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UndocuScholars Academy

Seminar Description

The UndocuScholars Academy has been designed to empower undocumented students through an eight-week, small-group, interactive career seminar managed by the Center for Career and Professional Advancement. The seminars are co-facilitated by career specialists, Maria Ramirez Loyola and guest speakers. Students will focus on career development, resume, interviewing, and job/graduate school preparation and skills all students will need in order to thrive in their careers. Participants will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement and rewards for completion.

UndocuScholars Academy Outcomes

  • Develop career awareness by exploring and researching occupations and employment trends 

  • Increase career self-awareness through effective goal-setting and decision-making 

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication through resume/cv and cover letter development, networking and interviewing     

  • Develop knowledge of career and research-related opportunities and resources on and off-campus

  • Increase self-confidence in applying for internships, jobs, and post-baccalaureate education 

  • Engage with like-minded peers to develop career self-confidence in relation to identity and background 

How to Apply | Fall 2023 Application is Out                                            

Online Application/Deadline: Due September 1st 
Application Criteria: Interest in developing and enhancing professional development.
Program Incentives: As an incentive for full participation, participants will receive a gift card of $250.00 to Kohl’s Department Store and a certificate of achievement. 
Program Size: The program is restricted to 15 students per session in order to optimize interaction by all seminar members. 
Seminar Syllabus (Fall 023): Syllabus Link
Program Format: The program will meet in-person every Friday for nine (9) weeks + Orientation Day. Sessions 6-8 will be 2 hours long and will end at 2 pm. All accepted students will be notified of the exact room location before the start of the academy.

For more information, please contact

Victoria Ordaz, Services for Undocumented Students | Program Coordinator 
Phone: (209) 600-5316