Extended deadline: Call for participants, UCSB Engaging Teaching Symposium III

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With this year’s theme of “Experimental Teaching,” the Engaging Teaching Symposium invites participants to submit research-based contributions as well as case-studies that make use of available evidence to discuss improved teaching, student learning and engagement, or professional development as teachers. Submit an abstract by the extended deadline, August 31.

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Seeking mentors for the Graduate Scholars Program

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Are you a PhD candidate interested in helping first- and second-year doctoral students? Consider applying to be mentor for the Graduate Scholars Program! GSP supports graduate students from diverse and historically-underrepresented backgrounds throughout their graduate careers. Mentors receive stipends of $500/quarter. Apply by August 22.

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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. Apply by September 1, 2022. Read on to learn more!

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PRISM Stanford Postdoc Recruitment Initiative now accepting applications for Fall 2022

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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 July 18. Read on to learn more!

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Summer Library workshops: Learn about Bash-Shell and R

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UCSB Library's Carpentry Community is happy to announce it's offerings of entry-level programming workshops for researchers this Summer. These workshops are geared towards researchers with little to no programming experience. Workshops will cover basic concepts and tools, including version control, data management, task automation, and analysis. Read on for more info!

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Graduate student employees' access to LinkedIn Learning

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Attention graduate students! Are you employed through the university? If so, be sure to take advantage of the free training available to you through LinkedIn Learning. You have access to more than 5,000 software, creative, and business skills video tutorials that are current and taught by industry experts by logging in with your UCSB netID and password. Read on for more info!

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Information about 2022-2023 T.A. Orientation

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If you will be a teaching assistant or reader for the first time during the 2022-23 school year, you are required to complete the campus-wide TA Orientation. The orientation will run on September 19-20. This interactive training focuses on effective teaching practices, your rights and responsibilities, and resources available to you. Please read on for more info!

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Join CSEP for their summer Mentoring Workshop Series

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Are you mentoring a novice researcher this summer or planning to in the future? If yes, you are welcome to attend the Mentoring Workshop Series beginning June 10. The Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) is hosting a 3-part series of mentor training workshops open to anyone who will be mentoring this summer and wants to grow and develop their mentoring skills.

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IPS Insights: Vision India Foundation course on policymaking and government

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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. This week's featured video is by Anagha Uppal, a graduate student in Geography, who used the IPS funds to attend a two-week course on policymaking and government near New Delhi, India. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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IPS Insights: YouTube Video Ranking Academy

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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. This week's featured video is by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a graduate student in East Asian Studies, who used the IPS funds to attend the YouTube Video Ranking Academy. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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Summer Oral Skills Workshop for International TAs

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This summer, the Graduate Division will once again offer an Oral Skills Workshop for prospective international Teaching Assistants. Departments are encouraged to recommend candidates who could benefit from an eleven-day intensive training workshop in oral academic English by Friday, June 24. Read on for more info!

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IPS Insights: Footwear and Biomechanics Symposium

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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. This week's featured video is by Amanda Ruschel, a graduate student in Materials, who used the IPS funds to attend a symposium on footwear and biomechanics. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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4-week Career Bootcamp for UCSB Grad Students and Postdocs with Free the PhD

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Apply for Free the PhD, a free 4-week virtual Career Bootcamp from June 27-July 22. The bootcamp will offer a blended professional development learning experience designed specifically for UCSB’s PhDs and Postdocs. Work with Free the PhD founder Vay Cao and UCSB’s Graduate Career Counselor Lana Smith-Hale to get individualized feedback, insider information on how to best sell your skills, and tips on how to network with the right people. Apply by June 5th!

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CSEP hiring graduate student evaluation intern

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UCSB's Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) is hiring 2-4 graduate students for positions at the center. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. The positions pay $22/hour for 10-15 hours of work per week. Read on to learn more!

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Upcoming PDS talk: Le Hayes, "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Shell"

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Join UCSB's Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) as they host the next speaker in their Professional Development Series, Le Hayes from Shell Corporation, who will present her talk "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Shell." This talk will be held on Monday, May 16 from 10:30-11:30am. Coffee/tea and pastries will be provided at this in-person event. Read on for more info and the registration link.

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Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS ^3) returns for summer 2022

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The Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS^3) is back for summer 2022! GS^3 offers an in-person 10-week seminar program featuring talks from a diverse set of graduate students and/or postdocs who use simulation in their research, representing a wide swath of academic disciplines across UCSB. Seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 2-3p this summer, beginning July 13 and going through September 14. Read on for more info!

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IPS Insights: The Post Pandemic World Economy

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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. This week's featured video is by Xin Jiang, a graduate student in Economics, who used the IPS funds to attend a one-week course titled The Post Pandemic World Economy. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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