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Orientation

Joey Wilson (UCSF)
Lukasz Bugaj (UCB)
Bioengineering Association of Students (BEAST) Co-Presidents
August 2011
Overview
 Overall Requirements
 Courses
 Rotations
 Selecting a lab
 Qualifying Exam
 Teaching
 What do I need to do
right now?
Courses
 Area Requirements
 Major and Minor
 First Year Seminars
Courses: Area Requirements
 Designed for breadth
 Undergraduate & Graduate courses count!
 Major/Minor courses may count
Courses: Major / Minor
 Designed for depth
 Major: 16S/ 24Q
 Minor: 8S / 12Q
 Certificates
 Master’s Degree
 You decide!
Courses: First Year
 First Year Seminars
 BioE 200 (UCB)
 BioE 281 (UCSF)
 Anti. Med School
 BioE 301 (UCB)
 Teaching
 Fellowships
 Ethics
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
Rotations: Basics
 Number required: 3
 Length: 10 weeks
 Follow UCSF quarters
 1st: 9/22/11–12/9/11
 2nd: 1/9/12 – 3/23/12
 3rd: 4/2/12 – 6/15/12
Rotations: Philosophy
 “Academic Dating”
 Advisor style
 Lab environment
 Interesting research?
 Is there a FUNDED spot
available for me?
 Opportunity for 3 diverse
labs/fields
Rotations: How to Choose
 Email, talk to PI
 Talk with Rebecca and SJT
 Talk to current students
 Attend lab meetings
 Attend research talks
 BioE Seminars
 BioE Retreat
Rotations: Step-By-Step
1.
2.
3.
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4.
Choose rotation lab.
Complete rotation
agreement form.
Get rotation credit.
UCB: BioE 298/299
UCSF: BioE 250
Rotate! (NEVER REPEAT
ROTATIONS!)
5.
Submit rotation eval.
form to RP or SJT.
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.
Qualifying Exam
 Milestone event
 Proposal & defense of
6-12 months of
proposed research
 Oral presentation
 Written proposal
 By Fall 3rd Year
 4 Committee Members
 BEAST Presentation
Qualifying Exam: Beyond
 Research
 Dissertation
 Manuscript of PhD
 Exit Seminar
 Last requirement!
Teaching
 GSI = Graduate
Student Instructor or
Teaching Assistant
 Must GSI ≥1 class.
 Usually 2nd/3rd year
 You choose class
with Rebecca and
SJT
 Communication skills
booster
Beyond the Requirements: After the PhD
Academia:
-Research
-Teaching
NonProfit
Industry:
-Startup
-Corporate
PhD
Consulting
Public
Policy
Gov’t
Overview
 Overall Requirements
 Courses
 Rotations
 Selecting a lab
 Qualifying Exam
 Teaching
 What do I need to do
right now?
What do I need to do now?
 Get IDs, bus passes
 Register for classes
 Plan rotations
 Residency
 Register for Retreat
 Fellowships
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!
Now: Course Registration
 UC Berkeley
 telebears.berkeley.edu
 Fall and spring semesters
 UCSF
 saa.ucsf.edu/studentportal
 Fall, winter, spring quarters
Now: Course Registration
 UCB “home campus”:
≥12 units @ UCB every semester
File study list at UCSF only when
taking courses there
 UCSF “home campus”:
≥1 units @ UCB every semester
File a UCSF study list w/ ≥8 units
every quarter
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
Now: Fellowships
Apply for outside funding!
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
http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/financial/fellowships_office.shtml
 Terry Johnson
https://sites.google.com/site/tdjberkeley/advice/fellowships
 David Breslauer
http://biopoets.berkeley.edu/davidb/money.php
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
Now: Residency
 File Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) now
 UCB: bearfacts.berkeley.edu -> “SLR”
 UCSF: http://registrar.ucsf.edu/new-students/registration
 Collect Documents
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
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!
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http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/graduate/retreat11.html
Now: Attend Research Forums
 Departmental Seminar
 BERFs & Exit Seminars
 Seminars at both
campuses
 Seminars in other
Departments
Now: Talk to Advisors
 Graduate/Academic
advisor
 Head Graduate
advisors
 Your Peer advisor
 Head Peer advisors
 Research advisor (PI)
Now: Get Questions Answered
Program Administrators
BEAST Presidents
Head Peer Advisors
UCSF
SarahJane Taylor
Joey Wilson
Rebekah McLaughlin
UCB
Rebecca Pauling
Lukasz Bugaj
Win Pin Ng
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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