For Students

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Prospective Scholars

BUILD EXITO is a program designed to support undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research careers in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, health, and social sciences. We are looking for passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to join the future generation of scientific researchers. 

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Current Scholars

Scholar Enrichment is one of the most important pieces of the BUILD EXITO program. We are always looking for ways to support you as a scholar. Our various institutions offer a three-fold approach to EXITO enrichment activities (Workshop Time, Research-Related Event Time, and Mentorship).

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The Alumni Network

During the summer of 2020, Cohort 3 Scholars graduated from BUILD EXITO and were welcomed to the Alumni Network! The Alumni Network is being developed as a hub of resources for graduated Scholars. 

"From the hands-on research experience to the various mentorships and community building, BUILD EXITO has supported me throughout my undergraduate journey and beyond." - Cohort 1 Alum

Our Student Training Model

BUILD EXITO aims to identify students early in their undergraduate college career and engage them in finding solutions to today's major health problems. Students get the skills and support they need to pursue research careers in a variety of disciplines.

EXITO takes students through a research training program where they receive mentoring, gain hands-on research experience, participate in an integrated professional development curriculum, and engage in a supportive community.  

To learn more, review the Student Training Model Page.

Research Experience for Our Scholars

Research Learning Communities are a centerpiece of the BUILD EXITO program. In long-term mentored internships (during program years 2 and 3), Scholars gain research experience while making meaningful contributions to externally-funded, faculty-directed studies across a range of health-related fields (e.g., biomedical, behavioral, social, clinical, and translational research).

To learn more, review the Research Learning Community Page. 

Published Scholar Research

BUILD EXITO Scholars have published research conducted with their Research Learning Communities! 

Funded Travel Experiences

In addition to research experience, we provide our Scholars financial support to attend conferences as guests or presenters!