Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: June edition


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 keep writing during the summer. 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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Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS ^3) returns for summer 2021


The Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS^3) is back for Summer 2021! They are offering a 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. Presenters have the chance to win prizes. Read on for more info about the series and how you can sign up to present.

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New job search podcast from Beyond the Professoriate

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If you're looking for more tips and strategies for your job search, check out Beyond the Professoriate's new podcast - Job Search the Smart Way. The podcast provides tips and strategies for embarking on the next phase of your career with confidence. Read on to learn more!

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Paid graduate student position at the Women's Center

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The UCSB Women's Center is hiring a graduate student to help with programming. The Women’s Center is the primary organization on campus dedicated to providing education on women’s issues, feminism, healthy masculinities, and gender and social equity. In addition, it serves as a conduit for many other women’s and social justice organizations, and a site for mentorship and external educational programs. The position pays $17/hour and requires 10 hours per week. Apply by May 28 at 5pm!

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Global STS: Transnational Network Building - Asia, Oceania, and Beyond

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Join the STS Futures Initiative on Thursday, May 20th at 5:30 PST for the first of a two-part "Global STS" series of events, discussing the exciting "global turn" in recent STS (Science, Technology, and Society) scholarship and publication. The workshop, “Global STS I: Transnational Network Building - Asia, Oceania, and Beyond,” will feature STS leaders who have pioneered new academic networks in Australia, Asia, and globally. Come learn about their work and discuss how grad students can become involved.

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UCSB's Cognitive Science Program: Graduate Student Symposium on Friday

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The Cognitive Science Program at UCSB is proud to host their annual Graduate Student Symposium this Friday, May 21, from 1:00-2:30pm (PST). They are especially excited about the fact that many of the research presentations this year have a culture and humanities-oriented focus, representing scholarship that straddles the conceptual gap between the arts and sciences. 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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Recap of Panel Discussion on Academic Careers at Community Colleges


To learn more about the academic culture and teaching opportunities at community colleges, the Graduate Division recently hosted a discussion with community college professors and professionals. These experts discussed the range of opportunities these schools offer and provided some hiring tips. Read on to access a recording of the panel and some frequently asked questions.

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Alumni talk: Understanding Processes with Big Data by tech-unicorn Celonis

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Join Celonis, a tech unicorn, on May 20 to learn about process mining and how to leverage the Execution Management System (EMS) software as a student and future tech business professional. You will get your own free EMS license to use for learning and research purposes and can ask your questions about this field of work and the tech Unicorn that is pioneering and leading the market.

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Apply to be a graduate student instructor for the Foundations in Humanities program

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The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) is accepting applications for 2021-22 graduate instructors to teach in the Foundations in the Humanities program. Foundations in the Humanities is a restorative justice program that uses the study of literature through correspondence courses to enable participants to expand their insight into themselves and their society, for the purpose of building better lives in prison and after their release. Fellows receive a $500 stipend per quarter. Apply by June 1.

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Free for graduate students: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit convenes leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies, facilitate relationships to move technologies to market, and showcase innovations that will advance solutions to current and future energy challenges. All graduate students can register for free. Registration closes Monday, May 17. Read on to learn more!

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Applications now open for ComSciConcepts: Combatting COVID with Black Communities

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Join ComSciCon for Combatting COVID with Black Communities, held remotely on Wednesday June 2nd at 9:00am PST. The workshop will provide the latest information on COVID-19 in Black communities, resources on the systemic inequities that lead to this racial disparity in healthcare, and training on science communication and building trust with Black communities. The workshop will also provide funding and further support to projects of attendees. Applications are due by Friday, May 14. Read on to learn more!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: May edition


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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IPS Insights: Afroeuropean Studies Conference

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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 Jasmine Kelekay, a graduate student in Sociology, who attended the Afroeuropean Studies Conference. Read on to watch her video and learn more about the IPS program!

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NIH 2021 Future Research Leaders Conference

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NIH is pleased to announce the 2021 Future Research Leaders Conference (FRLC). This is an excellent career development opportunity for talented, early-career scientists interested in pursuing careers at NIH’s Intramural Research Program (IRP). ​The 2-day virtual conference will be held on June 29-30, 2021. The application deadline is Monday, May 10 at 12 pm Eastern.

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Exponent Seminar & Recruitment Event

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If you are a Ph.D. candidate with strong communication skills, are motivated to learn on the job, and have a desire to apply your education in unexpected and innovative ways, consider joining the Exponent Seminar & Recruitment Event on May 12th from 1:00-2:30pm (PDT).

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Spring data carpentry workshops


The UCSB Carpentry team are hosting two workshops on data carpentry: Introduction to R and Introduction to Geospatial Raster and Vector Data in R. Both workshops are example-driven, containing short tutorials that alternate with hands-on practical exercises. Read on to learn more!

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