During the uncertainty of this period, when it's easy to feel isolated due to shelter-in-place orders or being across the world from UC Berkeley, it's more important than ever to engage with your community and reach out to others.
We encourage you to continue to form remote study groups, message and chat with your friends and family, make phone and video chat appointments with your professors and advisers, and participate in our remote events and activities!
Berkley Global and your student services team will be offering multiple remote opportunities for you to continue to engage, connect and take advantage of your time with UC Berkeley during the semester. Be sure to check your email for monthly newsletters about upcoming events!
Below are some virtual activities we are hosting. We will update this information as more details are finalized and events are added. Also, please be sure to check out our events page which lists other great events hosted by UC Berkeley Extension!
Graduate Admissions Panel
Thursday, October 29, 5pm (Pacific time)
Join us for an exciting panel discussion with five different UC Berkeley graduate departments! Learn about their graduate program offerings and what they look for in an applicant. There will be time for an audience Q&A, so come with any questions you have about the graduate admissions process!
You’ll hear from the following programs:
- UC Berkeley Economics Graduate Program
- UC Berkeley EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences) Graduate Program
- UC Berkeley Haas School of Business - Master’s of Financial Engineering (MFE)
- UC Berkeley Mathematics Graduate Program
- UC Berkeley Physics Graduate Program
Internships: A Gateway to Career Exploration and Advancement
Thursday, November 5, 7 PM (Pacific Time)
The dilemma: to get a job you need experience but to get experience you need a job.
But is a job the only way to get experience? Whether you’re a new college admit, ready to start your career, or a working professional that is looking to make a career shift, an internship is the universal gateway to career exploration and advancement.
Come learn about what an internship can do for you, how to get an internship, and the best ways to take advantage of one.
Halloween Costume Photo Contest
If you are in the US you may have seen spooky decorations popping up around town...We're gearing up for Halloween!
Whether this is your first Halloween or one of many, we invite you to dress up in your best costume and snap a photo to submit to our Halloween Photo Contest!
Whether you submit a photo or not, don't forget to vote for your favorite costume!
Meditation Mondays, 12-12:15 pm (Pacific Time)
Join us in Zoom to take a brief 15-minute break from your day to practice breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation to help you cope with daily stressors and build mental resilience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Zoom link!
English Conversation Tables
Wednesday, September 30, 5:00-6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Come practice conversational English with your peers! Have questions about something you saw on TV or heard in conversation? English Conversation Tables focus on slang, figures of speech and idiomatic phrases. Come bring any questions you might have or just stop by to chat with other Berkeley Global and degree-seeking students. Hosted by the Berkeley International Office.
Virtual Coffee Break
Tuesday, October 6, 4-5 PM (Pacific Time)
Join Berkeley Global and UC Berkeley degree-seeking international students at the next Virtual Coffee Break! Hosted every other Tuesday from 4-5 PM (Pacific Time) by the Berkeley International Office.
Berkeley Global Community Cookbook
We want to create a community cookbook filled with recipes from all of our global students! Do you have a favorite recipe? Something your family always makes and holds special memories for you? Share your recipe and the memories and stories associated with it in this google form!
We will compile everyone's submissions into a digital cookbook and send it out to all students so everyone can learn about your recipe! We are also interested in hosting cooking demos—either live or recorded—where you can cook or watch someone else cook and learn a new recipe!
Submit your recipe here before November 20! You can enter more than one.
Be a Pen Pal!
Sign up for a pen pal somewhere in the world! You can choose to be paired with a domestic US student or an international student. We ask that you email or snail mail each other every couple of weeks and we will share some discussion questions you can share about. It’s especially fun to put a postcard from your area in the mail to share with your pen pal!
Become a Student Representative
Apply today to be a Berkeley Global Student Representative! Student reps coordinate virtual or in-person (safely as public health restrictions allow) meetups and events for fellow students & alumni in their city or region! There will be an orientation to prepare you to be successful in your role, and support from Berkeley Global staff as needed, but this role is flexible for you to innovate and flex your creativity, building important leadership, event management, and organizational skills!
Complete this form if you are interested in being a student representative, or in attending local events! If you have trouble with the google form, please email us and we will send you an alternative format form.