Latest News as of 1/27/20

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First, a public service announcement:

Cover Your Cough/Sneeze

Cover Your Cough/Sneeze
Flu symptoms can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscles and body aches, headache, fatigue, sometimes diarrhea and vomiting. Most people who get the flu do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people until you are fever-free. Methods to prevent the spread of influenza, and other viruses:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes!  Into a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Wash your hands with soap & water.  Frequently, and certainly before/after touching your face or a sick person.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean, disinfect surfaces and objects contaminated with germs.
  • Get a flu vaccine if you have not yet received one this season!   

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1) BLSA Jrnl Event
2) Kappa Alpha Pi Events
3) Intrnshp Fair
4) Non-Proft, Edu, Pub Svc Fair
5) Tech for Good
6) Arts/Humnties Careers
7) Informational Intrvw Tips
8) Jrnl of Soc Editor Pos.
9) Mentor Hub
10) Incarcerated Schlrs Prog Intrnshp
11) Mock Trial Witnesses Needed
12) Teach in SF
13) LPLS Law Panel
14) Cool DeCal on China
15) City Council Intrnshp
16) Su Opportunities Fair
17) Glbl Pvrty & Prac Minor

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1) BLSA Jrnl Event

BLSA Jrnl Event
Interested in law, taking Legal Studies classes, or editing the California Legal Studies Journal? The Berkeley Legal Studies Association (BLSA) will be hosting an info session THIS Thursday from 8-9 PM!
Come check us out to learn more!

Please check the FB event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/179279150144223/

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2) Kappa Alpha Pi Events

Kappa Alpha Pi Events
UC Berkeley’s Premier Pre-Law Fraternity is welcoming you to attend our Spring 2020 Recruitment.

In Kappa Alpha Pi, we pride ourselves on an extremely high standard of development and growth. We strive to have continuous opportunities to prepare our members for law school, beginning with the question: is law school really for you? Each member is required to cross through the Leadership Development Program. After that, they are encouraged to extend their professional growth through leadership positions and events put on by the fraternity. At our core, we value and respect each other and foster close-knit bonds between our brothers and sisters.

We would love to meet all interested applicants, and we encourage you to attend our recruitment events to see if you are a good fit for our unique community.

Meet the Chapter 1/28
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM @ The Faculty Club
Business Formal

Legal Night 1/30
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM @ The Faculty Club

Social Night 2/3
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM @ 1951 Coffee Company (on Channing Way)
Campus Casual

Invitational (invite only) 2/8
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM @ Garden Village

To learn more, Kappa Alpha Pi will be on Sproul all week from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM or visit www..kapiucb.com. For questions, feel free to email kapiucb.recruitment@gmail.com

We hope to see you at our events.

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3) Intrnshp Fair

Intrnshp Fair
Winter Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday February 19th, 2020 from 12: 00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)

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4) Non-Proft, Edu, Pub Svc Fair

Non-Proft, Edu, Pub Svc Fair
2020 Nonprofit, Education, and Public Service Career Fair

Tuesday, March 10th 2020, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at MLK Jr Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

Click here for the tips on how to best prepare for Career Fairs!

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5) Tech for Good

Tech for Good

Upcoming Career Connections Events!

Career Connections: Tech for Good

Tuesday, January 28th 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Career Center – Blue & Gold Room

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6) Arts/Humnties Careers

Arts/Humnties Careers
Career Connections for L&S: Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, February 18th 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at MLK Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

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7) Informational Intrvw Tips

Informational Intrvw Tips
Click here for tips on how to best prepare for informational interviews.

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8) Jrnl of Soc Editor Pos.

Jrnl of Soc Editor Pos.
Interested in journalism and public relations? Looking for an opportunity to observe and learn about social science research?

Eleven: The Undergraduate Journal of Sociology is currently looking for Public Relations Team Members and Editors. We are accepting applications from enthusiastic students of any discipline willing to contribute in creating one of the nation’s premier undergraduate publications. This is a great opportunity to not only build your professional experience and resume, but also gain a deeper understanding of sociological research and writing skills. Learn more about the journal and find our applications online at https://eleven.berkeley.edu/.

Applications are due by Friday, February 7 at 11:59PM.

Please don’t hesitate to email our team at eleven.ucb@gmail.com with any questions, or if you would like more information.

