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RISE Student Resources

Research Support
How to Find a Research Mentor:  If you would like to participate in undergraduate research with a UCSB faculty but do not know how to find a mentor or research project, please see the recorded workshop ‘How to Find a Research Mentor’.  In the workshop, Dr. Julie Standish, Intern Coordinator at the MRL, discusses ways to identify a mentor and connect with research faculty.

YouTube Video ‘How to Find a Research Mentor’

Undergraduate Research
       -Supports undergraduate students with educational opportunities, including grants and mentorship
       -Maintains the FRAP webpage that includes specific research opportunities advertised by faculty.
       -Coordinates the Undergraduate Research Colloquium in the Spring

Educational and Professional Development Support
Career Services
       -Career planning, internship opportunities, graduate school help, etc.
       -Professional Help: Help with job searching, resumes, cover letters, interviews and more.
       -Grad School Help: Help with deciding if grad school is right for you, the application process, including letters of rec and entrance exams, and more.

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)
       -Group tutoring led by CLAS tutors in three subjects: Biology & Chemistry, Math, Physics & Engineering, and Economics & Statistics
       -Drop- In sessions led by CLAS tutors
       -One-time workshops on a variety of topics
       -One-on-one academic skills counselling 

Educational Opportunity Program
       -Focus on low-income and first-generation undergraduates, but everyone is welcome
       -Services include peer mentors, grants, summer programs, and cultural centers 

Leadership Development
       -Helping to support UCSB students in developing their leadership skills
       -Services include workshops, programs, and courses

       -Supports first-generation students in their academic pursuits 

Financial Support
Office of Financial Aid
       -Information on grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, summer-aid, Dream Scholars, and more

Money Matters PDF
       -Tool to help with managing day-to-day finances
       -List of resources for a variety of people and situations

AS Food Bank
       -Helps to provide food to the Gaucho community, as well as some other basic needs
       -Workshops to help with learning about food, nutrition, and kitchen skills
       -Free recipes 

Basic Needs Resources
       -Resources on a variety of basic needs, including food, housing, financial, and technology

Health and Well-Being
Counseling Services
       -Individual counselling as well as group counselling sessions
       -Mental Health Peer Program: Resources, workshops, and more to help with understanding and coping with stressors, including college specific stressors

Student Health Services
       -Medical services, behavioral health, dental care, insurance help, and more
       -Sexual Misconduct reporting:

Social and Cultural Resources
Multicultural Center
        -Safe space for students of color, LGBTQIA+, and international students
        -Events including lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, performances, poetry readings, and more

Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity
        -Provides education on women’s issues, feminism, gender and social equity, and more
        -Events covering topics such as self-advocacy, body positivity, and more

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
         -UCSB’s LGBTQIA+ center
         -Education resources, events, and resources for many intersectional identities 

Campus Organizations
         -List of UCSB’s registered campus organizations and their contact info

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
         -Organization designed to support LGBTQIA+ individuals in STEM fields

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
         -Supports Chicano, Hispanic, and Native American students in their pursuit of higher education in scientific fields

SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers)
         -Supports the advancement of Asian scientists and engineers in education and employment

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)
         -Promotes equal opportunity for women and girls in science and engineering