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Extreme Academics

Extreme Academics has been helping DU students get the most out of DU's academic opportunities since Fall 2009.  Its purpose is to help DU undergraduates develop skills and discover opportunities to make them competitive for prestigious graduate programs and domestic and international post-graduate fellowships. 

We launched the program this year with the Opportunities Fair, which featured representatives from across campus, including Career Services, Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Internationalization, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Center, campus libraries and the Office of Research and Special Projects.  The information they shared on ways to work on campus and in the community to strengthen your academic and pre-professional experience is housed on this video.

This year our emphasis will again be on internships and research, and we will again be partnering in most events with the Undergraduate Research Center.  We have also partnered with the Student Opportunity Center to give you the chance to explore a range of publishing, internships, and conference opportunities.  

Our schedule includes 

  • Opportunities Fair, 9/20, 4-6, Craigh Hall Community Room
  • "Beyond the Elevator Speech," with Communications Associate Professor Kate Willink, 10/18, 4-6, location TBA
  • Grad School/Fellowship Personal Statement How-To's, with Writing Center Director Juli Parrish, 11/8, 4-6 Mary Reed 1
    and more events currently being scheduled including:
  • Quarterly workshop on proposal writing for PINS grants
  • LinkedIn Workshop, 2/24, 4-6, location TBD
  • Career Center information session, TBD
  • PINS and other grant applications
  • Returning student panel
  • Poster presentation session with Writing Program faculty, 3 dates in April
  • Fellowship advisors and Fulbright winners talk about their experience, mid May, date and location TBD

For more information, please contact Shawn Alfrey or join the Extreme Academics group of Facebook.