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9) Mentor Hub

Mentor Hub

Start Your Semester Off Strong: L&S Mentor Resources

Do you know what a smart and effective studying strategy looks like in college? Or the best way to plan a weekly schedule? Join an upcoming L&S Mentoring Hub!  RSVP links are below.

L&S Mentors are current PhD students who provide a range of support services to current undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science. Our goal is your success! Drop in and talk to an L&S Mentor about anything–choosing a major, finding that perfect internship, dealing with a heavy course load, or applying to graduate school.

Is your student group interested in hosting a special L&S Mentoring Hub created just for your group? Email us at gradmentor@berkeley.edu to set one up!

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10) Incarcerated Schlrs Prog Intrnshp

Incarcerated Schlrs Prog Intrnshp

There are openings in the Incarcerated Scholars Program Internship with Berkeley Underground Scholars this Spring 2020.
About the ISP: There are more than 20,000 people actively pursuing post-secondary education in prisons throughout the U.S. today, but rarely do incarcerated students have access to the educational counselors, tools, resources, and information necessary to make well-informed decisions regarding their academic activity. This often results in students investing their precious time, energy, and money in academic programs and courses that are not transferable to 4-year universities or that they didn’t even need in the first place. The Incarcerated Scholars Program aims to break down these and other educational barriers for currently incarcerated folks by assisting them with all aspects of their pursuit of higher education. With guidance from seasoned program coordinators, interns will communicate via letter writing with men and women in jails & prisons throughout California and provide services such as academic advising and planning, transcript analysis, exploratory research on majors, colleges, careers, and degree programs, UC/CSU transfer & application assistance, and access to reentry information and resources. Through this impactful work, interns will learn first-hand about the issues surrounding the intersection of incarceration and education and their effects on marginalized communities.

How does it work?: For every enrolled unit, interns will serve 45 hours per semester (1 unit=45 hours; 2 units=90 hours; 3 units=135 hours/semester); students may also volunteer in lieu of earning units.

When?: Flexible weekly drop-in hours will be determined according to intern availability at the beginning of each semester.

Where?: Stiles Hall, 2400C Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Who is eligible?: All UC Berkeley students with a passion for social justice! (We prioritize *underrepresented students:*Formerly Incarcerated/System-Impacted/Re-entry/Transfer/Students of Color*)


To Apply:
 Complete the application at the following link by February 2, 2020, making sure to include a writing sample. Apply Here:https://tinyurl.com/ISPSpring2020 

If you have any questions about the internship or the ISP itself, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time:

Sammie Gilmore
Coordinator
Incarcerated Scholars Program
Class of 2020
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
sammiegilmore@berkeley.edu
www.undergroudscholars.berkeley.edu

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11) Mock Trial Witnesses Needed

Mock Trial Witnesses Needed

Berkeley Law’s trial advocacy program is hosting a big mock trial competition next weekend, and we’re really excited about it.  The unique thing about the competition is that we need to provide witnesses for each trial.  In our experience, the best witnesses are law-oriented college students—they get a lot out of it, and are fantastic witnesses.

Here are the times we’d need the witnesses:

•    Thursday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•    Friday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
•    Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

All rounds are at the Northern District, at 450 Golden Gate.

Might you pass this along to your current students (and possibly former students, from last semester)?  We’d really appreciate it!

Here’s a link to sign up<https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/professional-skills-program/advocacy-competitions-program/2020-national-trial-competition-region14/2020-ntc-witnesses/>.

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12) Teach in SF

Teach in SF
Interested in a teaching career with the San Francisco Unified School District?

Do you have a strong passion for teaching? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Do you want to work with an employer that has a strong commitment to social justice? Consider a career as a teacher with the San Francisco Unified School District! Please come to an info session to learn more information.

SFUSD has a strong commitment to social justice. We place access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education.
Our actions focus on one central idea: every child has the right to be well-educated .
As a San Francisco public school educator, you will be an integral part of the district’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate ready for college, career, and life.
If you are interested in working with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), we invite you to join us for an information session about career opportunities on January 27th !

Location: 420 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Time and Date: Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 10am
Questions: Teni Ugbah at ugbaht@sfusd.edu
or:

Contact Seng Saelee at ssaelee@berkeley.edu with more questions.

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13) LPLS Law Panel

LPLS Law Panel

Law School Panel
Stiles Hall
Tuesday, January 28
6:30 – 8 PM

Come join LPLS in opening the year about learning how to get into law school, how to study for the LSAT, how to handle finances and scholarships, etc! Bring questions as it will be an interactive panel.

