Pre-MARC students engaging in Mock Interviews
The Pre-MARC Learning Community during Mock Interviews


The Advancing Diversity in Aging Research Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the program is to prepare students to apply and be accepted into top notch PhD programs by providing: hands-on paid research experience working in the laboratory of a faculty member, summer research experience, seminars with visiting scientists, and graduate program application development and personal statement workshops, financial assistance for research development, and travel funds to attend professional conferences. The program is open to disadvantaged and underrepresented full-time SDSU students with 3 years left before graduating, who have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, and who are interested in obtaining a PhD with an emphasis on conducting aging-related research.  For more information on applying to the program, visit: or call the ADAR Program office at 619-594-6915.

DEADLINE: Open until filled


Would you like to review your math, prepare for calculus and get paid for it? Are you interested in getting involved in STEM research? Then the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at SDSU is for you. The goal is to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, and encourage more students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. The program includes academic advising, 5-week summer math program, seminars/workshops, scholarships, book loans, GRE prep, travel awards and research participation stipends. For more info contact Thelma Chavez at 

DEADLINE: June 15 (Summer) & Rolling (Academic Year)


The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for students in any major planning a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine. Professional staff and peer mentors support a community of pre-health professions students as they explore different health professions, plan and complete required course work, gain clinical experience, provide service and leadership on campus and in the community, and prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process. HPAO also works closely with many pre-health student organizations. To open an HPAO file, come to GMCS 323 or call 619-594-3030 to speak to a front desk representative. Be sure to check our web page at 


Remember what it is like to be the newest or youngest member of a group or at a school? Wouldn’t it have been nice to have an experienced fellow student and a faculty member knowledgeable about the facilities and activities on campus serve as your “mentors”?  If you agree, the weekly Introduction to Campus Activities and Networking program at SDSU is the program for you. For more information contact Dr. Estralita Martin at 619-594-1204, or e-mail or visit 


The SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. MESA is a postsecondary component of MESA California. For more information visit:

DEADLINE: mid-June


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies. SDSU is a founding campus member led by The City College of The City University of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Hampton University (HU), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). The mission of the CESSRST is to educate, train and graduate a new, diverse, competent generation of students skilled in STEM including in areas of interest to NOAA including in mission-aligned STEM, social science, AI, and big data disciplines through participation in state-of-the-art research. CESSRST supports NOAA’s mission “to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs”. A key objective of CESSRST research projects is to inspire students to engage in interdisciplinary research that supports NOAA’s role in environmental science, service and stewardship. Funding is provided for undergraduate, MS, and Ph.D. students working in ecosystem science, social science, and big data in ecology, mathematics, and geography.

For more information contact Dr. Walter Oechel at or visit



The Pre-Maximizing Access to Research Careers is an enrichment program open to freshman and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the Pre-MARC program is to introduce students to research and mentoring. Students have the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities during the spring semester.  For more information contact Thelma Chavez at or visit  DEADLINE: Rolling


Bank of America, in collaboration with the Research Foundation, have provided a two-year grant that will support Hispanic/Latinx students preparing for careers in health care. The program is housed in the office of Hispanic Serving Institution affairs and is being led by program coordinator and retention specialist, Wendy Mejia.

The goal of SDSU Progresando en Salud are to: provide paid opportunities for participants to engage in crucial extracurricular career experiences, programming opportunities that facilitate pathways for health career success and allow students to reconnect with the Hispanic/Latinx community, and ensure deliberate and ample utilization of retention and student success resources. The collective goal is to advance the representation and impact of Hispanic/Latinx learners who seek to serve their communities in the critical arena of health care. For more information, please email 

To join the program, please complete this brief form: Schedule a session with the program coordinator and retention specialist: