Graduate Professional Success in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (GPS-STEM) program started in October 2019 is sponsored by Schools of Biosciences, Medicine, Engineering, Physical Sciences and Provost Office. The program serves both PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows from all STEM disciplines.
We aim to better prepare our scientists for a variety of careers within the biomedical research workforce, and empower them to become not only skilled researchers, but also polished professionals. We work to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training STEM.
Our program is designed to meet the following goals:
- Increase awareness and interest in diverse careers outside of academic research (EXPLORE).
- Improve communication and other skills needed to pursue academic and non-academic career paths (TRAIN).
- Provide hands-on experience through on campus and external internships (EXPERIENCE).
- Build networks that allow our members to prepare for and transition to diverse careers (TRANSITION).
Join GPS-STEM and start preparing for your future career!
Previously known as GPS-BIOMED (2014-2019)…
GPS-BIOMED was an NIH-BEST funded program for UCI graduate students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences, and part of the campus-wide UCI-GPS (UC Irvine Graduate Professional Success) initiative. In Oct 2019, after the NIH-BEST funding, we transitioned to the current GPS-STEM program.