Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
Take advantage of opportunities to deepen your education outside of the classroom and around the world! UCR offers several programs that will enhance your undergraduate business experience and professional development.
Experiential Programs at UCR and Beyond
The R’LEAD Program is an elective program that allows students to participate in various professional activities that demonstrate their career investment to employers. Activities include professional development workshops, field trips to various organizations, networking opportunities and more.
The R’Lead Program will be relaunched for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. During the 2019-2020 year we will be focusing on how to improve the program. If you are interested in being part of the conversation please email Elizabeth Tisdale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Abroad Program
The Education Abroad Program (EAP) is the University of California’s international study program. All students are encouraged to build EAP into their UC education. The cost of study in the EAP can be close to the cost of studying on campus and is typically far less than the cost of non-UC study abroad programs. Business students have participated in EAP across the globe, including Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom.
Led by Dr. Sean Jasso, business students have the opportunity to spend a week in an intensive seminar abroad, studying country-specific business topics in our Global Study Programs. Global Programs is to open to students of all majors – both undergraduate and graduate – to strengthen their resumes and gain international experience through a first-hand look at the most important, dynamic and emerging markets in the world.
Business & Bourns Consultancy
Each winter and spring term, business students team up with engineering seniors in the Bourns College of Engineering to serve as consultants for their senior projects. Our business students assist the engineering students in producing a comprehensive business plan document to take their senior design projects to the open market. The consultancy is a fantastic opportunity to translate what you learn in the classroom in a real-world, applied environment. For more information, contact Dr. Sean Jasso at email@example.com.
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador Program offers a great opportunity for undergraduate students to represent the business school to internal and external UCR constituents. The Student Ambassadors represent the face of the program, assist the school as hosts during official functions, make presentations when required and act as student liaison with the various communities that the school serves, both on and off-campus. Benefits include developing leadership skills, networking with faculty and community members, and priority registration in business classes.
Make the most of your business experience by joining one or more of the more than 400 student organizations at UCR. Get active outside of the classroom with others who share the same interests and career aspirations. To find the current listing of all UCR student organizations, visit Student Life.
Transfer Student Mentor Program
The Transfer Student Mentor Program provides an excellent opportunity for current senior transfer students to guide and coach new transfer students during their first year in the School of Business Administration. Mentors of this program act as leaders, coaches, tutors and role models. Each quarter, Transfer Mentors meet with an assigned group of mentee students to offer support in establishing a network at UCR and succeeding in their classes. Mentors have the opportunity to run 3-4 workshops during the year to help new transfer students acclimate to UCR and navigate the challenges they may face as a new student on campus.