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Over 45 Colleges & Universities at Transfer Day @ BCC, Thurs., 10/8, from 10 am – 1 pm, Atrium

7 October 2015

Come meet representatives from over 45 colleges and universities. Ask about the academic programs they offer, student life, financial aid opportunities—anything you’re curious about! This information and recruitment event is for you.
Questions? Visit the Transfer Center, room 243; Call 510-981-2811; or email Interim Center Coordinator Jasmin Bomanjee:


View the Transfer Day flyer below:

Transfer Day Flyer


Impressive List of Participants:

Academy of Art University
American Jewish University
Associated Students of Berkeley City College & Berkeley City College Service Community
Berkeley City College Transfer & Career Information Center
The Bar Association of San Francisco
California College of the Arts
California Institute of Integral Studies
California State University, Chico
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Northridge
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Hollywood
Columbia University, School of General Studies (1:30pm info session in room 243, Transfer Center)
Dominican University of California
Golden Gate University
Grand Canyon University
Holy Names University
Humboldt State University
JFK University
Johnson & Wales University
Mills College
Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles
National University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Palo Alto University
Saint Mary’s College of California
Samuel Merritt College
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley & UC Berkeley Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside (1:30pm info session in 2nd floor Counseling Lobby)
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Phoenix, Bay Area Campus
University of San Francisco
Woodbury University



Transfer Day sat Peralta Sister Colleges:

College of Alameda – Monday, 10/5/2015

Laney College – Tuesday, 10/13/2015

Merritt College – Thursday, 10/15/2015


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The BCC Wellness Center is Open Now for Students: Health Assessment, First Aid, TB Testing, Mental Health Services, Acupuncture and Much More!

6 October 2015

Your Student Health fees pay for health services at Berkeley City College, so take advantage of these services!

The Berkeley City College Wellness Center is located at:

South Campus, 2070 Allston Way, Suite 2013 (can access the location by walking through the parking garage)

Visit the BCC Health Services website for more details.


Medical Services:

Days: Every Monday and Wednesday

Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed 1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Phone: TBA

Medical Services include:

  • Health Assessment
  • TB testing
  • First Aid
  • Blood pressure check
  • Pregnancy test
  • Family Planning
  • Free supplies (band aids, condoms, pads, tampons, etc.)
  • And many more!!!


Mental Health Services:

Please make an appointment by sending an email to

Days & Times:

  • Mondays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nurses: Ann Sussman, LCSW, and Jamie Adair, LCSW



Days: Every Tuesday (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15)

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appintments: Call (510) 879-7988, or go to

See the Acupuncture/Massage flyer.


Services coordinated by District Health Services

Director: Indra Thadani RN, MS


Phone: (510) 464-3516


View the BCC Wellness Center Flyer below:

BCC Wellness Center Flyer


View the Acupuncture/Massage Schedule below:

Acupuncture and Massage Schedule flyer

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Students Who Are Transferring: Today (9/30) is the Last Day to Submit your UC TAG Application

30 September 2015

Students only need to submit the online application by tonight at 11:59 PM. There is no need to have any paperwork signed off by a counselor. Should there be a need for additional paperwork, the request will be sent at a later date to the student.


To fill out the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Application, go to:


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BCC Summer Interns Talk About Their Successes

30 September 2015

What do a business and finance student, a web design student, and a social sciences student have in common? They were all BCC summer interns who gained valuable work experience in jobs that have helped them to shape their future plans.  The full article begins on page 9 of the Fall 2015 issue of BCC Today.


BCC students Anuska Khawaunju (Bison Brewing Corp.), Alex Merenkov (City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development) and Betsy Rohney (SmartBod), related their experiences working for six weeks to three months for business and nonprofit organizations. The students obtained their internships through Berkeley City College’s Business and Cooperative Education Work Experience Program (COPED) in collaboration with the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development.


AnuskaAt Bison Brewing Corp., economics and finance major Anuska Khawaunju acquired skills in Intuit’s QuickBooks and found that “I learned how to work in a very small organization where lots of responsibility was placed on you.” Khawaunju explained that “Before this internship, I only knew Excel but then found out that small businesses and nonprofits tend to use QuickBooks for their accounting.” She observed that “An internship helps you explore different facets of what you might want to do in the future.”


