College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Welcome to the CNR Newsline!

September 21, 2009

Welcome to the CNR Newsline!

The CNR Office of Instruction & Student Affairs regularly receives information about jobs, research, internship, and volunteer opportunities from various sources, and we frequently update the Newsline to keep you informed about current CNR and campus events.

The Newsline is also available online as a blog, and we would like to encourage you to subscribe to the CNR Newsline RSS Feed to receive continuous updates each time a new entry is added. You can also visit the blog on the CNR website at http://nature.berkeley.edu/blogs/newsline/ to peruse previous entries. If you've become accustomed to our weekly e-mails, don't worry, we will still send them out, but they will include a listing of what is available on our blog, which is where you'll find the most detailed information.

Enjoy!
-CNR Staff

Upcoming Deadlines and CNR Events

ALL STUDENTS:
The deadline to Add/Drop courses is this Friday, September 25. Make sure to check your schedule on BearFacts to verify that it is accurate!

GRADUATING SENIORS:
The Fall Degree list will be closing on Friday, September 25. If you have yet to place yourself on the degree list for this Fall, visit the Office of the Registrar in Sproul Hall to pick up a Bachelor Candidacy form.

CNR STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER EVENTS:
Wednesday, September 23, 5-6:00pm, 260 Mulford
Learn about the application process and gain valuable tips for applying! All of the panelists have served on Admissions Committees, and grad student panelists will speak from both sides of the admissions process.

Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Career Center Events and More!

Seventh Annual Marine Resources Population Dynamics Workshop in Florida for 2010
All Expenses Paid Educational Opportunity for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Workshop Date: January 2-8, 2010
Application Deadline: October 14, 2009
Presented by the National Marine Fisheries Service and Virginia Tech

This week-long workshop will provide training about the dynamics of marine populations to undergraduate students from acros+s the nation. Population dynamics will be explored in the context of case studies, one involving harvested fish species and one involving sea turtles or marine mammals.

The workshop is designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds and interests, and a basic understanding of ecology. We encourage applications from students majoring in Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Marine Biology, Natural Resource Management, Statistics, Wildlife Science and other related fields.

The workshop will be conducted at the Mote Tropical Research Laboratory on Summerland Key, Florida. The unique week-long workshop will be taught by Virginia Tech faculty and National Marine Fisheries Service biologists. The week will include coursework, fieldwork, and social activities. Build new friendships with top students across the nation. Meet with faculty and agency biologists. It is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

All expenses will be paid for those students selected; including travel, housing, meals, supplies, etc. Applications are now accepted for the competitive selection process. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted. For application materials or more information, please go to www.nmfs.vt.edu or send an email to nmfs@vt.edu or call (540) 231-1975.


Volunteer for The Berkeley Project
Come join The Berkeley Project for “Berkeley Project Day” on Saturday, October 10, 2009
Volunteer Information:
The Berkeley Project is a student-led initiative to bridge the Cal campus & Berkeley community through community service. Over 1000 students gathered from all over Cal to work together with our community partners at 43 service project sites all over the City of Berkeley. Every fall since then, we have committed to hosting massive community service events, increasing the number of volunteers we send out to 2,000 with 70 service project sites in 2008.
Registration begins Friday, September 11, 2009. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register, please visit www.berkeleyproject.org .


7th Annual AMSA ARC/ UCD Pre-Medical & Pre-Public Health Conference
Transforming Your Journey to Medicine: Med School Fair, Deans of Admissions from Stanford, Harvard, UCSF, etc., MCAT Director, Informative workshops

Conference Information:
Registration: Early Registration: $20 (until 9/18/2009), Late Registration: $25 (9/19-9/25), After 9/25/09: $40. Check in starts at 6:00 a.m at University of California, Davis.

