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UCI School of Physical Sciences

Anteater Network 

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

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.

Chemistry Field Studies Program (Course #197) 

This summer industrial internship program for undergraduate Chemistry majors who have completed their sophomore and junior years that is part of Chemistry 197. 

Earth System Science Internship Program (Course #197) 

This internship program give ESS undergraduate students the opportunity to earn academic credit for integrating real-worls experience with academic work.


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.

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.

Physical Sciences Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PSUM) 

This program connects current undergraduates with science & business professionals who will expose them to the many career paths and industries available in the Physical Sciences.

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.

Skills Development course (Phy Sci 80) 

This course is ideal for any student who wants to learn what it takes to get a job in today’s competitive market. Led by UCI alumni Sasha Talebi, weekly seminars feature guest speakers from industry, successful business owners, and other influential …


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.