Call for 2020-21 Graduate Student Instructors


UC Santa Barbara's Foundations in the Humanities is a restorative justice program that uses the study of literature to help incarcerated participants develop the habits of mind, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills necessary to cultivate and maintain respectful and productive social relationships. The program is accepting applications for 2020-21 graduate instructors to teach the program. Find out more today!

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Join the organizing team for the 2021 Beyond Academia conference!


Are you interested in helping your fellow grad students find careers outside of academia? The UCSB Beyond Academia organizing committee is now recruiting graduate students and postdocs to join the team for next year’s conference, where you can have the opportunity to develop transferable skills that are ​valuable to careers both inside and outside of the academy. Come to ​the next recruitment session on June 5!

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Presidential Management Fellows Info Session on May 27

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Are you a rising leader interested in confronting the nation’s most pressing challenges through public service? The Presidential Management Fellows Program is one of the most prestigious leadership and professional development programs of the U.S. Government. Learn more about the 2021 Fellowship during this virtual info session on Wednesday, May 27th.

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Free thesis/dissertation support webinars


In this time of social distancing, staying focused on a writing project is difficult. However, the thesis/dissertation coaching and academic writing service, Defend and Publish, is here to help you succeed, as they are making all of their 1-hour webinars FREE for the remainder of 2020. Read on for workshop topics and how to sign up.

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Recap of Community College Panel workshop


To learn more about the academic culture and teaching opportunities at community colleges, the Graduate Division recently hosted a discussion with community college professors and professionals. These experts discussed the range of opportunities these schools offer. Read on to access a recording of the panel and some frequently asked questions.

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UC Virtual Career Fairs: May 26 & 27

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Don't miss the UC virtual career fairs! UCSB graduate students are invited to join 10 other University of California campuses for the first-ever Virtual Career Fair. Students from every major, discipline, and degree level will be participating in the career fairs in an exciting virtual setting. The STEM-focused Career Fair is on Tuesday, May 26th and the general Career Fair is on Wednesday, May 27th. Don't know what to expect from this virtual event? Check out our resources for how to prepare for the virtual career fair.

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WriteNow Summer Session Beta


WriteNow Summer Session Beta is an online support platform designed to help keep grad students and postdocs accountable so that they can achieve their big academic milestones. Read on for more info about this program and how to sign up. Today is the last day to register!

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Virtual Sessions and Career Opportunities at McKinsey and Co.

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McKinsey and Co., one of the top consulting firms in the world, is hosting a series of diversity and inclusion webinars for prospective applicants. The series provides the opportunity for you to learn more about McKinsey and Co. as a firm and what they do, as well as get to know consultants and recruiters in each of their regions and practices. Read on to learn more about the webinars -- as well as a current job opening!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: May Edition


Are you feeling like this just wasn't the year to be truly productive? Are you hoping to turn things around with your writing this summer? Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community. Membership (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face - find out more here.

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Graduate student employees' access to LinkedIn Learning


Attention graduate students! Are you employed through the university? If so, be sure to take advantage of the free training available to you through LinkedIn Learning. You have access to more than 5,000 software, creative, and business skills video tutorials that are current and taught by industry experts by logging in with your UCSB netID and password. Read on for more info!

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Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Basic Diabetes Research at University of Michigan

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The Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Basic Diabetes Research at the University of Michigan prepares PhD basic scientists for careers in diabetes research. The objective of this program is to provide the research experience and skills needed for postdoctoral scientists to gain a modern cellular, genetic, and molecular understanding of diabetes, and to set the foundation for a career in basic diabetes research. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.

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Free career development conference from Princeton University

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Are you looking for career and professional development tips during these uncertain times? Did you miss out on this year's UCSB Beyond Academia but want to know about the diverse career pathways available to a PhD student? GradFUTURES Forum 2020, hosted by Princeton University, is now FREE for all graduate students. This completely virtual conference will run from April 29-May 1. Register for sessions today!

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UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program

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The UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program (RMP) is seeking graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty in science and engineering for a paid mentorship opportunity this summer. Mentors are paid a stipend of $1000 per student. The deadline to submit project proposals is June 10, however, they may fill project slots prior to this date.

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City Internships COVID-19 update


The application for City Internships' 2020 Study and Intern Abroad Programs is now open. They have increased intake for both their virtual and in-person summer programs, with increased flexibility and increased aid for class of 2020 and 2021 participants. Apply today!

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Library resources for graduate students

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There are many ways the UCSB Library can provide graduate students with expert help, services, and access to collections while you are engaged in remote teaching and research. Read on for an overview of services that might be particularly helpful to graduate students.

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Department of Energy NNSA Graduate Fellow Webinar

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Protect our nation’s security as a Department of Energy NNSA Graduate Fellow. NGFP is seeking highly motivated graduate-level students to grow as the next generation of national security leaders. These are one-year, salaried (with benefits) fellowships. Join the virtual info session this Wednesday from 11am-12pm PST.

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