Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS ^3) returns for summer 2020

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The Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS^3) is back for Summer 2020! 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. Interested in presenting? The best presentations by graduate students and postdocs will be awarded prizes. Read on for more info about the series and how you can present.

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Beyond the Professoriate conference recap

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Beyond the Professoriate recently hosted its 7th annual career conference for PhD students. UCSB's Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program provided grants for both graduate students and postdocs to attend this important conference. Read on to learn about their experiences!

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Data Science Fellowship Opportunity: Fall 2020

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Designed to create the data scientists of tomorrow from qualified STEM academics, this full-time, eight-week program provides the skills needed to succeed in the “best job in America.” 82% of ​their students are employed within 6 months of completing the program. Learn more and apply today!

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Job openings at ServiceTitan

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A UC Santa Barbara graduate alumni shared that their employer, ServiceTitan, is looking to hire qualified UCSB graduate students. ServiceTitan is ​an all-in-one software for commercial and residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and other field service businesses. Read on for more info!

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Free webinar series for career development

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Check out these free virtual seminars on career development by the University of Delaware's Professional and Continuing Studies. Learn how to job search during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to establish your social media presence, how to network, and how to ace the virtual interview. This series will run through August. Read on for more info on dates and how to register.

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Postdoc Academy

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The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive program that supports skill development throughout postdoc training, from orientation to your next career step. The next Postdoc Academy starts June 22, 2020. Read on for more details and to register!

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Zooming with Gauchos

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Join UCSB's Office of Development on June 2nd & 16th to connect with UCSB Physics alumni for a facilitated Q&A about life during and after college with a degree in Physics.

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: June Edition

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Are you feeling like this just wasn't the year to be truly productive? Are you hoping to turn things around with your writing this summer? Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community. Membership (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face - find out more here.

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Call for 2020-21 Graduate Student Instructors

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UC Santa Barbara's Foundations in the Humanities is a restorative justice program that uses the study of literature to help incarcerated participants develop the habits of mind, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills necessary to cultivate and maintain respectful and productive social relationships. The program is accepting applications for 2020-21 graduate instructors to teach the program. Find out more today!

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Join the organizing team for the 2021 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. Come to ​the next recruitment session on June 5!

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Presidential Management Fellows Info Session on May 27

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Are you a rising leader interested in confronting the nation’s most pressing challenges through public service? The Presidential Management Fellows Program is one of the most prestigious leadership and professional development programs of the U.S. Government. Learn more about the 2021 Fellowship during this virtual info session on Wednesday, May 27th.

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Recap of Community College Panel workshop

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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. Read on to access a recording of the panel and some frequently asked questions.

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UC Virtual Career Fairs: May 26 & 27

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Don't miss the UC virtual career fairs! UCSB graduate students are invited to join 10 other University of California campuses for the first-ever Virtual Career Fair. Students from every major, discipline, and degree level will be participating in the career fairs in an exciting virtual setting. The STEM-focused Career Fair is on Tuesday, May 26th and the general Career Fair is on Wednesday, May 27th. Don't know what to expect from this virtual event? Check out our resources for how to prepare for the virtual career fair.

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WriteNow Summer Session Beta

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WriteNow Summer Session Beta is an online support platform designed to help keep grad students and postdocs accountable so that they can achieve their big academic milestones. Read on for more info about this program and how to sign up. Today is the last day to register!

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Virtual Sessions and Career Opportunities at McKinsey and Co.

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McKinsey and Co., one of the top consulting firms in the world, is hosting a series of diversity and inclusion webinars for prospective applicants. The series provides the opportunity for you to learn more about McKinsey and Co. as a firm and what they do, as well as get to know consultants and recruiters in each of their regions and practices. Read on to learn more about the webinars -- as well as a current job opening!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: May Edition

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Are you feeling like this just wasn't the year to be truly productive? Are you hoping to turn things around with your writing this summer? Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community. Membership (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face - find out more here.

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