IPS Insights: A Practical Approach to Directing

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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 Grace Kimball, a graduate student in Theater and Dance, who used the IPS funds to attend a course on directing at Yale University. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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UCSB Library is offering Zotero Basics Workshops this May

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The UCSB Library will be offering two Zotero Basics workshops for graduate students during the Spring quarter. Zotero is a free bibliography management tool that helps you collect citations for your research and generate entries for notes and bibliographies. Workshops will be held in the UCSB Library. Read on for more info and the registration link.

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IPS Insights: The Future of Food

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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 Mackenzie Wade, a graduate student in Anthropology, who used the IPS funds to plan and attend an event on the Future of Food. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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2022 Graduate Internship Fellowship is now open!

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Applications are now open for the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship, which offers up to five $2,000-$2,500 scholarships annually to help graduate students explore career opportunities and gain valuable work experience while in school. Applications are open until May 1, 2022. Read on to learn how to apply!

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UCGHI is accepting 2022-23 Student Ambassador applications


The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is seeking applicants for the 2022-2023 Student Ambassador Program. UCGHI Student Ambassadors will develop, organize, and promote Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment (WHGE) or Planetary Health (PH) activities across campuses. Students will receive a $250 stipend for participating, at the end of the program.

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PIPELINES program hiring graduate student mentors for Summer 2022


Are you looking for experience in project management outside the university? The PIPELINES program employs UCSB graduate students as mentors to teams of undergraduate & community college STEM students working with Naval-based research projects. All graduate mentors will earn $800. Read on for more info!

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Bolstering the Bard: Pedagogy and Performance Beyond UCSB


Join the IHC's research focus group "What is a Shakespeare: Shakespeare and Global Media" for an event on Friday, April 15 from 4-5:30pm: "Bolstering the Bard: Pedagogy and Performance Beyond UCSB." An invited panel of knowledgeable actors, directors, dramaturgs, and educators will discuss experiences in conveying Shakespearean material to students and/or audiences with varying degrees of knowledge of the Bard. Read on to learn more!

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McNair Scholars Program is recruiting Grad Mentors

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UCSB's McNair Scholars Program is recruiting two Graduate Mentors. The goals of McNair are to increase the number of first- generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in doctoral programs, and to diversify the faculty in colleges and universities across the country. Applications are due on April 8th by 5pm, so read on for more information!

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LGBTQ+ Graduate Student Career Panel: Working at the University

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Join the Resource Center Gender and Sexual Diversity (RCGSD) for their upcoming event, "LGBTQ+ Graduate Student Career Panel: Working at the University," which will be held on April 12, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm. This panel is for LGBTQ+ graduate students across all disciplines who are considering careers within the university and outside of traditional professor roles.

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Library rooms available for reservation by graduate TAs

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Two consultation rooms in the Library are now available for graduate Teaching Assistants to reserve overnight and on weekends to meet with students for tutoring and academic consultation. Reservations may be made online two weeks in advance and for up to two hours per day.

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Library workshops for April: R, OpenRefine, and Python

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The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is pleased to announce its offerings of data and software workshops for the month of April 2022. These workshops are free and open to UCSB affiliates, including students, researchers, staff, and faculty. Read on for details on workshop topics and registration links.

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Registration is now open for Beyond Academia 2022

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UCSB graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni can now register for Beyond Academia 2022 panels and workshops on Shoreline! This week-long conference will run from April 11-16. The Beyond Academia conference, organized by a team of UCSB grads, provides opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to learn about career options alongside and outside of academia.

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CSEP-PDS Innovation + Entrepreneurship Spring Planning Survey and raffle now open.

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Winter quarter is near its end, which means the CSEP-PDS team is starting to plan for the Spring. They would like to include you in this process, to help ensure that they can deliver content and workshops that you desire. The team has created a short survey which will help them better understand your preferences. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a free book raffle.

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Upcoming free webinar from Beyond the Professoriate: "Leaving academia?"

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Beyond the Professoriate is offering a free webinar: "Leaving academia? Here's what you need to prepare." All graduate students and PhDs are invited to join L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) for this interactive webinar so that you can be confident in your decision and knowledgeable about the steps you need to take. This month's webinar will run on March 25 at 9am.

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ComSciCon Flagship Workshop applications are open


The 10th annual ComSciCon Flagship Workshop will take place on August 4-6, 2022 in Cambridge, MA. ComSciCon provides graduate student attendees with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet early career leaders in science communication while also learning from and interacting with a remarkable group of invited experts. Applications are due on April 1.

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