Join the organizing team for the 2022 Beyond Academia conference!

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Are you interested in helping your fellow grad students find careers outside of academia? The UCSB Beyond Academia organizing committee is now recruiting graduate students and postdocs to join the team for next year’s conference, where you can have the opportunity to develop transferable skills that are ​valuable to careers both inside and outside of the academy!

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Two graduate student positions open at the RCSGD for 2021-22

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The RCSGD is seeking a Graduate Assistant for Education Initiatives and a Graduate Student Assistant for the 2021-22 school year. These positions contribute to the RCSGD mission of facilitating the intersectional inclusion and representation of the identities, experiences, and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members at UCSB. Students at any point in their graduate programs are welcome to apply by May 3, 2021 at 9am. Read on for more info.

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GradFUTURES Forum - April 26 to 30

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Princeton University invites you to participate in their weeklong (April 26 -30) GradFUTURES Forum. The GradFUTURES Forum accelerates connections among and between graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders from the academic, public, and private sectors. The Forum prepares graduate students to make meaningful contributions within diverse fields of endeavor in ways that expand knowledge, accelerate discovery, and serve humanity.

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IPS support to attend virtual career conference

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Interested in attending the Beyond the Professoriate's 8th annual conference for graduate students and PhDs? This opportunity qualifies for funding from UCSB's Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. This year's program, taking place on May 1 and May 8, features 16 PhDs from all academic disciplines, who will discuss networking, resume writing, online job search strategies, and how to manage a career transition. Read on to learn more!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: April edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you handle rejection. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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Recruitment for UCSB's PIPELINES Program

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Are you looking for experience in project management outside the university? Are you thinking about a career in industry? The PIPELINES program employs UCSB Science and Engineering graduate students as mentors to teams of undergraduate & community college STEM students working with Naval-based research projects. These teams work on projects from the Port Hueneme and Point Mugu Naval commands-NAVFAC, NAVSEA, NAVAIR. Apply today!

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Crossroads 2.0: call for proposals

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The Graduate Division and the College of Creative Studies invites pairs of graduate students to submit a proposal to teach an undergraduate course to be offered in the College of Creative Studies (CCS) during the 2021-22 academic year. The course should be built around a social justice or environmental justice theme, and be taught by two graduate students coming from different fields. Students selected for this opportunity will be provided two $5,000 stipends in Summer/Fall to develop the course as well as an Associate position to teach in Winter 2022. Apply by June 1, 2021. Read on to learn more!

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Update on UC Library Search

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Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is about to get easier. On July 27, 2021, the libraries on all 10 University of California campuses will be connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system that will allow you to borrow and renew materials from any library in the UC system using only your UCSB NetID and password. Read on for the latest update from the UCSB Library!

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PRISM Stanford Postdoc Recruitment Initiative now accepting applications

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Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to explore postdoctoral training at Stanford, including interviewing with potential mentors, getting the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford from current postdocs, and accessing professional development to score the best postdoc for them. Application closes April 12. Read on to learn more!

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"Been There, Done That" (free career advice webinars from consultants)

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Interested in consulting as a career path? Talentkraft is hosting a webinar series where they speak with experienced consultants to find out more about their time in consulting and how it has shaped their careers. This is a rare opportunity for you to have your questions answered by senior consultants. First webinar airs on March 9, 2021. Read on to learn more!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: March edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you plan for success. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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Paid mentorship opportunity this summer through UCSB's RMP

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The UCSB Research Mentorship Program (RMP) is seeking graduate students, postdocs, and researchers for a paid mentorship opportunity this summer. The RMP will be delivered virtually in Summer Session A (June 20 – July 30, 2021), and mentors will receive $1,000 per project per student (up to $4,000). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 9, 2021. Read on to learn more and apply!

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IPS Insights: Intimacy Professional Certification

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Check out this UCSB series on grad student and postdoc professional development experiences funded by the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. Our latest featured video is by Heath Pennington, a graduate student in the Department of Theater and Dance, who pursued certification from the Intimacy Professionals Association. Read on to watch their video and learn more about the IPS program!

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The Rancho Academy - mentorship program for careers at community colleges

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Are you interested in teaching at a community college? Check out a new mentorship program called The Rancho Academy, designed for students interested in a faculty or administrator career at the community college level. The program is a six-week to ten-week commitment at no cost and students will be matched with a faculty or administrator mentor. Students are welcome to apply by March 18, 2021 to the next cohort which begins on April 1st, 2021. Read on to learn more!

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Submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA by March 2

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It's that time of year again! Every U.S. graduate student needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2021 to qualify for fellowships, scholarships, block grants, or federal student loans at UCSB. The FAFSA form may also be used to show eligibility for other assistance programs such as work study (which can make you eligible to receive Calfresh). Read on to learn more!

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Online coworking community for academic writers

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Do you want to be more productive and motivated when it comes to academic writing? The Academic Writers’ Space is a vibrant, online coworking community where academic writers come together to develop a sound writing practice. Read on to learn more and to sign up for a free trial session!

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