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.

Our application is now closed for the Fall 2020 semester. We will be recruiting again next semester! Sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date.

Developer Application Process

01
Infosession Series
Instead of having one large infosession this (virtual) fall, Blueprint is hosting an infosession series! Every day from 8/30 to 9/4, we'll have four mini sessions, each limited to 10 applicants. These small sessions will give you a chance to ask questions and talk to our members in a comfortable setting!

Visit ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/bp-infosessions-about ๐Ÿ‘ˆ to sign up and learn more!
02
Applications Due
Sept 4, 11:59 PM PST
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 Sept 6 by 10 PM. The application is due on September 4th at 11:59 PM PST.
Student applications will be open by Sunday August 30. Follow our Facebook page to stay updated!
03
Build with Blueprint
Sept 7 - 11
A small exercise to give you a chance to showcase your technical resourcefulness and learning speed. It will be kicked off with an introductory workshop followed by a small project. Time and location will be emailed to invited candidates.
04
Meet the Club
Sept 9 - 10
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
Blueprint Games
Sept 10 - 11
A fun, interactive teamwork session involving a series of challenges and puzzles that make you think critically. This round is by invitation only. Time and location will be emailed to invited candidates.

Designer Application Process

01
Infosession Series
Instead of having one large infosession this (virtual) fall, Blueprint is hosting an infosession series! Every day from 8/30 to 9/4, we'll have four mini sessions, each limited to 10 applicants. These small sessions will give you a chance to ask questions and talk to our members in a comfortable setting!

Visit ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/bp-infosessions-about ๐Ÿ‘ˆ to sign up and learn more!
02
Applications Due
Sept 4, 11:59 PM PST
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 Sept 6 by 10 PM. The application is due on September 4th at 11:59 PM PST.
Student applications will be open by Sunday August 30. Follow our Facebook page to stay updated!
03
Designer Interviews
Sept 7 - 8
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 11. Invited candidates will receive an interview sign-up link via email.
04
Meet the Club
Sept 9 - 10
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
Sept 11, 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.

External Application Process

01
Infosession Series
Instead of having one large infosession this (virtual) fall, Blueprint is hosting an infosession series! Every day from 8/30 to 9/4, we'll have four mini sessions, each limited to 10 applicants. These small sessions will give you a chance to ask questions and talk to our members in a comfortable setting!

Visit ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/bp-infosessions-about ๐Ÿ‘ˆ to sign up and learn more!
02
Applications Due
Sept 4, 11:59 PM PST
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 Sept 6 by 10 PM. The application is due on September 4th at 11:59 PM PST.
Student applications will be open by Sunday August 30. Follow our Facebook page to stay updated!
03
External Interviews
Sept 7 - 11
We will be conducting interviews for the external team throughout the entire week. Invited candidates will receive an interview sign-up link via email.
04
Meet the Club
Sept 9 - 10
Meet the Club is an event for you to get to know our membership in a casual setting! This event is by invitation only.

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?

  • Growth

    Do you push yourself to grow in any setting? Do you seek out new ways to grow?

  • Resourceful

    Do you adapt and explore in order to overcome difficulties?

  • Attitude

    Do you demonstrate positive, hard-working attitude?

  • Teamwork

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

  • Culture

    Do you value empowering non-profits to achieve their missions through tech?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blueprint's project structure?

Blueprint's project structure consists of 4-5 project teams, each with a project leader, a designer, 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 projectโ€™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.

Get Involved

Sign up for our newsletter to get updates about events, our work and applications!