Undergraduate Opportunities

AWM Mentoring Network

The AWM Mentoring Network pairs undergraduate student members of AWM with graduate student mentors from the math department. Pairings are made after a speed mentoring event during which undergraduate students get a chance to talk to each of the available mentors for a few minutes. Each mentor/mentee pair decides the specifics of what the mentoring relationship looks like, including frequency and method of communication.

Sign-up to request a mentor here!


The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for courses being offered to highly gifted middle and high school students. The instructor is responsible for designing a course or using a Duke TIP syllabus to teach a course to academically gifted students. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework, professional experience, and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area, while the teaching assistant position requires completion of at least two years of college.


Term 1 Staff Dates

Term 2 Staff Dates

June 6 – July 2

July 6 – July 30


At this time we are specifically recruiting Instructors and Teaching Assistants for Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Law, Medical Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

More detailed course descriptions can be found here.  You may sort by subject area, strand and site location.

All of our teaching positions include salary and room and board in the way of compensation, and are a wonderful opportunity to develop your teaching repertoire while working with dedicated students and talented professionals from across many disciplines. Teaching experience is not required, as we provide pedagogical training and support throughout your term of employment.

Learn more and apply at www.tip.duke.edu/employment. Administrative positions for Duke TIP are also available.


GRE, MCAT, and LSAT Strategy Sessions 
Princeton Review has great free upcoming Strategy sessions for the GRE and MCAT, as well as a free LSAT practice test. Check them out if you’re thinking about graduate school.


The Jon Curtis Student Enrichment Fund is a student-led initiative that  provides monthly $200-$600 grants to students to pursue personal, professional, and academic interests away from Carolina.  Our grants are awarded without restrictions based on major, course of study, or academic department. No other program on campus provides this level of flexibility. Interested? Fill out an application at http://sef.unc.edu/apply-2/! Applications are reviewed every month! E-mail us at studentenrichmentfund@gmail.com with any questions!


Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science – apply by March 20, 2017

(SACNAS) is an organization that works with minority students and faculty through outcome-based programs and initiatives to increase their representation in science research, leadership, and teaching careers.


Graduate School Spring 2017 Speaker Series – First Gen is Not My Only Identity:March 21st3:00pm-4:00pm in the Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room.

The Graduate School’s Spring 2017 Speaker Series will host First Gen is Not My Only Identity: Framing First Generation Student Experiences, presented by Dr. Sonja Ardoin. Dr. Ardoin is a program director and clinical assistant professor of Higher Education at Boston University. Her research interests include college access, social class identity in higher education, student and women’s leadership, and professional pathways an career strategies in student affairs.


Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowships – apply by March 22nd at 5pm

The Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowships consists of 8 awards in the amount of $2,500 each, to be made to qualified Carolina undergraduate students.

For fellowship eligibility information and details on how to apply, go to the following website:



3rd Annual Academic Research Day – apply by March 22nd
This multidisciplinary event is organized by GPSF and provides an opportunity to see all kinds of research happening on the Carolina campus. ARC will include graduate student talks and posters, in addition to an exciting keynote speaker, prizes, and free breakfast and lunch for attendees and presenters.
The conference is on April 6, from 8:45am-2:00pm, and the deadline to apply is March 22 at 11:59 pm. Applications can be found here. In addition to giving a talk or poster, we need plenty of volunteers to moderate talks, serve as poster judges, and more!
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form here. If you are solely interested in attending the event, please complete the presentation application and select “attendee” instead of “presenter.”


