Fall 2014 International Orientation

Fall 2014 International Student Orientation was a great success! We hope you enjoyed the activities and learned more about the campus. To review our presentations, click the buttons below:

Getting Your Bearings (GYB) | August 23- September 14

Berkeley’s welcome program, ‘Getting Your Bearings’ consists of three weeks of orientation activities for all new students. Visit welcome.berkeley.edu to find all events and download the free mobile app. The events below are sponsored by Berkeley International Office and designed for international students:

August 31- September 6

Coffee Break!

September 3  |   3-4pm |  @Julie’s Cafe, 2562 Bancroft Way
This is a weekly event that takes place on Wednesdays!  Take a break with friends. Free coffee for UCB students only and great conversations!

U.S. Football 101

September 3 | 7-8:30pm | @Memorial Stadium, Meet at Gate 2
Get a tour of Memorial Stadium and the basics of U.S. Football presented by Cal football players! Plus, free tickets to the first game of the season and more giveaways!

Connecting with Employers at Career Fairs

September 4 | 6-7:30pm | @Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way
Are you ready for all the career fairs that are happening in September? Hundreds of employers are coming to campus!

Transfer Students: Achieve Your Career Goals

September 9 | 12-1pm | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
Learn practical steps to build skills, grow your network, and gain practical experiences while at Cal.

September 6 - September 14

Working in the U.S.:  What to Know About Your Status

September 10   |  @International House  | 
F-1 Students:  3-4pm
  |    J-1 Students:  4-5pm
This workshop will review the work authorization options available for employment in the U.S. during and after your program.

Library 101

September 11  |  3:30-5pm  |  @350C Moffitt Library
Learn how to get started on a research paper, identify appropriate research sources, search OskiCat- the library catalog, and use citation management software.

Day of Service (hosted by Cal Rotaract)

September 13 | 9:30am -2pm | Meet @Dwinelle Hall   |  Register
Volunteer and give back to the community! Breakfast and snacks provided. Visit Cal Rotaract: calrotaract.org

Continuing Workshops for International Students

See our Calendar for all the events we have scheduled through the fall semester!

The On-Campus Job Search

September 17 | 4-5:30pm | @Career Center  |  Register Online
A panel of international students and Advisors will share their tips on finding a campus job.

iMix Game Night!

September 17  |  5-7pm  |  @International House
Join us for this monthly social event!  This month, we’ll play games and enjoy some fun and refreshments.  All are welcome.

WEBINAR: Applying for F-1 Optional Practical Training

September 19 | 2-3:30pm |  Register Online
We’ll be talking about the how, when, and where to apply for OPT and why it’s an important part of your academic life.

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

September 25  |  10am -12pm |  @YWCA 2600 Bancroft
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/InternationalSpouses
Speak with campus groups and learn about programs and resources offered at University Village and within the community.

WEBINAR: F-1 Employment Authorization for Off-Campus Internships

September 26 | 1-2pm |  Register Online 
Understand the options available to F-1 students for off-campus internships and employment including Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Registration required.

Hike to the Big C with BIO Advisors

September 26 | 2-3pm |  Meet at International House entrance.
Join Advisors from Berkeley International Office and your friends on this easy 30-minute hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera and wear comfortable shoes.