Latest News as of 10/24/18

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1) P/NP Deadline
2) TestMasters Mock LSAT
3) Save Your Semester
4) Capital Fellows Prog
5) Natamst Lunch Talk
6) Headshots
7) Writing Tech
8) H1B Info Sess w/Imm. Lawyer
9) Georgetown Law Info Sess
10) Columbia Law Info Sess
11) Environment Careers
12) Externships Deadln
13) LSAC Forum in SF
14) LevalBar Law App Help
15) Yes on O & P Intrn$hp
16) PPIA App Deadline
17) Teach Englsh Info Sess
18) B. Lee Sp19 Intrnshps
19) Gaither Junior Fllws Prog
20) Sample Jobs/Intrnshps
21) Kids First Prize $$

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1) P/NP Deadline

P/NP Deadline

Friday, October 26th is the deadline to change grading option.
PLEASE check in CalCentral now, to confirm that your courses are set for the correct grading option.

NOTE: all courses for the Legal Studies major must be taken for a letter grade. (The only exception to this rule is Legalst 199 Independent Study.)

If you change a Legal Studies requirement to P/NP you won’t be able to use it for the major.
It can be tough to decide whether or not to change a course to P/NP, so if you have questions let me know.

NOTE: if you change a course to P/NP, make sure you pass it. A grade of C- minus or higher is required to Pass a class with a ‘P’.
For some grad programs, and law school, an ‘NP’ grade is factored into your admissions gpa as an ‘F’. Oh noooooo!

Again, let me know if you have questions.

Usually I advise to keep a class for a letter grade because you’ll work just as hard and often do really well and wish you’d kept it for a letter grade anyway.

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2) TestMasters Mock LSAT

TestMasters Mock LSAT

Planning on going to law school? Want to score high on the LSAT?

TestMasters will be administering a free full-length mock LSAT
under official test conditions on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00AM-2:00 PM in Barrows 175.

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!

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3) Save Your Semester

Save Your Semester

You might benefit from one of the upcoming Career Center’s ‘Save Your Semester’ workshops!They’re designed to help students navigate options and resources available to them at this point in the term, and are appropriate for any students worried about their grades. Among the topics discussed: Pass/No Pass, Incompletes, Late Drops, and Withdrawals.

Wed. 10/24 3:30-4:30 

370 Dwinelle

Fri. 10/26  3:30-4:30 

370 Dwinelle

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4) Capital Fellows Prog

Capital Fellows Prog

A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership

Apply by February 11, 2019 to the Capital Fellows Programs – csus.edu/calst/programs

  • Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Fellowship Program
  • California Senate Fellows

Capital Fellows Introductory Videohttps://youtu.be/mxaJ9s7ieFY

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,698;
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits;
  • Student loan deferments;
  • 6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
  • A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2019 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2019-20 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 11, 2019 at csus.edu/calst/programs.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, calstudies@csus.edu.

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5) Natamst Lunch Talk

Natamst Lunch Talk

California Native Governance  1850-2018

Rachel Fondville
PhD Candidate
Jean Moulin University, Lyon France

Wednesday, October 24th
Noon-2:00
554 Barrows
(Lunch Served)

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6) Headshots

Headshots

Unmasking Professionalism: Headshots for the Job Hunt
Wednesday, October 24th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Career Center Blue Room
For the October National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Career Center is hosting a Career Forward Network event emphasizing professional headshots for professional social media, and the opportunity to connect with DSP alumn. Refreshments will be provided so please RSVP!

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7) Tech Writing

Tech Writing

Technical Writing Panel hosted by Salesforce
Thursday, October 25th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, 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.

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8) H1B Info Sess w/Imm. Lawyer

H1B Info Sess w/Imm. Lawyer

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: H1B Info Session with Immigration Lawyer from Ware Immigration
Thursday, October 25th, 6:00pm, Career Center Blue & Gold Room
We will have the immigration law attorney from Ware Immigration come in and explain to you the definition of H1B visa category, the application process, the H1B cap and lottery, and factors and special cases you should take into consideration. Q&A will be included to answer your specific questions.

