Summer Opportunities Fair logoThank you to those who joined us for our 2022 Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options through UC Berkeley including summer courses, study abroad, summer minors and certificates, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more! If you weren't able to make it or would like to learn more, we invite you to visit our Summer Sessions website and YouTube page.

We also encourage you to learn more about our 2022 fair exhibitors below and the opportunities they offer.


 

Exhibitors


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Summer Minors & Certificates
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African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies offers innovative interdisciplinary lower division prerequisite requirements, special topics and core major-required courses. We also offer a joint Race and the Law Summer Minor with Ethnic Studies and online classes on Race, Class and Gender. Visit our website for more information on the Summer Minor.

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American Studies

American Studies will offer American Studies 101, The Art of Advertising: Consumption and Culture in Postwar America - Summer Session A, MTW 1-4pm, SOCSC 170

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Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

The Department of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (DAGRS) offers summer courses, field and research opportunities, intensive language courses and summer scholarships. Our summer courses meet DAGRS major requirements and L&S Breadth Requirements. Greek and Latin “bootcamps” complete introductory courses and prepare students for intermediate study. All UCB students can apply for scholarships, field school and research opportunities.

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Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers lower division prerequisite requirements, special topics and major required courses. Please visit our website for more information on the summer courses we offer.

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Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy offers summer courses for both non-science and science majors that can fulfill L&S breadth requirements as well as special topics courses on the latest theoretical and observational astrophysics. Visit our website to learn more about our program.

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Berkeley Changemaker™

You could have gone almost anywhere and you chose UC Berkeley -- we're so glad you did! For generations, people like you have come to Berkeley to leave their marks on the world, questioning the status quo as they think, and act, beyond themselves. Our Course 12 will activate your passions and help you develop a sharper sense of who you want to be, providing the tools you'll need along the way. Whether you want to start your own company, launch an NGO, discover your passion, or learn how to effect positive, lasting change from wherever you are, our Berkeley Changemaker community has a place & a course for you.

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Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy

The Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy is a unique program that combines comprehensive accounting coursework with professional networking and informational events. All majors welcome! All grade levels welcome! Scholarships and Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

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Berkeley Global Internships

The Berkeley Global Internships program allows you to earn academic credit while also gaining practical, project-based internship experience in a variety of industries in both domestic, international, and virtual locations. All majors and class levels are welcome to apply!

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Berkeley Summer Abroad

Summer Abroad programs are Berkeley courses led by Berkeley faculty travelling abroad over a 4-6 week period. Courses are listed as Berkeley courses and may satisfy major and/or college requirements. Examples include: “Dublin, Ireland: Sport, History, and Cultural Identity” and “Greece: Mediterranean Nutrition and Food Systems.”

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Berkeley Summer Sessions

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses in over 80 academic disciplines and is an ideal way to speed up the progress of your academic career. Sessions are three, six, eight, ten, or twelve weeks in length, and classes start as early as May or as late as July. All courses carry regular academic credit and will be recorded on your Berkeley transcript.

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Cal Energy Corps

The Cal Energy Corps is a paid summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions. All placements are challenging, full-time assignments with leading organizations in the private and public sector, enabling students to gain professional experience working in a supportive and cohesive learning environment.

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Cal Housing - Summer Housing

All students staying in Berkeley over the summer are eligible to live in University Housing and are encouraged to apply! University Housing provides a convenient, clean, and safe environment to all students living on-campus. Inventory includes singles, doubles, and triples in both residence halls and apartments. Take advantage of these benefits and set yourself up for success by living on-campus!

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Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies offers general advice to students planning to research and study topics related to African Studies. We also offer Carl Rosberg and Judy Geist undergraduate fellowships of up to $3,000 to support travel to Africa for research and study. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit our website. We also have an Award for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in African Studies. To submit your thesis, visit this form and follow the submission instructions.

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Responsible Process Implementation Minor

This 5-course Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering minor offers a practical learning experience for physical sciences students to explore real-life industrial issues so that they may effectively and ethically perform their professional functions in a business environment. Topics include quantitative process improvement techniques, the role of Green Chemistry in industry, and environmental impacts of chemical process on workers, consumers and society.

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CITRIS Workforce Innovation Internship Program

We invite students from all majors to apply for an internship in one of five areas of emerging IT innovation: Aviation, Climate Resilience, Digital Health, Robotics, and Semiconductors. Students will receive pre-internship training, weekly support in a cohort model, and a $6,000 stipend for working 30 hours/ week for eight-weeks. Internships will run from June 2022 - August 2022.

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Clinical & Counseling Psychology Minor

The Clinical & Counseling Psychology minor allows students to explore the diverse career paths of clinical and counseling psychology. The curriculum focuses on basic psycho-biological and sociocultural mechanisms (e.g., neurobiology, social relationships, culture/race/ethnicity) that underlie common mental health problems across the life span. It also provides an overview of major theories and issues/debates in applied mental health professions across different practice settings (e.g. schools, independent practice, hospitals, and industry).

