College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events 09/23/11

September 23, 2011

- Join the student organization SEEDS!
- Take free KAPLAN exams!
- Visit the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden's Plant Sale!
- Check out upcoming Career Center Events!
- Participate in the AMSA ARC/UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Public Health Conference!
- Volunteer at Berkeley Project Day!
- Submit your poster to the 2011 BERC Innovation Expo!
- Check out the 2010 TGIF Grant Winner BERC Energy Symposium!
- Attend the Graduate School of the University of Missouri's Emerge Fall Preview Weekend!

Join the student organization SEEDS!
On Friday, 8/23 at 4pm in 260 Mulford Hall, join current chapter members and new people interested in SEEDS for an awesome opportunity to meet Teresa Mourad, the director of Education and Diversity on the national ESA level! She's coming to help us connect to the broader SEEDS community, the resources from the ESA, and the ideas and inspirations that started the program in the first place.

The first general informational meeting of the year will be the following Tuesday the 27th and 5pm on Memorial Glade, weather permitting!

Take free KAPLAN exams!
Interested in grad school? Kaplan Test Prep is offering free practice exams for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, and more on September 24 at 10 a.m at Boalt Hall. The exams will be proctored and participants will receive a free detailed score analysis immediately after finishing their test! Attendees will also receive special discounts on Kaplan preparation courses and materials. Students can register here:

Visit the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden's Plant Sale!
Members` Sale & Silent Auction: Sunday, September 25, 9-10:30am
Public Sale: Sunday, September 25, 10:30am-2pm

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden - specializing in regionally appropriate, Mediterranean-climate plants including California natives, and plants from South Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Central and South America - will have over 5,000 plants available at its 37th annual fall sale.
For sale: home-grown natives, rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents from the very small to landscape specimens, rare bulbs, Asian plants, glorious vines, tropical plants, houseplants and much more. Enjoy great prices and know all proceeds help support Cal`s Garden. Plant now for pleasure and for next year`s blooms in your garden. The UC Botanical Garden`s expert staff and volunteer propagators will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.

Member Privileges:
Join at reduced rates for Cal State and Faculty. Members get a jump on things with the Sunday morning Members` Only Sale. This special preview includes coffee and a light breakfast. Join at the door or online on the Garden website.
More at:

The Garden is open every day from 9 am-5 pm and is always free to students, faculty and staff. We hope you will join us for our Fall Plant Sale.

Check out upcoming Career Center Events!
**Don't miss the Career Center's upcoming 2011 Law School and Grad School Fairs!
Law School Fair: Tuesday, October 4
Graduate School Fair: Wednesday, October 5 (Medicine/Health) & Thursday, October 6 (All)
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (Tuesday-Thursday)
Location: MLK Student Union, Pauley Ballroom (3rd Floor)

Bring your Cal SID - open to all Cal students (and members of our Alumni Advantage Program) *The Career Center is pleased to host this event with: Sigma Alpha Nu, Latino Pre-Law Society, Berkeley Legal Studies Association, Alpha Epsilon Zeta, American Medical Student Association-Berkeley, and Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilippinos (P4). Please check the web directory on Callisto for a full list of schools that will be attending the fairs:

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from over 50 Law Schools and over 90 Graduate/Professional Schools! These fairs provide you an opportunity to investigate law and graduate schools from around the world. You will be able to speak informally with representatives about their programs, collect literature and receive information on the application procedures. Get ahead start on your future today! Going Global: A great career/internship resource for internationally-minded students!
Are you an...
- International Student Looking for Work in U.S.?
- American student looking for work abroad?
....then *Going Global* is the resource for you!
For international students: Going Global is an online resource that will help you get started with and organize your international job search in the United States. Going Global features career and employment opportunities in the largest cities across the USA. You can find *H-1B* employer listings for every state and in every city guide.
For American students: Going Global is also a helpful tool for Americans interested in working overseas, providing country specific career advice and information for over 25 different countries. This resource is also a great way for you to organize your international job search. For example:
* Learn how to design a resume for your job/internship search in Germany
* Research employment trends in China
* Get interviewing advice and cultural information for your internship in Japan
* Access professional resources, work permit/visa information, financial considerations AND MUCH MORE
* Network with internationally minded students and professionals through GLOBAL CHAT

To access Going Global log into Callisto at You will find a link for Going Global on the Callisto home page under Resources.

