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 ====Undergraduate Liaison==== ​ ====Undergraduate Liaison==== ​
-The Undergraduate Liaison acts as an advisor and mentor to the undergraduate astronomy majors, especially in helping them get involved with and complete research projects and apply to grad school. ​ Throughout the year, the Undergraduate Liaison should visit the undergrad lab, make a concerted effort to get to know the majors, and update and maintain the [[http://​astro.berkeley.edu/​research/​undergrad/​|Astronomy Undergraduate Research Resources (AURR)]] webpage. ​ +The Undergraduate Liaison acts as an advisor and mentor to the undergraduate astronomy majors, especially in helping them get involved with and complete research projects and apply to grad school. ​ Throughout the year, the Undergraduate Liaison should visit the undergrad lab, make a concerted effort to get to know the majors, and update and maintain the [[http://​astro.berkeley.edu/​research/​undergrad/​|Astronomy Undergraduate Research Resources (AURR)]] webpage. ​ 
 +The undergrad liaison should also work closely with Amber Banayat regarding events for undergrads; our responsibility lies more on informing undergrads about academic career paths, whereas Amber and the university are more in charge of industry career paths. ​
 In general, the undergrad liaison should stay on top of general undergrad/​grad student mentoring opportunities,​ for example, the monthly UAS-sponsored undergrad/​department lunches. In general, the undergrad liaison should stay on top of general undergrad/​grad student mentoring opportunities,​ for example, the monthly UAS-sponsored undergrad/​department lunches.
 A rough calendar of other major duties follows: A rough calendar of other major duties follows:
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   * Early/Mid September: Hold an "​Applying to Grad School"​ night for the majors. ​ Get 3-4 first or second year grad students to serve as panelists, and start a discussion about the General GRE, Physics GRE, letters of rec, the essay, where to apply, etc.  Distribute copies of practice Physics GREs, which you can get from the previous Undergraduate Liaison. ​ Order pizzas for this event; the department will reimburse you.  Make sure to inform the students in Astro 7A about this event; many of them are transfer students who haven'​t yet declared the major but will do so in the subsequent spring. ​ Also, it seems that holding the event earlier in the school year leads to better turnout.   * Early/Mid September: Hold an "​Applying to Grad School"​ night for the majors. ​ Get 3-4 first or second year grad students to serve as panelists, and start a discussion about the General GRE, Physics GRE, letters of rec, the essay, where to apply, etc.  Distribute copies of practice Physics GREs, which you can get from the previous Undergraduate Liaison. ​ Order pizzas for this event; the department will reimburse you.  Make sure to inform the students in Astro 7A about this event; many of them are transfer students who haven'​t yet declared the major but will do so in the subsequent spring. ​ Also, it seems that holding the event earlier in the school year leads to better turnout.
  
-  * DecemberWith Dexter Stewart, organize ​and hold an "​Applying ​for REUs" night for the majors.  ​Bring in majors who have already done an REU or other research project to talk about their experiences. ​ Point the students to the AURR webpage to find information about REUs and other research opportunities.+  * Fall or springAlong with UAS, organize ​a GRE workshop ​for junior and senior undergrads.  ​This can cover the format of the test, study tips, and a discussion on the evolving role of the GRE in grad applications.
  
-  * Late JanuaryTogether with the undergraduate faculty advisor, organize a research ​symposium once or twice a year (good times are the beginnings of the semester, early September and late January).  ​Generally, ​the beginnings of the fall/spring semester are better than the end of the spring, since many advisors may not be able to pay undergraduates,​ so the best strategy is to give course credit for research. ​ ​Advertise ​to both the faculty ​and postdocs looking for undergraduate students.+  * DecemberOrganize and hold an "​Applying for REUs" night for the majors. ​ Bring in majors who have already done an REU or other research ​project to talk about their experiences.  ​Point the students ​to the AURR webpage ​to find information about REUs and other research ​opportunities  It is also a good idea to bring an example CV and discuss how an academic CV should look.
  
 +  * Late January: Together with the undergraduate faculty advisor, organize a research symposium once or twice a year (good times are the beginnings of the semester, early September and late January). ​ Generally, the beginnings of the fall/spring semester are better than the end of the spring, since many advisors may not be able to pay undergraduates,​ so the best strategy is to give course credit for research. ​ Advertise to both the faculty and postdocs looking for undergraduate students.  ​
  
-  * Early March: Contact Claudia Trujillo in physics (trujillo@physics.berkeley.edu) to coordinate the Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Poster Session. ​ Most of the work is done on their end, but it's good to touch base with them.  Meet with the Astronomy Department chairman to confirm the amount of the Astronomy Department Poster Prize (in the past it's been $200). ​ Email astromajors@astro.berkeley.edu to advertise the Poster Session and Poster Prize and encourage them to sign up. 
  
-  ​AprilPoster Session is held in LeConte.  ​Advertise with signs or email to get the department to attend the event and support our majors. ​ Ask 2-3 grad students ​or postdocs to serve as judges ​and decide which astronomy student wins the poster prize. ​ Notify Dexter ​and Sue of the poster prize winner, so they can print out a certificate and cut the check. +   SpringAmber Banayat will organize a career panel.  ​This is mostly industry focused, but it may also benefit from having ​grad students ​and postdocs to allow undergrads to compare ​and contrast academic ​and non-academic careers.  ​The undergrad ​liaison should therefore recruit ​grad student ​and postdoc ​to serve on the panel.
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-  * April: Email faculty@astro.berkeley.edu to rally professors to advertise for undergraduate researchers on the AURR [[http://​astro.berkeley.edu/​research/​undergrad/​professors.htm|Research with Berkeley Professors]] page.  Once the page has been updated, send an email to astromajors@astro.berkeley.edu to let them know the positions are available. +
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-  * May: Ask the Astronomy Department chairman to include the Astronomy Poster Prize in the announcement of all prizes at the last colloquium. +
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-  * May: Help Astronomy Department chairman organize ​"​send-off"​ in the lounge for graduating students ​and their families, ​to be held the morning or afternoon of graduation. +
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-  * August: Participate in a panel at [[http://​socrates.berkeley.edu/​~swps/​LaunchDay/​|Launch Day]] to inform incoming and transfer students of research opportunities available to them.  ​+
  
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