5 Campus Resources to Check Out

UC Irvine makes it a priority to offer students numerous on-campus resources to help them achieve academic success, plan out their career paths, apply for graduate school, and access basic needs. As students, it's in our best interest to take full advantage of these wonderful resources and reach out to the counselors, administrators and students who make this possible. Here are a couple on-campus resource centers that you should definitely check out this winter quarter!

1. Division of Career Pathways (DCP)

The Division of Career Pathways is in 100 Student Services I, just across from the Student Center Starbucks. This quarter, the career counselors have organized numerous workshops to help students find internships, jobs, and explore different careers with their Career Discovery Series. Take a moment to stop by their office to ask for a resume review or schedule a one-on-one counseling session.



2. Social Science Academic Resource Center (SSARC)

The Social Science Academic Resource Center is in SBSG 1230, down the hall from the Social Science Academic Office. Here, social science students can learn how to find internships, get involved in research, and apply to graduate schools. They also offer GRE/GMAT/LSAT study material, printing services, a public speaking program, and computers for students to work on their homework. They also offer free bagels and coffee on Friday mornings!



3. Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) Center

The SOAR Center is in 106 Gateway Study Center, across from Langson Library and nestled around the corner of Gateway Study Center. The SOAR Center aims to help students achieve academic success and on-campus engagement through their student outreach programs and retention programs. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they offer free coffee and PB & J sandwiches, so stop by and learn more about their programs to help first generation students navigate life at UCI.



4. FRESH Hub

The FRESH Basic Needs Hub is an on-campus food and toiletry pantry aimed to help students facing food insecurity. Located at the end of Lot 5 in the Anteater Community Resource Center, the FRESH Hub offers students free access to granola bars to apples to canned vegetables, just to name a few.



5. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Office

Located in Student Services II, Suite 2100, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities office offers numerous resources to help UC Irvine students learn more about getting involved in on-campus research projects. They provide step-by-step instructions to help students submit a research proposal and apply for grants and funding.