Graduate Division seeks Assistant Director of professional development

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The Graduate Division at UC Santa Barbara seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic professional to fill the role of Assistant Director for Graduate Student Professional Development. The Assistant Director plans and implements a program focused on academic and professional skills development for UCSB’s diverse graduate student population. For full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

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Data science fellowship opportunity at the Data Incubator

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The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.

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Open technical writer position at Procore

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Procore is seeking a Technical Writer to author, edit, and review product documentation on financial tools (e.g. Budget, Prime Contract, Commitments, etc.). Graduate students with strong writing skills are encouraged to apply as they are looking to fill the role immediately.

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Apply for Kennedy/Graves Award for research related to Black Studies

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The Kennedy/Graves award supports undergraduate and graduate students in any academic discipline who are doing research that pertains to Black Studies. The award also recognizes engaged scholarship that promotes social justice and transformative education. Applications are currently being accepted until March 23, 2018.

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GSA now accepting nominations for Executive Board

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Do you want a say in our graduate student government body? Do you know someone who would be a great advocate for graduate students? UCSB's Graduate Student Association is now accepting nominations for ​its Executive Board. Nominations of graduate students interested in the Executive Board can be made until April 10.

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Paid research mentorship opportunity for Summer 2018

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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. Program duration is June 25 to August 3, 2018.

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Register for the fifth annual Beyond the Professoriate online career conference

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Were you unable to attend last weekends Beyond Academia conference? Don't worry! You can attend the Beyond the Professoriate conference, hosted online on May 5 and 12! Th​is two-day event brings together panelists and presenters from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and careers who will talk about working in non-faculty roles in a variety of jobs and careers.

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Deadline extended for graduate student internship fellowship

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Got offered an internship that doesn't pay enough or at all? Then consider applying for the UCSB Graduate Student Internship Fellowship! The Fellowship awards up to five $2,000-$2,500 scholarships annually to help graduate students explore career opportunities and gain valuable work experience while in graduate school. The application deadline is March 11.

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Panel discussion on self-care for lifelong activists

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Join the Office of Student Life for an engaging discussion on March 1 with four local non-profit professionals engaged in activism and advocacy. This panel discussion will explore four individuals’ successes and challenges in taking care of one’s self while pursuing urgent and important societal change.

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Open position: Thermo Fisher Scientific staff software scientist

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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry group is looking for an enthusiastic and well qualified Software Scientist for developing Mass spectrometry instrument software that includes real time control of instruments, associated algorithms for instrument control, instrument calibration, high speed performance and real time data analysis. The position is located in San Jose, California.

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Call for Translators: Religion, Experience, and Mind Lab Group

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The Religion, Experience, and Mind (REM) Lab Group is seeking Hindi language translators for their research project which aims to document non-ordinary experiences. Total work for this quarter includes 10-12 hours with an option to continue the next quarter with increased work hours, with compensation offered at $15/hour. Apply by Friday, March 2.

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Get familiar with Fair Use in academia at the UCSB Library

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UCSB Library is participating in Fair Use Week, a national event coordinated annually by the Association of Research Libraries that celebrates and explores Fair Use rights under the copyright statute. Come to learn more about Fair Use in academia by visiting the information table in the Library Paseo during 2018 Fair Use Week from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2.

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Insights from the graduate internship panel

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Did you miss our graduate student internship panel on February 15? Don't worry! We've made a recap of their valuable advice on the usefulness of having internship experiences while in graduate school. Read on and consider applying to the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship and get up to $2,500 to help fund your internship.

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Using your Ph.D. outside of academia

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If you're interested in pursuing jobs outside of academia after graduation, or even just exploring the option, check out ​information from a recent article from Inside Higher Ed, where Jennifer Polk and Maren Wood suggest thinking carefully about questions like "What Energizes Me About the Work I’m Doing Now?" "What Are My Skills and Competencies?" and "What Will Employers Pay Me to Do?"

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