Free webinar: Telling Your Transition Story to Non-Academic Employers

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Are you struggling to explain your career transition to others? Join L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) in this free webinar on November 13 to learn how you can construct a strong, compelling, and convincing transition story for your nonacademic job search. Click for more info and to register!

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Big Ideas annual contest

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Big Ideas is awarding up to $20,000 for your social-impact big idea through the Big Ideas Contest! Big Ideas is an innovation competition between all the UC campuses that offers education, structure, funding, and validation to bring your idea to life. Submit your pre-proposal by November 20! Read on to learn more.

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Partnership to help UCSB students access Chromebooks and hotspots

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UCSB Enrollment Services and UCSB Thrive have partnered with Human IT to support students without access to a laptop and/or internet access. Eligible students will be provided a hotspot, chromebook, and a grant funding award for $255 to cover the cost of internet access for one year. Read on to learn more!

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UCSB Engaging Teaching Symposium Series (Oct. 14-30)

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Join the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) and Instructional Development for their first (online) Engaging Teaching Symposium Series! The Symposium is a great opportunity to learn about innovative teaching practices at UCSB, and will be presented by both instructors (graduate students and faculty) and learners. The Symposium will run on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, October 14–30. Read on to learn more!

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Free the PhD Career Design Summit (Oct. 25 - Nov. 1)


Do you ever have a question like, "How I do I find the right job for ME?...What are my job options outside of academia?" Free the PhD is running an entire summit from Oct. 25 - Nov. 1 to help you work through all your career developments needs and questions. With 76 speakers and 34 categories, it's a career palooza! Read on to learn more and register.

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Open Access Week (Oct. 19-25)

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In recognition of OA Week, the UCSB Library has announced new resources to help scholars navigate the increasingly open scholarly communication system, and more. Read on to learn more!

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UCSB writing courses open to graduate students

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Calling all aspiring creative writers! The College of Creative Studies (CCS) has multiple fall courses open to graduate students to help you polish your writing skills. All CCS classes are Pass/No Pass and can be taken for variable units. Read on to learn more!

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Webinar - Path to my PostDoc

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This Association for Psychological Science (APS) webinar features a panel of APS members, all of whom will share their personal journeys to their postdoc positions. STEM career coach Alaina Levine will also participate and give advice about the steps involved in identifying the best opportunities for you, and preparing for your search. Webinar is on October 15 from 11am-12pm.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Info Session

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Are you interested in applying science and technology in the interest of national security and solving global challenges? Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories is hosting an information session on October 14 from 3 - 4pm where they will be discussing their 'Design Physics Division' and opportunities for PhD students.

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Use of campus space for the delivery of remote instruction

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UCSB now has 35 single occupancy spaces on campus for limited use by graduate student instructors to deliver remote instruction. Graduate student instructors with compelling needs to utilize these spaces for remote instruction may reserve a space for a maximum of 6 hours per week, up to 10 weeks in advance. Read on for more information and to reserve your space!

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CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Webinar

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Are you a scientist or engineer seeking career training in the public policy realm? Want to gain real-world experience working with leaders in the California state government? Join ​a virtual info session on October 15th to learn about ​the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

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UCSB Library to open for limited research appointments

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Starting October 6, and under the auspices of the Research Ramp-up, the UCSB Library Special Research Collections will offer a limited number of research appointments for faculty and graduate students to use on-site archival and non-circulating materials from the Main Library and Music Library. The UCSB Library remains closed for general use. Read on for more details about how to schedule an appointment!

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