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

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Who are SAGE Scholars?

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.

"The SAGE Scholars 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."
Lonjino Lazcano
SAGE Scholar

"People who knew me before joining the SAGE Scholars 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."
Katia Tkachenko
SAGE Scholar

"SAGE has given me life changing career advice that will help me succeed upon graduation from UC Berkeley."
Kristopher Stevens
SAGE Scholar

"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."
Emma Gutierrez

SAGE This Summer, and Beyond

The end of the 2012-13 school year brought our expanding SAGE community together at a beautiful reception hosted by Novartis in Emeryville. It was a great opporutnity for SAGE Scholars, alumni, faculty mentors and business partners to get together and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the SAGE Scholars and its graduates.

SAGE Scholars Lonjino Lazcano, Kristopher Stephens, and Martha Hernandez will be interning at Kaiser Permanente. Their drive to pursue their career goals has rewarded them with the opportunity to work in various departments that will provide valuable experience for their future careers. Yosaira Espinoza will be interning at Genentech with their diversity recruitment College Programs Department.

For the 2013-14 academic year, the SAGE Scholars Program has received a record number of applications for new Scholars. As we are currently undergoing the application review process, we wish all applicants and future, prospective applicants the best of luck in applying to the SAGE Scholars Program.

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

Graduation Tim Dayonot table

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.

Experiential Courses & Events

Autumn Andrews and Craig Newmark

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

Shoshana and Kate 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!)