06/13/23 — This week our guests on the The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer are returning students Andrew Ji and Christopher Zavala. They both talk about how they chose their first semester courses, how they created a new network of friends and what resources they found to be the most helpful.
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06/06/23 — This week our guest on the The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer is Shareena Samson, ESS associate director for advising. She goes over the engineering survey that everyone has as part of the CalCentral task list - why is it a task, what will we do with the information and how can you use the info over the summer before beginning at UC Berkeley.
05/30/23 — This week the The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer we have Sharon Mueller, ESS director of advising and policy, to introduce Golden Bear Advising. She answers the frequently asked questions, highlights the key points of GBA and explains how it differs for first-year and transfer students.
05/23/23 — Welcome back to the seventh season of the Not So Secret Guide to Berkeley Engineering podcast. We are kicking off this year with the Berkeley Mentorship Cohort. Hear from the program director Marcia Breslin-Cantillana and program participant/student worker Cecilia Rosales. You’ll hear about the benefits of being a mentee, how to apply, expectations and more.
09/19/22 — Our final episode of the season is here and we are excited to have the co-presidents for the Engineering Student Council (ESC), Ryan Huntley and Tino Trangia. You'll learn about ESC student resources, the Blue & Gold Certification, how to get involved with clubs and organizations and more!
09/09/22 — Our podcast this week is all about the new Late Schedule Change Policy that begins this semester. Sharon Mueller, director of advising and policy in ESS goes over the policy and process, plus answers many questions we think new and continuing students might have.
09/06/22 — This week we have three guests to discuss Berkeley Engineering's transfer student resources. From Engineering Student Services, Nicole McIntyre, manager of transfer success initiatives and two of our transfer ambassadors, Steve Foryoung and Naz Khairallah.
08/29/22 — This week on the Not So Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, we are focusing on one what I (the podcast host) thinks is one of the best resources right in your own backyard. It is the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence. Here to tell us more about the center is Student Development Manager, Luis Castillo and returning students,, Dylan Steury and Jason Guardado.
08/22/22 — This week The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer's resource highlight is a two-for-one. Keith McAleer joins us today to tell us about the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) and the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation (BEGIN)! Both programs are fantastic resources for engineering students.
08/08/22 — This week, Christine Zhou, staff psychologist with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), stopped by the podcast to discuss the pros and cons of seeking out support for mental health and wellness. Many of the cons are based on the negative myths and stereotypes that come from needing help and we appreciated the way that Christine discussed the negative issues she's heard.