• graduate student resource center

Crafting Your Grad Slam Pitch (with special guest Bri McWhorter)

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Mon, Jan 25 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Attention Grad Slam participants! Want to get a leg up on the competition? Join us for an interactive workshop with Bri McWhorter on January 25th. Bri will cover how to create content, organize your ideas, and deliver your pitch in an engaging and captivating way. This workshop is perfect for those participating in Grad Slam but ​is also useful for anyone wanting to work on their elevator pitch.

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  • instructional development

Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Designing and Grading Assessments

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Mon, Jan 25 2021, 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on January 25, you will use principles from evidence-centered design to make assessments more focused and impactful and to help you with practical grading strategies. Read on to learn more!

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NIH F-31 Success Series: What is the F-31? An Info Session with Dr. Crystal Botham

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Mon, Jan 25 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent/legal resident pursuing doctoral work in health-related research? If so, you are likely eligible for the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) F-31 predoctoral fellowship, which provides graduate students with ~$25,000 annually in addition to annually covering 60% of tuition and fees (up to $16,000). Join us on January 25th to learn more!

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How to Write a Grant/Fellowship Application (Writing Workshop Series), Winter 2021

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Tue, Jan 26 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

One of the most essential writing genres for a graduate student to master is one that is rarely formally taught: grant/fellowship applications. Because every grant/fellowship has its own style, this workshop on January 26th will focus on larger genre concerns, such as how to identify your audience, how to make your work sound important, and how to figure out what a particular agency is looking to fund.

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  • Health & Wellness

Graduate Student Virtual Wellness Center

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Tue, Jan 26 2021, 6:00 PM - 06:50 PM

Join Health & Wellness on Tuesdays during Winter Quarter for their Graduate Student Virtual Wellness Center. Drop in at your leisure for virtual wellness activities. Connect with other grad students while exploring various topics like stress reduction, acupressure, art therapy, mindfulness, healthy eating, ergonomics, and more!

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Winter Quarter Virtual Coffee Break with Dr. Carlos Nash

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Wed, Jan 27 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dr. Carlos Nash, UCSB's Director of Graduate Diversity Programs, is hosting coffee breaks via Zoom every Wednesday of Winter Quarter at 9am. The breaks are a virtual offering open to all graduate students to replace his weekly outreach meeting with graduate students at GSA’s Wednesday Bagel Hour. All topics are welcome.

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  • instructional development

Teaching Bites with TAPAs: Asynchronous Support

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Wed, Jan 27 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On January 27, join Instructional Development for a new drop-in series, "Teaching Bites with TAPAs." Themed drop-ins each week will begin with a few simple ideas you can implement in your section no matter where you are at in your teaching. This week's session will focus on asynchronous support.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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Wed, Jan 27 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. Join this workshop on January 27th to learn how to maximize this tool in order to look for jobs, network with potential employers, and connect with others in the professional domain.

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  • GSRC | CAPS | OISS

International Wellness Workshop: Mind-Body Connection

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Wed, Jan 27 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Are you an international grad student interested in increasing your self-care game and mind-body awareness? Come join Veronica and Julia to learn hands-on, practical tools in this international wellness workshop. RSVP today!

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  • CAPS | graduate student resource center

Graduate Student Friend Mixer

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Wed, Jan 27 2021, 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Are you looking to meet new friends? Do you want to chat with other grad students about interesting topics, such as favorite tv shows and whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza? Come hang out with us for the first-ever graduate student friend mixer on January 27th!

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NIH F-31 Success Series: Writing the F-31

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Wed, Jan 27 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Planning to apply for the NIH F-31? Evaluators assess numerous sections including the researcher's specific aims, a biographical sketch, a goals statement, an institutional selection statement... and then there is still the actual research proposal! With so many pieces to compose, students can feel lost as to how to best present themselves and what information needs to be conveyed. This presentation on January 27th will walk you through the many pieces of this application and prepare you to craft a winning application.

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  • graduate student resource center

Graduate Writers' Room, Virtual Edition!

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Thu, Jan 28 2021, 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Zoom on Thursdays from 9am-12pm to help you stay accountable this winter. We will also hold our new "Sunrise Squad" on Thursdays from 6-9am to better accommodate early risers, grads across the country, and grads around the world! You only need to sign up once to have access for the whole quarter! Read on for more info, and RSVP to receive the link.

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  • instructional development

Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Improving Teaching through Feedback and Reflection 

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Thu, Jan 28 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on January 28, you will evaluate different ways of reflecting on your teaching that help you grow as a TA. Read on to learn more!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Non-Academic Employment for International Grad Students

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Thu, Jan 28 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Are you an international graduate student thinking about a non-academic career in the U.S.? Do you find it daunting to figure out how to start the job process, where to look for jobs, and how to know whether a particular job will assist you with visa and residency issues? Attend this workshop on January 28th, co-hosted by Vash Doshi (Graduate Career Peer, UCSB Career Services) and Julia McClenon (International Peer, UCSB GSRC), to learn more about the basics of a non-academic career job search for international students.

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Budgeting Basics Workshop

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Fri, Jan 29 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reduce your anxiety about finances by attending this workshop on January 29th to learn basic terminology, tools, and plans for budgeting. Leave with tools to create a plan on how to manage your graduate income. RVSP today!

