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How to Give a Job Talk (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Jan 09, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Many a promising job talk has failed because the candidate did not prepare properly. Maybe the talk was too technical. Maybe the visuals were not executed well. In this workshop on January 9, participants will learn the strategies behind how to communicate their research appropriately through spoken, visual, and written communication. Sign up today!

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Finding Funding Workshop

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Thu, Jan 10, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Start off the new year with a resolution to find funding! Come ​to our workshop on January 10 and you'll get clarity on funding-related questions ranging from admissions, external fellowships, project money, and research grants, as well as where to get answers for each type of scenario. Snacks will be provided!

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Finding Funding with COS Pivot

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Wed, Jan 16, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Join us on January 16 for a working session on how to use COS Pivot, a ​​​comprehensive funding source database available to you as a UCSB student. This event is particularly relevant if you are a beginner in understanding funding or an advanced student doing research ​who has not yet found funding options that fit your work. Come with your laptops and your questions! Snacks will be provided.

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Lunch & Learn

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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. More information coming soon!

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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. ​There will also be a panel of international students ready to discuss their experiences with funding, TA positions, and ​succeeding at UCSB. RSVP today!

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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