Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but you might appreciate hearing it from me since I'm in the same boat. I spoke with Kaye Bock today, who told me that if I hadn't already been made an offer I was not likely to receive any merit aid. Fellowship offers, if they were made, were attached to the acceptance emails.sll said:Has anyone heard about fellowships or aid from Berkeley yet?
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The City of San Francisco usually has a very competitive internship program for the summer in both DPT (Department of Parking and Traffic) and Planning. They usually begin taking applications end of Jan/early Feb. It was a great gig and i learned a lot when i did the internship and the great part is they paid great!I am going to be a visiting student for one semester (Spring 2008) at UCBerkeley to check out their College of Environmental Design and am searching for internship opportunities for undergraduate students in environmental design and/or planning. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
This topic was brought up at the open house in November, alas, I was not paying close attention as it is not the program I am interested in. My guess is that John Landis leaving for Penn had something to do with it but I have nothing to base that on other than gut instinct. In addition, there is a strong push for the new Global Metropolitan Studies program, so maybe some funding and other resources have been diverted there. Who knows?Did you notice that Berkeley is suspending the Regional Development program for next year? The website says that it will be replaced with something - they haven't decided yet. It seems a little odd, and to speculate about the reasons I might say:
I am in the international development group within the planning department. I applied knowing that none of the faculty does what I want to do (no one in the country is doing it right now, as far as I know). I made this clear in my application, but, that by working closely with two specific faculty members, one of them being a transportation guy (I'm also a transpo-nerd), I should be able to successfully pursue my interests (which lie in better integrating land use and transport planning the developing world, initially in Vietnam and Thailand).Planr: the UCTC is the main reason I went. They are doing work in so many different areas and the program receives a lot of funding for a variety of projects. The network of scholars is impressive - from all UC campuses including UCLA and UC-Irvine. It is a great concept to pool the academic resources of the whole system, and all the better that it is housed at Berkeley! ;-) What is your focus at MIT?
Jveverka and Simplex: Wow, now you are making me second-guess my decision to go to Berkeley.I did my undergrad in Arch and Civ Eng at Berkeley and while I was there took a few Planning courses which is what turned me on to the field. I get the impression that yea, they're top notch in terms of Transportation, and you can't beat Cervero...
Meanwhile, if you have any interest in international development planning, there's a great Prof there, Ananya Roy. You can watch a lecture she gave after receiving a teaching award here: