Call for speakers: Present your research at Lunch & Learn

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What if you had the opportunity to talk about your research any way you wanted to? What is it about your research that motivates you? At Lunch & Learn, we want to know! Sign up to present your research in a fun, informal 15-minute presentation -- with free lunch included! We welcome anything from PowerPoint slides to fireside chats to hands-on demonstrations. Sign up today!

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Cheer on UCSB champion in system-wide Grad Slam competition on May 3

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​This week, UCSB will send its 2018 Grad Slam champion, ​Mengya Tao from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, up to San Fransisco to compete against 9 other UC finalists ​in the 4th annual UC systemwide Grad Slam tournament on Thursday, May 3. Find out how you can tune in and vote for Mengya in the People's Choice competition!

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Come join us for the 2018 Grad Slam final round Friday, April 20

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After two weeks of competition, only 9 graduate students remain ​to compete in the final round of the 2018 Grad Slam this Friday. With thousands of dollars of prize money up for grabs, this​ is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss. If you can't make it in person, you can tune into the live-stream through UC Santa Barbara's Facebook page to catch all the excitement!

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 3: Wednesday, April 18

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The Grad Slam semifinals continue with round 3, Wednesday April 18. Join us to cheer on your fellow graduate students as they vie for a spot in the final round. Here's a preview of what's to come... be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 2: Tuesday, April 17

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The Grad Slam semifinals continue with round 2 on Tuesday, April 17. Join us to cheer on your fellow graduate students as they vie for a spot in the final round. Here's a preview of what's to come... be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 1: Monday, April 16

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The Grad Slam semifinals ​kick off with round 1 on Monday, April 16. Join us to cheer on your fellow graduate students as they vie for a spot in the final round. Here's a preview of what's to come... be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim round 8: Friday, April 13

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The preliminary rounds of the 6th Annual Grad Slam wrap up with round 8. This is your last chance to get out the vote to help your favorite presenters advance to the semifinal rounds! Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim round 5: Wednesday, April 11

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The 6th Annual Grad Slam continues with prelim round 5. Remember to get out the vote to help your favorite presenters advance to the semifinal rounds! Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim rounds 3 and 4: Tuesday, April 10

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The 6th Annual Grad Slam continues with prelim rounds 3 and 4. Remember to get out the vote to help your favorite presenters advance to the semifinal rounds! Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim rounds 1 and 2: Monday, April 9

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The 6th Annual Grad Slam kicks off Monday, April 9! Come out to the first two preliminary rounds, where your People's Choice vote can help your favorites advance to the semifinal rounds. Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Join us for the 6th annual Grad Slam competition April 9-20

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Join us for the 6th annual Grad Slam, a campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk by a graduate student. The competition features a People's Choice component, so be sure to check out the full prelim schedule and come out and support your friends and fellow grads starting on April 9!

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Check out our Spring 2018 programming lineup!

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We are on the home stretch for this academic year! Make the most of your Spring Quarter by taking advantage of the many workshops and events offered through the Graduate Student Resource Center. Be sure to mark your calendars and check out our Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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Graduate Division and Career Services welcome new Graduate Career Peer

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This spring quarter, the Graduate Student Resource Center and Career Services welcomes a new Graduate Career Peer Advisor, ​Ida Taghavi. Ida is a native Californian who is currently a ​PhD student in ​Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UCSB. We chatted with her about her research interests, her ​passion for mentorship, and her love of yoga!

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Meet the new University Librarian at UCSB!

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Kristin Antelman kicks off the spring quarter as our new University Librarian on April 1. Before accepting her new role at UCSB, Kristin served as university librarian at the California Institute of Technology and worked as an associate director of libraries at NC State University. We caught up with Kristin to learn more about her career and what drew her to her new position at UCSB.

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Graduate Division announces Dr. Stephanie Couch as 2018 commencement keynote speaker

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Dr. Stephanie Couch, who received her Ph.D. from the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education in 2012, will take the stage as the 2018 UCSB Graduate Division Commencement Keynote speaker on Sunday, June 17. Dr. Couch has spent nearly two decades of her career working to build better education access through technological opportunities for students from underrepresented communities throughout California.

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Make Your Career Story Stand Out

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Effective storytelling is an incredible way to make yourself stand out. However, many people do not understand how to use storytelling to their advantage. In this workshop on March 1, you will learn how to utilize stories to network effectively and make a lasting impression. Explore how to craft powerful imagery, create a concise narrative, and capture your audience’s attention.

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