UC President Janet Napolitano
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 4:30pm – 5:30pm at Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and The Bancroft Library are pleased to invite you to the Barbara Boxer Women In Leadership Lecture Series. U.S. Senator Boxer and University of California President Janet Napolitano will be interviewed by Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer for the Politico California Playbook. Registration is required upon entry.


15) Teach English Abrd

Teach English Abrd

Learn about teaching English Abroad!
Thursday, November 8, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2015 Center Street (Language Studies International) between Milvia and Shattuck
Have you ever thought about teaching English either here or abroad? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a great option for individuals interested in learning about other cultures, travel and/or helping others learning a new language. Here and around the world qualified English language teachers are in high demand. Berkeley LTC, a local educational consulting firm, is offering a free informational session on teaching English. We will do a few hands-on activities to familiarize you with what an ESL classroom might look like, discuss current methodology, and then have time for Q&A about jobs and certificate options.

To reserve a space or ask questions, contact: Josh Kurzweil | Tel: 510-990-2679 | Email:


16) Intrnshps on Hndshke

Intrnshps on Hndshke

Did you know the Career Center has over 70 employer partners in the Berkeley Circle? These VIP employers are especially dedicated to hiring a high number of Berkeley students for jobs and internships. Check out the Berkeley Circle employer spotlights webpage to learn more about the jobs and internships available at companies like Apple, Bank of the West, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Peet’s Coffee, Microsoft, General Motors, and more!

OIG – Audit Internship
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
Deadline: November 16th at 11:59pm

Community Services Internship Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Office of Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb
Deadline: January 9th at 9:00am

Law Summer Intern (2019)
BNSF Railway
Deadline: November 30th at 12:25pm

Check out the following links that will take you to sample job/internship searches in Handshake! These will change in each week’s edition of CareerMail. Whether you are in the middle of job searching or you’re just looking to see what the job market looks like in your major, these are great links to get you started. (Hint: If you like what you see, click “save these filters” to the right of “My Favorite Jobs” on the Jobs page in Handshake so you can revisit later).

Government — Federal, State, Local Jobs & Internships

Nonprofit and NGO Jobs & Internships

Politics Jobs & Internships

Also, be sure to check out the Hot Opportunities on Handshake! Having trouble navigating Handshake to find the position you want? Follow these links to find the best internships and full-time jobs for working and graduating students across the country.

For internships from anywhere from Lionsgate Films to Adobe Systems click here.
For full-time jobs as researchers, scientists, publishers and more click here.


17) Cnsumr Financl Protec. Job

Cnsumr Financl Protec. Job

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply.


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 Bureau 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 Bureau. 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 after the 2018-2019 academic year.

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:

  • Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, PayPal)
  • Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)


We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during either of our live application windows on USAJobs. We will open one window in mid-October and another in early 2019. Official window date announcements are forthcoming.

Please encourage interested students to reach out to me with any questions about the position or the application process at Many thanks for your help!

Thanks,  Madeleine Kurtz
Director’s Financial Analyst

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection


18) Democracy Camp ’19
Democracy Camp ’19
How do you take a desire to serve others, to be a change-maker, to have an impact on the issues you care about, and transform that into a meaningful public service a career? Democracy Camp is designed for Cal undergraduate students interested in enhancing our democracy through public service.

Over Cal Spring Break, students will gain exposure to different facets of a public service career: legislative paths, community organizations, local, state and federal government, and philanthropy.  Participants will learn from presenters about the opportunities available in these fields and will network to create a cohort on campus – and beyond – to support their career goals. Additionally, there will be a trip to Sacramento and skill-building modules that focus on practical and tangible takeaways.

Democracy Camp will take place over Cal Spring Break, from Monday, March 25-Thursday, March 28, 2019. Participants are expected to attend ALL program sessions during this time.  Please do not apply if you cannot attend the full program.

Democracy Camp is held on the Berkeley campus with a trip to the California State Capitol in Sacramento. There is no cost to students—all meals and course materials are included.

All undergraduate students currently enrolled at UC Berkeley, including international students, are encouraged to apply! All majors and all years welcomed!

Apply to be a Democracy Camp Fellow

Applications for the 2019 Democracy Camp are now being accepted! The application form can be accessed at this link: Democracy Camp 2019 Application.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 7, 2018 (by 11:59pm).

If you have any questions about the program, please contact: Ciana Gallardo at with Democracy Camp in the subject line.


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