College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming CNR Events 9/11/12

September 11, 2012

I. Career Externships
II. Alternative Breaks

Career Externships and Alternative Breaks Info Session

Wednesday, September 12th, noon-1p, 260 Mulford Hall

It's never to early to begin thinking about how you might spend your winter and spring breaks. In fact, deadlines to apply to these programs are in a few weeks! Stop by the CNR Resource Center in 260 Mulford Hall on Wednesday at noon to hear from program representatives more about two great alternatives to just lounging around this winter and spring break:

Winter Externship Program (brought to you by the Career Center)

Get an insider’s view of a career field by shadowing Cal alumni in their workplaces during Winter Break. An externship is an opportunity to:

Explore a career field
Experience the workplace up close and personal
Learn how to apply your academic major through discussions with a professional who has a similar background
Assess your "fit" for a particular position or organization
Make career connections and begin establishing your alumni network

Observe the day-to-day activities of your Cal alumni sponsor, discuss specific jobs and careers with alumni and their colleagues, and sometimes obtain limited hands-on experience. Find out what it’s like to be a public defender, TV producer, doctor, architect, engineer, teacher, CEO, social worker, writer, scientist, consultant, attorney, IT analyst, professor, youth center director, financial advisor, and more.

Externships are available in a wide variety of career fields in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, and other domestic and international locations.

Application deadline is November 26th at 5p.

Alternative Breaks (brought to you by the Cal Corps Public Service Center)

Alternative Breaks is a service-learning program for students to explore social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection during their academic breaks. Alternative Breaks offers several week-long trips coupled with a semester long academic course on issues such as environmental justice, health care, immigration, and homelessness. Students serve throughout California, and in Oregon, Arizona and Louisiana.

Since 2001, Alternative Breaks has offered students opportunities to connect to the greater community through meaningful service, education, and reflection during their academic breaks coupled with a semester-long course. Participants return from their experiences with greater insight on a particular social justice issue and a deeper understanding on what it means to get involved in the community. Alternative Breaks introduces students to issues in a particular community, providing them with the knowledge and ability to make an informed impact on their own communities, and to create a memorable and fun experience in a team environment.

Some of last year's opportunities included:

Environmental Justice: Examining Health, Building Community, Demanding Equity
Rethinking Social Justice to Include our Furry Friends
We Are Human: Immigration & Arizona
Food for Thought: Food Justice and Sustainability
Give Me Shelter: An Immersion into Poverty and Homelessness
Urban Health in Los Angeles
The Battle for Human Dignity: The Central Valley Cause
Voices of the Unheard: The Struggle for Equality and Rights in Indian Country
Katrina Forgotten? Deconstructing the Aftermath
Breaking Down Borders between San Diego and Tijuana

Hope to see there!
CNR Advising