2017 Incoming Grad Series: João Gabriel Rabello Sodré

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João Gabriel Rabello Sodré believes it's never too late to change your career path. H​e closes out our series by sharing ​why he decided to pursue an MA in Global Studies ​here at UCSB. Read on to learn about ​his research interests in human rights, as well as his love of history and video games!

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: Athith Krishna

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Athith Krishna is an incoming Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Bangalore, India. Not only is he interested in researching semicondutors, but he is also a huge James Bond fan and was the youngest person to be invited to participate at the Mental Calculation World Cup.

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: Teodora Losic

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Grad school marks the next chapter in Teodora Losic's UCSB adventure. Having just earned her B.S. in the spring from UCSB, she will continue her Master's research in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department.

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: Jordan Victorian

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The 2017 Incoming Grad Series continues with Jordan Victorian, an incoming Ph.D. student in Feminist Studies from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Learn more about ​Jordan's research interests in black sexual politics and what they are looking forward to at UCSB!

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Cheer on UCSB in the UC-wide Grad Slam competition May 4

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Next week, UCSB will send its campus 2017 Grad Slam champion, Leah Foltz, up to San Fransisco to compete against 9 other UC finalists ​in the 3rd annual UC systemwide Grad Slam tournament. Tune in to the live-stream coverage of the event to cheer on Leah and vote in the People's Choice award!

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 3: April 19

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The semifinal rounds for the Grad Slam competition come to a close with round 3 on Wednesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in ESB 1001. ​Come listen to your fellow graduate students explain their research in 3 minutes or less and find out who will advance to the final round.

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 1: April 17

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The 5th Annual Grad Slam competition continues with three semifinal rounds this week, leading up to the ultimate final round on Friday, April 21. Join us for the first semifinal round on Monday, April 17, and watch your fellow graduate students explain their research in 3 minutes or less.

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Registration now open for 2017 Beyond Academia conference

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Jump-start your career on May 5-6! The annual Beyond Academia conference aims to prepare UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options. Registration is now open, but space is limited, so sign up today!

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: Krista Lucas

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Krista is excited to come back to academia after an almost 10-year break. She is an incoming Ph.D. in Education, focusing specifically on science education. Read on to learn more about ​Krista's research interests and her favorite things to do with her two kids.

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: Sarah Dunne

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Even though Sarah Dunne grew up in Ireland, she has always been fascinated with U.S. history. She has an undergraduate degree in History and English Literature and a Master's in American Studies. Read on to find out how Sarah is finally fulfilling her dream of attending graduate school ​at UCSB.

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: James O'Hara

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Next up in our 2017 Incoming Grad Series is James O'Hara, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in ​Physics at UCSB. Having lived his whole life in the Northeast, he says he is ready for some nicer weather. Read on to learn more about James' ​background, research interests, and his very own podcast!

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2017 Incoming Grad Series: Phoebe Racine

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First up in our 2017 Incoming Graduate Student Series is Phoebe Racine, a UCSB Graduate Scholar entering the Ph.D. program in Environmental Science ​& Management. Learn more about Phoebe's passion for fish as well as her eclectic interests – including livestock wrangling!

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Register by this Friday for Beyond Academia conference

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Jump-start your career on May 5-6! The annual Beyond Academia conference features two full days of keynote speakers, interactive workshops, diverse career panels, and networking events designed to prepare you pursue a wide range of career options. Registration closes this Friday!

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The Final Round of Grad Slam is almost here!

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After two weeks of competition and 71 amazing competitors, only 9 graduate students remain ​to compete in the final round of the 2017 Grad Slam this Friday. Join us at Corwin Pavillion at 3 p.m. on April 21 or tune into the Facebook live-stream coverage to catch all the excitement!

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