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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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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IPS support to attend virtual career conference

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The Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) program is sponsoring up to 15 free slots for the Beyond the Professoriate 7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs, May 2 & 9, 2020. If you can't attend live, the tickets include video replay so that you can watch all conference sessions on demand for 30 days. Apply for your free ticket by this Monday, April 27!

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Two graduate student positions open at the RCSGD for 2020-21


The RCSGD is seeking a Graduate Assistant for Education Initiatives and a Graduate Student Assistant for the 2020-21 school year. These positions contribute to the RCSGD mission of ensuring that LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty are supported and affirmed at UCSB. Students at any point in their graduate programs are welcome to apply by May 4, 2020 at 9am. Read on for more info.

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Career resources during COVID-19

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Are you graduating soon and looking for a job, but don't know where to begin during these tough times? Check out this article on all the career resources, links to job boards, and tips you might need to plan a job hunt during COVID-19. We are also highlighting our very own Graduate Student Internship Fellowship, which provides $2000 in funding for up to 5 graduate students undertaking an unpaid or low-paying internship. Deadline for the fellowship is April 19th.

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Exponent engineering & scientific consultation webinar

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Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting is hosting a webinar for PhD students who possess strong communication skills and who are interested in joining their Materials and Corrosion Engineering Practice. The webinar is on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 11-11:45am PDT.

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Tips from the NCFDD: COVID-19 edition


As members of the UCSB academic community adjust to the conditions of teaching, learning, and working remotely, the Graduate Division would like to remind graduate students of UCSB's partnership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Read on for how this resource can support you during this challenging time!

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COVID-19 Internships Update: What to Know Right Now

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With the recent change of moving to remote learning, and with many companies moving to remote work, you may be wondering how this might affect your spring or summer internships. In this blog, Amanda Asquith from Career Services shares information about what you can do now and how you can be proactive in gaining internship experience.

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