Now in its 15th year, SAGE is proud that 100% of its graduates go on to career jobs or graduate school

Who are SAGE Scholars?

The UC Berkeley SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars Program is a leadership driven program for low-income, first-generation undergraduates of all majors. By participating in the SAGE Scholars Program, students overcome the legacy of underserved and disrupted backgrounds, stay in school, and gain valuable experience and leadership skills.

SAGE empowers students to understand the relationship between their academic pursuits and their future careers by providing them with vital professional development experiences and skills to prepare them for success. Once students experience these life-changing opportunities they develop the confidence and skills necessary to envision themselves as true leaders in their work, families, and communities.

Our mission is to promote professional leadership and career development training for undergraduates with financial need through internships, mentoring, and education. The SAGE Scholars Program is committed to working with academic, business, and outreach partners as well as the broader community.

Career Exploration Opportunities


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.

Networking Opportunities

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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.