Participate in the AMSA ARC/UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Public Health Conference!
The 9th National AMSA ARC/UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Public Health Conference: “Mapping Your Path to Medicine” is October 8th-9th 2011 from 8am to 6pm. The conference is the biggest pre-medical conference on the west coast and there will be speakers from many organizations such as Kaiser and Doctors Without Borders. There will also be over 85 Medical schools and 20 Public Health programs attending as well as over a hundred workshops to attend. There is an all inclusive ticket for $90 that includes transportation, housing, admission, 6 meals and snacks. If you are interested in attending the conference or have any further questions, more information can be found at Deadline to register is October 1st.

Volunteer at Berkeley Project Day!
Berkeley Project Day is almost here! Are you ready to volunteer?

Berkeley Project is the school's largest student-run community service organization. Every fall we host a city-wide community building service event in which 2,000 students, alumni, parents, retirees and other community members volunteer to work on various service projects throughout the Berkeley and Oakland region.

This year, we have partnered up the UC Berkeley Homecoming Team, and will be celebrating our largest event ever! Both UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and the City of Berkeley’s Mayor Tom Bates will be welcoming all the volunteers as we kick off this wonderful day of service on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers and inspiring leaders be a part of Berkeley Project Day. There are MANY ways to get involved and lots of leadership opportunities for those who are interested!
* We are still accepting applications for Site Leaders. Apply NOW!
* Become a part of the Marketing/Recruiting team! Meet us in front of the Golden Bear Cafe at 8pm on Monday, Sept 19. Let us know you’re coming; email!

Submit your poster to the 2011 BERC Innovation Expo!
The 2011 BERC Energy Symposium is accepting submissions for this year’s Innovation Expo poster session. The BERC Energy Symposium Innovation Expo provides exposure for our community’s latest energy and resources breakthroughs in the fields of science, engineering, policy, economics, and others. We anticipate approximately 80 posters from researchers at Berkeley and LBNL and from our colleagues across the U.S. and abroad. The Expo also features exciting startups, cleantech organizations, national labs and campus offices, a keynote by energy pioneer Jigar Shah, and an expected crowd of up to 400 attendees.
· Date: October 20th, 2011 - Thursday
· Time: 6:00-9:00pm
· Location: Berkeley Art Museum – 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
· Cash prizes: $9,000 in prizes: (one $2000, four $1000, & six $500 winners)
· Free tickets: Participants will receive free admission to the conference
· Featuring:
o 80-100 posters from Berkeley, LBNL, Stanford, and other top institutions
o 10-20 featured presenters: Berkeley-affiliated startups, LBNL, IPIRA
o Rockin' Keynote: Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison and CEO of Carbon War Room
· Exposure to hundreds of industry professionals, venture capitalists, technology lawyers, academics and fellow researchers from across the university and beyond, and other key players in the energy community.
· Free Food: Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails!
· We'll Print For You! Free poster printing service is provided to those who request it.
HOW: RSVP & Submit an abstract with (a) your name, (b) project title and (c) 150-word description by Monday, October 3 to:

Space is limited, so submit your abstract soon! Selected posters will be announced on Wednesday, October 5th. The top-ranked posters from the Innovation Expo will also be invited to present at the conference on October 21. For more information:

Check out the 2010 TGIF Grant Winner BERC Energy Symposium!
The 2011 BERC Energy Symposium will take place on October 20-21 to showcase cutting-edge energy research from UC Berkeley and debate the most pressing issues and crucial strategies for addressing our shared global energy challenges. Come join us! More information is available at:
2011 Berkeley Innovation Expo
* Date: Oct 20th, 2011 - Thursday
* Time: 6-9pm
* Location: Berkeley Art Museum
2011 BERC Energy Symposium
* Date: Oct 21st, 2011 - Friday
* Time: 8am-6pm
* Location: MLK Student Union

Attend the Graduate School of the University of Missouri's Emerge Fall Preview Weekend!
The Graduate School of the University of Missouri (MU) invites prospective graduate students from underrepresented groups (African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Pacific Islander) to attend our Emerge Fall Preview Weekend which will be held October 26-29, 2011 on the MU campus. Students participating in the Emerge program will have an opportunity to:
· learn about the opportunities for research and academic growth available to students at MU, a leading research university
· meet current grad students and contacts in your program of interest
· attend various scheduled social activities
· collect information about the admissions process and funding sources
All costs associated with official events of the weekend (travel, lodging, meals, all scheduled activities) are paid by the MU Graduate School. Learn more at