Open House for Graduate Students

Eshleman 444 2465 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Come check out the Graduate Assembly Business Office (Eshleman 444) and enjoy snacks and coffee for an open house on Thursday, April 4 from 10am to 12pm. The space is also open to all graduate students Monday - Friday 9-5 as a workspace, meeting space, and wellness space.

Python Intermediate: Part 2 of 3

Online via Zoom

This three-part interactive workshop series is a follow-up to D-Lab’s Python Fundamentals. It covers loops and conditionals, creating your own functions, analysis and visualization in Pandas, and the workflow of a data science project. Learning Objectives After completing Python Intermediate, you will be able to: Understand and write for-loops. Understand and write if-statements. Write your own functions. Do basic operations in Pandas, including simple visualizations. Understand the basic workflow for a data science project. This workshop does not cover the following: Navigating Jupyter Notebooks, assigning variables, data types, and error messages. These are covered in Python Fundamentals. Advanced DataFrame manipulation. This is covered in Python Data Wrangling. Advanced data visualization. This is covered in Python Data Visualization. Workshop Structure Python Intermediate has 3 parts. Each of the parts takes 2 hours, and is delivered in a lecture-style coding walkthrough interrupted by challenge problems and a break. Instructors and TAs are dedicated to engaging you in the classroom and answering questions in plain language. Part 1: Control Flow and Functions Part 2: Data Analysis and Visualization Part 3: Project

Library totebags and swag giveaway/raffle!

Doe Library Doe Library, Campanile Way, Berkeley

Show your Cal 1 card and fill out a quick survey to receive a free library totebag, while supplies last. Survey respondents will also be entered into a raffle - 10 lucky winners will receive a $50 Giftogram gift card (to be emailed to you after our event). We’ll also have postcards, stickers, pencils, bookmarks and other library swag for you. Have questions about library research? We can get you started! When: April 3, 11 AM to 1 PM and April 4, 11 AM - 1 PM Where: North entrance, Doe Library (Map)

Creativity and Connection at the Inclusive Excellence Hub

The Inclusive Excellence Hub 2515 Channing Way, Berkeley

Join the Office for Graduate Diversity for a relaxing afternoon as you unleash your inner artist and engage in activities to soothe your soul. We’ll provide the painting supplies and you can choose between a quiet space to work or a social space to connect with others. Refreshments and other destressing activities will also be provided. Space is limited, please RSVP to secure your spot!

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: General Presentation Session

Online via Zoom

Are you interested in teaching and researching worldwide? The Fullbright U.S. Student program is looking for students and young professionals to engage in the global community through academic and cultural exchanges in more than 140 countries worldwide. If you would like to learn more about the program, staff from the Institute of International Education (IIE) will be holding a virtual General Presentation Session on Thursday, April 5, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:15 PM, Pacific Time. In this info session, UC Berkeley’s Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) will also cover institution specific details, deadlines, and next steps.

Easy Attendance Tracking with iClicker & PollEverywhere

Online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to streamline attendance-taking processes in your classes using iClicker and PollEverywhere. We will explore the functionalities of each platform and provide hands-on guidance on how to effectively leverage them to automate attendance tracking, and syncing to bCourses gradebook. By the end of this workshop you will: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the features and capabilities of bCourses, iClicker, and PollEverywhere for attendance tracking Develop practical skills to effectively set up and manage attendance automation Learn strategies to enhance student engagement and participation through interactive attendance-taking methods Build confidence in implementing attendance automation tools to streamline administrative tasks and focus more on teaching and learning This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in optimizing their classroom management processes through the automation of attendance-taking. No prior experience with the platforms is required, but basic familiarity with bCourses and engagement tools (iClicker, PollEverywhere) would be beneficial. This session will run for 30 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes reserved for questions. This session will be held via Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link. ➡️Register for this event here!⬅️

Social Impact Jobs: Private Sector

Online via Zoom

Through this session you will have an introduction to alumni & professionals working in Social Impact roles at for-profit companies. You will also learn strategies to reach out to folks working in these fields for further guidance on your career journey. 4:00-4:10pm - Welcome & Activity 4:10-4:40pm - Alumni & Professionals answer prepared questions 4:40-4:55pm - Q+A from Students 4:55-5:00pm - Wrap up & Contact info share

Python Geospatial Fundamentals: Part 2 of 2

Online via Zoom

Geospatial data are an important component of data visualization and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and elsewhere. The Python programming language is a great platform for exploring these data and integrating them into your research. Python Geospatial Fundamentals: Part 1 This workshop is the first one of the two-part series on using Python for fundamental geospatial analysis and visualization. After this workshop, you will be able to: Recognize different forms of geospatial data and coordinate reference system (CRS), Use GeoPandas and matplotlib libraries to map and analyze spatial data. Python Geospatial Fundamentals: Part 2 This workshop is the second one of the two-part series on using Python for fundamental geospatial analysis and visualization. After this workshop, you will be able to: Apply more advanced Python libraries for interactive visualization. Choose domain-specific spatial datasets to create your own maps.

UndocuGrads Monthly Support Circles

Online via Zoom

Each virtual circle will start with a brief grounding meditation, offer space for individual check-ins, and conclude with strategies for emotional resilience. Come take a breather, invest time to check-in with yourself, be heard, and recalibrate your mental health! All sessions facilitated by, Diana Peña, Undocumented Student Program Psychologist. No experience necessary to join. For individual support outside of these circles, please contact one of USP's mental health providers directly: Dr. Bianca Barrios (510) 664-5342 Dr. Diana Peña (510) 664-7483 Register in advance here for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Beyond the Status Quo: Career Opportunities for Undocumented Talent

2440 Bancroft Way, BerkeleyCA 94720 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA

Join us for this year's Career Readiness Event for undocumented students! We will introduce NEW and Existing resources that help you make a living regardless of immigration status. Moreover, our counselors/advisors from USP, BCE, and the Graduate Division can provide their expertise and insights to empower you during your career journey. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with professionals and peers who understand and support your unique circumstances. Register via HandShake here

Beyond the Status Quo: Career Opportunities for Undocumented Talent

Blue & Gold Room 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Join Berkeley Career engagement and the Undocumented Student Program to learn resources to help maximize your career potential! DACA and undocumented students experience unique challenges when pursuing educational opportunities and employment. Undocumented students have concerns about employment barriers and their immigration status being discovered. DACA students are under constant threat of their benefits being rescinded. These communities are dedicated to educational attainment and contributing to the workforce. Berkeley Career Engagement is committed to supporting your professional success regardless of citizenship, immigration and/or work authorization status.  

Python Text Analysis: Topic Modeling

Online via Zoom

Topic Modeling. How do we identify topics within a corpus of documents? In this part, we study unsupervised learning of text data. Specifically, we use topic models such as Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Non-negative Matrix Factorization to construct “topics” in text from the statistical regularities in the data.

Biryani Pe Charcha

1122U Rooftop 1122 University Ave, Berkeley

Join us for a delightful evening of Biryani pe Charcha! 🍲✨ Reconnect with fellow South Asian students for an unwinding session after Spring Break, and learn more about getting involved with the South Asia Business Association (SABA) at Haas. Don't miss this opportunity to mingle, munch, and make meaningful connections! 🍛✨ See you there! 🌟