College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Opportunities 4/22/11

April 21, 2011

I. Project Pueblo
II. SAGE Scholars Program
III. Greet New Transfer Students!

I. Project Pueblo
As students of this university, we are privileged to not only attend a great school but an institution known for its passion and involvement in social justice issues. Project Pueblo at Berkeley wants to make sure this legacy continues, and we want to include you. Project Pueblo is a student-led organization that connects passionate students with communities that truly need our help..We are currently planning a End of Semester/ Early Summer trip (May 23-29) to the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona, a region that has been negatively affected by historical, social, environmental and political forces. Here are some of the things that you can do:

• Improve sub-standard housing conditions and build affordable housing
• Learn about sustainable agricultural practices
• Build basic sanitation facilities (bathrooms and running water) in families that doesn’t had them in the past 40 years.
• Learn and help about environmental justice, public health, and social issues that the Navajo faces
• Experience traditional Navajo Culture

If you would like more information on how to get involved and become part of the solution (and in the process reclaim for yourself Berkeley's legacy) please come out to one of Project Pueblo's info session:

April 18 (Monday) 7 Pm - 8 PM at Evans 39
April 21 (Thursday) 7 Pm - 8 PM at Wheeler 222
April 26 (Tuesday) 7Pm – 8PM at Dwinelle 89
April 27 (Wednesday) 7Pm – 8 PM at Dwinelle 211

If you cannot make it to this time, please email us at info@projectpueblo.org or check our website www.projectpueblo.org for updates.


II. SAGE Scholars Program
UC Berkeley's SAGE Scholars Program provides professional leadership training and career development opportunities to students of all majors. SAGE Scholars are low-income and high-achieving undergraduates who receive practical experience through paid internships, mentoring/coaching, and education. SAGE is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year. To apply and for more information on SAGE, please visit: http://sagescholars.berkeley.edu/prospective-sage-scholars. Students should be pell grant recipients.

As part of the program, SAGE introduces students to company/organization representatives that hire students for paid internships. The hiring company/organization will ultimately make the final decision of internship placements through their interview process.

All SAGE Scholars attend a Fall-semester Haas School of Business-sponsored professional development course, taught by business professionals and campus faculty, that covers topics such as resume drafting, interviewing techniques, negotiation strategies, business writing, as well as presentation and leadership skills. SAGE Scholars may be required to take another Spring-semester course on entrepreneurship.

SAGE Scholars also work with professional coaches to learn strategies for staying focused on goals, managing time, and recognizing their strengths.

Application Deadline:
For continuing students (Freshman admits): April 29th, 2011
For new transfer students: May 30th, 2011


III. Greet New Transfer Students!
Would you like an opportunity to greet and welcome newly admitted transfer students? We are looking for student volunteers to congratulate newly admitted transfer students. We will call newly admitted students on May 1st, 2nd,3rd, & 4th, as well as holding the annual "Transfer Student Resource Fair" on May 7th. Below are the details for these events. Please SIGN-UP AT: http://tinyurl.com/caltransfer

1) Phone-Banking to newly admitted students:
*Hosted at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 110 Sproul
Sunday May 1st 3-6pm
Monday May 2nd 5-8pm
Tuesday May 3rd 5-8pm
Wednesday May 4th 5-8pm
*Food Will be Provided

2) Transfer Student Resource Fair in the Zellerbach Auditorium:
May 7th 11am-3pm