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College of Environmental Design - Summer Programs

The College of Environmental Design offers several introductory summer programs - open to both UC Berkeley and non-UC Berkeley participants - for those interested in exploring the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, urban design and sustainable city planning. Programs are available for high school and current college students, as well as post-Baccalaureate applicants.

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College Writing programs

College Writing Programs offers courses in public speaking, Reading and Composition, English as a Second Language through our Summer English Language Studies Program, creative writing, and a joint minor/certificate with the Graduate School of Education in teaching English in a global context.

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Comparative Literature

We will be offering in person R&C courses and remote AC courses. Visit our table to learn more!

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Design Innovation

The Maker Launch Pad Summer Program at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is an intensive, six-week, summer program that exposes students from all majors to the fundamentals of designing, prototyping and fabricating physical objects. Students earn 6 units, have full access to the Jacobs Makerspace, are assigned a dedicated studio desk, and benefit from career coaching & industry events. Only 30 spaces are available.

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Digital Humanities Summer Minor

The Summer Minor in Digital Humanities brings students to the cutting edge of humanities scholarship. Digital Humanities offers you the skills to make your work communicable and relevant in today’s digital world – skills you’ll use as a scholar and as a professional. Come explore the possibilities with us!

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Early Academic Outreach Program

UC Berkeley's Early Academic Outreach Program works with under-served high school students to assist them in gaining access to higher education. The summer Pre-College Academy (PCA) is a six-week academic enrichment program that enrolls students from around the Bay Area in writing & math. EAOP is seeking college student Teaching Assistants to work with our students during PCA.

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Early Development & Learning Science: The Developing Child Minor

The Developing Child is an interdisciplinary, developmental science minor and certificate program focused on children from the prenatal period to age 8. Integrating research, practice, and policy with problem-solving and implementation skills for the real world, the innovative coursework and practicum will enrich your approach to working with or on behalf of young children. The Summer Minor (UCB students) or Certificate (non-UCB college students) must be completed in one summer (5 courses).

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Earth & Planetary Science

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science offers summer courses that will satisfy L&S physical science or biological science breadth requirements. EPS summer courses cover a wide variety of earth sciences, from geology and earthquakes to marine science and soil conservation. Summer research opportunities are also available with faculty. Visit our table to learn more!

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East Asian Languages and Cultures

East Asian Languages and Cultures offers Introductory & Intermediate Chinese, Japanese and Korean language courses. We also offer East Asian focused Reading & Composition, Literature and Culture courses in translation.

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Education Minor

The Undergraduate Minor in Education at UC Berkeley provides students with an opportunity to examine systematically an institution that occupies a unique position in society and profoundly influences the lives of virtually every member of society. It enables students to gain a critical understanding of the correlations between education and the development of societies and individuals. Online courses available.

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English

Come learn more about summer course offerings, the English major and minor!

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Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Come preview ESPM courses offered this summer and take advantage of speaking with an advisor on courses related to environmental issues.

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Ethnic Studies

The Department of Ethnic Studies offers lower and upper division courses, covering critical and interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity with a focus on the experiences and perspectives of people of color within and beyond the United States. We offer courses in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicanx Studies, Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies as well as the Race and Law Minor/Certificate and Study Abroad courses. These courses are open to all majors.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

Did you know that you can use your summer financial aid for Berkeley Summer Abroad, Global Internships, and the UC Education Abroad Program, and for online courses? You can also use your summer financial aid to attend classes at any UC campus or at an approved exchange program with another university or college. See the summer financial aid website for more information.

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French

The French Department offers courses on campus and in Paris, including Global Internship in Paris, Berkeley Study Abroad: French Language, Culture and History, and Summer Global Internship in Paris.

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Future Histories Lab

Future Histories Lab is a place to connect with community. We uncover hidden histories in order to shape new narratives. We offer great interdisciplinary, project-based, community-engaged summer courses that combine art-making, history, environmental design and urban studies.

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Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and Women's Studies offers in-person, online courses and a variety of opportunities during the summer to study Gender and Sexuality in the light of international and national focuses, from the viewpoints of real life to cyberculture; geographic constructions to films and novels; and biology to relationships. Join us in this fascinating journey.

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Geography

UC Berkeley Geography offers courses and field and research opportunities. Open to all majors, come learn about the wide range of topics Geography encompasses: from our newest research area, Black Geographies, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets.

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Global Poverty and Practice Minor

Learn how you can pursue the Global Poverty & Practice Minor and have the opportunity to complete a volunteer/internship experience focused on poverty and inequality either locally or abroad. Funding is available to enable students to complete this experience.

