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Admissions Reader for M.E.T. Program

Job Title: Admissions Reader for M.E.T. Program (4511U) #23840
Job ID: 23840
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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We are seeking admissions readers to will help us select students for the Berkeley Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program. These students will earn a BS degree from both the Haas School of Business and the Berkeley College of Engineering. It is a demanding and selective undergraduate program at UC Berkeley.

  • Reads and evaluates approximately 50-100 applications per week for 4-6 weeks in November to January; participates in training and norming sessions in Dec and January.
  • Uses professional judgment when reviewing complex applications for admission.
  • Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship.
  • Evaluates transcripts and international records for eligibility.
  • Assesses academic preparedness of traditional, special-program, and international applicants.
  • Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions determination and recommendation.

Required Qualifications

  • Available to attend 1/2 day training in Nov or Dec and in January. All training will be conducted via web/phone conference. Available to attend some norming sessions via phone during January, as needed, and be available for waitlist discussions in March.
  • Ability to read applications approximately 20-40 hours per week,for about 4-6 weeks total, during the months of December and January.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information.
  • Ability to read and manage electronic application files via multiple online platforms.
  • Ability to utilize online collaboration tools.
  • Strong computer proficiency skills with access to personal PC and high speed internet.
  • Demonstrated discretion and sensitivity managing highly confidential personal data as it relates to reading student applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Admission experience at a large university in a highly competitive setting and/or direct undergraduate professional academic advising experience in a selective academic department or program. Prior experience reading college applications preferred.
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience interacting with diverse undergraduate students, staff, and faculty in college or university environment.
  • Knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, at colleges/universities and ideally in business or engineering related majors.
  • Understanding of business, engineering and/or entrepreneurial career paths.

Salary & Benefits

$24 to $25/hr.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

To apply, please visit Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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