L&S Peer Advisers offer advice to new students: “It's ok to feel overwhelmed during your first semester, especially after taking that first midterm or two. Remember to breathe, you belong here just as much as any other student!" - Karina Fong-Hirschfelder Third Year, Linguistics major (Music and Applied Languages Studies minor) . . . If you’re struggling in your courses, meet with an L&S college adviser or attend a Save Your Semester workshop this week to learn more about resources to support you on campus.
We’re going live on Instagram tomorrow, Oct. 17th! If you’ve got schedule planning questions and don’t want to wait for an appointment, join us at 4:30 pm. We’ll be responding to general questions and talking all things schedule planning.
Graduating in Fall 2018? The deadline to add to the fall degree list is Friday, October 12th. . . You can check to see if you are on the fall degree list by going to the “My Academics” tab in CalCentral. . . If your expected graduation term is incorrect, check in with an L&S college adviser.
Who’s awesome? You’re awesome! Adviser Torey Bookstein is thrilled to let you know why being undecided on your major can actually be a good thing in today’s workshop, “7 Steps to Choose a Major”. 262 Evans at 1:00 pm. . . This workshop will be offered again in November and December if you didn’t catch it today. See our Facebook page for all L&S event details.
Paris? Rome? Hong Kong? The options are endless when it comes to studying abroad. Come learn how you can make living and learning in a different culture an integral part of your undergraduate education at the Study Abroad Fair this Friday, September 28th 11am-4pm @ MLK Student Union. Learn about programs, locations, and internships! @ucbstudyabroad
"My name is Jessica Ohm and I’m a 2nd year from Bentonville, AR. I am intended Economics, pursuing pre-med track. My interests include music (playing piano/singing) and helping others in any way that I can—teaching yoga to senior citizens and volunteering at Alta Bates allows me to pursue this interest. I am also a part of Kappa Gamma Delta, Cal's pre-health sorority. In the future, I hope to attend medical school and become a doctor and possibly serve in the Peace Corps. As a student in the College of L&S, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the caliber and abilities of your peers and the sizes of the lower division classes. Having said this, I had to learn to not feel as stressed by the pressure and instead use this as motivation to better myself, both academically and personally. I also had to learn to not be afraid to seek help whenever necessary. The College of L&S provides ample resources to ensure students’ success—between advising, major advising, etc. Joining a community of like-minded individuals, which in my case is Kappa Gamma Delta, provided another outlet of support and help to better my college experience thus far. Overall, the College of L&S is the best place for me to explore my academic interests and discover new ones as well." . Every Monday, we’ll be featuring an L&S student to showcase the undergraduate experience. If you are interested in being highlighted, please fill out this form: bit.ly/studentsofLnS
Did you know that there's a new mentorship program led by a team of L&S graduate students this fall? From getting to know your professors to developing effective study habits and selecting a major, the mentors will help you excel at Cal. Learn more about the program here: bit.ly/gradmentor
“My name is Joey Kratz and I am currently studying Economics and Statistics. Outside of my academics, I play trombone in the Cal Band (Go Bears!) and I work in marketing for The Daily Californian. What I love about being a student in L&S is the ability to explore outside my departments when completing my 7 Breadth requirements. I've had the opportunity to take some of my favorite and most impactful classes through the L&S Discovery courses. One class that stuck out, in particular, was L&S C140V The History and Practice of Human Rights, where we studied the development and challenges of human rights on an international level. I'm excited to see where my liberal arts education takes me in these next two years." Photo Credit: @calband Every Monday, we’ll be featuring an L&S student to showcase the undergraduate experience. If you are interested in being highlighted, please fill out this form: bit.ly/studentsofLnS
TODAY! 9/11. Learn strategies to optimize your learning and boost academic performance at our “Study Smarter, Not Harder” workshop. This is the first of five workshops this semester run by a team of supportive L&S graduate student mentors! Register at bit.ly/gradmentor (link in bio).
Taking your first Math or Chemistry class at UC Berkeley this fall? Join us for these webinars this week to get insider info on how these courses are taught and strategies for success. TONIGHT is our Math Bootcamp webinar 7-8 pm. Go to our Facebook events page to register! You can find us by searching UCBLnSadvising.
***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to winner @carlos0ri0l !*** Happy Golden Bear Orientation week to all our new #calbears! Follow us and tag 1 new Cal Bear you’ve met this week for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Contest ends August 21st at 11:59 pm. #welcomebears
College Adviser, Jhovany Gonzalez, talks about pressures to conform and following his own path in college in the latest installment of our Adviser Profile series. What will you be most proud of looking back on college 5, 10, or 20 years from now?
COURSE ALERT! Did you know that L&S is the largest college at UC Berkeley? Offering more than 80 majors, the possibilities for academic exploration are both awe-inspiring and overwhelming. Structure your exploration and gain some additional support your first semester by enrolling in LS 1W: Exploring the Liberal Arts. Offered in Fall 2018, this is a 2 unit hybrid course for entering students, particularly those who are undecided about the major they would like to pursue. It provides an introduction to the intellectual landscape of the College of L&S revealing the underlying assumptions, goals, and structure of a liberal arts education. Learn more about it on the course site: ls1.berkeley.edu
“There are a wide variety of paths one can take and still be happy and successful.” College Adviser Greg Cera offers advice to his younger self in the latest installment of our adviser profile series. Click the link in our bio for captioned videos on our YouTube channel.
They’re here! If you’ve been on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what DeCals are available for Fall, it’s time to head to decal.berkeley.edu to see what’s offered and get registration information! #berkeleybound#ucberkeley