The Basement 2016-17

Hello UC San Diego Community!

We hope you are as excited for the school year as we are.  Our team just wanted to announce that we have opened our application for the 2016-17 year and invite those eligible to apply by the October 14th deadline.  If you or your organizations know of any individuals or teams that would be a good fit for the Basement program, please refer them! Click here for more information.

Additionally, if you haven’t already heard, we’re introducing some new events that we hope will help you all relax while also bringing us closer as a community.

Taco Tuesday
La Jolla’s best new Taco Tuesday is at The Basement!  Each Taco Tuesday we will also be inviting a speaker to speak about an entrepreneurial topic.  Enjoy tacos on us as we invite you to meet the Basement teams and network with members of our entrepreneurial community. 

Netflix & Chill
Have you ever watched Netflix on a 90-inch TV?  Well now you can!  Come by the Basement Wednesday night to sit back, enjoy an episode of your favorite TV show, catch that new movie you wanted to see and snack on some popcorn.

Open Access Hours
We are introducing open access hours, where anyone can come in to the Basement area, check out our facilities and meet our team members from 1:00pm – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. 

Stay tuned for more!

The Basement
UCSD Alumni & Community Engagement
9500 Gilman Drive, MC #0330, La Jolla, CA 92093

Phone: 858.534.1218 | Fax: 858.534.8976

Social Innovation: Ashoka U Designation


Welcome to Fall 2016!! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. As part of the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus designation process and in celebration of the new academic year, we at the Center for Student Involvement’s Community Service Area, will be coordinating the:

Inaugural Social Innovation Showcase
Thursday, September 29th
11 am – 2 pm
@ Price Center Plaza

We would like to invite you to attend as well as share this event with anyone you think might be interested. Please help spread the word!

Questions?  Contact:

Ryan Crawford, M.S.
Community Service Program Coordinator | Center for Student Involvement
858-822-4762 | | Price Center EAST Level 3 Room 3675-A

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Meet The Firms: Accounting Networking Night

Join us for UC San Diego’s 7th Annual Meet the Firms Accounting Networking Night!

Meet with talented accounting students, network with top-notch accounting faculty and find your premier workforce. Fill all of your recruiting needs for summer and fall 2017 – both internships and full-time positions.

Monday, October 10, 2016 | 6-8pm
VIP Employer Reception: 5-6pm
Price Center Ballroom East
*Professional business attire required*
Register Now

This event is hosted by UC San Diego’s Career Services Center, Alumni and Community Engagement, Rady School of Management, Department of Economics and the Undergraduate Accounting Society.

*****************  NOTE!  ******************

There is a PRIOR Mandatory Meet the Firms Prep Workshop taking place to gain access to the Networking Night:

Monday, October 3, 2016 | 6-8pm
Beyster Auditorium, Rady School of Management

Official Flyer: meet-the-firms-2016-flyer

The Foresight Project: Forecasters Needed

The Foresight Project

We’re looking for politically engaged college students to participate in a new forecasting tournament called The Foresight Project. This tournament is designed by the makers of The Good Judgment Project, whose superforecasters beat intelligence analysts at their own game by 30%. Our goals are to better understand tournament design and the ways in which tournaments can reduce political polarization. Students will have the opportunity to improve their forecasting skills, and those skills could be tremendously helpful if they are considering careers in the intelligence community, economics, political science, or public policy. It is also a lot of fun!

The first of three tournaments (2016-2019) begins on Oct 25th and lasts for about 8 months. We take a summer break and begin again in the fall. Participants will be asked to:

 *   Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.
 *   Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.
 *   Make predictions about questions throughout the year whenever you wish! We will post a few questions online each week, for example, “Will Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential Election?” Select at least 30 questions and update them until the question closes.
 *   After each question closes, you will receive feedback to improve the accuracy of your forecasts.

Now, for the rewards… Each year

*         The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on The Uber Foresight Leaderboard
*         The top 2% of participants will each be awarded a $500 Amazon gift card
*         The top 2% of participants will be featured in the Monkey Cage
 *   20% of participants will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
 *   40% of participants will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).

If you are interested, please go to the link below and sign up.<> 
Please don’t join if you have already participated in GJP or GJ Open.

Questions? Feel free to email us at:<>

Join the Library Student Advisory Council!

Applications Extended for the Library Student Advisory Council

The LSAC is a group of UC San Diego students and Library staff working together to provide the diverse UC San Diego student community with the best possible library spaces, services, and collections to meet their academic needs.

Applications for the LSAC will be accepted through September 27th:

For more information about the LSAC, there are flyers available at many Library service desks and/or you can check out the website at:

Analyst Position @ Cornerstone Research

Analyst Position at Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research, a leading economic and financial consulting firm, is recruiting for the full-time Analyst position.

We are seeking well-rounded, enthusiastic individuals who have demonstrated excellent academic performance and possess an analytical aptitude, strong computer skills, superior communication skills, and an interest in business and economics.

Cornerstone Research is one of the nation’s leading economic and financial consulting firms.  Together with a network of academic and industry experts, our consulting staff analyzes complex business issues that arise in litigation.  We consult on a wide variety of projects involving numerous industries.  Cornerstone Research works on high-profile cases reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, as well as cases that push the boundaries of economic thinking as applied to a legal setting. 

We also encourage students to chat with our analysts at the recruiting events detailed below.

  • Oct 6 – Career Fair: Price Center Ballroom West, 10AM – 2:30PM
  • Oct 6 – Information Session: Career Services Center, Career Library, 5PM – 6:30PM

You may also visit our website for more information about the firm and the Analyst position.  Please note that the application deadline is Oct 7, 2016.  To apply, please submit the following through both your school’s Career Services website and the Cornerstone Research online application web link on your school’s Career Services website:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript

5 New Internship Opportunities!


Intern at IMS Technologies
and Intrepid Marketing Solutions!

IMS Technologies is a startup company in the digital money and payments industry located in La Jolla, CA with offices in Beijing, China and the Philadelphia, PA area. They are looking for candidates to fill their FIVE un-paid internship positions ASAP including:

Web Developer (826301)

Marketing – New Product Development (826300)

Chief of Staff – Project Management (826299)

Graphic Designer (826302)

Finance/Accounting (826298)

Click under the Title for full job descriptions.
For more details on the positions look them up on Port Triton! *Job IDs in RED*

Find them online at