Admitted Undergraduate Students, Welcome to Cal!

Congratulations! Your acceptance to UC Berkeley marks an exciting milestone in your academic journey, and we are delighted to welcome you to our community. We eagerly anticipate the remarkable achievements you will accomplish during your time here.

Now that you're in, it's time to start planning for your future with us. Below, you'll find essential information and next steps to help you prepare for your arrival on campus. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates on summer and fall programming, as we will provide additional details and deadlines.

Here's what do next

  1. Learn more about academic opportunities, extracurricular activities and student life at Berkeley. Check out the Events Page.
  2. Attend Cal Day!  Join us for our annual open house where the Berkeley community welcomes you, our newly admitted students and families. YOU ARE BERKELEY
  3. Confirm your acceptance: Are you ready to commit to Berkeley? Go to MAP@Berkeley to formally accept your offer of admission. Confirm your enrollment before April 15 for admitted first-year students and June 1 for admitted transfer students.

What is IEOR?

In this award-winning video, Berkeley IEOR students explain what industrial engineering & operations research is and how their skills make an impact and improve the world.

Supply Chain & Logistics

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IEOR students are the premier experts in getting anything from one place to another in the most efficient and optimal manner.

Stochastics & Data Science

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IEOR students learn the latest statistics, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help companies make better  decisions.

Optimization & Algorithms

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IEOR students can find the most elegant way to make any system more efficient, saving companies millions of dollars, time and other resources.

IEOR graduates lead the way in lucrative careers

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Recently, CNBC featured IEOR as the second highest-paying college major. A separate report from the HEA group also identified operations research as the most financially rewarding path for graduates. This positions our alumni for success in a competitive job market and underscores the tremendous potential that awaits our graduates, especially with a projected 23% increase in positions for operations research analysts.

IEOR In the News:

By the Numbers

73% of our students secure full-time employment by graduation, and 11% pursue graduate school as part of their post-graduation plans.

$100,000 average starting salary for undergraduates.

11:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows IEOR students to build strong relationships with professors who go above and beyond to ensure students get the most from their classes.

CalDay Program

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Saturday, April 13
9 AM to 4 PM
UC Berkeley Campus

Imagine seeing the most exciting, outrageous, informative aspects of Berkeley and the College of Engineering, all in one day. It’s called Cal Day, an extravaganza of events that showcase the brilliance and fun of Berkeley.

Cal Day 2024, on Saturday, April 13, is only for newly admitted students and their families. We are looking forward to getting to know you and helping you get to know us. Join us from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for a full day of events, exploration, and interactions with engineering students, advisers and faculty.

At Berkeley, you'll be part of a dynamic global network that spans over 500,000 UC Berkeley alums across 180 countries. Benefit from valuable connections, mentorship, and knowledge sharing within our thriving community and engage with industry leaders seeking to leverage UC Berkeley's top talent in analytics. Our students have successfully secured internships and full-time positions with renowned companies such as Tesla, Deloitte, HP, KONE, and many others.

IEOR Alumni Profiles

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Andrew Laffoon

Courtney Z. Chow

Courtney Z. Chow

Vice President,
Battery Ventures
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Lucie Kresl

Technology Assistant Vice President,
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Vishrut Rana

PhD Student,
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

IEOR Alumni News

Faculty Spotlights

Paul Grigas

Assistant Professor

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"Berkeley IEOR gives me the opportunity to work with world-class students and colleagues on challenging, exciting, and impactful projects at the forefront of research in machine learning and optimization."

Rhonda Righter

Professor and Head Graduate Advisor

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"We have great students - curious, passionate, hard-working! Berkeley's an amazing institution that excels in education and research, yet still prioritizes concerns for society and the environment. IEOR at Berkeley is even more amazing - a small, tight-knit community within this great institution."

Student Spotlights

Rishika Gorai

BS IEOR 2026

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Berkeley IEOR has helped me shine brighter by giving me many opportunities to explore future career paths. Last summer, I was able to complete a summer internship at Yukka Lab in Berlin, Germany as a Data Intelligence & Business Development intern. This past fall, I acquired a summer internship at a Big 4 consulting firm & this semester, I am interning as a Product Management & Business Development intern at Daicus Technology. The diverse opportunities & overarching curriculum that IEOR offers definitely aided me in gaining such helpful experiences to learn about my interests & strengths in depth.

Jelo Francisco

BS IEOR 2024

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"Transferring into IEOR has been one of the most rewarding decisions in my life. The program's academic rigor, dedicated faculty and staff, and vibrant community have all equipped me with the confidence and skills to thrive in any career path I choose. With an ever-expanding toolbox of data-driven strategies to make decisions amid uncertainty, I feel empowered to tackle complex problems and create positive change on the global scale."

Meet Your Advisor

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Ginnie Sadil

Meet your IEOR student services advisor, Ginnie Sadil.

Email her about any questions you have at
or you can  book a virtual meeting time to chat online.



What Alums are Saying

Class of 2021

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I love the IEOR community. I've met amazing friends and love the warmth of the entire department. Particularly at such a large university, I've truly appreciated having a tight knit department to lean on for support throughout my years at Cal.

- Sarina Xin


Class of 2022

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I chose to study IEOR as it introduces me to tools and techniques for problem solving and allows me to explore some of the grandest challenges faced by our modern world.

- Vishrut Rana

Class of 2023

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The IEOR community welcomed me with open arms from my first Cal Day and it has been one of my favorite parts of Berkeley. From our friendly students, excellent faculty, and supportive staff, my Berkeley experience would not be what it is without the members of this amazing community.

- Duncan Barcelona

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