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Final Week Push

Final Week Push

As we come out of a haze filled with turkey, mashed potatoes and pie, we slowly and regretfully come to terms with finals coming up soon enough. Something we are not so thankful for. This understandably leads us as students to feel demoralised by the thought of getting back to the grind. Reassuringly Berkeley does...
Scholarships

Scholarships

Berkeley tuition keeps increasing and you may be thinking to yourself, “how can I afford college?” You pick up on-campus or off-campus jobs, ask your parents for $$ and when both of those options don’t work, take out student loans. You need to pay for college and continue your education at the #1 public university...
Graduate School

Graduate School

Over the years, there has been an increasing focus on higher education with many students going beyond the traditional 4-year bachelor’s degree programs and pursuing graduate school education. Today, we’re going to discuss the different types of graduate schools and find out if any of them are right for you. The following gives you a...
Balancing Life as a Student

Balancing Life as a Student

As midterm season is rapidly heading towards finals, the stress on campus is palpable. Statements such as “I can’t, I have to study” are becoming more and more frequent as people hide away in Main Stacks writing essays, making study guides, and cramming for tests. If you find yourself in this category, questioning when was...
Making the Most of Office Hours

Making the Most of Office Hours

Investing time in office hours can allow you to create a great relationship with your Professor or GSI. If you are interested in the subject they are teaching or in the work they have done, having a good relationship with them may allow the following: They may link you to articles, experience, or people that...
Passed / Not Passed vs. Letter Grade

Passed / Not Passed vs. Letter Grade

As a college student you have various options available to you, regarding which classes to take, which clubs to join, which major to pick, and even which grading option to choose for a class. You could choose to take a course for a letter grade or Pass/No Pass (P/NP). Having the choice to take a...
Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

As busy as we all are as students, keeping an eye on the world beyond graduation is an important way to ease the looming transition from the classroom to the workplace. One great way to balance academia and future career planning is to explore the world of internships–  temporary positions with companies, programs, or organizations...
Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors

I hope everyone is weathering midterm season okay so far! Not to cause panic, but this means that enrollment for next semester is actually going to be starting up pretty soon. This can, understandably, be an extremely confusing and stressful time, especially if you’re still considering what majors (or even minors) to pursue. With so...
What Transfers Need To Know

What Transfers Need To Know

Transferring to a 4 year university is exciting, especially when it is one of the top universities like UC Berkeley. You will be around, and maybe friends, with many other hard-working, intelligent and like-minded students, who are just as determined as you are! However, we all know that the transfer process can be very challenging...
Campus Resources

Campus Resources

Hello, there! There is so much that the UC Berkeley community has to offer to students in resources and opportunities that it can be overwhelming to absorb at once, or easy to miss. In this post, I’ll be presenting some resources to help you achieve your academic and post-graduation goals at Cal; feel free to...
Add/Drop Deadline

Add/Drop Deadline

Hello students! We are approaching the deadline to add or drop a class. Here’s everything you need to know about this deadline: The deadline is September 23rd. This means that you need to add and/or drop your classes before 11:59pm on September 23rd.   It costs $5 to add a class, and it costs $10...
L&S Advising Services

L&S Advising Services

The beginning of the semester is often plagued with uncertainties – will I get into the class I’m waitlisted in? Will my books arrive on time? Am I taking enough units to graduate? Will my class count towards my major requirements? Who do I talk to if I have a question? The good news is...