Professional Development

Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar Association



Cold Emailing

Cold emailing, what even is it? Cold email is the practice of reaching out to individuals over email with little to no prior contact with the other person. It’s often done to make a connection with someone, or perhaps forge... Continue Reading →


Networking for Internships

Networking for Internships Internships are an incredible way to get hands-on experience, work with industry professionals, and actually learn about what a career path entails on a day-to-day basis. It’s one thing to learn about a subject in an academic... Continue Reading →

Essentials to LinkedIn

What do I include? A professional headshot. This profile picture is often the first glimpse and impression potential colleagues, recruiters, and employers will have, and it is essential to have a professional shot, appropriate picture in order to start things... Continue Reading →


Is there a professional Facebook? Why yes, there is! LinkedIn is a professional social networking platform for business professionals, students, industry leaders, and everyday individuals. In this blog, we will cover three topics: profile, networking, premium services. Profile: Building a... Continue Reading →

Get Ahead with a Good Headshot

Image from TechRadar in an article by Jeff Meyer.   You’ve finished your resume and cover letter. Practiced networking and interviewing. What next?   Well, now you want to actually create a network. And that means creating a LinkedIn. One... Continue Reading →

Building a Relationship with your Mentor

Faculty mentors are a great resource when moving through the academic process here at Berkeley. Whether they answer questions about your major or provide insight into life at Cal, it can never hurt to get to know your mentor. Step... Continue Reading →

Networking Part 3: Post-Networking

Contacting employers after making an impression at a networking opportunity is crucial to landing your potential job or internship. If you have not already, we encourage you to read Part 1: Pre-Networking and Part 2: During Networking to our three-part... Continue Reading →

Networking Part 2: During Networking

Networking is all about creating precedent for you to reach out again to recruiters or potential employers. If you have not yet read Part 1: Pre-Networking, please do so before reading this!   Part 2: During Networking 1) Make sure... Continue Reading →

Networking Part 1: Pre-Networking

Today, getting a job is about WHO you know, NOT, WHAT you know. This is where networking comes in. When done right, you can make connections and form relationships that can help you get your desired position. However, networking can... Continue Reading →

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