Icebreakers for Office Hours

February 7, 2022

Smiling female college student smiles as she shakes hands with a female professor.It is common to feel nervous about using office hours, either for support in a course or when you're trying to get to know faculty or GSIs. Today, we're sharing tips and suggestions for how to get your conversation started!

Tips If you introduce yourself by email, don't be discouraged if you don't hear back or if the response...

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...

Get a personal mentor (and a unit!) with Berkeley Connect

January 11, 2022

Two students talking with Berkeley Connect mentorFinding mentorship at Cal can seem daunting, but there are amazing opportunities at Berkeley that make finding mentorship approachable to everyone! Michele Rabkin from the Berkeley Connect program helped us learn more about a program that helps you find both mentorship and community at Cal.

What is Berkeley Connect?

Berkeley Connect is a...