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UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineeering

October 27th, 2014 by Bradley
Dear Professors, Advisors, and Student Leaders,
If you have strong students who have recently graduated, or will graduate this fall, or work with alumni or postdocs who may be interested in seeking careers in industry, we would like to remind them that our application for the Berkeley MFE (Master of Financial Engineering) Program, which will start in March 2015, is still open through November 13.
Please pass on the announcement below.  We are happy to answer any questions you or your students may have.  If you are not interested in receiving these emails, you may opt out using the link below.
Kind regards,
The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team

The Berkeley MFE is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 Berkeley MFE program! 

Although our fourth-round application deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for the 2015-16 program through November 13. If you are interested in a career in industry after graduation or after completing your postdoc program, or if you have a passion for applying quantitative approaches to the solutions of real-world problems, the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program would like to speak with you.

Join us online to learn how the Berkeley MFE’s tailored curriculum and dedicated career placement team can help you to launch a career in finance.  During the session, Berkeley MFE Executive Director Linda Kreitzman, who has 14 years of experience placing students and alumni in key positions on Wall Street and in financial centers all over the world, will discuss what types of opportunities exist for you, in roles from trading to asset management to data analysis.   You’ll also learn about the differences between the Berkeley MFE and similar degree types such as the MBA, Master of Finance, and Ph.D. in Finance.

Berkeley MFE Information Sessions – October/November 2014October 28, 4:00 PM PST: Online Information Session

October 30, 6:00 PM EST: Information Session in New York City
November 3, 12:00 PM PST: Information Session On-Campus at UC Berkeley November 5,  10:00 AM PST: Online Application Q&A with Admissions Advisors November 13, 11:00 AM PST: Online Information Session
Please see the full event schedule and registration

We look forward to meeting you.  If you have questions about the Berkeley MFE, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team


Twitter: BerkeleyMFE

Unit Limit for Spring 2015

October 15th, 2014 by Bradley

DATE:                        October 15, 2014

TO:                  SJSU Campus Community

FROM:            Andrew Hale Feinstein, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Renee Barnett Terry, Interim VP of Student Affairs

RE:                  Spring 2015 Enrollment Unit Limit

Dear SJSU Campus Community:

Consistent with our on-going efforts to provide access to courses and support student success at SJSU, we will continue our practice to limit undergraduate student enrollment to 16 units for the Spring 2015 term. The only admissible exceptions appear below.

For Students:

Graduating seniors: Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015, graduating seniors who filed for graduation through the Registrar’s Office on or before Monday, November 3, 2014 will be eligible to register for up to 18 units without a petition.  Graduating seniors desiring to take up to 21 units can petition as of Wednesday, January 7, 2015. All requested and enrolled classes must be required for the declared degree or participation in languages, groups, or ensemble-based courses.

Other exceptions: Students may petition for up to 18 units towards degree or participation in languages, groups, or ensemble-based courses starting Wednesday, January 7, 2015. All requested and enrolled classes must be required for the declared degree, or be related to languages, group, or ensemble-based courses such as debate team, theater performances, and other auditioned classes. If granted, approvals are only for the exact number of required additional units to add the requested classes.

The excess units petition form is on the Registrar’s website (  Petitions submitted after Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (the last day to drop) may not be processed until after Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the last day to add, and therefore might incur late fees.

 For Advisors:

All majors (especially departments that typically enroll students in performance, activity, or other special classes after the start of the semester) should advise students appropriately BEFORE the start of Advanced Registration.

Please encourage students to visit their academic advisors or advising/success centers to plan their Spring 2015 schedules now and not wait until Spring 2015 Advance Registration begins.  Advance Registration for Spring 2015 begins on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and ends Monday, January 19, 2015.

Any questions should be directed to Student Academic Success Services at 4-2707. Please note that this policy is subject to change.

Thank you.

Library Workshops for Students

October 13th, 2014 by Bradley
 Please share the following dates and times for these workshops with your students:
How to Read a Journal Article – October 21st 11 am-Noon in MLK 213
How to Write a Research Paper – November 4th 11 am-Noon MLK 213

advising holds for new students

October 13th, 2014 by Bradley

Subject:  Title IX Compliance for Students/Spring 2015 Registration Holds During the summer and at the start of the semester, all incoming new students were notified through their MySJSU accounts that they were required to complete the online course(s) listed below or a hold would be placed on their Spring 2015 registration:

Undergraduate:     Haven:  Understanding Sexual Assault (45 min)                               AlcoholEdu (90 min)

Graduate:              Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault (45 min)

These courses support SJSU’s commitment to creating a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment for our whole community while also addressing CSU Executive Orders 1095 and 1097 in compliance with new educational mandates under Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, and the Clery Act.
Incoming students have received numerous reminders to complete the course(s) through EverFi, the course platform.  While many incoming students have fulfilled this requirement, a significant number of students have not and therefore, these students will NOT be able to register for classes when Spring 2015 registration opens on November 3, 3014.
With support from Provost Feinstein and VPSA Barnett Terry, we seek your assistance to encourage students to complete the courses listed above so they are able to register for Spring classes on their assigned date.
Also, please note that it may take a couple of weeks to lift the holds, so students should complete this requirement now or they will likely be delayed in registering and miss out on securing priority classes.
DIRECT STUDENTS TO THIS SITE: Copies of the original letters students received, including detailed directions, can be found at:
Other specific questions can be addressed to: or
Thank you in advance for your support and assistance with getting the word out.

Graduation workshop

October 11th, 2014 by Bradley

Dear SJSU Advising Community,

Attached you will find the Fall 2014 Graduation Workshops info sent on behalf of the Office of the Registrar. Please share this information with students and post in/around your office as appropriate.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boccardo Business Complex(BBC), Room 32

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Engineering(ENG), Room 285/287

Monday, October 20, 2014

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boccardo Business Complex(BBC), Room 32

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Boccardo Business Complex(BBC), Room 32

No reservation required. Campus advisors are welcome to attend.

Questions? Email: