College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events 2011.10.04

October 3, 2011

- Check out upcoming Career Center Events
- Attend the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Conference
- Check out the Women in Renewable Energy Career Panel: Blazing the Way to the Top!
- 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
- Come to the NCRA Jobs in Recycling Workshop

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.

Attend the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Conference!
October 11-13, 2011
Freeborn Hall, UC Davis

Visit the conference website to see Program Teams and Workgroups that are meeting during the conference. Program teams are umbrella structures under which workgroups now operate. Six program teams and seven workgroups are meeting during the conference. cattleANR members from throughout the state will participate in panel discussions on a variety of topics, which include the role of California in the global food system, water, local and regional food systems, public policy, climate change, food safety, hot issues in agricultural production and using social media for outreach.

For a list of workgroups that will be meeting at the conference, visit:

Check out the Women in Renewable Energy Career Panel: Blazing the Way to the Top!
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:30-8:30 PM
Hub SoMA, 925 Mission Street (at 5th St.), Suite 105, San Francisco, CA

The Women's Environmental Network (WEN) and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) are excited to present the WOMEN IN RENEWABLE ENERGY CAREER PANEL.

Details: Considering a career in cleantech? Unsure of which path to take? Wondering how an advanced degree (MBA, Masters, PhD) will impact your choices? Is getting an MBA really worth the ROI? If any of these questions have crossed your mind lately, it's time to ask the experts firsthand! Fortunately, we have rounded up four of the most accomplished female executives in the renewable energy field. These women are single-handedly smashing the proverbial industry glass ceiling in the wind, solar and smart grid sectors. Panelists will discuss their professional and personal development in their respective fields and how members of the audience can carve a clearly defined pathway to a clean energy future! Attendees will have ample time to ask questions and network before and after the presentation.

The event is open to the public. Cost: $10 (Student), $20 (Member/Early bird rate through 10/3), $35 (Regular). Arrive early to enjoy hearty appetizers and fine wine.
Panelists include:
- Moderator: Liz Oh - President and Co-founder of Solar Marketing Group
- Pamela Lippe - President of e4
- Daphne Li - former COO of and Advisor to Sungevity
- Sonita Lontoh - Head of Corporate Marketing at Trilliant
- Stephanie Wang - Director of Programs and Campaigns at Clean Coalition

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! 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

Come to the NCRA Jobs in Recycling Workshop!
Consider a job in the exciting, impactful and growing field of Recycling and Waste Reduction. Come to the FREE NCRA Jobs in Recycling Workshop on Government Jobs on Wednesday November 9th at 6pm at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne St, San Francisco (a light dinner will be provided). Learn from Timonie Hood, Zero Waste and Green Building Coordinator, EPA Region 9; Donnie Oliveira, Green Jobs Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment and Roland Williams, General Manager, Castro Valley Sanitary District. Everything you need to know about this field and how to become a part of it will be covered. For more on this FREE workshop and to sign up, please send an email to