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Find Your Fall 2017 Berkeley Connect Welcome Event

Did you enroll in Berkeley Connect, or hope to enroll? Are you trying to figure out where to go the first week? Each Berkeley Connect program kicks off with a welcome event; sections begin meeting the following week at the date/time/location listed in the schedule of classes. Check the schedule below for the date, time, and location […]

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Notes on Changing the Campus Culture

Entering a classroom in Morrison Hall, Berkeley Connect Music students were greeted with an array of sensory pleasures: the speakers played “Footprints” by Wayne Shorter and the strong smell of garlic and Chinese takeout pervaded the room. Once the students had settled down, graduate mentor Elizabeth (Beezer) de Martelly explained the focus of the day’s […]

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My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment, Spring 2017

We invited students participating in Berkeley Connect in Spring 2017 to enter our Student Voice Contest and share with us a memorable experience they had in Berkeley Connect. The winning entry was written by Surina Gulati, who participated in Berkeley Connect in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.   Berkeley Connect has given me a tremendous sense […]

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The future of fission (and other sources of energy)

  How do you envision the future? Self-driving cars, virtual reality, Hyperloop passenger pods? Whatever gadget or gimmick might reveal itself in the future, all technologies have one commonality: their reliance on energy. Tackling the question “How can physicists shape our future?,” Berkeley Connect Physics students broke into teams of three or four to brainstorm […]

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Preparing for professionalism with ESPM

“What is your dream job? What job are you applying for? Do they match?” As the Spring semester nears its end and employers begin recruitment for internships and part-time jobs, many undergraduates are thrown into the professional world unsure exactly how to  pursue their dreams or whether they have the skills they need to thrive. […]

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Sociology faculty share their paths to academia

As students start to think about what they will do once their undergraduate years are over, they can feel like they are being presented with many pathways and little direction. In an effort  to connect students with more information about their options, Sociology Berkeley Connect planned two major career-oriented events: one focused on academia and […]

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Experiencing History at the Bancroft Library

Consumed by our present reality, it can be difficult to imagine history as anything but words and dates: abstract notions of the past. History majors, however, seek to bridge the gap between past and present. Recently, the faculty for Berkeley Connect History facilitated this discovery process by bringing students to the Bancroft Library. Located at […]

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Finding opportunities for engagement in social work

Students who are interested in making a difference in the world have to sift through a bewildering array of opportunities available to them here on campus. To help with this process, a panel of students who have been involved with  the LEAD Center, Peace Corps, and Public Service Center recently shared their experiences with students […]

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Ethnic Studies Alum Challenges and Inspires Students

Ethnic Studies Berkeley Connect invited alum Ruben E. Canedo, described by faculty director Michael Cohen, as “irrepressibly inspirational,” to share his undergraduate experience and provide insight into his post-graduation path. Canedo began the session by asking the group two questions: “Who here is the first of their family to attend college?” and “How many of […]

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Berkeley Connect English brings literary thinking to BAMPFA

This semester, Berkeley Connect in English has reoriented its syllabus to survey many modes of art. The students are being encouraged to move beyond the familiar practice of analyzing written texts and explore other avenues for understanding human expression. Last week, Berkeley Connect English students visited the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive (BAMPFA). There, […]

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