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At Berkeley, a world-class education extends beyond the scope of the classroom. As future leaders in the global work force, how can our students transform their talents into marketable experience?
Our belief is that the hallmark of a great education is not only scholarly accomplishment, but the ability to effect change. We offer students the opportunity to leave Berkeley with every tool they need to negotiate the world of work confidently, and to step into the future prepared to turn career aspirations into reality. Invest in building tomorrow’s workforce by becoming involved in the following giving opportunities.
A great education does not simply occur in the classroom. The Cal Career Center is the campus hub of career-building opportunities, and conduit to the employer community. We serve freshmen through PhDs, ensuring that our scholars of today are also the career-ready leaders of tomorrow. Your gift will help preserve our services for all Cal students.
Today, it is not enough to give students a world-class education. Success requires preparing them for the real world, with the skills, expertise, and connections to hit the ground running. This means going beyond the classroom to help students experience the day-to-day activities of work life.
Over one-third of Cal students come from families with an annual income of under $45,000 per year. More lower-income students attend the university than all eight Ivy League institutions combined. Providing full access to these needy students is a foundation of the Berkeley Experience, and an essential part of our Externship Program. The Externship Program Stipend fund enables these deserving students to participate in this special experiential learning opportunity. As the Cal Externship Program continues to grow, your gifts will make students’ real-world education possible.
This fund provides innovative initiatives that enhance career services for students, whether it involves taking the extra step to attract a great speaker to the career fair podium, adding a unique mock interview series, offering multicultural career workshops, or expanding the availability and breadth of counseling appointments. Your gift will enable the Career Center to seek out the newest and best ways to serve Cal students.