• Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships | Center for Bioengineering

Current Topics in Bioengineering Career Talk & Seminar

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Thu, Jan 17, 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join CSEP and the Center for Bioengineering for two upcoming events with Kirsten Leute, the Senior Vice President of University Relations at Osage Partners: a career talk followed by a seminar about university-technology innovations and how Venture Capital firms can help in realizing new technologies. Read on for more details and to RSVP for each event.

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn: Sci-Fi and Systems

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Fri, Jan 18, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our first Lunch & Learn of winter quarter! Our January Lunch & Learn will feature graduate students from English and Dynamic Neuroscience! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

International Graduate Student Funding Workshop

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Tue, Jan 22, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Are you a new or current international graduate student looking for funding? Join us on January 22 for a workshop on budgeting resources, job rules for international students, finding teaching assistant positions, and current funding opportunities. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Managing Teaching Related Anxiety

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Tue, Jan 22, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

This workshop on January 22 is for graduate students for whom weekly teaching responsibilities and the thought of spending time in the front of the classroom are a source of undue stress. Facilitators will discuss strategies and resources for minimizing and managing anxiety related to teaching, and for increasing confidence at the front of the classroom. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Give a Teaching Demonstration (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Jan 23, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

The teaching demonstration is where a committee glimpses your teaching efficacy. And with only one class period to display your skills, there’s little margin for error. In this workshop on January 23, participants will learn about what goes into a strong teaching demonstration from a pedagogical perspective. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Checking for Understanding

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Wed, Jan 30, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

On January 30, join Instructional Development for a workshop on checking for understanding in the classroom. It can be challenging to figure out if students are following or if topics still need some extra time and coverage. This workshop will discuss interactive techniques and activities that encourage students to ask questions and allow you to gauge class-wide comprehension. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Write a Grant/Fellowship Application (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Jan 30, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

One of the most essential writing genres for a graduate student to master is one that is rarely formally taught: grant/fellowship applications. Because every grant/fellowship has its own style, this workshop on January 30 will focus on larger genre concerns, such as how to identify your audience, how to make your work sound important, and how to figure out what a particular agency is looking to fund.

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  • graduate student resource center

Finish Your Dissertation or Thesis Once and For All (Special Guest Workshop)

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Thu, Jan 31, 2:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Do you 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 this workshop on January 31 is for you! Sign up today.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate Student Internship Fellowship Information Session

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Thu, Jan 31, 4:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Interested in finding funding for an internship or job opportunity? Come to the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship Information Session on January 31 to learn how to create a strong application to be a competitive applicant for $2000-2500 in fellowship funds. Get the experience you need without the financial strain!

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  • Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnships | Center for Bioengineering | UCSB Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Grant Program Meet & Eat

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Fri, Feb 01, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Come learn about the Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program at our February 1 Meet & Eat! You'll hear from Will Summers (PhD Student, Materials) and Jasmine Childress (PhD Student, EEMB) about their professional development experiences funded by the IPS grant. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Handouts 101

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Tue, Feb 05, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On February 5, join Instructional Development for a workshop on making effective handouts! Handouts can be a great way to help your students breakdown complex topics, understand old material in new ways, or organize their thinking. This workshop will provide you with example handouts and different takes on how to format your handouts. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate Student Internship Panel

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Wed, Feb 06, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

On February 6, come hear from other graduate students who successfully completed internships during their time in graduate school and receive advice on how to make time for an internship, how to apply, and how to get the most out of your experience. Both STEM and SHEF fields will be represented. Sign up today!

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  • Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships

Panel Discussion on Academic Careers at Community Colleges

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Wed, Feb 06, 2:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Community colleges account for over 40% of higher education in the U.S. and most of them are eager to attract highly qualified PhDs. Join us for a panel discussion on February 6 where experts will discuss the range of opportunities that these schools have to offer. Beth Au from the California Community Colleges Registry will also be available for one-on-one meetings during the morning of February 7.

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  • Graduate Division | Instructional Development | OISS

International Teaching Assistant Lunch Discussion

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Thu, Feb 07, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join Dr. Mindy Colin for a free lunch discussion to gain valuable knowledge of best practices for succeeding as an international TA. This event is planned to create a casual yet supportive network for international TAs to get insight into cross-cultural classroom communication, share teaching techniques, benefit from each other, seek support in teaching situations, and develop individual teaching identities.

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources

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Thu, Feb 07, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Are you ready to get started on your taxes? Do you want to learn more about resources, credits, and deductions for graduate students? Then sign up for our February 7 financial literacy workshop and learn about common tax terminology, state and federal forms, and what information you'll need to gather before you can complete your tax filing. Space is limited so please RSVP.

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn

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Fri, Feb 08, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our February Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Environmental Science and Media Arts & Technology! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. More information coming soon!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

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Tue, Feb 12, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

On February 12, join Instructional Development for a workshop on teaching philosophy statements! As a participant in this workshop, you will work through a series of exercises to help you reflect on your teaching, and by workshop end you will have a draft outline of your teaching philosophy statement.

