Now in its 14th year, SAGE is proud that 100% of its graduates go on to career jobs or graduate school
The SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars Program enriches and empowers its students' academic education by providing professional training and real-world experience. SAGE Scholars are low-income and high-achieving undergraduates who explore their professional options through guided research, paid internships, workshops, and SAGE sponsored networks. SAGE Scholars benefit from working with experts and leaders in their fields, developing life-long professional skills.
"This program helped me develop my professional and networking skills and I have acquired multiple internships and opportunities. Overall, it changed my mindset on how I viewed myself and promoted myself."
"People who knew me before joining the program say I've changed dramatically. I'm much more confident and relaxed in public. I don't get red and start mumbling while talking to professionals. I know how to present myself in a professional environment."
"SAGE has given me life changing career advice that will help me succeed upon graduation from UC Berkeley."
"I wanted to return the same benefits it offered to me so that future Scholars can successfully graduate from UC Berkeley and feel empowered and confident about entering the work force."
SAGE Scholars are encouraged to explore different career opportunities in a variety of ways. Internships, networking opportunities, and program-sponsored events expose Scholars to professional fields they may not have considered before.
All SAGE events and workshops are attended by well-established professionals, experts in their fields, faculty, supporters/sponsors, and coaches. Our events have often resulted in internship placement, quality recommendations, and more.
In order to prepare its Scholars for professional opportunities, SAGE offers one semester-long course and a variety of skills-building workshops. These educational opportunities provide concrete information that Scholars are encouraged to apply in their internships, during interviews, and in other professional as well as personal contexts.
Professional coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, or businesses. Through the process of coaching, Scholars deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. A coach believes you have the answers and is trained to bring them out (painlessly!)
Internships are a critical part of a Scholar’s professional development, and are often cited by Scholars as one of their most valuable experiences while at Cal. Internships expose Scholars to the specific nature of a certain career trajectory and also provide meaningful work experience that can then be leveraged to kickstart their careers or graduate school prospects upon graduation. SAGE makes it easier to find a suitable internship by connect its Scholars to a variety of partners.