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<< February 2019 >>

Saturday, February 2, 2019

BIO Bears Meetup: Tilden Park Hike

Social Event | February 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Tilden Regional Park | Canceled

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us to get out of the city and and spend some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.

We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 AM on February 2 to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen,...   More >

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – April 24, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Spring 2019 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | February 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), University Section Club, YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Join us at the International Spouse & Partner Reception to connect with fellow international spouses and families, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization! This event is co-sponsored by the Berkeley International Office, University Section Club, University Village, and YWCA. Light refreshments will be served and children are welcome!

Friday, February 8, 2019

BIO Bears Meetup: Botanical Gardens Stroll

Social Event | February 8 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a Friday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet in the courtyard outside of the Campanile at 1 PM to take a bus up to the gardens. RSVP here to save your spot!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – April 24, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Friday, February 15, 2019

BIO Bears Meetup: Art Lovers Meetup

Social Event | February 15 | 2-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join fellow art-lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive right next to campus. Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet right outside of the BAMPFA at 2 PM on February 15, and spend about an hour viewing the exhibits. Come see amazing art and meet new friends--what's not to like?

RSVP here.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

BIO Bears Meetup: Science at Cal Meetup

Seminar | February 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall | Note change in location

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join other international students in attending the monthly Science at Cal Lecture Series. We'll meet at the entrance to the Genetics and Plant Biology building at 10:45 AM to attend the lecture together, and then all grab lunch afterwards to continue the discussion!

This is your chance to make new international STEM friends or meet others interested in science!

RSVP

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Canadian Immigration Programs and Opportunities

Information Session | February 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Learn about immigration and work opportunities in our neighbor to north.

A representative with the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada will be on campus to conduct a presentation and answer questions on a wide range of topics, including:

• The process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program
• Opportunities to work in Canada

Current students, alumni, and...   More >

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – April 24, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Friday, February 22, 2019

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Information Session | February 22 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review our <a href="https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/employment/opt">OPT...   More >

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – April 24, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Thursday, February 28, 2019

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Information Session | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review our...   More >