Fall 2016 Week 5
In This Issue
- ToxSA
- Intern in Wash D.C.
- Big Ideas Contest
- SLC Writing Program
- GPP Minor Info
- CareerMail
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*Department News*
Add/Drop Deadline THIS FRIDAY

Deadline to add or drop courses without Dean's Approval is *Friday, Sept

This includes MCB 199
Honors Applications (H196A/B)

*Note the UAO closes at 3pm on Fridays so come early to get your CCN!*
*In other news...*
MCBUSA Mentorship Program Deadline

Interested in having a mentor to help guide you in your academic and
student life? Want to expand your interpersonal skills and advise a mentee?
Sign up for the mcbUSA Mentorship Program!

The mcbUSA Mentorship Program aims to connect MCB students with an
upperclassmen or graduate student mentor that guides them through their
academic career. Mentors and mentees can interact in a comfortable
environment that facilitates questions about classes and student life. Join
the Mentorship Program and become a part of this supportive MCB community

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2bylDRV
Deadline: *Tuesday, 9/20*.

For more information about mcbUSA Mentorship Program, please visit:

Feel free to contact us at mcbment...@gmail.com if you have any questions.
MCBcDNA Emphasis Night
Unsure about what emphasis you want to declare for the Molecular & Cell
Biology major? Differentiate your interests! MCBcDNA
hosting an  Introduction to MCB: Emphasis Night
Thursday, September 22nd from 7-9pm in 2063 VLSB.

The event will feature a panel of faculty from each of the five emphases to
give an overview of their fields, current research, and provide advice on
selecting the emphasis for you. This a great opportunity to find out which
of the emphases interests you the most, and ask professors and fellow MCB
students any questions you may have.

Free food will also be provided! If you have any questions, feel free to
contact us at mcbc...@gmail.com

Foresight Pre-Optometry Fall Conference
* Saturday, October 22 from 9AM-3:30PM in Minor Hall*
We invite you to join us and fellow aspiring optometrists at the annual
Fall Conference hosted by Foresight Pre-Optometry Club at the UC Berkeley
School of Optometry!

This year's event synopsis is as follows:

*Berkeley Optometry Program OverviewAdmissions and Application
WorkshopPre-Clinic DemonstrationsMock LectureInterview Workshop Tour of UC
Berkeley School of OptometryLunch with Current Optometry StudentsFaculty
and Alumni Panel*

As a 2016 conference attendee, you will have the opportunity to learn more
about UC Berkeley's optometry program, familiarize yourself with the
admissions process, meet current Berkeley Optometry students, receive
advice from practicing optometrists, and much more! This event is for
ANYONE interested in either optometry or Berkeley Optometry. This year's
conference will be free of charge, and housing accommodations with members
of Foresight may be made on a first come, first serve basis if you or your
group need a place to stay.

Registration has now opened! Please *REGISTER *here:

Registration ends *Monday, October 17th*, so do not miss out on the chance
to network with current optometry students and possible future colleagues!
We hope to see you there!

Please email the Fall Conference Co-Chairs, Vivian and Sophia, at
foresight.confere...@gmail.com if you have any questions.
ISPE Committees Application

*ISPE (Int'l Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) Committees Application*
Professional Development and/or Hackathon Committee now OPEN!

Interested in networking with industry professionals? Interested in
planning a biomedical device hackathon? Want to open doors for a career in
biotech/pharmaceuticals? Join ISPE (Int'l Society for Pharmaceutical
Engineering)'s Professional Development and/or Hackathon committees this
year! The application is open to everyone and we encourage *all majors* to
apply. We aim to connect students to industry professionals and help them
acquire technical skills for success. Apply today!! http://tinyurl.com/ucb

Further questions can be directed to berkeleyi...@gmail.com. Hope to see
your app!!
Public Service Scholarships

*Big Ideas*
Big Ideas Innovation Contest Has Launched!
Big Ideas is an innovation contest that provides funding, support, and
encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate
students looking to develop creative solutions to address pressing social
problems. Teams can win up to $18,000 in award funding, receive extensive
feedback from judges, access skills development workshops and networking
opportunities, get exposure to topic area experts, and participate in a
6-week mentorship period for finalists. Go to bigideas.berkeley.edu
email bigid...@berkeley.edu to learn more.

Info Session | B100 Blum Hall | *Sep 27 6:00pm*

*Apply to be a 2017 Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow!*
Fellowship Perks!

   - Free summer housing
   - Free summer transportation
   - Weekly student dinners We work with you to find you an internship
   you'll love!
   - Build relationships with political leaders
   - Learn valuable skills for working in politics and public service

Cal-in-Sacramento is one of the nation's most prestigious campus-based
public service internship programs. The Fellowship provides undergraduates
with first-hand experience in the most dynamic state capital in the
country, and many of these students have gone on to careers in public
service, government, and politics. Join the more than 500 Cal students who
have interned in Sacramento as Cal-in-Sac Fellows, and  apply today

Info Session:
October 20th, 2016 - 5 PM
IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall

App Deadline:
November 9th, 2016
Apply Today!

*UC Human Rights Fellowship*
The UC Human Rights Fellowship provides a $5,000 award for undergraduate,
graduate or graduating students to pursue human rights work with a partner
organization over the summer. *The application deadline is February 22,

The fellowship will enable students to carry out clearly defined fieldwork,
domestically or internationally, with organizations working on human rights
issues related to a student's area of interest. Applicants must plan to
spend at least 6-8 weeks full time or its equivalent part-time working with
a partner organization to qualify for the fellowship.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide students with an opportunity to
contribute to the organizations' work while also gaining practical
experience that may influence the students' areas of research,
academic focus, or career trajectory. The human rights fellowships are
student-initiated.  Applicants must identify the organizations they will
work with, the human rights issue to be addressed, and the parameters,
objectives, goals, and expected outcomes of their proposed fieldwork.

For more information, visit hrc.berkeley.edu. Click on Fellowship Program
for the application and FAQ. For more information, contact Andrea
Lampros at alamp...@berkeley.edu.
GPP Minor Info Session

You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor
Information Session!

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods,
and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality
in imaginative and effective ways.

Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and
demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it. Unless
otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground
Floor), on the following dates:

*Tuesday, September 27, 1pm - 2pm*
*Monday, October 3, 4pm - 5pm*
*Held in the Transfer Student Center.  This session will have a special
emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students
are welcome to attend.

Contact GPP Minor Advisors at gppmi...@berkeley.edu  with any questions or
meet with an Advisor during the following drop-in hours in 100H Blum Hall:

Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, October 5th.
There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be
found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.
Part -time Position at Oakland Chiropractic Office

Part time front office work available in busy Oakland Chiropractic office
in Jack London Square for personable, efficient and reliable undergrad or
grad students. Previous medical/ front office experience a plus but not
mandatory. May split time with other students

Flexible hours Monday- Saturday 7 AM- 7PM

Job responsibilities:

   - Answering telephones,
   - welcoming patients,
   - scheduling appointments for doctors and massage therapists,
   -  creating file folders for new patients,
   - computer work to include; patient data and daily charges
   - miscellaneous front office tasks

Starting pay: $17.00/ hour

Minimal weekly hours: 10 hours per week

Flexible time off during exams

Validated parking one block from office

Send resume to: bayareabacktowelln...@gmail.com please include days and
hours you are available and a phone number to contact you.
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