Sign up for spring 2019 science communication course

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Join Doug Bradley from the UCSB Writing Program for a spring quarter course on Science Communication. This course provides students within STEM disciplines a foundation in science communication practices that explain, persuade, describe, and entertain. Students will learn how to craft scientific stories that are accurate, realistic, and compelling. Read on for more info!

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Paid research mentorship opportunity for Summer 2019


UCSB's Research Mentorship Program is seeking graduate students, postdocs, and researchers for a paid mentorship opportunity this summer in a wide range of disciplines. Join as a mentor and help create an academically inspiring summer for the next generation of researchers. Graduate students may be employed up to 100% over the summer. Program duration is June 24 to August 2, 2019.

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Deadline extended: 2019 Dissertation Institute

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Announcing the 3rd Dissertation Institute (DI), an interactive workshop for underrepresented graduate students in engineering. The week-long event will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process as well as provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Learn more and apply today! Deadline extended to March 15, 2019.

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Apply now to be the new Graduate Career Peer

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UCSB Career Services is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Career Peer position, to begin employment in Summer 2019. This position will give the successful applicant valuable experience working in ​higher-ed administration and the opportunity to assist with program development. The application deadline is Sunday, March 24.

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Recap: Salary negotiation workshop with Lisa Gates


On February 22, the Graduate Division hosted a salary negotiation workshop led by Lisa Gates, co-founder of She Negotiates. Along with role-playing exercises and audience Q&A, Lisa discussed how to relate your aptitude and experience to others in negotiating salaries and promotions, including negotiation tactics and frameworks. Read on for more details and links to further information!

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars summer internships

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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers a wide range of internship opportunities to current, recent, or returning college students. There are at least 80-90 interns at the Center at any given time. Availability of positions generally corresponds to the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer terms. Learn more and apply today! The next deadline is March 15, 2019.

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Computer Science PR Student Assistant needed

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The Computer Science department is looking for a graduate student to assist with public relations activities in the department. The ideal candidate is someone with strong writing skills, preferably with a writing/editing background. The PR assistant would work roughly 5-10 hours per week. Read on for details!

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Summer 2019 mentoring opportunities in STEM

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Are you interested in being a mentor this summer? There are various internship programs available for you to explore. Programs range from 2-10 weeks and include undergraduates from UCSB and universities across the nation and international; local high school students; and teachers. Learn more today!

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MD Anderson Cancer Center's CPRIT TRIUMPH Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31 and June 30, 2019.

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Job Information Sessions coming next week

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Mark your calendars for exciting job information sessions and competitions coming up next week (February 26-28). Click on the links to learn more about each opportunity and sign up on Handshake to secure your spot!

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Carter Center Internships in peace, health, and operations

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The Carter Center’s internship program offers a diverse set of opportunities for students and recent graduates to enhance their skills and explore career options in their fields. Internships are available through a number of programs and offices within three broad areas of The Carter Center: peace, health, and operations. Deadline to apply for summer is March 1, 2019.

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The EDGE Summer Program for women doctoral students in mathematics

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The EDGE (Enhancing Graduate Doctoral Education) Program is designed to strengthen the ability of women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. The 2019 EDGE summer session will be held June 2nd-29th at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Summer participants receive a stipend plus travel, room, and board. Learn more today!

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Check out three upcoming events on entrepreneurship

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Join the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships in the coming weeks for three events focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry: "Impost​​er Syndrome and Finding ​Your Authentic Voice," a seminar on how venture-capitalist endeavors are structured, and "Starting a Company Successfully." Read on for details and to RSVP!

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Software Carpentry Workshop on February 21-22


As part of larger data science efforts on campus, the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory will be hosting a 2-day Software Carpentry Workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. Registration is required and space is limited - sign up today!

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Call for participants: UCSB Mellon Engaging Humanities Graduate Fellows

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UCSB has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a program called “Engaging Humanities." The program is designed to increase enrollment in humanities majors through participation in innovative learning communities and/or by designing larger courses that connect humanities thinking to students’ identities and career goals. Learn more and apply today!

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Workshop video: Finish Your Dissertation or Thesis Once and For All

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Did you miss our Special Guest Workshop with Alison Miller, but want to learn to be more productive and effective at writing and conducting academic research? Would you like to develop and use a sound project-management approach to completing your dissertation or thesis? Then be sure to watch a video of the event! Read on for more info and a link to the video.

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Insight Data Fellows Programs application deadline approaching

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Looking to transition to a career in fields like data science, data engineering, or artificial intelligence? Apply to become an Insight Fellow! The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students, PhDs, and postdocs. The application deadline for June programs is quickly approaching on February 11.

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UCSB Library workshops on Zotero


Grad students, do you need help managing your research? UCSB Library is offering two workshops on Zotero, a popular open source citation manager. Learn how Zotero can help you efficiently collect and organize your research, create bibliographies, collaborate with your colleagues, streamline your research process, and more! Space is limited, so please RSVP by Friday, February 8th, to secure your seat.

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