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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in joining the Berkeley Forum. Recruiting takes place at the start of each academic semester and is open to all undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley. The application process consists of an online application, two rounds of interviews, and a meet and greet session with current Forum members. We highly recommend that you join our mailing list to receive the latest information about recruiting opportunities.

During the first few weeks of each session, you can find our table on Sproul Plaza. Applicants interested in joining the Forum are encouraged to attend one of our informational sessions and to fill out an application below. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Barak Gila '17 (left) and Matthew Freeman '17 (right) discuss speaker ideas during a programming committee meeting.


All interested applicants are required to submit a resumé and a cover letter, as well as answer a few short answer questions. The time at which you submit your application will have no bearing on our decision; nevertheless, we encourage you to submit your application well ahead of the deadline.

Application deadline: Friday, August 31 at 11:59 PM

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Informational Sessions

We will be hosting two identical informational sessions. At each session, our leadership team will provide an overview of the organization's structure and of each committee's responsibilities. Members will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be provided! Slides from the infosession can be found here.

Informational Session #1 >

Monday, August 27
182 Dwinelle
8:00 - 9:00 PM

Informational Session #2 >

Thursday, August 30
223 Dwinelle
8:00 - 9:00 PM


You can find the Berkeley Forum on Upper Sproul Plaza during the first two weeks of each semester. Members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We strongly encourage that you stop by to get to know our members.

Recruiting Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Fall 2018 recruiting season. While you are by no means required to attend our informational sessions, we highly encourage you come out to learn more about the Forum.

Sproul TablingThursday, August 23 - Friday, August 31
Sproul Plaza
Info Session #1Monday, August 27
182 Dwinelle
Info Session #2Thursday, August 30
223 Dwinelle
Application DeadlineFriday, August 31
Applications due by 11:59 PM
First Round Interviews
Tuesday, September 4
By Invite Only
Meet-and-GreetThursday, September 6
By Invite Only
Final Round InterviewsFriday, September 7
By Invite Only
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