Save the date: Wednesday, September 22nd, 6pm. Stay tuned for link.
1. Virtual Information Sessions and Events
Our faculty will be guiding you through a special care denture procedure. Please register to take part in this unique opportunity. Pre-dental organizations and groups are encouraged to have watch parties. Certification of attendance will be provided to all that complete the post survey. Thank you for joining us!
3. UNC School of Medicine Medical Mentor Program
The goal of the Medical Mentors Program is to bring undergraduates interested in pursuing medicine together with current medical students at UNC School of Medicine. We as medical students have all been through the struggles and uncertainties of pre-med. We didn’t get through it alone though, so we want to help you navigate the prerequisites, the application process, and the pre-med life. As someone who has succeeded in handling these challenges, your mentor may serve as your primary contact for all pre-med related questions. They may meet you for coffee, take you to a medical lecture, or be your last minute advisor for class registration. These mentors are students that have absolutely no influence on your admission to the UNC School of Medicine, so nothing is off limits. However, just because we don’t get to make the phone calls doesn’t mean that we don’t want you to get the phone call one day!
4. Gillings on the Ground
Interested in disaster response and preparedness? Want to learn more about how community and public health leaders in North Carolina respond to public health issues ranging from hurricanes to the COVID-19 pandemic? Gillings on the Ground is a 5-week training program held throughout the fall 2021 semester that provides participants with the information and skills on various aspects of disaster relief. In the spring 2022 semester, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on, disaster-related training activity (pending COVID-19 restrictions, of course!). Led by experienced community leaders and UNC faculty, there are a total of five classes, each held once per week for 1-1.5 hours from October 14-November 9, 2021. In addition to receiving a certificate upon completion of the program, trainees will also gain access to an exclusive listserv of disaster-related service opportunities submitted by our community partners. This program is open to any UNC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Check out our website to learn more and fill out this form to register! Email Arielle Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns!
5. Clinical Laboratory Science at UNC Chapel Hill
Clinical Lab Science (CLS) is a health profession that uses laboratory science to diagnose and treat disease. UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine offers a baccalaureate degree which allows students to merge their talents in science and technology with a desire to help others and work in health care. If you are interested in learning more about CLS, see our website for more details, or sign up for one of the opportunities to learn more below.
- Virtual Information Session: Join us via Zoom on Oct 5th or Oct 13th at 5pm to talk with faculty and students about the CLS profession and the programs at UNC.
- Meet With a CLS Faculty Member – Meet with a member of the CLS Faculty via Zoom to learn more about what the program is like and have your specific questions answered.
- Sit in on a Hematology or Immunology Class
Email email@example.com with questions.
6. UNC School of Nursing Information Sessions
7. UNC Learning Center Resources
This fall we offer two evenings of free drop-in peer tutoring on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8 pm in Dey Hall. Find out when we have a tutor for your course here: https://learningcenter.unc.edu/drop-in-peer-tutoring/. Appointment peer tutoring is also available – click here to learn more.
- Academic Life Balance for Graduate Students, Tuesdays at 5pm on Zoom, starting 9/7
- Dissertation Coaching Group, Tuesdays at 6pm on Zoom, starting 9/7
- Conquering College Reading, Mondays at 4pm on Zoom, starting 9/13
- Carolina First Years, Mondays at 5pm on Zoom, starting 9/13
Chemistry Resources at the Learning Center
Chemistry exams are right around the corner, and the Learning Center has you covered! CHEMpossible is open to all CHEM 101 and 102 students (register for the Sakai site here). Peer tutoring and academic coaching for chemistry are also available by appointment on the Learning Center Website.
Free GRE Strategy Session and Practice Exam
Preparing to apply to graduate school? Our partners at The Princeton Review are offering a free practice exam and strategy session this week. For more information and to register, click here.
Make Appointments Through CarolinaGo!
