Berkeley Connect in Computational Biology
Berkeley Connect in Computational Biology links undergraduate students from the biological or mathematical/computational sciences with a serious interest in computational biology with experienced mentors in Computational Biology. These mentors lead small groups (not more than 20) students in regular meetings; they also meet with students one-on-one to provide guidance and advice. The core of the Berkeley Connect program is a one-credit, pass-fail course that is designed to create a community of students with similar intellectual interests.There is no homework associated with Berkeley Connect: no exams, no papers, no quizzes. Instead, small group meetings focus on sharing ideas and learning new skills related to Computational Biology as a way to foster friendships and provide a supportive intellectual community for Berkeley undergraduates.
Students joining the program will:
- Become part of a community of active and engaged students with a serious interest in both computation and biology.
- Become exposed to research, and get to meet researchers, in computational biology.
- Receive mentoring and advice in how to structure an educational program combining computation and biology at UC Berkeley.
- Get the opportunity to participate in special events and to join field trips to companies in the Bay Area that employ computational biologists.
Align: Undergraduate Society for Computational Biology
Align is an organization at UC Berkeley founded to foster an environment for undergraduate students with a shared interest in computational biology to meet, discuss, and learn more about the subject. Students in this group aim to “align” interests across the mathematical, computational, and life sciences through networking, workshops and other professional development events geared towards computational biology.
Student Internships and Research Opportunities
Internships and research opportunities are a great way to connect your academic experience to an industry or research setting and to gain valuable hands-on experience and skills that can ultimately give you a competitive edge in your future job search.
Below are some essential employment, internship, and research resources for Computational Biology and/or STEM-related undergraduate and graduate students. An additional and indispensable tool is the Career Center and Handshake which is exclusively for Cal students and graduates. This is a one-stop access to hundreds of jobs and internships, On-Campus Recruiting (OCR), as well as other employment and school resources.