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  • graduate student resource center

NIH F-31 Success Series: A specific aims workshop

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Mon, Feb 01 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

All components of an F-31 application are important, but the element that receives heightened scrutiny in any NIH application is the specific aims section. While there is no one way to write an NIH F-31 specific aims section, there is a pattern to how successful applications model themselves to hit all the essential criteria. On February 1st, come learn how other writers have done this to excel with your own application.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

How to Get a Grad Internship: Panel Discussion with Current Grad Intern Fellows

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Tue, Feb 02 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

On February 2, join us to learn about how to get a graduate internship. Come get the inside scoop on how other UCSB graduate students have found, secured, and navigated an internship experience. During this virtual panel, you’ll hear directly from students about how they negotiated taking time in graduate school for various experiences and what skills they gained beyond the classroom. Both STEM and SHEF fields will be represented.

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How to Write a Literature Review (Writing Workshop Series), Winter 2021

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Tue, Feb 02 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

For many students who spent years learning about introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions, literature reviews can be confusing because they don’t fit neatly with previous knowledge. In this workshop on February 2nd, participants will learn what makes up a literature review and how to write one. Sign up today!

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  • instructional development

Teaching Bites with TAPAs: Getting through Grading

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Wed, Feb 03 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On February 3, join Instructional Development for a new drop-in series, "Teaching Bites with TAPAs." Themed drop-ins each week will begin with a few simple ideas you can implement in your section no matter where you are at in your teaching. This week's session will focus on getting through grading.

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NIH F-31 Success Series: Q&A Panel with NIH Faculty Evaluators

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Wed, Feb 03 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

There are a lot of wonderful resources out there that provide guidance on how to do well on the NIH F-31, but ultimately your success will be determined by an evaluator. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could talk to one of these mysterious figures to learn how the application is reviewed and what evaluators seek in a strong application? Join us on February 3rd and you can do just that!

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How to Write a Prospectus (Writing Workshop Series), Winter 2021

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Tue, Feb 09 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Before beginning a dissertation, most students are asked to write (and defend!) a writing genre called the prospectus. But most students have little to no formal training for how to engage this genre. This workshop on February 9th will teach participants the fundamentals of prospectus writing for dissertations.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Learn How to Master Job Interviews

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Wed, Feb 10 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Employers are interested in more than your degree or field of research, they care about how your qualifications match what they need. Graduate students need to show their experience effectively so that employers will listen. Join us on February 10th for this workshop where we will teach you how to talk about your work in order to demonstrate that you have transferable and relevant skills for the job.

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Teaching Bites with TAPAs: Challenges in the Classroom

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Wed, Feb 10 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On February 10, join Instructional Development for a new drop-in series, "Teaching Bites with TAPAs." Themed drop-ins each week will begin with a few simple ideas you can implement in your section no matter where you are at in your teaching. This week's session will focus on challenges in the classroom.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Use Your Resume to Get Noticed

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Tue, Feb 16 2021, 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Have you been meaning to update your resume but don't have the time? Do you want to learn how to stand out from the crowd? Join us for this online workshop on February 16th to learn tips and techniques that will help you craft and strategically target your resume. Use the time to actually workshop and update your resume with expert help.

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Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources Workshop

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Wed, Feb 17 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Doing your taxes? Sign up now for our financial literacy workshop on February 17th to learn about resources, credits, and deductions for graduate students. Read on to learn more and to RSVP!

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Visas and Funding Workshop for International Grad Students

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Wed, Feb 17 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Join Erik Williams, OISS' International Student Programs Coordinator, and Ranjani Atur, Graduate Funding Peer Advisor, for an open-ended workshop where you can get all your questions about visas and funding answered.

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  • instructional development

Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Active Learning - What, Why, and How?

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Wed, Feb 17 2021, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on February 17 you will differentiate between active learning and passive listening, identify elements that foster active learning, and apply a variety of instructional methods. Read on to learn more!

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Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Creating Engaging Lessons

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Fri, Feb 19 2021, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on February 19 you will use learning objective taxonomies and a lesson planning framework to design active, student-centered classes. Read on to learn more!

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Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Fostering Belonging and Community in the Classroom 

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Mon, Feb 22 2021, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on February 22, you will learn about the diversity of UCSB's undergraduate students and how to support them from a perspective of inclusivity. Read on to learn more!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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Thu, Feb 25 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. Join this workshop on February 25th to learn how to maximize this tool in order to look for jobs, network with potential employers, and connect with others in the professional domain.

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  • instructional development

Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Effective Questioning and Classroom Assessment Techniques

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Thu, Feb 25 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on February 25, you will explore several classroom-based assessment and questioning techniques that are based on the principles of giving effective feedback. Read on to learn more!

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  • instructional development

Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Designing and Grading Assessments

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Tue, Mar 02 2021, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

The “Pillars of Teaching Assistantship” workshop series and certificate is designed to provide TAs with a comprehensive, research-based foundation for teaching in the role of TA. TAs will earn a Pillars certificate after completing all six workshops and their brief pre- and post- workshop activities. In this workshop on March 2, you will use principles from evidence-centered design to make assessments more focused and impactful and to help you with practical grading strategies. Read on to learn more!

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources Workshop

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Wed, Mar 03 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Doing your taxes? Sign up now for our financial literacy workshop on March 3rd to learn about resources, credits, and deductions for graduate students. Read on to learn more and to RSVP!

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops: Interpreting and Analyzing ESCI Scores

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Thu, Mar 04 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On March 4, join Instructional Development for a workshop on interpreting and analyzing ESCI scores. You will learn to interpret statistics from your ESCI (UCSB's student evaluations of teaching) reports, find trends in the data, and strategize about how to enhance your teaching based on students' feedback. They will also discuss approaches for summarizing your ESCI data for the academic job market.  

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