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CSTEP Programs

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) allied health or licensed profession and are a minority and/or economically disadvantaged student, please know that we are here to help you pursue your career goals. Here are some of the ways that CSTEP can help you:

  • Paid Research Experiences: This provides an opportunity for you to gain career and research experience in your chosen field of study. Our interns work with faculty mentors from UB departments for up to 10 hours per week, for which you are awarded a stipend from CSTEP.
  • Scholarships for Graduate School Preparation: We award scholarships for the Kaplan review courses, which provide preparation for graduate school entrance exams, including the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and PCAT exams.
  • Funding Opportunities for Conferences: We’ll provide transportation or pay your travel expenses to selected academic, career, and graduate school conferences and enrichment programs that help build your leadership skills — and your résumé.
  • Workshops and Seminars: We will connect you with professionals and campus resources.
  • Summer Research Program: Intensive eight-week program, structured to immerse you in the culture and rigors of research.
  • Academic and Career Counseling: To help you overcome difficulties, find solutions, and establish priorities when choosing your classes and setting goals.
  • Individualized and Group Tutoring: You will be matched with a tutor to meet with as needed. CSTEP students have access to the Tutoring Lab which offers free tutoring in courses identified as consistent problem areas such as anatomy, biology, calculus, chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, physics and engineering. Group tutorial sessions are offered throughout the year — especially before mid-terms and finals.
  • Educational Trips and Tours: Enrichment provided in academic, professional and cultural areas.

Enrichment Activities

We will help you learn more about your chosen profession. Each semester, CSTEP invites professionals to speak to students and lead discussions on a variety of topics related to career development and work experiences. We also sponsor various trips and tours throughout the semester to help you learn more about what a particular profession entails, the work environment and opportunities available.

Although our primary focus is your academic and professional development, we also organize other activities that develop well-rounded individuals—like attending a play, performance or cultural event. We even co-sponsor campus events for students.

Last updated: December 16, 2016 3:26 pm EST

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