Looking for a quick, mobile pathway to make a Writing or Learning Center appointment or sign up for a group? Find us on the CarolinaGo mobile app available wherever you get your apps. CarolinaGo connects you with the Writing and Learning Center and useful campus resources such as campus dining, libraries, advising, fitness options, and more.
8. Birth Beginnings Volunteer Services
9. University Career Services Virtual Events
10. Anti-Racism and Equity
McNair Scholars Program at UNC: Changing the Face of Academia
Established at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009, the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a federal TRiO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for Doctoral Studies through involvement in research and other Scholarly Activities. McNair Scholars are either first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds, or members of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential, who are U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Scholars receive up to $5,000 to complete a Summer Research Program and apply for Graduate Schools. To lean more about the program, visit https://mcnair.unc.edu.
Educational Planning and Advising
Graduate School Preparation
Summer Research Program
Participate in National Research Conferences
GRE Fee and Graduate Application Waivers
Earn up to $5,000 over the course of the McNair Program
Sophomore (2024) – December 1, 2021, Priority Deadline
Junior (2023)–Apply Now! Priority Deadline October 8, 2021
Meet admissions and diversity affairs officers from U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
Receive 15% off a subscription to the Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) website.
View live panel discussions and participate in Q&A sessions specially created for racial and ethnic minority audiences.
Learn about applying to medical school, the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), MCAT®, and other AAMC services.
Want to get involved with UNC JOURney, the only undergraduate research journal on campus? We publish student research in the health sciences, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and popular sciences. Check us out at uncjourney.unc.edu! We have open positions for publicity team members, social sciences editors, natural science editors, and humanities editors. For more information, check out our application: https://forms.gle/bMgVmdWYH1en3Vmc6
Duke Bissig Lab accepting Visiting Scholars
The Bissig Lab at Duke University is a pediatric liver lab that studies diseases of the liver, ranging from viral hepatitis to metabolic liver disorders and liver cancer. The lab specializes in human liver chimeric mice and created the first xenograft model for metabolic liver disease as well as a novel patient derived cancer model. We are looking to take on Visiting Research Scholars. These are volunteer positions in our lab for undergraduate students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors, no previous experience required. Full vaccination status required. Must have a reliable source of transportation. We provide parking. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org your resume/CV and a paragraph of why you are interested. You will hear back if chosen for an interview.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Research Project Volunteers Needed
Would you like to participate in a study where you will use cutting edge ultrasound techniques and devices? Then volunteer for my research project focused on remote ultrasound education.
This project would interest science and pre-medical students. You’ll get hands-on experience using butterfly probe ultrasound technology. You will use the butterfly probe to obtain ultrasound images of anatomical landmarks including the heart and liver. Participation in the study is completely voluntary. Participants can withdraw at any time and will receive no monetary compensation. The IRB number for the project is 21-0865. If you’d like to participate, email me at Eric_Cal@med.unc.edu.
I look forward to working with you!
Office of Undergraduate Education: Get Involved in Research
Fall 2021 Workshops
We have a great lineup of more than a dozen popular and informative workshops and info sessions this fall to help you learn more about undergraduate research, how to find opportunities, how to network with faculty, and more. We’ll hold a mix of online and in-person options.
Getting Involved in Research in Psychology and Neuroscience (Sept. 13)
How to Find a Research Mentor (Sept. 16)
OUR Student Ambassador Perspectives on Undergraduate Research (Sept. 22)
For a full list, see our Events page.
Space is limited for some workshops, so sign up now!
Call for Proposals: UC Davis 8th Annual One Health Symposium
12. Test Prep Events
DDS Pre-Dental Honors Society
DDS welcomes all students with an interest in joining the dental field! During the fall and spring semesters, in conjunction with the School of Dentistry, we host a series of introduction to dentistry seminars. We invite guest lecturers from within the dental community to speak about their respective disciplines. Our organization introduces basic career aspects of general dentistry as well as dental specialties to all of our members. You “rush” your first semester; this entails maintaining a 3.0 GPA, earning 40 service hours (at least 5 dental-related and 5 non-dental), paying a $25 fee for club dues, and attending 7 of our weekly Monday meetings at 7 pm. Once these requirements are met, you are a member with slightly new requirements! Please email Gracie Evans (email@example.com) if you are interested in joining our organization!
