Graduate Division and Career Services welcome new Graduate Career Peer


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!


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


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


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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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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