Career Center

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Berkeley graduate students receive career planning guidance and employment-related assistance from the Career Center.


Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grants — 10/26/2015

The University of California Natural Reserve System provides research grants to graduate students enrolled at any University of California campus other than San Francisco and who are using one or more of the 38 sites in the UC Natural Reserve System


Women’s Hackathon Honors I-School Students

Four Master’s students from the School of Information competed in the one-day Women’s Hackathon at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park in April.  The four designed a new Facebook feature that allows users to save and organize especially interesting content from their own timeline or from elsewhere on Facebook. Later they can “relive” that saved content in its social context.

Margaret Rhee

Graduate Student Wins Chancellor Award

In early May, Margaret Rhee, a doctoral candidate in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Studies, was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service in the category of Campus-Community Partnership for her project “From the Center.”

FitWell Free 4 All — May 6, 3:30 to 6:30pm

Release some end-of-semester stress at the FitWell Free 4 All event on May 6, 3:30 to 6:30 pm by taking part in a variety of free workouts available to the campus community in front of the Recreational Sports Facility. Highlights … Continued

Sexual Assault Awareness Month and New Website

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the University is hosting a series of events designed to raise everyone’s awareness within the campus community about how each individual can play a role in promoting healthy foundations for personal development, interpersonal … Continued

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Winners Announced

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently named five UC Berkeley School of Optometry students and one School of Public Health student as this year’s recipients. Ka Yee So won for her proposal to employ a bilingual, telemedicine approach as a screening … Continued

AERA Awards Two Berkeley Professors

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) — the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education — recently recognized two Berkeley graduate school professors for excellence in education research. Janelle Scott, an assistant professor in the Graduate … Continued


Alumna Wins on “Wheel of Fortune”

Haas School of Business alumna, Melody Akhtari, appeared on the popular televised show “Wheel of Fortune” on March 20, 2014, and went home a champion. Soon after graduating from Haas School of Business in 2011, Akhtari applied to become a … Continued

VSPA Announces New Resources for Berkeley’s Spouses and Partner

The VSPA (Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs) recently held a career development workshop for Berkeley’s spouses and partners, where participants shared the challenges they face during their stay at Berkeley. Among these were visa problems, employment issues, childcare difficulties, and … Continued

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Do you need a break from the rigors of graduate work this spring? The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive offer a variety of events and shows for your artistic, cultural, and intellectual pleasure.

Alumni Search for Answers in West Berkeley

For archeologist Allen Pastron, digging in the dirt in search of evidence of a time long past has always been a way to explore history in a tangible form.

New Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies

This academic year marks Berkeley’s inauguration of the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies for graduate students. The Designated Emphasis provides curricular and research resources for students who want to concentrate on Jewish Studies within their respective disciplines and have their … Continued

Tips for Surviving Graduate School

Alumnus, David Nguyen, found the transition from college to graduate school difficult. It took him longer than he first anticipated to complete his degree. He now shares his ideas on how to survive graduate school in a recently published book.

Investigative Reporting Program Wins Prestigious DuPont Award

The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism recently won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast and digital news for the documentary “Rape in the Fields.”

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Student in School of Social Welfare Studies Sex Trafficking

Lynsey Clark, a master’s degree student at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, recently published an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, focusing on the child sex trafficking epidemic in her local community.

Skydeck program participants work at their computers

Berkeley Becomes Beacon for Entrepreneurs

Unlike the South Bay, which has long been a mecca for startups, the East Bay is only recently blossoming as a nebula for startups and, at its center, is the business accelerator, SkyDeck Berkeley.

11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship – 3/1/2014

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering eight $10,000 postgraduate 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships. The new program established by Michael Pollan, the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, is … Continued

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship – 2/4/2014

Alpha of California announces a limited number of Graduate Fellowships to be awarded to UC Berkeley doctoral students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa during the 2014-15 academic year. Preference will be given to students who have nearly completed … Continued

Wiseman Comes to Berkeley

Frederick Wiseman visited Berkeley on December 3 to present his newest film “At Berkeley,” during two free screenings.

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City Planning Students Tackle Climate Change in Richmond

A group of UC Berkeley graduate students have recently teamed up to help Richmond residents tackle the negative impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, flood risks, and increased energy and water consumption.

Whitaker Program’s Summer Grants Program — 2/4/2014

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the 2014-2015 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program competition. The program funds emerging U.S.-based leaders in biomedical engineering/bioengineering to conduct a study and/or research project abroad, with the underlying objective of increasing … Continued


Thanksgiving Fun

To help weed through the seemingly endless possibilities this Season we compiled a list of opportunities to have fun, plan your holiday shopping and perhaps give back to the community.

New Faculty Reception

The Graduate Division hosted the New Faculty Reception for 63 newly hired faculty, many of whom gathered at the Morrison Reading Room to become acquainted with resources available to faculty working with graduate students.

Study Abroad at Cambridge (UK) this Summer — 3/11/2016

The University of New Hampshire is sponsoring its thirty-eighth annual faculty-led summer program in the UK at the University of Cambridge. The program will be accommodated at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest and best known of the … Continued

DAAD German Studies Research Grant –11/01/2013

This specialized program from the German Academic Exchange Service offers up to ten German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one … Continued

DAAD Conference Funding in German Studies—10/31/2013

The German Academic Exchange Service is now accepting applications to receive co-funding to organize workshops, seminars and conferences that embrace the interdisciplinary and/or comparative study of the history, politics, economics, law, society, culture and the arts of Germany. The deadline … Continued

The Master of Fine Arts at Berkeley

The two year MFA in Art Practice has attracted applicants from around the world for its flexible curriculum based on the practice of creating art in a variety of mediums.

A optometry sudent covers a young students right eye and performs an eye exam.

Schweitzer Fellowship Continues at Berkeley

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship has consistently chosen UC Berkeley health-focused graduate students to provide health care to the medically underserved.

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Berkeley Alumnus Wins PEN Literary Award

Last month UC Berkeley alumnus Leonard Mlodinow was awarded the PEN: E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior.