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UCI School of Biological Sciences

Anteater Network 

Find an alumni mentor via the UCI Alumni Association’s online tool “The Anteater Network.”

Bio Sci Mentorship Program 

This program connects BioSci alumni and community professionals with undergraduate students. These mentors share their knowledge and experiences with insight of the working world to help students find successful careers upon degree completion.

CalTeach – Math & Science Program 

This is a unique academic program that recruits talented undergraduate math & science majors to prepare for a teaching career. It is jointly sponsored by the School of Biological Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, and School of Education.

Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) internship 

CLL is a hybrid seminar & internship experience offering an interdisciplinary opportunity for green careers. Students participate in a year-long seminar that can be applied to our most pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges.


GPS-BIOMED is an NIH-funded program to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training through exploration of diverse careers outside of academic research and provide hands-on experience.

GPS-STEM Professional Development Activities 

Professional development and career planning activities for grad students and postdocs in STEM fields .

Peer Academic Advising (PAA) 

Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs) expand their knowledge of UCI’s academic programs and resources while developing public speaking and communication skills. Applications are due in January for the following academic year.

SAGE Scholars Program – Student Achievement Guided by Experience 

This program provides undergraduates who have significant financial need with the tools to invest in their future through leadership training, career and graduate school planning, and access to internship and scholarship opportunities.

Science Careers – Individual Development Plan 

This tool includes assessments and resources to assist graduate students and postdocs with exploring more than 20 different scientific career paths.

Special Study in Biological Sciences (Course #197) 

Internships are a great way to gain experience and skills, develop self-confidence, and make career connections. Students can earn between 1-5 units while working with professionals.


This program enables upper-division undergraduates to develop & deliver their own lower-division seminar classes. Under the DUE, this program  provides a unique opportunity to integrate research, teaching, & learning.


Learn what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. “Vault Guides” are free, downloadable ebooks that provide information about industry outlook, trends, advancement prospects, & skill requirements.