Stay Informed & Connected

The Student Engagement Opportunities unit in the Biology Student & Instructional Services office provides info sessions, workshops, events, and resources that enhance students experiences while at UC San Diego. The links below help keep students up-to-date on events within the division and across campus.

 

Online Resources

Biology Student Engagement Opportunities Newsletter

This is a weekly e-newsletter emailed every Tuesday during the academic year to all registered biology majors and individuals interested in biology related news. This will be the primary method of communicating event announcements, program deadlines, and opportunities relevant to biology students at UC San Diego. Students will continue to receive separate email notices to your UCSD email account about academic announcements (e.g. academic deadlines, major requirement updates, or course changes).

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Event and Advertisement Submissions

Interested in posting to the newsletter and/or the Biology Bulletin?

The submission deadline is every Thursday by 4pm to be considered for posting in the following week's newsletter.

While priority will be given to Biology Student Engagement postings, every effort will be made to highlight event or announcement from campus organizations and resource units. As appropriate, your submission will also be included in the Biology Bulletin. External requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Biology Student Engagement reserves the right to deny the posting of any submission that is deemed inappropriate.

Posting request should be emailed dobio@ucsd.edu with the following information:

  1. Sponsoring department/student organization/affiliation
  2. Date(s) or deadline(s)
  3. Location(s) and time(s)
  4. Website and contact information
  5. Posting title and short description
  6. An image must accompany your announcement (no larger than 220x124 pixels and 750x422 pixels)

NOTE: the newsletter is only distributed during the academic year. No newsletters are sent during holidays or campus closures.

Bio Bulletin

Bio Bulletin is the undergraduate blog. Posts include divisional and campus events and opportunities including but not limited to: jobs, internships, getting involved in research, and non-UCSD programs.

SQ Online - Student Journal

Saltman Quarterly is a student run journal program. SQonline highlights student articles, blogs, and science information relevant to biology undergraduates.

Division of Biological Sciences Social Media

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about general divisional news and stories about biological sciences.

Info Sessions & Workshops 2019-2020

New info sessions and workshops will be added throughout the academic year. Check back periodically for new event information.

Fall

Event Date Time Location Resources

Biology Welcome Fair 2019

You are invited to join Biological Sciences students, staff, and faculty at the annual Biology Welcome Fair! All new freshman and transfer Biology majors are welcome to attend. This interactive resource fair annually invites over 20+ campus departments and student organizations to share opportunities in Biology, all gathered for your convenience. As incoming Biology majors, you will also have the opportunity to speak to current students who have been in your shoes while you scout the location of your BILD 4: Introductory Biology lab course! 

9/23/19 11:00am-1:00pm Tata Hall patio Open to all incoming freshman & transfer Biology majors.

BSSA Fall GBM

Welcome to a new academic year! Join us for our first GBM of the quarter and learn how being a member of BSSA can enhance your undergraduate experience.

9/27/19 7:00pm-9:00pm Student Services Center: Multipurpose Room BSSA Website

Biology BS/MS

The Division of Biological Sciences offers a contiguous program leading to a Master of Science Degree in Biology for current UCSD undergraduate students who are enrolled in any of the 8 Biology majors.

10/7/19 2:00pm-3:00pm Tata Auditorium Contiguous BS/MS Program

Gaining Hands-On Experience (AIP)

Connect with professionals in the field! Apply academic knowledge and analytical skills in professional settings. Learn about internship opportunities on and off-campus and how to prepare to apply. Come hear current Biology majors share their internship experiences.

10/10/19 2:30pm-3:30pm York Hall 3010 AIP Website

Instructional Assistant Opportunities

This information session describes the ways students may gain practical teaching experience, as an Instructional Apprentice, under the mentorship of a Biology course instructor.  An overview of the application process, a faculty member’s viewpoint on the experience, and a student’s perspective on participation will be shared.
Open to students interested in practical teaching experience at the collegiate level in biology courses.

10/15/19 2:00pm-3:00pm Pacific Hall 3500 (3rd floor) IA application eligibility

Study Abroad as a Biology Major

Learn about exciting opportunities to study abroad and how you may earn credit toward your Biology Major.

10/17/19 2:00pm-3:30pm Bonner Hall 2130 (1st level - off Ridge Walk) Study Abroad

Undergraduate Summer Research & Scholarship Opportunities (AEP)

Interested in conducting research or perhaps getting an internship for the SUMMER? Learn about requirements, application process, and incentives when doing research and internships in the summer in this Biology co-hosted session with Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP). Learn about research scholarships and how to submit a competitive application. Get tips on submitting a strong application.

11/7/19 3:30-4:30pm Natural Science Bldg (NSB) Auditorium (1st floor) Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Undergraduate Summer Research & Scholarship Opportunities (AEP)

Interested in conducting research or perhaps getting an internship for the SUMMER? Learn about requirements, application process, and incentives when doing research and internships in the summer in this Biology co-hosted session with Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP). Learn about research scholarships and how to submit a competitive application. Get tips on submitting a strong application. 

11/20/19
(repeat session)
3:30pm-4:30pm Tata Auditorium Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Winter

Event Date Time Location Resources

Undergraduate Summer Research & Scholarship Opportunities (AEP)

Interested in conducting research or perhaps getting an internship for the SUMMER? Learn about requirements, application process, and incentives when doing research and internships in the summer in this Biology co-hosted session with Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP). Learn about research scholarships and how to submit a competitive application. Get tips on submitting a strong application.

1/9/20 3:30pm-4:30pm NSB Auditorium Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Undergraduate Summer Research & Scholarship Opportunities (AEP)

Interested in conducting research or perhaps getting an internship for the SUMMER? Learn about requirements, application process, and incentives when doing research and internships in the summer in this Biology co-hosted session with Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP). Learn about research scholarships and how to submit a competitive application. Get tips on submitting a strong application.

1/15/20 (repeat session) 3:30pm-4:30pm NSB Auditorium Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Getting Started In Research: Faculty Panel

Hear from a faculty panel about advice on getting involved in research. Faculty give a unique perspective about what PIs are looking for in students when they inquire about available lab opportunities. This is a great session for all those looking to begin work in a lab in 2020!

1/16/20 4:30pm-6:00pm Bonner 2130

Exploring Life Sciences Careers in Industries

This one day conference-style event brings local professionals to help introduce students to life science careers. Registration required to participate.

1/25/20 9:30am-3:30pm Great Hall - Roosevelt College Register via EventBrite

Spring

Event Date Time Registration Resources

Life Sciences Virtual Resume Workshop

Bring a copy of your resume and learn how to highlight your skills and experiences in a way that aligns with what hiring managers and recruiters are seeking. Leave feeling confident that your resume confirms that you are a competitive candidate for the job or internship you want. This workshop is co-presented in partnership with the UC San Diego Career Center.

*Denotes repeat session

4/29/20

5/13/20*

5/27/20*

11:00am-12:00pm PST Sessions have passed Career Center

Study Abroad as a Biology Major

Learn about exciting opportunities to study abroad and how you may earn credit toward your Biology Major.

5/15/20 11:00am-12:00pm PST Session has passed Study Abroad

Maximizing Your 2nd Year as a Transfer Student

This workshop is brought to you by the Division of Biological Sciences in partnership with the Triton Transfer Hub. Transfer biology majors will be provided with essential items to focus on while heading in to summer to help with hitting the ground running during their second year at UC San Diego.

5/21/20 3:30pm-4:30pm PST Session has passed

Biology Transfer Resources

Triton Transfer Hub