Hearts for the Homeless
Have you noticed the homelessness problem in Chapel Hill and beyond? Are you passionate about helping others? Are you interested in medicine and public health? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join Hearts for the Homeless Carolina! Hearts for the Homeless is an international organization that focuses on providing free and informative heart health events, with members across the world holding blood pressure screenings and giving American Heart Association-approved information to homeless individuals in their community. In the past, the UNC Chapter has also had a scientific journal club, held relevant trainings and speakers, and made “care kits” with essentials for our homeless neighbors. This year, we hope to also implement more overall health education, fundraising, and aid with COVID education and vaccination amongst the homeless population. H4H Carolina is a great opportunity to help the community and meet other students interested in health and helping others. We would love to see you and tell you more at our first meeting of the year on Monday, September 13th, at 8 pm. Use this Zoom link to join! https://uncpharmacy.zoom.us/j/8168005484”
The Health and Humanities Journal
The Health Humanities Journal of UNC-Chapel Hill is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2021 issue. We are an interdisciplinary journal that works to inspire and facilitate work related to health, illness, caregiving, and medicine. Submission categories include (but are not limited to): narratives, fiction, poetry, academic research, and artwork.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Work published in this edition of the journal will be eligible for the Walker Percy Prize, a $100 prize awarded each spring.
This publication allows for dialogue, meaning-making, and multiple representations of the body, mind, health/illness, and experiences dealing with the medical system and life in a global pandemic. For more information and to view our previous issues, please visit hhj.web.unc.edu. We look forward to reading your submissions!
Society of Women Engineers – UNC-CH Chapter
Mission: To empower women and those who identify as nonbinary and/or women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.
Vision: A world with gender parity and equality in engineering and technology. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women and those who identify as nonbinary and/or women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.
– Professional excellence – SWE will develop engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives.
– Globalization – SWE will be recognized as a global, inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are.
– Advocacy – SWE will advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology.
14. Public Service Opportunities
From Carolina Center for Public Service:
The North Carolina African Services Coalition, a nonprofit supporting and empowering the Triangle’s immigrant and refugee communities, is seeking peer mentors for its Refugee Youth Empowerment Program. For more information, email Crystal Zellous.
The Correctional Education Program brings for-credit UNC courses to students in six North Carolina prisons. The CEP is seeking student tutoring volunteers for its new virtual writing center this fall! If interested, email Raphael Ginsberg.
Sept-Dec 2021 in Carrboro
Interns help keep TABLE running smoothy! Typically 10-12 hours/week, our semester-long internships encompass a variety of tasks such as administrative work, supporting staff projects & leading volunteer shifts. Internships are unpaid & all interns must be 18 or older. If you are interested in a position, please contact us at email@example.com.
Are you interested in teaching music? Through Musical Empowerment, you can provide free music lessons and mentorship to a young student from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. This semester, the once-a-week, 40-minute lessons will be entirely virtual and you will be able to get to know a student, create your own lesson plans, and prepare your student for the virtual recital at the end of the semester. In addition, we offer events for our teachers to create a community and enrich their teaching experience. Many of our students are from underserved communities and would not be able to afford music lessons otherwise.
15. Interviewing Resources
University Career Services supports students who may be preparing to interview within an industry or for admission to a professional school. Online resources include Big Interview, which provides a video training curriculum, a database of admissions interview questions with tips on answers, and the opportunity to practice with a virtual mock interview. Students may also schedule an appointment for a Mock Interview with a career counselor via Handshake.
16. Additional Listservs and Online Communities
Undergraduate STEM Listserv: send an email to Joinfirstname.lastname@example.org