Program Year One

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Your first year in EXITO

is a place for you to think big about your passions and interests. This year helps to broaden your perspectives by connecting you with professionals in the Biomedical Field, and gives you a window into research foundations to help build a strong science identity.

The Journey

The Build EXITO Scholar Journey starts out with a Summer Academy experience to orient you to the program and introduce you to the beginning steps in becoming a researcher. During the Academic Year, you will engage in weekly Enrichment activities with fellow scholars, and meet with professional Career and Peer Mentors to explore your interests. In Fall or Spring, you will take a course called the Gateway to Research, which will give you the foundational knowledge and skills to be able to apply to future programs like the EXITO trainee program, LSAMP, McNair, and others.

YEAR ONE SCHEDULE

Summer - EXITO Summer Academy (June)

Fall - Enrichment sessions, Career Mentoring, Peer Mentoring, and Gateway Course (Sept-Dec)

 

Winter - Enrichment sessions, Career Mentoring, Peer Mentoring, and Gateway Course (Jan-Mar)

Spring - Enrichment sessions, Career Mentoring, Peer Mentoring, and application to RLC or alternative programs (April-June)