Weekly Opportunities - April 3, 2017

Become a Peer Advisor!

Are you excited about Psychology and eager to assist your peers? Do you have an interest in Counseling or Student Affairs?


Psychology Peer Advising is a great program to get involved in! We are looking for students who are very enthusiastic about the major and, are passionate about helping our students be successful during their time at UC Berkeley. Peer advisors provide the perspective of an upper-division student and share their strategies for academic success and knowledge of department resources and programs. Besides advising, you will also participate in events like CalDay, Major Madness, and Psych Commencement Ceremony.


Peer advisors will earn 1-3 units of Psych 198 based on the following criteria:

  • Must be able work 3-9 hours per week of walk-up advising in 3305 Tolman.
  • Must be able to dedicate 6 hours of advising during their first semester as a peer adviser.
  • Must be able commit for at least two semesters of Peer Advising.
  • Must take the lead on your own project or workshop to be completed at the end of the semester (e.g. course recommendation workshop, research, etc).
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and sensitive to student needs.
  • Must be available to volunteer at Commencement on May 18, 2017.

Applications are due at noon on Friday, April 21st.  Download the application here.

We have 5 positions to fill.  We strongly encourage applications from juniors, transfer students, and Psychology Honors students.


Research Information Session
Thursday April 13, 4-6 pm 3105 Tolman

This workshop will be all about research in Psychology and how to get involved in research. Two peer advisors will share their experiences and give pointers on everything from how to get into a research position to how to earn credit for it.  We’ll also have a lab manager available to answer questions about what they look for in an applicant. Check out the Information Session flier here.


Psychology Commencement Tickets

Complimentary tickets for the Psychology commencement can be picked up this week on Thursday 4/6 and Friday 4/7 from 10am to noon and 3-5pm in the Tolman Breezeway. Please note that complimentary tickets will only be available on these dates and at these times. In order to receive your tickets, be prepared to show your Cal Student I.D. card and the printed verification of completing the exit survey. You can take the exit survey here: Psychology Exit Survey


Facilitating a Fall DeCal Course

If you’re thinking about facilitating a DeCal course in the Fall, you’ll want to start planning soon. To have your DeCal proposal reviewed, please schedule a meeting with Christine by Friday, April 14th. After we meet, all required paperwork must be submitted in person to the Student Services Office (3305 Tolman Hall) by Friday, April 28th. For more information about facilitating a DeCal course, check out the Facilitating a DeCal webpage.


Fall 2017 Enrollment

Phase 1 enrollment for Fall 2017 begins on April 17 so it’s time to start planning. In addition to selecting classes, you will also want to check your CalCentral to see if you have an advising hold. If you do, be sure to make an appointment with an academic advisor to check in and have the hold removed. You can schedule an appointment with an advisor on our Academic Advising webpage.