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Write a Literature Review (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Feb 13, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

For many students who spent years learning about introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions, literature reviews can be confusing because they don’t fit neatly with previous knowledge. In this workshop on February 13, participants will learn what makes up a literature review and how to write one. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Preparing Your CCUT Portfolio

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Wed, Feb 13, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

This workshop on February 13 will provide tips on writing your CCUT teaching portfolio, including ways of presenting teaching materials, documenting student ratings, meeting the technology requirement, tone of the portfolio narration, and more. Participants need to have completed at least two of the CCUT requirements. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Unpacking Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Academy

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Fri, Feb 15, 3:00 PM - 05:00 PM

On February 15, our Diversity & Outreach Peers, Danny Meza and Ana Romero Morales, will host a panel discussion where you will hear from advanced graduate students about the subtle and not-so-subtle workings of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the academy. RSVP today!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Efficient (& Effective) Grading of Student Work

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Tue, Feb 19, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Grading student work can be a huge time commitment and a major source of stress for TAs. During this workshop on February 19, facilitators will discuss some approaches to increase efficiency of grading, as well as tips for time management and allocation that can help you plan out and evaluate your grading load. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding Workshop

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Tue, Feb 19, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

On February 19, our Funding Peer Advisor will share about campus and external funding sources and help you determine simple next steps to ensure that you are always in the loop about funding opportunities throughout the year. See you there!

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  • Graduate Division

Winter Quarter Thesis/Dissertation/DMA Pre-Check Session

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Wed, Feb 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On February 20, Academic Advisors from the Graduate Division will be available to meet with students individually to conduct formatting pre-checks and answer questions about the process of filing a master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, or DMA supporting document. Sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding with COS Pivot

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Wed, Feb 20, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Tired of spending hours searching for funding announcements? Let COS Pivot work for you! Attend this workshop on February 20 to learn how to set up your account, create search samples, turn on notifications, track updates, etc. Let this tool do all the work in finding opportunities that fit your needs!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Career Transitions and Your Mental Health

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Thu, Feb 21, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Graduate school can be intense, overwhelming, and stressful for most students – and that’s just the research and coursework aspects. In this workshop on February 21, we’ll cover important techniques for addressing your own mental health during this precarious phase, including how to manage expectations, set realistic goals, and balance competing demands on your time and energy.

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  • graduate division | UCSB Library | Beyond Academia

Salary Negotiation Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs (Special Guest Workshop)

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Fri, Feb 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you’re in a job interview or performance review, at a networking event, or trying to build your internal influence, how do you tell your story so that it leads to the outcome and salary you deserve? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Lisa Gates, co-founder of the firm She Negotiates, to learn key steps for preparing for any negotiation. All graduate students and postdocs are welcome!

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  • Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnships | Center for Bioengineering | UCSB Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Grant Program Meet & Eat

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Fri, Feb 22, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Come learn about the Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program at ​our February ​22 Meet & Eat! ​You'll hear from ​Caroline Owens (PhD Student, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology) and Taylor Heisley-Cook, David Mun, and Celine Mol (Master's Students, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management) about their professional development experiences funded by the IPS ​grant.

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  • Graduate Division

Crafting Your Grad Slam Pitch (Special Guest Workshop)

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Mon, Feb 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attention Grad Slam participants! Want to get a leg up on the competition? Join us for an interactive workshop with Bri McWhorter. This workshop is perfect for those participating in Grad Slam but ​is also useful for anyone wanting to become better at pitching complex ideas in short formats (such as at cocktail parties, during job interviews, and for entrepreneurial presentations).

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Writing Effective Resumes & Cover Letters for Non-Academic Jobs

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Tue, Feb 26, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

If you are looking to pursue career opportunities outside of academia, your resume and cover letter are your tickets into that world. This workshop on February 26 will explore important techniques to help you expertly craft and strategically target your resume and cover letter so you can get over the first application hurdle and on to an interview!

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Transform Papers Into Conference Presentations (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Feb 27, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

There is an art to transforming classwork into conference scholarship and it deals with catering to your audience, making your work sound exciting, and presenting your research in an engaging fashion. This workshop on February 27 will teach participants how to transform the work they are already doing in the classroom into a conference-worthy presentation.

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Effective Uses of Mobile Technology in Section

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Thu, Feb 28, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

On February 28, come learn the many different ways you can engage students by having them use their smartphones, tablets, and laptops during section. Not only will this workshop focus on some great classroom games and apps, it will also cover how to manage student behavior regarding mobile technology use during class. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn

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Fri, Mar 01, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our March Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Psychology & Brain Science and Comparative Literature! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. More information coming soon!

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources

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Thu, Mar 07, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

April is approaching! Are you ready to do your taxes? Do you want to learn more about resources, credits, and deductions for graduate students? Then sign up for our March 7 financial literacy workshop and learn about common tax terminology, state and federal forms, and what information you'll need to gather before you can complete your tax filing. Space is limited so please RSVP.

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Effective PowerPoint Design Using Research-based Principles

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Fri, Mar 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On March 8, join Instructional Development for a workshop on PowerPoint design! Come to this lecture to learn how to incorporate research-based principles of Multimedia Learning into your slide designs. Avoid common mistakes and maximize learning outcomes​! Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

LinkedIn for Your Non-Academic Job Search

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Thu, Mar 14, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. On March 14, come learn how to maximize this tool in order to look for jobs, network with potential employers, and connect with others in the professional domain.

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