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9) Georgetown Law Info Sess

Georgetown Law Info Sess

Georgetown Law Info Session
Wednesday, October 31st, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Career Center Gold Room
Thinking about going to law school? Think about Georgetown Law! Join Director of JD Admissions Natalie Blazer for an Info Session. You only need to bring yourself and your questions!

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10) Columbia Law Info Sess

Columbia Law Info Sess

Columbia Law Info Session
Thursday, November 1st, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Career Center Gold Room
Applying to law schools is an exciting and contemplative experience, but distinguishing among law schools can sometimes be overwhelming. We invite you to speak with a representative from Columbia Law School at a special information session. You will have the opportunity to learn about Columbia Law School, as well as gain insight from an Admissions Officer about the admissions process, our curriculum, and the many resources available at the Law School. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

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11) Environment Careers

Environment Careers

Career Connections: Environment & Sustainability 

Wednesday November 7th, 6-8pm Career Center Blue and Gold Rooms

Join us for an opportunity to interact with alumni & professionals who share your career interests in the environmental and sustainability fields, and find out how they guide society to respond to the various environmental problems we have. Participating Cal Alumni and Professionals:

  • Assistant Executive Director at California Energy Commission – BS Environmental Sciences ’82
  • Associate at PlaceWorks – BS MEB and BA Anthropology ’10
  • Corporate Health and Safety Manager at Oneida ESC Group – BS Chemical Engineering ’96
  • GIS Specialist at California Department of Fish & Wildlife – BA Geography ’93
  • HS Science Teacher – AP Environmental Science; Biology at San Leandro HS/San Leandro USD – BA Psychology ’92
  • Planner 1 at Contra Costa County – BA Geography ’10
  • Project Manager / Senior Ecologist at Aecom – MS Range Science and Management ’03
  • Regional Manager, California Youth Energy Services at Rising Sun Energy Center – BA Public Policy and Economics ’14 (UNC)
  • Senior Analyst, Investments & Operations at New Forests – Master of Forestry ’15
  • Senior Civil Engineer at East Bay Municipal Utility District – BS Civil Engineer ’93

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12) Externships Deadln

Externships Deadln

CAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2019 – Job Shadow a Cal Alum at Work over Winter Break
Deadline to apply: October 26th
If you’re interested in a specific career and want to learn more about an industry or occupation of interest, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Every year, Cal Alumni offer externships for students to get exposure in different career fields. There are over 270 externship positions available between January 7-18, 2019. An Externship is a chance to get an insider’s view of a career field by shadowing Cal alumni in a wide variety of career fields at their workplace from one day up to 2 weeks during the January 2019 Winter Break. All currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply for an externship position, however, priority will be given to freshmen and sophomores. Check out the EXTERNSHIP VIDEO! Apply to find out what it’s like to be an attorney, judge or police chief with the links below:

State Department, INL Bureau – Division Chief, Anti-Crime Office

Johnson & Johnson LLP – Entertainment Law Firm

San Mateo County Superior Court – Superior Court Judge

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13) LSAC Forum in SF

LSAC Forum in SF

LSAC Forum in San Francisco – Meet 1-on-1 with law schools
Friday, November 2nd, 11am – 6pm, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Attend this FREE event to meet with representatives from over 150 law schools and attend up to 7 informative workshops! Workshops are in the morning, and you can meet with law schools from 1 to 6pm.

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14) LevalBar Law App Help

LevelBar Law App Help

LevelBar 2019 – Applications Open!
LevelBar is a year-long program providing academic support, mentoring, and financial aid, and is completely free to admitted students. A particular focus is the LSAT: our program includes a full 9 months of LSAT preparation. Applications are up now and are due December 21st, 2018 at 5PM. The program is designed to work with busy schedules: although there is a summer intensive, most of our classes and workshops are held on evenings and weekends to accommodate full-time workers and students.

