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OEOES Summer Research Fellowship

The OEOES Summer Research Fellowship is a 10-week summer research program that allows students to develop and conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. It is intended to introduce students to independent research and help prepare them for graduate or law school. We welcome applicants from all majors and fields; however, priority will be given to applicants whose research explores the following topics: civic engagement, higher education, transfer and re-entry, student experience, underrepresented student populations. Participants receive a stipend to support their full-time research. 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a continuing student (alumni are not eligible).  Seniors who aren't graduating in spring and juniors are prioritized. 
  • 3.0 GPA. If you don't have a 3.0 GPA, you may still apply and explain why your GPA isn't a good indicator of your academic potential. 
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Little to no research experience. 
  • Must be available to work full-time on research (cannot be taking summer classes or working).
  • You do not need to have identified a faculty mentor at the time of application; we will help you connect with a mentor if you are accepted to the program. 

Please check back in January 2020 for details about the Summer 2020 Fellowship!


Summer GRE Prep 

Pre-Grad/Law Advising offers 2 GRE prep programs every summer. The boot camp is typically offered during the last two weeks of June, and runs daily for 6 hours. The class is typically offered during the month of August, and consists of 3 hours a week for each section (Math, Verbal, and Writing). There is an application process, which usually opens in April.

Eligibility: Our prep programs are offered to current UC Davis students as well as alumni. For the boot camp program, we prioritize recent alumni who will be leaving Davis at the end of June. For both programs, we prioritize students who will be applying to grad school in the coming cycle. 

The GRE Prep programs for 2019 are over; thank you to everyone who participated! Please check back in March for information about Summer 2020 programs. 

Sign-up to receive more information about the 2020 programs here, including an announcement when we are accepting applications.


Summer Statement of Purpose Boot Camp 

Are you applying to graduate or law school in the fall and need to write your statement of purpose but don't know where to start? Join us for a boot camp program where you start the statement from scratch on Monday morning and end Friday afternoon with a solid draft! The pre-grad advisor will facilitate the program and provide a framework to write the statement. Most work, including all of the writing, is designed to occur during class time. A laptop is required to participate; if you do not have access to one, please let us know. The boot camp is free of charge.

Eligibility: Students or alumni who are applying to Master's or Ph.D programs in any field in Fall 2019 (Law and health programs are not supported, except for public health). The program will be most useful to those who have identified specific programs of interest by the time the boot camp begins, so that they can target their statements. 

Please check back in May for details about the Summer 2020 program.