Advising & Mentorship

August 21, 2020 | 3:15 pm

What is design? How do I design something? What are the resources available for learning about design?

No matter your question, the Jacobs community is full of people who are eager to support you. Read on below for information about some of the advisors and mentors whom you can talk to during your exploration of design and technology.

Jacobs Student Services Team

The Jacobs student advisors can help you figure out how to take advantage of the opportunities at Jacobs, at Berkeley, and beyond, in ways that fit with your interests and goals. Learn more about them and the ways that you can get in touch with them below.

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Janrey Javier (he/him/siya)
Student Engagement Manager
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Tyshon Rogers (he/his)
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
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Amy Dinh (she/her)
Director of Academic Affairs
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Student Services Office in Jacobs Hall

The Student Services Office is located in 103 Jacobs; access it from the west entrance of Jacobs Hall. It is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm for in-person, drop-in support. You can also reach the Student Services team via email.

Jacobs Design Specialists

The Jacobs Design Specialists provide technical and design advice on bringing your ideas to reality. They are available for office hours appointments as well as drop-in guidance; you can also learn from them by coming to their workshops and trainings. Visit the Jacobs Design Specialists page to learn more about the team and contact them.

Jacobs Design Fellows

The Jacobs Design Fellows are design practitioners who bring diverse areas of expertise to the Jacobs Institute; you can find them during the office hours, talks, or workshops that they hold throughout the year, or reach out to them directly. Visit the Jacobs Design Fellows page to learn more about each Fellow and get in touch.

Peer Advisors

The student organization Design at Berkeley have organized a group of UC Berkeley students and alumni to help make design more accessible by offering their expertise to fellow student designers. They all have experience navigating either the Berkeley design community, professional design industries, or both! Read their bios for what specific skill sets and areas of expertise they’re willing to advise on.