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Undergraduate research: 5 ways to get started

January 1, 2022

Magnifying glass with insect underneathGround-breaking research takes place across all academic disciplines in the College of Letters and Science. Even as an undergrad, you have the opportunity to take part in discovering new findings or testing new ideas.

Here are five ways you can get started:

1. A research program

The Office of Undergraduate...

Cal in the Capital: a public service internship program

July 25, 2022

Group of smiling students holding rakes in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.S.

Cal in the Capital (CITC) is a summer internship program in Washington, DC. Often, students aren't sure about the differences between this program and UCDC. So we asked the 2022-2023 Student Directors of Cal in the...

Public Service and Activism: 5 Ways to Get Started

December 31, 2021

Group of 13 "Alternative breaks" program leaders making silly faces at camera, standing in front of garden of potted plantsWant to make a difference? Whether you're on a path toward a career in public service or activism and want to start building your resume or if you want to do something meaningful with your free time, here are 5 opportunities to explore:

1. Public Service Center


Make an impact with Berkeley Changemaker

May 2, 2022
Students in Berkeley Changemakers t-shirts posing with the Oski Bear mascot who is holding up a Berkeley Changemakers t-shirt What are the Berkeley Changemaker courses? Can anyone enroll?

Berkeley Changemaker courses are designed to help students clarify the impact they want to make in the world and understand how to make that happen. Changemaking is...

Get money for your research or public service project!

January 25, 2022

Conducting research or carrying out a public service project comes with all sorts of rewards, from skill development to making an impact. If you're thinking you could do more if only you had a budget to work with, consider applying for a grant! Today, we're highlighting three amazing grant options that are timely for the beginning of your Spring semester.