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Global Public Health Summer Minor

The Global Public Health Summer Minor explores health-related issues affecting populations in the United States and worldwide. Courses cover a range of disciplines and methods relevant to promotion and protection of human health, emerging health issues, healthcare systems, and approaches to address problems and intervene. Visit our table to learn more!

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History

We offer a dozen lower and upper division lectures as well as a suite of 2 credit courses in various historical areas.

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Integrative Biology and Molecular & Cell Biology

Stop by to learn about IB and MCB lower and upper division summer courses, research experiences, and popular study abroad programs.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies (ISF) will be offering four courses during summer 2022. ISF 100H: Introduction to Media and International Relations, ISF 100A: Introduction to Social Theory and Cultural Analysis, ISF 100D: Introduction to Technology, Society, and Culture, and ISF 100E: The Globalization of Rights, Values, and Laws in the 21st Century. Course descriptions may be found here on our department website. Visit our table to find out more about the ISF major!

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Italian, Scandinavian, and Slavic

Come explore summer courses in Italian Studies, Scandinavian, and Slavic! Our courses explore ancient Scandinavia, modern-day true crime, Armenian films, Russian culture, and more, and fulfill R&C, L&S breadth, and major/minor requirements. We offer both online and in-person classes. Stop by our table for more info!

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L&S Sophomore Support: Sophomore Rising

Sophomore Rising is a FREE summer transition bCourse designed for 3rd and 4th semester sophomores in L&S. This 6-week, guided bCourse is an opportunity to produce a semester-by-semester plan outlining remaining coursework and activities outside of the classroom that support your goals. Summer Sessions enrollment is NOT required.

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Media Studies

Media Studies will be offering courses during Summer 2022, including Media Studies 10: Introduction to Media Studies. This course is a prerequisite for the Media Studies major and must be taken before applying to the major. Come by our table and learn more!

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Minor in Digital Journalism

Success in the digital age demands skill as a communicator. No matter your major, learn the skills journalists use: writing, video, photography, audio, and social media – to build audiences and get your work noticed. We now offer courses year-round!

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Music

Come check out the Music courses offered this summer and speak with an advisor on course planning!

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Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS) offers a number of fellowships to support Cal students in carrying out research projects during the summer. Information will be provided on programs such as SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) and Haas Scholars.

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Physics

The Department of Physics offers summer courses for both non-science and science majors that can fulfill L&S breadth requirements as well as meet lower and upper division major requirements. Visit our website to learn more about our program.

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Plant & Microbial Biology

The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology focuses on the molecular, developmental, and evolutionary biology of plant and microbial species. We offer summer courses required for the Microbial Biology major and a lower-division plant course that satisfies biology breadth.

Stop by our table to get a head start on meeting your graduation requirements!

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Psychology

Preview Psychology courses offered this summer, explore the option to be a Research Assistant, or learn about our brand new Clinical & Counseling minor program.

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RCNR Forestry Field Camp

Rausser College of Natural Resources Forestry Field Camp is an eight-week intensive program, located in the Sierra Nevadas, that provides an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management.

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School of Information

The I School offers three professional master’s degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our MIMS program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes small classes and project-based learning. Our MIDS program trains data scientists to manage and analyze the coming onslaught of big data, in a unique high-touch online degree. Our MICS program prepares cybersecurity leaders with the technical skills and contextual knowledge necessary to develop solutions for complex cybersecurity challenges. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

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Sociology

Stop by the Department of Sociology table and learn more about our Summer 2022 courses!

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South and Southeast Asian Studies

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies examines the literature, culture, history, religions and languages of this region. Our department offers Summer Abroad Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance, in which students will immerse themselves in hands-on practical research in the Philippines.

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Summer BUILD at the Public Service Center

Summer BUILD is a reading mentoring program that matches UC Berkeley students with summer camps serving elementary school students to help them stay reading and keep their literacy skills over summer break. Hours are flexible, 4-20 hours/week Mon-Fri and students can earn Work Study pay, field study units, or volunteer.

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Sustainability Summer Minor and Certificate

Gain a valuable credential while developing new skills and a comprehensive understanding of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The courses take an interdisciplinary approach to environmental, business, economic, social, political, and cultural issues. Students complete a minimum of 5 courses. The program and individual courses are open to UC Berkeley undergraduates, students from other institutions, and the general public.

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Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS)

TDPS offers summer courses in acting, public speaking, acting for social change, performance theory, and performance appreciation. Beginning in Summer 2022, TDPS will offer a three-course summer certificate for Performance & Culture in the U.S. The certificate program allows students to deepen their U.S. cultural literacy and intercultural communication skills while learning how performance intersects with media and society. Students are welcome to enroll in TDPS summer classes without completing the certificate.

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Accessibility Accommodations

If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Vanessa Rappleyea-Otto at vrappleyea@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event