- CED Admissions Ambassador Undergraduate Internship Program
- Peer Advising
- Student Organizations and Groups
- Study Abroad
This leadership opportunity for undergraduates in the College of Environmental Design aids in the college's efforts to increase visibility of CED-related fields, especially to underrepresented communities, encouraging prospective students to apply to our degree programs.
CED admissions ambassadors gain personal and professional skills by reaching out to local, national, and international communities. Outreach is done through high school and community college visits, hosting prospective students on campus, panels, presentations, phone banking, Cal Day, development of multimedia tools, and more.
Through training and participation in these outreach activities, ambassadors facilitate community-building within the college, interacting with fellow undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Ambassadors work closely with advisers in the CED Office of Undergraduate Advising.
If you are interested in joining the ambassador team, please fill out an application form and submit it to Donna Vivar via email at email@example.com or in person at the Office of Undergraduate Advising in 250 Wurster Hall.
Please contact Donna Vivar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the admissions ambassador program.
The CED Peer Advisers provide advice, counseling, and support for students in or interested in any of the majors/minors within the College of Environmental Design. The Peer Advisers seek to:
- bring to other students assessable, useful information about resources and opportunities regarding program requirements, career and graduate school information, and extracurricular information;
- help with necessary improvements within the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Studies, as well as the College of Environmental Design as a whole; and
- assist with College of Environmental Design events such as resume reviews, portfolio reviews, career fairs, mock interviews, mixers, and workshops.
Advisers have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, advising, teamwork, and public speaking. Please contact Rachel Klein, CED Student Services Adviser, at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the Peer Advising program.
AIAS (American Institute of Architects Student Group)
The AIAS is a national, student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative among thousands of students in North America (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students. You can find more information at aias.org.
AIAS Berkeley is a part of the West Quad Chapters, and it has been 10 years since our chapter started. Our chapter strives to provide professional support to the architecture community in Wurster Hall. AIAS events include attending national conferences, firm tours, workshops, and socials.
Facebook: AIAS Berkeley
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects, Berkeley Student Chapter)
A student-run organization providing landscape architecture students with information on scholarships, fellowships, competitions, awards, and internship opportunities.
BARCH (Business Architecture Group)
A Facebook community for business-minded architecture students.
A Facebook community for students with majors or minors in the College of Engineering. Includes posts about the Triangle Fraternity, a men's group for engineering, architecture, and science students at Berkeley.
Black Environmental Design Student Association (BEDSA) Alumni Organization
A Facebook community whose goals are to bridge the gap between academia and industry for current CED undergraduate and graduate students of color as well as those minoring in a CED department.
BUSSA (Berkeley Urban Studies Student Association)
BUSSA is the undergraduate student association for urban studies majors, city planning minors, and all other students at UC Berkeley interested in city planning. BUSSA is also on Facebook.
CASA (Chican@/Latin@ Architecture Student Association)
The Chican@/Latin@ Architecture Student Association, better known by the acronym of C.A.S.A, is dedicated to providing outreach, support, and a professional network post-graduation for all students at Cal interested in any major in the College of Environmental Design. In addition, C.A.S.A. is committed to working with other professional student organizations in the campus community to help raise more community awareness amongst ourselves and within the professional realm. C.A.S.A. board members encourage all students to join, in the hope that C.A.S.A. becomes for you what it is for us: great friends, great networking, and great support — a family.
CED Peer Advisers
The CED Peer Advisers provide advice, counseling, and support for students in or interested in any of the majors/minors within the College of Environmental Design.
Global Brigades is a student-led, volunteer, design/build organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in underserved nations through the design and construction of socially responsible and sustainable architecture solutions. Global Brigade's current emphasis is to help villages of Latin America. Beyond the brigade, the activist culture bred in the organization will function as a connective strand between the Bay Area architectural academic and professional community, and inspire local engagement in volunteer design/build initiatives.
A Facebook community for Berkeley students or recent alums who enjoy photography or just like to explore. Photowalking is simply the act of walking while taking pictures. Join the club on monthly excursions around the Bay Area.
CED encourages all undergrads in the college to study abroad. Whether you are interested in fulfilling general education requirements, taking courses related to your major/career, or simply living and studying in a country that is of interest to you, we will work with you to make it happen.