The Berkeley Connect mentoring program at UC Berkeley is launching in Spring 2014 with over 1100 students enrolled in ten different academic departments across campus. Through this blog we will provide a glimpse of the Berkeley Connect experience, with reports on faculty lectures, alumni panels, campus excursions, social gatherings, and small-group discussion sessions.

For students who are already enrolled in Berkeley Connect, this blog will give you a window into how the program is unfolding in departments other than your own. For students who are considering participating in Berkeley Connect in the future, we hope the accounts on this blog will convince you to get involved. And for anyone interested in learning more about the Berkeley Connect mentoring model, this blog will provide case-studies of the program in action.

Thank you for your interest in Berkeley Connect!

Professor Maura Nolan
Director, Berkeley Connect