Who’s ready for winter?
I am. It’s officially fall, but the first major rain hasn’t even come. They say it’s supposed to get here tonight around midnight, but I’m skeptical. Even though the rain will be a little bit dreary, at least it might give you the incentive to stay inside and study. Maybe your last round of midterms, or maybe you’re getting started on your final projects. I know I need some kind of incentive to study, and maybe Thanksgiving is just what I need. Everyone needs those few days off to get ready for the last few weeks of the fall semester. And pumpkin pie doesn’t hurt!
Now I’m off to work on my final projects. Good luck, y’all!
I hope everyone is doing well as we head towards the last stretch of assignments and midterms! If you are feeling stressed out, don’t worry, I got your back. What is a better way to relieve stress than to dance it out! Come join PowerSave Campus and the RSF for a 60 minute Zumba outdoor dance lesson taught by one of the RSF instructors! PowerSave Campus is a student organization on campus that encourages energy saving and efficiency. This semester, PowerSave Campus is hosting the Blackout Battles, an energy saving competition between the units. You don’t have to live in the dorms to come dance! Bring your friends and have a good time.
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 (this Thursday!)
Location: Foothill Hillside
Also, there will be freebies given to the first 10 arrivals!
UC Berkeley’s very own Logging Sports team just returned from their first competition of the year! Cal Conclave 2013 was a success. I think I can speak for everyone when I say a great time was had by all!
In Davenport, CA we gathered this past weekend to compete in events such as horizontal chopping, single and double bucking, and axe throwing. The competition was put on by Cal Poly SLO’s team, and we were also joined by teams from Humbolt and even Northern Arizona University.
3 of our PAL’s (including myself) are on the team! Stay posted for more updates on what our PAL’s are up to!
Food Day Bananas and the Cal Food Day Collage! Thanks to all who contributed!
From left to right: Banana-Eve (NS-D Peer Advisor), Banana-Eva (CNR FNR&CRS Major Advisor) and tabling friends from Taiwan Student Association!(Banana-Eva is the cutest and happiest banana ever!)
Fun Fact: While bananas are nutritional superfoods—high in soluble fiber and potassium—they are not produced locally in the United States but further down south. This creates a huge dilemma: buy it for health or don’t buy it for sustainability?
For more pictures on Food Day, check out the Student Dietetic Association blog post (written by me as well, haha)!
Hope midterm season isn’t too harsh. The hardest part of studying or writing a paper is always starting it. Get into the mode (even when you’re not necessarily in the mood) and everything will go smoothly!
If you are done or would like a break, join us PALs for Movie Night: “Caroline” with candy and FREE PIZZA, TONIGHT 5-7:30pm!
- Cheers, Eve
Just in case you haven’t received a message from your major advisors, FOOD DAY is on this Thursday! Thank you so much Nicole, Jenny, Christy, Carina, Eva, Elizabeth & William for helping me publicize! (I wasn’t sure whether I should send to both Undeclared major advisors or not…)
What is Food Day? It’s a day to celebrate the food system when it works, and challenge it when it doesn’t. The priorities:
- Promote safer, healthier diets
- Support sustainable, organic agriculture
- Reduce hunger
- Reform factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
In Berkeley, we’re focusing on the celebrating part, with (Students’) Farmers’ Market by the Berkeley Student Food Collective and the Local and various vendors invited by Cal Dining! Join us 11am-2pm for FREE SAMPLES, PRIZES, cooking demos, music and a celebration for healthy, sustainable and affordable food!
That’s also why I was out all Monday to create Cal’s Food Day Collage! To create Cal’s visual/spirit of Food Day!
Big Thanks to all of you who’ve drawn your favorite food item on here! And if not, you’ll get a chance to see me in a banana suit tomorrow (or later today)…. hahaha….
If you’re feeling down about a midterm, visit me on Sproul later today to feel better and talk about FOOD! Hope to see you there!
- Eve, NS-D
Join and invite friends on Facebook!
UC Berkeley on Food Day.org Page
Take the UC Eats Real Pledge!
P.S. “A” & “Y” are with my partner in crime!
I know, I know. You guys think I’m crazy. But think about it: Technology surrounds us, and we can’t get enough of it. Most people, who are tech-savvy, always keep their eyes peeled for the newest smart phone they can get their hands on. If you really look around campus, there are always people with phones permanently attached to their hands, or their earphones permanently attached to their ears, which is attached to their phones, which is attached to their pockets where their hands go in.
I’m sure this has happened to you where you are having a deep conversation with someone, but that person who is supposed to be listening, whips out his or her phone and checks it. I’m not going to lie; it bothers me a bit.
Here’s a challenge for you: go without your phone for one day, and see what it’s like. (Forgetting your phone and freaking about it does not count). Purposely leave your phone at home. See what is like to be truly alone with your thoughts. Go have conversation with a friend without thinking about your email, texts, and Facebook notifications. Enjoy life the way it was enjoyed in the past. Who knows? Maybe you’ll learn something about yourself.
This was an interesting video I saw a few months ago that made me think of this challenge. Check it out!
Also, if you decide to take on this challenge, come by to my office hours and tell me all about it!
Hi guys! It’s Alani. I had my first midterm of the semester this week, and honestly, it was pretty depressing. It was for Environmental Economics, and economics is just not my thing. But oh well, I am just glad it’s over and I can move on to my next midterm and round of studying. October is a pretty busy month, but we students can look forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving to break up our midterms.
I, for one, cannot wait for Thanksgiving! I’ll be home, and Heavenly Ski Resort can be open, and I’ll be hopefully swimming in powder up to my eyeballs. I hope to see some of you there on the mountain with me.
The Cal Career Center offers many resources for both undergraduate and graduate students. Job searching doesn’t necessarily have to wait until your junior or senior year. It’s never too early to start considering the path you may want to take upon graduation, especially if a little time investment over the next few years saves you from having to last minute soul-search for that career path. By trying out jobs or internships in different fields or even just researching about them early, it can help you tailor your studies to the kinds of things you’re truly interested in. This post is just quick summary of the resources the Career Center offers, but as always, the best thing to do is to simply see for yourself.
- CareerMail: This is a weekly newsletter concerning jobs, internships, events, and workshops for Cal students. There are many types of newsletters catering to various interests such as Business, Environmental, International Careers, Nonproits, and even some for PhDs. You can sign up through your “My Profile” tab upon logging into Callisto.
- Special Event Series for Natural Resources: The upcoming event is: Making Connections in the Energy Industry: How to present yourself to the public, private, and government sectors on Nov 8th from 3pm-6pm in the Blue & Gold Room.
- Resume Workshops
- Internship Listings (internship.berkeley.edu)
- On Campus Recruiting
- Resume Builder. This one is a good way to start polishing up your resume in terms of helping you lay it out to create a professional looking product. Essentially, its a series of templates in different formats, all of which you can customize the font, font size, and sections to display the best parts of your experiences.
This is by no means an exhaustive list as there is simply too much going on, but don’t forget to keep checking regularly for those important events you don’t want to miss out on such as the Early Bird Internship Fair this Thursday, October 17th from 11am- 3:00pm in the RSF Fieldhouse. See you there!