Admissions Blog

Posts from January 2014

The Goldman School Goes to DC

A Glimpse of Our Annual Networking Event

Every fall, Goldman School students are given the opportunity to meet and network with prospective employers and Goldman School alumni in and around our nation's capital. Students are funded to travel to attend site visits, an alumni panel, and a networking reception. Some highlights from the 2-day program include:

Site Visits with DC Prospective Employers

Site visits are group informational meetings for students hosted at the specific employer’s offices in Washington, DC.  These sessions include presentations by key public policy professionals in the organization working on areas of interest to students, including information from human resources staff regarding employment and internship opportunities and application procedures. Past site visits: US Department of the Treasury • Center for Clean Air Policy • Congressional Budget Office • Office of Management & Budget • Center for Budget & Policy Priorities • Urban Institute • The World Bank • Department of Health & Human Services

Expert Panels

in addition to site visits, convening an expert panel focused on a specific issue area of great interest to our students gives students exposure to different employment opportunities in the area. Past expert panels: International Development • Energy & Environment Policy

Networking Reception

Prospective employers and GSPP alumni in the Washington, DC Area are invited to network with students who are prospective candidates for future internship and employment opportunities. 

Conducting Informational Interviews

Students are encouraged to maximize their networking opportunities by scheduling informational or job interviews while they are visiting the Washington, DC area.

Diversity Day 2014

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for Diversity Day 2014!

Date: Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Alumni House-Toll Room

This event is restricted to new MPP and PhD admitted students ONLY. Check back soon for RSVP instructions.

An introduction to the UC Berkeley campus for prospective graduate students who have been admitted to the University. Presentations, discussion, and department visits will address the experiences of students from groups that have historically been excluded from, or who have experienced barriers to, participation in higher education.

Graduate Education at UC Berkeley

Just the Facts

National and international rankings of graduate programs place Berkeley among the very best.

The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities rates Berkeley number three in the world. 

Graduate admissions are more competitive than ever with record applicants and strong yield.

Berkeley received nearly 38,000 graduate applications for the fall 2013 entering class.

Berkeley’s graduate student body is diverse and representative of today’s world.

Berkeley is a recognized leader in addressing the “leaky pipeline” affecting women graduate students, particularly in STEM fields, and has led the way in designing family-friendly policies, including paid maternity leave and parent grants. Last fall, our campus was the first public university to launch a back-up childcare program for all student parents. 

Berkeley faculty value and appreciate the indispensable role of our graduate students.

A recent faculty climate survey showed that faculty rated the quality of Berkeley graduate students as the most important contributor to their sense of satisfaction with their university work.

Newly Admitted Students!

Events in Berkeley and Washington, D.C.

(Before you read on, we are still reviewing applications. Decisions will be sent out in early March.)

Wherever you are, we have an Admitted Students Day for you! This is your chance to meet with students, alumni, faculty, and administrators to discuss curriculum, career services, and student life.

• Wednesday, March 26, 2014 join us in Washington, D.C.

• Monday, April 7, 2014 join us in Berkeley, CA

These events are restricted to new MPP and PhD admitted students ONLY. RSVP instructions to follow notice of admission.