Program Highlights: *Medical School Fair *Community Service Fair*MCAT Director from AAMC*AMCAS Director*How to Get Involved In Your Community* Inspirational Stories* Counselor/Advisor Round Table*High School Program

Key Note Speakers: Darrel Kirch, M.D., President & CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges; Steve Shannon, D.O., MPH, President & CEO, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Mathew Spitzer, M.D., President, Doctors Without Borders; General Eric Schoomaker, M.D., Director, California Department of Public Health; Lauren Hughes, M.D., MPH, National President, American Medical Student Association; Dr. Jack Scott, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

Informative Workshops: *Interview Workshop * Women in Medicine * Financing Your Medical Education * MCAT: Debunking the Myths * Osteopathic Medicine * Summer Programs * Non-Traditional Students *Personal Statements * Over 60 other Workshops!
For more information and to register, please visit AMSA AARC/UCD online at: www.amsaarc.org .


The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program at University of California, Berkeley
Juniors: Public Policy, UCB PPIA Summer Institute--Application Deadline: 11/1/09
* 2010 PPIA JUNIOR SUMMER INSTITUTE--APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/09*

UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 2010 PPIA Junior Summer Institute. The application deadline is *November 1, 2009*. For the application materials and to apply, visit: http://ppiaprogram.org/app/. UC PPIA Fellowship Application deadline is November 1, 2009.

Program Information:
The PPIA Program is open to college juniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in being prepared for graduate studies and ultimately careers in public policy and international affairs. The program is an intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging leaders in public service. Participants complete course work in economics, statistics, and policy analysis; and visit local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Each year we select thirty students to participate in the program from across the Please review the application information below.

Benefits: Students selected to participate receive:
* Assistance with travel expenses to and from the Summer Institute * $1000 Stipend
* Free room and board
* Free books and materials
* A minimum $5000 fellowship from a consortium graduate school where the PPIA fellow is accepted

Eligibility:
-Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
-Applicants must apply during their junior year of college
-Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues most affecting historically underserved communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans/South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific
Islanders, Latinos/as and a commitment to working on these issues, as shown by past and/or current service.

To Apply:
For more information, please visit our website at: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/ppia/index.html . For the online application, visit: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/app/ . If you have any questions, please contact Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, email: martha_chavez@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-4266.


Other PPIA programs, Michigan, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, Maryland
The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 20 years. JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
For more information, please visit http://www.ppiaprogram.org/programs/jsi.php .


UCSB, Duke, Michigan, Yale – Environmental Grad Programs, 11/19
Admissions Joint Open House -- San Francisco**
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6 - 8:00PM
The Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102-2115

Join us for a joint open house hosted by University of California at Santa Barbara's Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment and Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This is your opportunity learn about graduate opportunities in the environmental field from the Nation's top environmental schools. Each school will make a brief presentation and will be available to answer all of your questions throughout the gathering.

https://apply.environment.yale.edu/events/?id=0436c97ae78e4b6eb0d0a0d0009b9bf5


Upcoming Career Center Events
This Week and Next Week’s Events: 9/20/09-10/03/09

Login to Callisto for compete details and to RSVP for events: http://callisto.berkeley.edu

Appointments with Career Counselors are available, including 15 minute Mini-Appointments at the Career Center. Go online to schedule an appointment: http://career.berkeley.edu/Info/MakeAppt.stm

Industry Career Series: Careers in Consulting with Professor Frank Shultz
Tue, Sep 22 (4:00 PM)
Pop-ins@Haas: Job Search Group for any economy
Wed, Sep 23 (3:00 PM)
Wed, Sep 24 (3:00PM)
Wed, Sep 30 (3:00 PM)
Thu, Oct 1 (3:00 PM)
(more dates available through the semester)

State Department Internships in Washington, D.C. and Abroad
Wed, Sep 23 (12:00 PM)

Finding a Job in a Tough Economy!
Wed, Sep 23 (6:00 PM)

Consulting Interviews Workshop
Wed, Sep 23 (6:15 PM)

Preparing for the Masters & PhD Career Fair and On-Campus Recruiting for Grad Students & PhDs
Thu, Sep 24 (5:00 PM)
Consulting Forum
Thu, Sep 24 (6:00 PM)

Hot Jobs Series: Federal Government Careers & Internships
Tue, Sep 29 (5:00 PM)
Looking Beyond Academia
Wed, Sep 30 (5:00 PM)

09 Biotech & Bioengineering Career Fair/Masters & PhD Career Fair
Thu, Oct 1 (12:00 PM)
Engineering/Technical Employer Roundtable
Thu, Oct 1 (1:00 PM)