This fall, the School of Information welcomed fifty new MIMS students to the Berkeley campus.
The MIMS Class of 2019 comes to Berkeley from eleven different countries: China, France, Greece, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, and the United States. The group includes 24 women and 26 men.
The new students come from a wide range of backgrounds, with undergraduate majors in fields as diverse as journalism; economics; political philosophy, policy, and law; homeopathic medicine; engineering science and ocean engineering; Arabic linguistics; and art practice and technology.
Most of the new MIMS students are returning to school from the working world, with an average of five years of work experience. Their previous jobs include senior user experience strategist at Mango Health, search editor and content analyst at Yahoo, technology analyst at Goldman Sachs, program manager at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Climate Institute, digital communications manager at the Nueva School, and product manager at Lucky Brand.
One new student previously worked on the Biscuit Index, an interactive data-driven story in collaboration with journalists and public health researchers. Another helped develop a text- and gesture-controlled robot, whose initial prototype could be extended further to design and implement driverless cars and automated systems at home.
Incoming students also received awards like the Charlie Blumstein Water and Wildlife Conservation Scholarship and the Cal Alumni Scholars Leadership Award.
Welcome, MIMS Class of 2019!