Published April 26, 2000


In today’s rapidly changing business world, employers continually seek qualified and diverse college-educated candidates. However, the business community has clearly stated that a large percentage of today’s graduates are not adept at basic workplace skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, and business writing. Employers also state that graduates are lacking in professionalism and maturity.  The University of California is heeding the call for change but to accomplish this, they need your help.

Introducing SAGE Scholars
UC Berkeley, Hacienda Owners Association, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Tri-Valley Business Council would like to introduce you to an exciting, new undergraduate program, SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars, which is currently being developed by the University of California Office of the President and piloted this summer at UC Berkeley.  The UC SAGE Scholars Program aims to engage the business community in a partnership that fosters the development of workplace skills in a diverse student population by providing comprehensive paid internships linked to student fee awards. Interns will be selected on the basis of financial need and academic merit.  They will then participate in ongoing career-readiness workshops given by business professionals and leaders before embarking on their internships.  These SAGE Scholars will be prepared for their first internship assignment this summer.

Kick-Off Event
To kick-off the SAGE Scholars Program within the Tri-Valley, you are invited to a breakfast meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. hosted by CarrAmerica Realty Corporation at the CarrAmerica Corporate Center's Tassajara Room, 4400 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton. Professor Caroline Kane and prominent UC Berkeley Deans will address the topic, Recruiting and Maintaining Employees.

Reservations and Additional Information
Your RSVP may be sent to either of the following contacts. If you are unable to attend, please consider sending an appropriate designate, such as your Vice President of Human Resources.  

Contact Information
Elmira Wan
SAGE Scholars Program
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California, 94720-3140
(510) 642-2203  phone     (510) 642-4932  fax     ewan@socrates.berkeley.edu  e-mail

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW