Partner institutions will work with students to find scholarships and student supports wherever possible.
TB-B2B activities that are common across Tampa Bay institutions include:
- Dedicated STEM advising
- Supplemental learning with peer leaders
- Annual STEM conference
- Skill-building workshops
- Unique industry related presentations by local businesses and individuals
- Touring opportunities (facilities and businesses)
Majoring in a STEM discipline is quite demanding. TB-B2B offers enrolled students a community of peers, faculty, and staff committed to supporting students’ excellence in academics, personal and leadership development, and career preparation.
Available TB-B2B services offer students;
- help with coursework
- provide social support
- promote familiarity with STEM professions and workplace expectations
- assist in identifying scholarship, internship, and research opportunities
Although it is open to all students who want to participate, the TB-B2B program, one of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) partnerships, is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. NSF defines these underrepresented minority groups as African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander.
TB-B2B students receive support through a range of program services, including dedicated STEM advising, opportunities to develop professionally in STEM fields through internships, undergraduate research, and STEM conference participation, and cohort engagement.
TB-B2B is a FREE program to eligible students. It doesn’t cost you a thing. Check our Eligibility page for details or contact a coordinator.
If you aren’t 100% sure if your major falls under the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) umbrella, please contact any of our program coordinators to discuss it. Visit the “Contact Us” page for your institution’s program coordinator contact information.
We invest a lot of work into creating, organizing, and coordinating experiences for our students. We want our students to have a broad perspective of the opportunities that exist (and those that are just in the making in this rapidly changing world) so that they might follow their passion when they finish a program of study. There are hundreds of jobs that were never thought of 10 years ago!
We encourage students to be as involved as they want, providing updates to events and experiences via social media, events on the website, and flyers, so that they can participate. We understand that students have limitations to their schedules, however we encourage our B2B participants to get involved in the following ways:
- Attend at least 2 events or experiences a term
- Check in each semester with their assigned coordinator
- If a student attends an event not coordinated by the alliance, bring evidence of your involvement (flyer, schedule, etc) to your program coordinator
- Take advantage of the resources put in place to support their success in their program of study
Become Part of the B2B Community.
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