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14) Cool DeCal on China

Cool DeCal on China
Sorry for shooting you the same information again, just to remind you that our Spring 2020 decal Global Studies 198 “Contemporary China: A History and Many Stories” is recruiting students interested in contemporary Chinese politics and society. It would be very much appreciated if you could forward this info to relevant newsletters/majors/mailing lists, if you haven’t. Thanks so much!

Best regards,

China Decal Team

Class Information

Webpage: https://decal.berkeley.edu/courses/5155

Introduction: This class seeks to facilitate an open discussion about a series of topics central to contemporary Chinese politics and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Class material is carefully selected by the facilitators, featuring a sophisticated, reflective and historically-informed style of understanding. In a seminar-setting, participants will be able to actively participate and voice their thoughts.

Logistics: 1 unit. Class is conducted in English. Class meets every Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM, starting from Janurary 23rd. Interested students are encouraged to apply by filling in an application. Please note that the class is open only to enrolled students and the number of spots is limited.

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15) City Council Intrnshp

City Council Intrnshp
The Office of Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson is accepting internship applications for Spring 2020!

This semester, the District 7 office will host one intern and multiple volunteer fellows. Thanks to a budget referral that our office passed last year, we are able to fund one paid intern. The office intern is stipended $500 for the semester and expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. Fellows are unpaid, and expected to work between 4 and 8 hours a week.

Candidates of all backgrounds are welcome to apply, so long as they are passionate about progressive policymaking and the future of the City of Berkeley. Interns and fellows support the policy development process by drafting legislation, writing reports and memos, and conducting background research. In our office, you will learn about a wide range of issues facing the City of Berkeley, including housing, homelessness, sustainability, policing, and transportation.

Apply here by Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM!

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16) Labor Su Intrnshp

Labor Su Intrnshp

A paid internship program for college student

June 22 – august 14, 2020
Learn Organizing or Research and Policy Skills for Social & Economic Justice
Applications due: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:59 (PST)

Have you ever organized a meeting? Researched an issue? Volunteered in your community? Taught a class? Do you have the courage to knock on a door and listen to someone’s story? Can you imagine a better future for the working poor? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes” or if you want to learn how to do these things, then Labor Summer is for you!

Become a part of a 20-year legacy of students that have worked alongside our union and community allies, addressing challenges in the workplace and fostering positive change.

Help get the word out! Forward this email or print and post the Labor Summer 2020 Program Flyer!

The UC Berkeley Labor Center and co-sponsor San Francisco Central Labor Council are offering students an opportunity to spend their summer learning about social and economic justice and reflecting on the intersections of race, class, gender, and immigration in the labor movement. Labor Summer is a full-time, PAID, intensive eight-week educational internship program. Students learn from and work with labor and community organizations in Northern and Central California, applying their skills in real-world settings on issues vital to the state’s working people.

“When I started my internship with the Berkeley Labor Center I knew that there was power in numbers, but had no idea the power data and research could provide. Data can provide the facts unions need to accomplish their goals, but data isn’t something that just happens. Workers need to be involved in the collection process and must be involved in creating the questions so that the data can be useful to achieve better working and living conditions.”  —Labor Summer Intern 2016

Find out more and apply to the UC Berkeley Labor Summer Internship Program

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Su Opportunities Fair

Su Opportunities Fair
UC Berkeley Summer Sessions will be holding our annual Summer Opportunities Fair next Wednesday, February 5th, from 2-4pm, in Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union. There will be information about summer courses, Summer Minors and Certificates, study abroad, internships, jobs, volunteer and service, research opportunities, and more! For more information about the exhibitors, please visit our events page.

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17) Glbl Pvrty & Prac Minor

Glbl Pvrty & Prac Minor

You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session!

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in effective ways.

The minor requires five courses and a “Practice Experience.”  This experience is a central component of the minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from food security and sustainable technologies to economic justice and grass-roots political power.  The combination of the coursework for the minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the minor this semester is Wednesday, March 11th.  There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Information Sessions about the minor will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor) at the following times:

Wednesday, January 29th 11 AM – 12 PM
Tuesday, February 4th 12 – 1 PM
Friday, February 7th 12 – 1 PM
Wednesday, February 12th 5 – 6 PM
Thursday, February 27th 1 – 2 PM
Wednesday, March 4th 3 – 4 PM

Contact gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions.

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