• GGSE | Graduate Division

UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Mini Grad Slam

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Tue, Apr 02, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Mark your calendars for the Gevirtz School's Mini Grad Slam on Tuesday, April 2! Four Gevirtz School graduate students will have the chance to ​talk about their research or share their thoughts on big ideas that matter​ -- in just three​ minutes. Read on for more info.

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  • Graduate Division

Captivate an Audience with Your Research Story

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Thu, Apr 04, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Is it possible to explain your research in a way that even a general audience can understand and appreciate—and in just a few minutes if necessary? Join us for a 90-minute workshop that will help you use a story-based approach to make your research accessible to non-specialist audiences. This workshop is open to all grads and postdocs and is perfect for those preparing for Grad Slam!

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  • Graduate Division | UCSB Library

Grad Appreciation Wine & Cheese Reception

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Mon, Apr 08, 4:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Don't miss out on one of our most popular grad events of the year: the Library Wine & Cheese Reception! This April 8 event is ​free to all grad students in possession of a valid ID that says you're a graduate student and over the age of 21.

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Overcoming Writer's Block

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Wed, Apr 10, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

We've all been there: there's an assignment to write, but we just can't bring ourselves to do it. This workshop on April 10 is designed to provide an honest conversation on writer's block - what it is in all its forms. It will then offer strategies to help writers with particular writer's block tendencies, from the small (e.g., ​lack of focus) to the large (e.g., psychological fears). RSVP today!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Writing Effective Resumes & Cover Letters for Non-Academic Jobs

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Thu, Apr 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 April 11 will explore important techniques that will 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

Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources

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Thu, Apr 11, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

This April 11th financial literacy workshop is the only workshop this quarter on taxes. Attend 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. Don't delay - RSVP today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Budgeting Basics Workshops

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Tue, Apr 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you concerned about managing your money while in graduate school? Learn some basics about how your values tie into approaches for understanding income sources, managing debt, saving, and investing. You'll also become familiar with resources and tools ​to improve your financial literacy and help you create a financial plan​ for during school and after graduation.

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  • ucsb library

UCSB Library NVivo Workshop, Part 1: File Organization

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Wed, Apr 17, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

UCSB Library is offering two half-day, hands-on workshops aimed to familiarize participants with NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software tool, designed for researchers working with text-based and multimedia information. NVivo allows for researchers to complete deep analysis on large and small groups of data. Part 1 of the workshop will focus on file organization. Read on for more info.

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Efficient Writing - Time Management & Goal Setting

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Wed, Apr 17, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

How do they do it? I'm talking about those graduate students who publish articles, conduct research, fly to conferences, and still find time to be caught up on every Netflix show. This workshop on April 17 will explore the type of time you have and how best to be productive with it (because not all time is the same when it comes to writing). Sign up today and learn how to maximize your writing productivity!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Division | Center For Science & Engineering Partnerships | Beyond Academia | Technology Management

Graduate Student Career Mixer

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Wed, Apr 17, 3:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Join us for ​this year's Graduate Student Career Mixer on April 17! Hosted at the Mosher Alumni House, this exclusive recruitment event is an opportunity for UCSB master’s and Ph.D. students​, as well as postdoctoral scholars, to connect with employers who are specifically seeking to recruit graduate students and junior scholars for job and internship opportunities. Sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Narrative - The Power of Storytelling in Academia

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Wed, Apr 24, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Whether it's linking sentences, paragraphs, sections, or chapters, narrative is the what allows good writing to flow. This workshop on April 24 will teach participants the ins and outs of narrative. From there, participants will learn how to revise their writing to better position the narratives in their own works. RSVP today and learn how to improve your ability to connect with your audience!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Acing the Non-Academic Job Interview

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Thu, Apr 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Interviews are generally an aspect of the job application process that scare people the most. But the good news is, interviewing is a skill that can be ​acquired and improved upon. On April 25, join graduate Career Counselor Lana Smith-Hale to explore the interview process and learn the best preparation techniques in order to ace your next job interview.

