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Student life

Leadership & Drive + Collaboration & Support

At a big campus like Berkeley, the M.E.T. program stands apart. You’re one of a cohort of 50, immersed in a collegial, collaborative community with plenty of one-on-one time with classmates, professors, advisers and career coaches.

Leadership and Drive

M.E.T. students come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for leadership and innovation at the crossroads of business and technology. Perhaps you’ve already taken your first steps as an entrepreneur—be prepared to meet like-minded peers.

The vibrant exchange of ideas is the norm here. You’ll form friendships and professional contacts that will last a lifetime, so it’s not uncommon to find future co-workers or even the team for your first startup.

You can also find leadership positions on the M.E.T. Student Board, where students organize career development and social events and help shape the program.

Collaboration and Support

The M.E.T. program has its own dedicated staff that helps you every step of the way, whether with academic advising, career coaching, or connections to Berkeley’s vast resources. And M.E.T.’s professional advisory board—a committed group of industry influencers—can assist you with mentorship and career opportunities through connections to Silicon Valley and beyond.

In our small community, students also reach out to support each other. You’ll often find them at the M.E.T. Collaboration Space, the hub of student interaction, where you can get help with homework, team up on projects, and share your experiences in a comfortable lounge stocked with snacks.

Immersive Hands-On Experiences

During your time on campus, you’ll soon realize that a lot of learning happens outside the classroom, especially through clubs, competitions, and organizations

led by and for students. You can sharpen your strengths, try out a new skill and get hands-on leadership experience.

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“We are a close-knit community of students who are really passionate about different fields. I am amazed how much I have learned from the diverse backgrounds and interests of my M.E.T. friends. ”
Ganeshkumar Ashokavardhanan, M.E.T. '21