Blog of the Peer Advising Leadership Program, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

February 9, 2011 9:21 PM

Events on Campus

One of the great aspects of attending Berkeley is the amazing opportunity to participate in the plethora of events, seminars, and festivities available to students. Take a break from the pure academic setting and avail yourselves of of all the great resources this campus has to offer! Here are a list of interesting events that are happening on campus this month:

a) Individual Resume Critiques*
260 Mulford Hall, Student Resource Center (sign-up at front desk)
Feb 14-17, 20 minute appointments
Bring your resume and get feedback before the upcoming career fairs!


a) UC Berkeley Marks 50 Years of Peace Corps:
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy called on Americans to give two years of their
lives in service to others as Peace Corps volunteers. UC Berkeley students answered.
In 50 years, more than 3,400 alumni of UC Berkeley have served overseas, ranking the
campus #1 in the nation for producing Peace Corps volunteers.

On the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary, Cal reflects on this legacy of international
service and renews the call for the next generation of Peace Corps volunteers.

Visit http://peacecorps.berkeley.edu to learn more about the Peace Corps 50th
Anniversary Symposium and Celebration on Saturday, February 26, register for events,
and mark your place in Berkeley - Peace Corps history.


b) Seventh Annual Environmental Justice Symposium

Students for Economic and Environmental Justice (SEEJ) is planning and hosting
Berkeley Law’s 2011 Environmental Justice Symposium, “Hungry for Justice: Growing an
Equitable Food System.”

In four unique lunch events, from Monday, February 14 through Thursday, February 17,
panels of visionary lawyers, practitioners, and activists will discuss international
trade policy and the global food market, hunger as a social ill, low-income
communities’ access to healthful food, and industrial farming and farm workers’
rights. Each speaker will draw clear connections between her discussion topic, the
environmental justice movement, and the roles that lawyers and policymakers can play
in these arenas.

c) Microfinance for Student Loans: Giving Youth a Little Credit

Silicon Valley Microfinance Network Speaker Event: Thursday, February 24th at Blum
Hall on the UC Berkeley campus featuring Kushal Chakrabarti (Co-Founder & CEO,
Vittana), Michelle Kreger (Regional Director for Francophone Africa and the Middle
East, Kiva) and Noga Leviner (General Manager, Lumni), as they discuss the
challenges, successes and future landscape of the new frontier of harnessing
microfinance for students loans, both in the US and abroad.

Industry leaders are leveraging debt and equity-like investments as well as P2P
lending models to provide youth (both in the US and abroad) with the tools necessary
to pursue higher education. As a result, the student-loan market has experienced
explosive growth. SVMN is proud to present this unique opportunity to hear the
nation's leaders talk about the rise of using microloans for education and answer
your questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and to register:
http://februaryspeakerevent2011.eventbrite.com/?ref=eivte&invite=Njk2NzY1L21tY2Nvcm1pY2tAYmVya2VsZXkuZWR1LzA%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invite

Register early! Online registration closes the day of the event. At-the-door
admission is $10 more. Tickets are limited!




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