Joining a BSSA Committee

Want to get more involved with our org? Want to develop your interpersonal skills, gain leadership experience, and HAVE FUN while doing it? Join one of our event planning committees! You will get to work with the committee head(s) and take part in the event-planning process. You will get to incorporate your ideas and see what it takes to put on these events for the student community!

Here is a list of the committees and what they do:

Email the committee head(s) if you're interested in joining or for more information!

Annual Events Committee

What do we do?

Throughout the academic year, Annual Events Committee hosts four of BSSA’s signature events: Professor-Student Mixer, Alumni-Student Mixer, Darwin Day, and Senior Reception.

STUDENT MIXERS: This allows undergraduates an opportunity to converse with professors, professionals, graduates, and alumni. Take advantage of valuable networking time with professors outside the confines of the classroom and office hours. These highly anticipated events allow students to have their inquiries answered. Students are able to exchange conversations with their peers and learn more about what BSSA has to offer.
DARWIN DAY: In celebration of Charles Darwin and his influence in biology, BSSA hosts their annual Darwin Day of fun. By incorporating theories in evolution to concur with carnival games, delicious catering, we unite on this occasion during Spring Quarter!
SENIOR RECEPTION: Our final event of the year, is hosting the banquet for our graduating seniors. This is an eventful evening filled with divine dining, guest speakers, photobooths, and much more. A last get together for our graduating class to celebrate our achievements.

How do you get involved?

Get behind the scenes with our committee! To ensure the success of these events, it is important to have a team that contributes innovative ideas, organizes the agenda, and much more. The Annual Events Committee welcomes committed members to join our community and be part of our planning process for the year. Aside from our meetings, we also have socials quarterly. Not only is this a great way to get involved, but also a way to develop leadership skills and engage with one another.

We look forward to seeing you all at our future events!

Don't hesitate to contact us!
Stephanie Chu: sychu@ucsd.edu
Jake Sy: jjsy@ucsd.edu

Freshman Programs

What do we do?

Be part of the Freshman Chair Committee to help organize and plan awesome events for BSSA! We will create mixers for freshmen to meet each other and we will manage the mentor-mentee program. Get involved, develop leadership skills, and be part of an incredible team! Please contact Freshman Programs Chair Vineet Tummala v1tummal@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.

How do you get involved?

Join our weekly subcommittee meeting on Thursdays from 8-9pm at Geisel Library! You should also join our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197055217384778/

Professional Development

What do we do?

PDC is committed to offering UCSD biology undergraduates the opportunity to educate, enrich, and empower their professional character. You spend a lot of time thinking about what happens during your time at UCSD. Join PDC and start thinking about what happens after UCSD.

Plan events related to job preparation and career exploration! There are ample opportunities for you to reach out to alumni and professors as well as create events such as job and interview workshops for fellow peers! Contact Binh-An Nguyen at bin001@ucsd.edu and Christine Pham at chp036@ucsd.edu.

How do you get involved?

Check back for our weekly meeting time!

Publicity

What do we do?

Publicity Committee involves helping with BSSA's advertising for events including creating flyers, chalkboarding, posting advertisements around campus, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to message Sara Ye at ysye@ucsd.edu.

How do you get involved?

Check back for our weekly meeting time!

Social Activities

What do we do?

Be a part of the Social Activities Committee to help promote networking opportunities for students to get to know each other through brainstorming and organizing social events such as food outings, zoo trips, hiking events, study sessions, fundraisers, etc! We are committed to fostering a sense of community for students to relate to others in their academic studies. Feel free to contact Jordan Lapira at jjlapira@ucsd.edu or Jessica Yi at jmyi@ucsd.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns.

How do you get involved?

Come join us at our weekly committee meetings on Wednesdays from 4-5pm at HSS 1145L! You should also join our Facebook page for the latest updates regarding social events, meeting logistics, and feedback at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215682452183945/

Volunteer

What do we do?

The Volunteer Committee of BSSA is committed to offering UCSD undergraduates the opportunity to make a change and difference in the SanDiego community. We will network and develop professional connections to create volunteer events for the Biological Sciences community.

Please contact Alice at cox004@ucsd.edu, the Volunteer Committee Chair with any questions or comments.

How do you get involved?

Check back for our weekly meeting time!


Book Drive

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