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The Rewards of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research may seem like a natural step for STEM majors. But for social science majors, it might not be their first instinct. At a recent Berkeley Connect in Sociology event, a panel of sociology undergraduates shared their experiences entering the world of research. Professor Kim Voss, the director of Berkeley Connect in Sociology, kicked […]

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Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Politics

Despite what some politicians may tell you, the scientific evidence is clear: climate change is a real problem, and it’s a big problem. At a recent event jointly organized by Berkeley Connect in ESPM (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management) and Berkeley Connect in Physics, a panel of professors spoke to students about this pressing environmental […]

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What Do You Mean by That?

What does it mean when your professor writes “so what?” on your paper? How can you make sure you get the best grade possible? At a recent Berkeley Connect in English event, Professor Hertha D. Sweet Wong joined a panel of Berkeley Connect graduate mentors to discuss how to get the most out of instructors’ […]

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Internet Architecture and the Rewards of Failure

Recently, Professor Scott Shenker gave a special lecture to Berkeley Connect students on internet architecture. The event was fascinating and surprising in more ways than one. Shenker opened by speaking humbly about his academic beginnings. He got his PhD in theoretical physics, and admitted to having no training in computer science. “I can’t program my […]

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Journalism as a 21st Century Career

English majors hear a lot of dire statements about the less-than-abundant job prospects awaiting them after graduation, but many remain hopeful about their futures despite these nerve-wracking warnings. Some are interested in going into journalism, a field that seems particularly risky to enter in the digital age. At a recent Berkeley Connect in English event, […]

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Students for Good

Students who gravitate towards social welfare want to make a difference in the world. As they think about post-college careers, they wonder how they can have an impact. Recently, Berkeley Connect Social Welfare students got a chance to explore some of the options available to them as they heard about the experiences of two young, […]

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All the Places You’ll Go… with a Philosophy Degree

When you are an undergraduate stressing out about the future, one way to relieve your stress is to hear about all the different career paths that alumni in your major have taken. Fortunately for Berkeley Connect Philosophy students, a panel of UC Berkeley Philosophy alumni were willing to share their experiences of life after graduation. […]

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Life After History

“What are you going to do with a History degree?” For History majors, this question is all too familiar. The prevailing attitude towards the major is often one of confusion or even contempt. If you are not planning on becoming a historian, how can majoring in History possibly help you in the job market? Well, […]

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Breaking into Research as an Undergrad

The topic of research can be daunting for an undergrad. You know you’re supposed to be doing it to build your resume, but you’re not sure how or where to find a research position, or what exactly research even entails. Luckily for Berkeley Connect Physics students, a panel of Physics majors recently came together to […]

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Exploring the Architectural Heritage of UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley students don’t have to travel far to view inspiring examples of architecture and landscape design. Anyone who has visited the campus knows it’s a magnificent sight to see. With the Neoclassical beauty of Doe Library, the tranquil forest groves near Faculty Glade, and the glorious Sather Tower visible from miles away, students’ daily […]

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