GSA now accepting nominations for Executive Board


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


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


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


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


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


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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Summer 2018 mentoring opportunities in STEM

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Are you interested in being a mentor this summer? There are various programs available for mentoring undergraduate student in programs ranging from 2-10 weeks, both at UCSB and at universities across the nation, local community colleges, and teachers. Find out if one of these programs might suit your interests!

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2018 Science Outside the Lab Washington DC Policy Workshop


Apply for Science Outside the Lab! A two-week workshop in Washington, D.C. that takes science and engineering doctoral students from around the globe to learn about the relationship between science, policy, funding, and regulation. The application deadline is March 16.

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Appfolio information session on February 20

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Join Appfolio Inc. for an information session on February 20. They offer paid graduate student internships and full-time software engineering jobs. This is a rare opportunity to join a team of talented programmers and help build a great web software company in Santa Barbara. Don't miss out!

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Join Startup Weekend on February 23-25

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Startup Weekend (February 23-25) is a global grassroots movement teaching anyone to become an entrepreneur. In just 54 hours you'll form a team, identify a problem, innovate a solution, and pitch to a panel of investors. Winners of the competition will receive various prizes, including $2,000 worth of business consulting.

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