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15) Yes on O & P Intrn$hp

Yes on O & P Intrn$hp

Yes on O & P Campaign in Berkeley Internship
The campaign is seeking interns with a passion for housing and homelessness issues who are available at least one day a week during the following times: Monday-Thursday 4-8pm. Pay is $15 an hour and hours are relatively flexible. Please send your resume to the campaign’s director, Merav Walklet, at meraaav@gmail.com.

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16) PPIA App Deadline

PPIA App Deadline

2019 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Program
Deadline to Apply: November 1st
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute at UC Berkeley offers student participants a rigorous seven-week program of coursework designed to improve the participants’ analytical, quantitative and legal skills vital to success at top-level graduate programs in public policy and international affairs as well as law school. If you are interested in pursuing graduate school in public policy, international affairs and law, and are committed to issues affecting underrepresented communities, please apply! Applicants can be considered at one of five Junior Summer Institutes, including: UC Berkeley’s Goldman School, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, Michigan’s Ford School, Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School! For more information visit hereApply now!

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17) Teach Englsh Info Sess

Teach Englsh Info Sess

Informational Session on Teaching English Here or Abroad

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, 2015 Center Street between Milvia and Shattuck
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a great profession 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.

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18) B. Lee Sp19 Intrnshps

Lee Sp19 Intrnshps

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Spring 2019 Interns
Deadline to Apply: November 16th
Interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day administrative such as answering phones, drafting correspondence, and providing constituent services. In addition, interns may assist staff with constituent casework and community outreach events. Although all internships in both our Washington DC and Oakland offices are unpaid, the hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules. Apply here, and submit a resume and cover letter to Lee.Internships@mail.house.gov. For more information about Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s internship program, please contact either Kevin Figueroa in the Washington DC office (202-225-2661) or Jared Mitchell in the Oakland, CA office (510-763-0370).

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19) Gaither Junior Fllws Prog

Gaither Junior Fllws Prog

2018-2019 James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program: Application Period Open
Deadline to Apply: December 17th @ 5:00pm
The Gaither Junior Fellows Program is designed for students who have a serious interest in international affairs – fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on one of Carnegie Endowment’s projects. UC Berkeley will nominate up to two students to be considered for 12 positions at Carnegie in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Applicants must be graduating UC Berkeley seniors or UC Berkeley alumni who have graduated within the past academic year. More details here!

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20) Sample Jobs/Intrnshps

Sample Jobs/Intrnshps

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!

Summer 2019 Media Law & First Amendment Internship
Dow Jones & Co.
Deadline: November 30th at 1:00pm

  1. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship
    Stanford Law School
    Deadline:January 17th at 9:00am

Undergraduate Intern
Learning Right Law Center
Deadline: April 30th at 12:00pm

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.

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21) Kids First Prize $$

Kids First Prize $$

Call for Applications
Prize Recognizes Undergraduates Working to Improve the Future of Children and Youth

Each year the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize awards $2,500 to one or more UC Berkeley undergraduates who have developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children and youth or who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the future of children and youth.

Eligibility

The prize is open to UC Berkeley undergraduate students from all majors who are registered during fall semester 2018.

Application and Deadline

To apply, students must submit an application form, 1000 word essay, resume or CV, and two letters of support. The application deadline is October 29, 2018. To download an application form and learn more visit the ISSI website.

A faculty member at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, since 1971, David L. Kirp is currently a professor of the Graduate School, a member of the National Academy of Education, a contributing writer to the New York Times and a senior scholar at the Learning Policy Institute. In his seventeen books and hundreds of articles, he has mainly focused on education and youth policy. His 2011 book, Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming the Lives of Children, makes a powerful argument for building systems of support that reach from cradle to college and career. His most recent book is Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools.

The prize reflects Professor Kirp’s long professional track record and deep commitment to creating a better future for children and youth. “I hope the prize will incite interest and provoke creativity among talented UC Berkeley undergraduates. It is hard to imagine a more important topic than shepherding the next generation of kids to a successful future.”

For more information, please contact issi@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0813.

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