Deadline extended for 2018 Grad Slam competition: Sign up by Feb. 16!


Sign up to compete for fame and fortune! We're giving away over $15,000 in cash and prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000. Grad Slam is also a great chance to hone your presentation skills, publicize your research, and meet other cool graduate students doing interesting work. So come join the fun! The extended deadline to sign up is Friday, February 16.

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Registration now open for 2018 Beyond Academia conference


Kick-start your career on March 2-3! 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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Check out our Winter 2018 programming lineup!


The Winter Quarter may be one week shorter than usual, but the Graduate Student Resource Center has no shortage of workshops and events to help support you through it. Be sure to mark your calendars and check out our Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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Welcome to the revamped GradPost!


You've probably noticed that there have been a few changes to our GradPost site over the holidays! We hope these enhancements will make ​your experience on the site more accessible and streamlined​. Read on to find out more about how to get the most out of the new GradPost!

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Resources and updates on the Thomas fire


Find out how the extension of the Fall 2017 quarter affects graduate students, and learn more about important resources and updates on the impact of the Thomas fire on our campus. We will continue to update this page with information as we receive them.

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Meet our new Professional Development Peer Advisor!


The Graduate Division is excited to welcome our new Professional Development Peer Advisor, Daina Tagavi. She will be working closely with the staff of the Graduate Student Resource Center to support programming and initiatives that support our campus' graduate students.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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