LGBTQ Study Abroad Event
March 22nd | 7:30pm | Campus Y Queen Anne Lounge 
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ community who is thinking about going abroad? Are you concerned about navigating queer and trans spaces in another country? This event will give you the chance to listen to a panel of and speak one-on-one with LGBTQIA+ students who have already been abroad and are open to speaking about their experiences. Come discover how your identity will affect your abroad trip and meet other LGBTQIA+ identifying students!
The Facebook event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894501394170487/
The form for LGBTQ students who have already been abroad and would like to participate in the event can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/w0qjEk8kucoFIfLo2


The UNC graduate women in computer science (GWiCS) group is currently planning the 3rd Annual Women in Computing Research Symposium and we want to continue to include participants from other computing-related departments. This year we are holding the research symposium over two evenings; on March 23 we will have a panel discussion, and on March 30 we will hold a poster session.
 Our goal with the symposium is to introduce undergraduate students to various research areas and encourage students, especially women, to explore the opportunities they have for doing research, whether as part of their undergraduate curriculum or by pursuing a graduate degree.  We also want to offer a space for graduate students to share their experiences and their research and to become more familiar with the work their peers are doing.
 To register to attend this event, and optionally to present your own research, fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/Vs7Q9M0KZWCaYXDI2.
And for more information, visit our webpage: 


Carolina Women in STEM Seminar: 2:00pm-3:30pm: March 24th, 31st, and April 7th, 21st.

The STEM Hub @ UNC and the Learning Center are organizing another run of the seminar series Carolina Women in STEM: The Power of a Growth Mindset. The seminar is interested in fostering the community of female undergraduate STEM majors at UNC. Attendants will network with other female STEM majors and professors, learn how to set professional and personal goals and create a system to achieve those goals, and develop skills to get the most out of the STEM academic experience at UNC. The seminar is based on the book Mindset, byDr. Carol Dweck, which will serve as a basis for discussion. All students will receive a certificate of completion after attending the sessions.
Apply soon – space is limited!
Where: Peabody 216.
For more info contact Jackie Stone at jacsto@email.unc.edu. Jackie is a M.Sc. graduate from our own Math Department and now works as a STEM Academic Coach (Math Specialist) at the Learning Center.


Diversity in STEM Conference: March 24th, 10am-4:30pm at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
The Diversity in STEM Conference is focused on examining ways to bolster diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill. The all-day experience will address the impact of diversity on STEM research, funding and development; connections between STEM faculty recruitment, retention, development, and diversity; and Women of Color in STEM fields. Speakers will include Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski (President, UMBC) and Dr. Christine Grant (Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement, NC State). Register here.


Application Due April 3: McKinsey & Company is excited to announce the inaugural Women in STEM Award at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   This award will recognize talented women exploring opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.  The award offers:
·         $1,500
·         Invitation to exclusive STEM leaders group with discussion board and video chats to build your STEM leaders network

·         A dedicated mentor from McKinsey, like Maria, an ’06 Bioengineering major who has worked at the UK NHS-Imperial College Healthcare Trust and the US Department of Health and Human Services, or Yun, an ’06 Comp-Sci/Electrical Engineering major who was the treasurer of SWE and has worked at Apple and the start-up Crittercism.

The Award winner will be a freshman, sophomore, or junior woman who is doing one of the following:
·         Dedicating at least 1 week of her summer to STEM research, including but not limited to academic research at a hospital or university, independent research for a thesis or academic publication
·         Working in a laboratory or other STEM facility
·         Working, interning, or volunteering with STEM-related organizations, including large organizations such as World Health Organization, NASA, high tech firms, and established hospitals, as well as local organizations like teaching coding at a local middle school
·         Taking classes toward a degree in STEM
·         Working at a STEM-related start-up, or working in a STEM-related role at a start-up
·         Interning or working with a cultural organization, such as a foundation, museum, library, or publication, toward the promotion of STEM subjects
·         Teaching, tutoring, or mentoring on STEM topics

·         Other projects or activities related to STEM

The funding may be used to support summer needs, including project funding, participation fees, or living expenses, or may be used as financial aid during the upcoming school year.  If you have any questions about whether your activity is eligible, please do not hesitate to reach out at Erin_Beasley@McKinsey.com
Applications are at due on April 13th. For more information and to apply: UNC Women in STEM