M.E.T. hosts a wide array of events throughout the year. With the help of M.E.T. student leaders, we invite campus partners, companies, and even CEOs to meet with our students. In addition, current students get the chance to mingle with industry leaders and alumni across different sectors and learn about some of the exciting positions available to them. Events help M.E.T. students with their personal and professional development providing them opportunities for engagement in community and network building, career development, employer engagement, and faculty integration.
Our events are great opportunities to learn, discover, and develop new skills. Reoccurring events for the M.E.T. cohort include Coffee Chats, Fireside Chats, Company Treks, Employer Meet & Greets, Industry Deep Dive / Info Sessions, Lunch & Learns.
Reoccurring events for the M.E.T. cohort include monthly study breaks and weekly office hours with industry experts. Below is a snapshot of some events happening this semester.
Coffee Chats are available for students who want 1-1 engagement with employers to learn more about the industry they belong to, functional roles, or to build their network. In addition, attending a Coffee Chat is an excellent way for students to practice building their network and engaging possible future employers or career fields & positions.
Fireside Chats are a perfect opportunity for students to learn from industry leaders related to the program’s namesake: management, entrepreneurship, and technology. Fireside chats in the past have featured:
- Margo Georgiadis, CEO of Ancestry
- Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO of Hint Water
- Julia Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite
- Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal
- Joshua Reeves, CEO of Gusto
- Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI
- KR Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy
- Ankur Luthra, CIO of Finchwood Capital
- Rich Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer of UC Berkeley
- Erik Molitor, CIO of Bio-Rad
- Tetsuya O’Hara, VP of Innovation at Gap
- Ivy Ross, VP Hardware Design at Google
Company Treks are an immersive company visit. Students visit a company headquarters and tour the building, hearing from industry experts shaping the field. Previous company treks include visits to Facebook HQ and Bloom Energy.
Employer Meet & Greets are mini-career fairs for students to mingle with potential employers from various industries and sectors.
Industry Deep Dive / Info Sessions is another opportunity for students to explore various industries’ latest news, advances, and trends. Previous sessions include deep dives in AI/ML and quant trading.
Lunch & Learns are events for students to learn from Berkeley faculty at Berkeley-Haas or College of Engineering. These events are intimate sessions with no more than 5 M.E.T. students to help facilitate relationships with faculty members.
Office Hours are weekly events for the M.E.T. students with campus partners, industry experts, Board members, alumni, and current students. In addition, office Hours allow students to foster mentorship relationships with the greater M.E.T. community.
The M.E.T. Program strives to bring relevant events and opportunities to our students. As the program grows, we are constantly iterating and taking feedback from our student community about special events and topics they’d like to see.