How to "fit everything in" as a transfer student

January 24, 2022

Line of tables with students and signs advertising student organizationsBeing a transfer student means trying to get the most out of UC Berkeley in a shorter period of time, but you might be surprised how much you can fit in!

L&S College Adviser and liaison to the Transfer Student Center, Torey Bookstein had some advice for transfers who want to do it all.

Prioritize and Plan


What to do with your summer as an L&S student

March 13, 2023

Three students on Memorial Glade, reading and playing guitarWhen it comes to mapping out your time at Cal, those summers offer a lot of possibility! We're here to offer some ideas on what you might do with your summers.

Also, keep an eye out for the annual Summer Opportunities Fair to further explore these opportunities!


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 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.