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn

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Fri, May 03, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our May Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Environmental Science and Media Arts and Technology! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. RSVP today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Outlining - Communicating to Yourself and Others

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Wed, May 08, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Outlining isn't merely that strategy you learned in elementary school to figure out your main points. There are many types of outlining with different purposes. The value of outlining is that it helps the writing "think," which in turn helps you produce and sharpen your writing. This workshop on May 8 will teach participants a variety of different outlining techniques for writers in all stages of production. Sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding Workshop

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Thu, May 09, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Still looking for funding? Or want to know what else is available for 2019-2020? Attend the next Finding Funding Workshop on May 9th and learn about campus and external funding sources. Bring your computer to search funding databases and we'll bring the free snacks!

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  • graduate student resource center

NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: What is the GRFP? An Info Session

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Fri, May 10, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Do you want $34,000? Would you like a prestigious honor on your CV? Are you a​n undergraduate thinking about graduate school or a 1st year graduate student in STEM or the social sciences? Are you a U.S. citizen, national resident, or permanent resident? If you answered yes to all these questions, then you should consider applying for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: How to Write Your GRFP Statements

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Tue, May 14, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

This NSF GRFP Mini Success Series workshop will break down the two GRFP statements by not only explaining what evaluators look for but also providing you with a framework to write these statements. While we cannot tell you what to write about, we can inform you ​on how to write about your work. Let us walk you through this style of writing and prepare you to craft a winning set of statements.

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  • Graduate Student Resource Center | Office of Research

Finding Funding with Pivot

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Wed, May 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a working session on how to use Pivot (formerly 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 quite found funding options that fit your work. Come with your laptops and your questions! Snacks will be provided.

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  • ucsb library

UCSB Library NVivo Workshop, Part 2: Tagging & Analysis

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Wed, May 15, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

UCSB Library is offering two half-day, hands-on workshops aimed to familiarize participants with NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software tool, designed for researchers working with text-based and multimedia information. NVivo allows for researchers to complete deep analysis on large and small groups of data. Part 2 of the workshop will focus on tagging and analysis. Read on for more info.

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Grammar - Your Questions Answered

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Wed, May 15, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

This workshop on May 15 will be an honest conversation about grammar. Beginning with an overview about why grammar does (and doesn't matter), the session will proceed into providing answers to your grammatical questions. Want to know what an em dash is? Splendid! Undecided about the Oxford comma? Let us give you the run down. Come learn how to clean your writing of the most common grammatical errors!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

LinkedIn + Versatile PhD: Maximizing Platforms

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Thu, May 16, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. Additionally, Versatile Ph.D. is one of the premier resources for graduate students to find out what career options are available to them after grad school. Join our May 16 workshop on using LinkedIn and Versatile PhD as powerful tools for your non-academic career search!

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NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: Sample Statements Writing Workshop

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Thu, May 16, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Led by the university’s Graduate Writing Specialist, this NSF GRFP Mini Success Series workshop will focus on breaking down the underlying features within the samples. While there is no one way to write an NSF GRFP statement, there is a pattern to how successful applications model themselves to hit all the essential criteria. Come learn how other writers have done this to excel with your own application.

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Fellowships vs. Grants - Pros & Cons

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Tue, May 21, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Find out the difference between fellowships and grants, the timing of when and how to apply, and how to access money to fund you, your program, or your project. Each are beneficial in different ways throughout your academic journey and development. Join us for this May 21 workshop to learn the ins and outs!

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Writing Soft Skills Success Series: How to Revise from Feedback

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Wed, May 22, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

This workshop on May 22 will teach participants what the various modes of revision are. From there, it will explore assorted comments students receive on their writing and connect those comments to the appropriate mode of revision. Finally, we will present strategies and exercises for how to engage each type of revision so that students can hone their revision skills. RSVP today!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

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Thu, May 23, 1:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Join Graduate Career Counselor Lana Smith-Hale and Graduate Writing Specialist Robby Nadler for a special workshop on entering the academic job market! You'll get an overview of the academic hiring process as well as information on how to search for academic jobs, what materials you will need to prepare for applications, and how to develop a realistic time frame. Sign up today!

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Finding Funding Workshop

Finding Funding
Tue, Jun 04, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Passed up a prior funding workshop? Need a refresher? Have new questions? Come ​to our workshop on June 4! 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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