For Students

Joining Blueprint is the perfect way to use your skills to give back to the community. We accept applications at the beginning of every semester.

Applications are officially closed for this semester. We will be recruiting again next semester. Sign up to be notified when apps are ready!

Developer Application Process

01
Infosessions
Sep 3, 7:00 PM and Sep 4, 7:00 PM
Come out and talk to us to learn more about Blueprint at our infosession. Our infosessions will be on Sep 3rd and 4th, in HP Auditorium in Soda Hall.
02
Applications Due
Sep 6, 11:59 PM
The application includes 3 short response questions to help us understand your connection to Blueprint's mission. Decisions will be emailed after this round on Sep 8 by 10 PM. The application is due on September 6th at 11:59 PM.
Student applications will be open at the beginning of the semester. Follow our Facebook page to stay updated!
03
Meet the Club
Sep 11 - 12
Meet the Club is an event for you to get to know our membership in a casual setting! This event is by invitation only.
04
Build with Blueprint
Sep 9 - 13
A small exercise to give you a chance to showcase your technical resourcefulness and learning speed. We'll provide office hours and support documents throughout this time! The project will be emailed to invited candidates.
05
Blueprint Games
Sep 14
A fun, interactive teamwork session involving a series of challenges and puzzles that make you think critically. This round is by invitation only. Location and time will be emailed to invited candidates.

Designer Application Process

01
Infosessions
Sep 3, 7:00 PM and Sep 4, 7:00 PM
Come out and talk to us to learn more about Blueprint at our infosession. Our infosessions will be on Sep 3rd and 4th, in HP Auditorium in Soda Hall.
02
Applications Due
Sep 6, 11:59 PM
The application includes 3 short response questions to help us understand your connection to Blueprint's mission. Requests for design interviews will be sent out on Sep 7 by 10 PM. The application is due on September 6th at 11:59 PM.
Student applications will be open at the beginning of the semester. Follow our Facebook page to stay updated!
03
Designer Interviews
Sep 8 - 9
We will ask you to brainstorm with us and sketch out low-fidelity solutions in response to a design challenge. After the interview, you will have a chance to refine your solutions and submit a final, high-fidelity version on Friday, September 13. Invited candidates will receive an interview sign-up link via email.
04
Meet the Club
Sep 11 - 12
Meet the Club is an event for you to get to know our membership in a casual setting! This event is by invitation only.
05
Design Challenge due
Sep 13, 10:00 PM
Building on top of your solution from the interview, this continuation will give you a chance to showcase your abilities to iterate upon a sketch and create a more polished product. The prompt will be introduced in the interview.

Decision Criteria

If we could, we would accept every applicant but unfortunately we cannot manage the volume of people and administrative overhead while still fulfilling our mission to the best of our abilities. The following criteria are what we use to evaluate applicants.

  • Passion

    Do you demonstrate a genuine passion for social good?

  • Skill

    Do you have the necessary skills to productively contribute to the mission?

  • Experience

    Do you have relevant work experience? Volunteering experience?

  • Attitude

    Do you demonstrate positive, hard-working attitude?

  • Teamwork

    Do you display the ability to work well in a team?

  • Culture

    Will you get along well with the rest of Blueprint?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blueprint's project structure?

Blueprint's project structure consists of 4-5 project teams, each with a project leader and 4 developers on the team. Each project team is in charge of creating technology resources for a specific non-profit they work with.

How are client team interactions conducted?

The client and the project leader communicate on a weekly basis to ensure the project’s progress. Meetings occur throughout the project engagement, beginning with at least one mandatory project scoping meeting with the project leader at the onset. A formal midpoint presentation will be given in Week 5 of the engagement, and the final recommendation will be delivered at a final presentation in Week 10.

What resources does Blueprint have to ensure success?

Our club recruits some of the most hard-working, passionate, and brightest students at UC Berkeley, just like you. Through effective leadership, frequent check-ins, and an organized project timeline set with our clients, we hope that the combination of talent, dedication, and care will result in projects that benefit the non-profits we work with.

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