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1  Orientation Joey Wilson (UCSF) Lukasz Bugaj (UCB) Bioengineering Association of Students (BEAST) Co-Presidents August 2011

2 Overview  Overall Requirements  Courses  Rotations  Selecting a lab  Qualifying Exam  Teaching  What do I need to do right now?

3 Courses  Area Requirements  Major and Minor  First Year Seminars

4 Courses: Area Requirements  Designed for breadth  Undergraduate & Graduate courses count!  Major/Minor courses may count

5  Designed for depth  Major: 16S/ 24Q  Minor: 8S / 12Q  Certificates  Master’s Degree  You decide! Courses: Major / Minor

6 Courses: First Year  First Year Seminars  BioE 200 (UCB)  BioE 281 (UCSF)  Anti. Med School  BioE 301 (UCB)  Teaching  Fellowships  Ethics

7 Courses: Resources  BEAST Wiki ( https://ucbeast.berkeley.edu )  Major/Minor Courses  Course evaluations  UCSF Course Catalogue (http://student.ucsf.edu/gencat/courselisting.html)  UCB Course Schedule (http://schedule.berkeley.edu)  Academic advisor and rotation professors  Peer advisors

8 Rotations: Basics  Number required: 3  Length: 10 weeks  Follow UCSF quarters  1 st : 9/22/11–12/9/11  2 nd : 1/9/12 – 3/23/12  3 rd : 4/2/12 – 6/15/12

9 Rotations: Philosophy  “Academic Dating”  Advisor style  Lab environment  Interesting research?  Is there a FUNDED spot available for me?  Opportunity for 3 diverse labs/fields

10 Rotations: How to Choose  , talk to PI  Talk with Rebecca and SJT  Talk to current students  Attend lab meetings  Attend research talks  BioE Seminars  BioE Retreat

11 Rotations: Step-By-Step 1. Choose rotation lab. 2. Complete rotation agreement form. 3. Get rotation credit.  UCB: BioE 298/299  UCSF: BioE Rotate! ( NEVER REPEAT ROTATIONS!) 5. Submit rotation eval. form to RP or SJT.

12 Selecting a Lab  Relationship with PI  Available projects  Engineering vs. Basic Science vs. Clinical Science  Available funding (It’s not rude to ask!)  Lab culture  Goals, timeline, location, etc.

13 Qualifying Exam  Milestone event  Proposal & defense of 6-12 months of proposed research  Oral presentation  Written proposal  By Fall 3 rd Year  4 Committee Members  BEAST Presentation

14 Qualifying Exam: Beyond  Research  Dissertation  Manuscript of PhD  Exit Seminar  Last requirement!

15 Teaching  GSI = Graduate Student Instructor or Teaching Assistant  Must GSI ≥1 class.  Usually 2 nd /3 rd year  You choose class with Rebecca and SJT  Communication skills booster

16 Beyond the Requirements: After the PhD PhD Academia: -Research -Teaching Industry: -Startup -Corporate Gov’t Public Policy Consulting Non- Profit

17 Overview  Overall Requirements  Courses  Rotations  Selecting a lab  Qualifying Exam  Teaching  What do I need to do right now?

18 What do I need to do now?  Get IDs, bus passes  Register for classes  Plan rotations  Residency  Register for Retreat  Fellowships

19 Now: ID Cards  UCB: Cal1 Card office on Lower Sproul Plaza  Valid gov’t issued ID  Student ID #  AC Transit Bus Pass: register for classes  UCSF: should have it!

20 Now: Course Registration  UC Berkeley  telebears.berkeley.edu  Fall and spring semesters  UCSF  saa.ucsf.edu/studentportal  Fall, winter, spring quarters

21 Now: Course Registration  UCB “home campus”:  ≥12 UCB every semester  File study list at UCSF only when taking courses there  UCSF “home campus”:  ≥1 UCB every semester  File a UCSF study list w/ ≥8 units every quarter

22 Now: Course Advice  2 = good, 3 = pushing it.  Most important “class” = rotation  Info & advice from BEAST Wiki, Peer Advisors, UCB Course Schedule, UCSF Course Schedule  BEAST Office Hours  Crossing the Bay – Remember: 1-way cross-bay commute > 1 hr

23 Now: Fellowships Apply for outside funding!

24 Now: Fellowships  Part of BioE 301  Ask BioEs with fellowships for tips/help.  Workshops re: NSF applications at UCB each fall  Graduate Division Fellowships Office  Terry Johnson https://sites.google.com/site/tdjberkeley/advice/fellowships  David Breslauer

25 Now: Residency  Must become CA resident!  NRT $15k more than CA tuition  “Established continuous presence in CA” ≥1 year before Fall 2012  Objective evidence that CA is permanent home

26 Now: Residency  File Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) now  UCB: bearfacts.berkeley.edu -> “SLR”  UCSF:  Collect Documents

27 Now: Residency  Documents confirming arrival in CA before Fall 2011 (airline tickets, gas receipts, etc.)  CA driver’s license / CA ID card, CA vehicle registration, CA voter registration card  CA bank statements, CA rental agreement  Prior year tax forms (state / federal)  Documents confirming summer whereabouts  Submission deadlines: UCB: 8/22/2012, UCSF: June 2012

28 Now: Register for Retreat  Granlibakken Conference Center  Meet students, profs, and alums  Discover goings-on  Find future rotations  Have some fun in Tahoe  Register now! 

29 Now: Attend Research Forums  Departmental Seminar  BERFs & Exit Seminars  Seminars at both campuses  Seminars in other Departments

30 Now: Talk to Advisors  Graduate/Academic advisor  Head Graduate advisors  Your Peer advisor  Head Peer advisors  Research advisor (PI)

31 Rebecca Pauling SarahJane Taylor Program Administrators UCB UCSF BEAST PresidentsHead Peer Advisors Win Pin Ng Now: Get Questions Answered Joey Wilson Lukasz Bugaj Rebekah McLaughlin

32 Questions?  Peer Advisors  Faculty/Grad. Advisors  Program Administrators  BioE Grad. Student Handbook  BEAST Wiki: https://ucbeast.berkeley.edu  Ask around. (We are friendly!)


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