Latest News as of 9/8/21

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1) BLSA!
2) Beyond Berkeley
3) Incarcerated Scholars Prog
4) Career Peer Advice
5) Language Exchange SLC
6) Legal Honors Society
7) Gilman Schlrshp Wkshp
8) Career bCourses
9) DSP Career Readiness

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1) BLSA!

BLSA!

The Berkeley Legal Studies Association (BLSA) strives to create a community of individuals interested in law. BLSA events include LSAT workshops, lunches with Legal Studies professors, speaker panels, The Living Catalogue (where professors speak about their upcoming classes), and many, many other enjoyable and interesting opportunities!

BLSA also organizes and publishes the California Legal Studies Journal, a forum for high-quality undergraduate research relating to a large range of law-related topics.

For more information and event updates, please feel free to join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/berkeleylegalstudies/?ref=bookmarks.

Our contact email is berkeleylegals@gmail.com.

The application link is https://tinyurl.com/blsafall21

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2) Beyond Berkeley

Beyond Berkeley

Information on Getting Into Grad School
Are you an EOP/USP student thinking about or interested in pursuing Grad School?

This workshop is for you!

9/16  Writing an Effective Resume

9/23  Requesting Letters of Rec

9/30  Applying to Grad School

10/7  Funding Graduate School

Tuesdays, 12-2pm
Go here to RSVP.

For questions, email liglesias@berkeley.edu

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3) Incarcerated Scholars Prog

Incarcerated Scholars Prog

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 people, tools, resources, and information necessary to take action and make well-informed decisions regarding their academic journey.

The Incarcerated Scholars Program aims to break down these educational barriers for currently incarcerated folks by assisting them with all aspects of their reach for 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 & Where?: Flexible weekly drop-in hours served either in-person at Stiles Hall [2400C Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704] OR remotely

Who is eligible?: All UC Berkeley students (We prioritize underrepresented students: Formerly Incarcerated/System-Impacted/Re-entry/Transfer/Students of Color)

To Apply: Complete the application at the following link by September 10th, 2021, making sure to include a writing sample.
APPLY HERE: http://tiny.cc/ISP2021 

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4) Career Peer Advice

Career Peer Advice

Peer Advisors have officially started!

Need a quick resume review? Want to know how to write a cover letter? Need last minute help on how to make the most of the upcoming virtual career fairs? Our peer advisors have extensive training in these and other job search topics and can help you!

Starting, Monday, August 30th, drop in hours are held between 12:00-4:00 PM PST

* In person: Monday – Thursday

* Virtually: Friday

For more info: https://career.berkeley.edu/Peers/Peers

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5) Language Exchange SLC

Language Exchange SLC

Over the past 18 months, our virtual services brought together more than 750 students to hone their language skills and strengthen the bonds of our global campus community. Now, we are thrilled to announce the return of our in-person programming for Fall 2021!

Information about all of our service formats can be found at slc.berkeley.edu/lep.

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6) Legal Honors Society

Legal Honors Society

The Undergraduate Legal Honors Society strives to provide access to pre-law resources for all UC Berkeley students, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or any other limitation, and to educate students on the complexities one may face on the path to law school, as well as provide them with the ability to successfully navigate their professional and intellectual paths in the legal field.

ULHS is an all inclusive pre-law community. We host monthly meetings and exclusive pre-law events such as Mock LSAT with Testmasters, Diversity in Law Panels, Admissions Talks with Berkeley Law Admissions Officer, Internship Workshops with the Career Center, and many more! A ULHS membership will not only mean you’ll have access to these events, but also access to our newsletters that highlight local pre-law opportunities, our LSAT discount codes, and member-specific socials.

We will be hosting our info session on Monday, September 13th @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM PST on Zoom.

Our General and board member apps due: Wednesday, September 15 by 11:59 PM

General member app: tinyurl.com/ulhsmemberapp
Board member app: tinyurl.com/ulhsboardapp

We also post our events and resources on Instagram (@ulhscal_) and Facebook (Undergraduate Legal Honors Society) so be sure to follow us there!

If you have any questions you can DM us on Instagram or email us at board@ulhs.berkeley.edu!

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7) Gilman Schlrshp Wkshp

Gilman Schlrshp Wkshp

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad (in-person or virtually)? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop
Tuesday, September 14
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about:

  • Gilman eligibility requirements
  • Gilman application process
  • How the Gilman scholarship will factor into your financial aid package

We’ll also share tips for preparing a strong application, followed by a Q&A with a panel of UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars.

 

The Gilman application is currently open for applicants whose programs start between December 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022. This encompasses Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Academic Year 2022-2023 programs. The Gilman Scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship and to apply, visit gilmanscholarship.org.
Register here.

* If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Ayazi at mayazi@berkeley.edu or 510-642-1356 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Request a one-on-one 30-minute virtual essay review appointment with a UC Berkeley Gilman Scholar. In order to submit this request, you will need to have your three Gilman essay drafts completed. (Rough drafts and detailed outlines are okay!)

Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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8) Career bCourses

Career bCourses

Join the Career Center’s new bCourse!

The Career Center’s bCourses page provides an overview of our services, resources, and modules to help you enhance your career clarity, competitiveness, and connections. Complete module activities to help you be career ready!

Click here to enroll in the bCourse

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9) DSP Career Readiness

DSP Career Readiness

DSP Career Readiness Network: Employer Connections for Students with Disabilities
Wednesday: September 15, 2021 2-3:30 pm
Recruiters representing business, technology, state, and federal government job opportunities want to meet with students with disabilities. In the heat of career fair season, take advantage of a virtual networking event curated specifically for job seekers who may identify as needing accommodations in the workplace. Considering the connection-focus component, this will not be a recorded event. RSVP and attend on Handshake.

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