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CED Admissions Ambassador Undergraduate Internship Program

Download the Admissions Ambassador Information Packet and Application Form [PDF]

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 Omar Ramirez via email at oramirez@berkeley.edu or in person at the Office of Undergraduate Advising in 250 Wurster Hall.

Please contact Omar Ramirez at oramirez@berkeley.edu for more information about the admissions ambassador program.

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Peer Advising

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.
  • 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.

Advising Hours

During the fall and spring semesters, Peer Advisers are in the first-floor lobby of Wurster Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

Events

The Peer Advisers are responsible for a number of undergraduate events and amenities, including a monthly undergraduate social hour, discussion panels on graduate school, and study-abroad workshops. The Peer Advisers are also working to build support for an undergraduate student council at CED. For more information on these events and activities, please inquire at the Peer Advising Table in the first-floor lobby during advising hours.

Become a Peer Adviser!

Each year, we look for incoming sophomores and juniors to join our team. We offer fun, games, leadership, community service, and a seat at the most (in)famous table in Wurster Hall. Contact Rachel Klein at rachelk@berkeley.edu if you are interested in joining the Peer Advising program. You may also download the Peer Adviser application information here or pick up a copy in 250 Wurster Hall.

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Student Organizations and Groups

AIAS (American Institute of Architects Student Group)

The AIAS is a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students in North America. AIAS Berkeley is a part of the West Quad Chapters, providing professional support to the architecture community in Wurster Hall. AIAS events include attending national conferences, firm tours, workshops, and socials.

Alpha Rho Chi (APX)
  • Email: calapx@gmail.com
Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA)
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.

Berkeley Engineering

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.

Berkeley Photowalk Club

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.

Berkeley Urban Studies Student Association (BUSSA)

BUSSA is the undergraduate student association for urban studies majors, city planning minors, and all other students at UC Berkeley interested in city planning.

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.

CED Admissions Ambassadors

The CED Admissions Ambassadors aid 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 International Students
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.

CED Students of Color (CED SOC)
CASA (Chican@/Latin@ Architecture Student Association)

The Chican@/Latin@ Architecture Student Association, better known by the acronym of CASA, 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, CASA 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. CASA board members encourage all students to join, in the hope that CASA becomes for you what it is for us: great friends, great networking, and great support — a family.

Design for America
Global Architecture Brigades

Global Architecture 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 Architecture 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.

Korean Undergraduate Architecture Students (KUAS)
Triangle Fraternity

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Internships, Public Service and Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways you can get involved at UC Berkeley!

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Research Opportunities

See Undergraduate Research Resources [PDF] for research opportunities for CED Students.

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Study Abroad

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. Check out the information listed below or at the Study Abroad opportunities page.

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Office of Undergraduate Advising Enrichment Blog

Check out our blog for enrichment opportunities and other announcements from the CED Office of Undergraduate Advising.

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