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UndocuScholars Academy

FALL 2024 APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPENING AUGUST                                      

Online Application: Coming soon
Deadline: TBD
Application Criteria: Must be a undocumented student. 
Program Size: The program is restricted to 15 students per session in order to optimize interaction by all seminar members. 
Seminar SyllabusWill be posted soon.
Program Format: The program will meet in-person every Friday for 8 weeks + Orientation Day. All accepted students will be notified of the exact room location before the start of the 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 a career specialist, Dr. 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. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate and a $250 Kohls gift card.  


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 


For more information, please contact:

Victoria Ordaz, Services for Undocumented Students | Program Coordinator 
Dr. Maria Ramirez Loyola, Center for Career and Professional Advancement | Aspiring Career Specialist