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Participation Requirements

Staying active within the Program is essential! All Scholars must complete the following 3-2-1 program requirements:


STEP Events (Workshops, field trips, roundtable, etc.)

Any non-STEP events may count towards this requirement as so long it provides academic support, building confidence and explorations of talents, financial aid related, career and/or graduate school preparation, planning, and visioning. Please consult with Program Coordinator. 

Please Fill out this FORM if you attended an alternative workshop not related to STEP


2 Meetings

One meeting with a STEP Fellow and One meeting with the Program Coordinator


Meeting with a Career Counselor to complete any of the following: 

  • Career exploration counseling session
  • Professional resume/cover letter (bring a draft) or interview practice
  • Career Assessment: Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and/or StrengthsFinder

Contact CCPA to set up a meeting with a Career Counselor here: http://hire.ucmerced.edu

Once completed, please fill out this form


Note: Should Scholars want to discuss alternative requirements to complete due to any reason, please consult the Program Coordinator.