AlexAlex Merenkov, a BCC web design major, had a somewhat different experience as an intern with the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development (OED). “My focus was on helping the OED’s Startup Cluster Program connect with companies that wanted to list more than 150 jobs, and then list those positions online,” he said. “It turns out there are more than 350 startups in Berkeley and they all network with each other through Skydeck.” Merenkov considers it incredibly valuable for BCC to sustain and encourage networking between Berkeley companies, the college, and the City of Berkeley. “I can know that what I learned is going to get people jobs,” he said.


BetseyBCC social sciences major Betsy Rohney interned at SmartBod, a Berkeley startup which develops women’s health products, and became the company’s first employee. “I am a social media community manager, and definitely learned content strategy,” she explained. “I also worked on the newsletter and gathered subscriber input so that we can make products for people who are interested in them.” During her internship, she realized the importance of understanding customers and working closely with SmartBod’s CEO. “They offered me a job right after my internship,” she said. “I am super thankful for the internship which allowed me to work in PR and marketing. I just graduated from BCC in May.”


To find out more about the Business and CIS (Computer Information Systems) internship programs, please visit the Business Department website, or contact Jayne Matthews at



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Late-Start and Recently Added Classes at BCC for Fall 2015

24 September 2015

Check out the Fall 2015 Late-Start Classes and Recently-Added Classes (added after the BCC Fall 2015 Class Schedule was published) at Berkeley City College! Enroll through your PASSPORT Student Center.


View the recently added classes flyer below:


Late Start Classes for Fall 2015:

Late Start Classes F15 Flyer


Recently Added Late-Start Classes for Fall 2015:

(see only the Late-Start sections in yellow)

Recently Added Late-Start Classes


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Scholarship Workshop at BCC: Oct. 6 – Applications Due Oct. 12

23 September 2015

Bring your scholarship application questions to a Scholarship Workshop hosted by The Peralta Colleges Foundation. Three scholarship workshops will be held on-campus at Berkeley City College.

The Application Deadline is Monday, October 12, 2015 – use the new on-line scholarship process by going to the PCF Scholarships and Grants page and clicking on the red button named “Apply Now“.

Scholarship Workshop Dates at Berkeley City College:

  • Monday, September 14, 2015, from 9:45 – 11:45 am in Room 312
  • Friday, September 25, 2015, from 2:15 – 4:15 pm in Room 213
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in Room 126


Scholarship workshops will also be hosted at our sister campuses – please view the full Peralta College Foundation Fall 2015 Scholarship Workshop schedule.

For more information, please visit the Peralta Colleges Foundation website.

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Study Abroad Fair at BCC – Wed., Sept. 23rd from 10am-3pm, Atrium

17 September 2015

This Wednesday, September 23rd, the Office of International Education will be hosting Peralta’s second annual Study Abroad Fair at BCC! Come learn about Peralta’s faculty led programs and discover other opportunities for students to study around the world!

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Where: Berkeley City College Atrium (2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94606)

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Contact: Drew Gephart ( for more information

On the day of the fair, there will also be a special presentation on Cuban Animation from Daniel Rivas (a popular Cuban animator), in collaboration with Paul Bardwil (Global Educational Facilitation – Global Ed). Global Ed is assisting with Berkeley City College’s Spanish Study Abroad in Cuba program which is scheduled to run next May 28-June 4, 2016 (More information on that program can be found here:

The presentation from Daniel Rivas and Paul Bardwil will take place in Room 226 from 11:00am – 12:00pm on the same day as the Study Abroad Fair (September 23rd) at BCC.

We hope to see you at the fair!

More information can be found on our study abroad website at

View the PCCD Study Abroad Fair 2015 Pamphlet for more information.

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Club Rush Week! Sept. 14 – 17 in the Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

12 September 2015

History Repeats Itself … it’s Called Tradition – Join us as we experience CLUB RUSH. Hosted by the ASBCC, from September 14 – 17, 12:15 – 1:15 in the BCC Atrium.

Learn about the various clubs at BCC.

Network with Fellow Students.

Start a New Club.


Click on the Club Rush flyer image below to enlarge it.

Club Rush Flyer

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