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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Evidence-Based PowerPoint Design

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Mon, Apr 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On April 22, join Instructional Development for a workshop on PowerPoint design. This workshop will help you learn how to make slides that research shows help your students learn best. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Narrative - The Power of Storytelling in Academia

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Wed, Apr 24, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Whether it's linking sentences, paragraphs, sections, or chapters, narrative is what allows good writing to flow. This workshop on April 24 will teach participants the ins and outs of narrative. From there, participants will learn how to revise their writing to better position the narratives in their own works. RSVP today and learn how to improve your ability to connect with your audience!

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  • Health & Wellness

Graduate Student Trivia Night

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Wed, Apr 24, 7:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Come out for the first Graduate Student Health & Wellness event of the quarter! Make new friends with other grad students and test your trivia knowledge at the SRB Multi-Purpose Room. There will be music, hot tea, and snacks to enjoy as you compete. Trivia categories include pop culture, random facts, health facts, and more!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Acing the Non-Academic Job Interview

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Thu, Apr 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Interviews are generally an aspect of the job application process that scare people the most. But the good news is, interviewing is a skill that can be ​acquired and improved upon. On April 25, join Graduate Career Counselor Lana Smith-Hale to explore the interview process and learn the best preparation techniques in order to ace your next job interview.

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2nd Annual Graduate Student Teaching Symposium

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Fri, Apr 26, 9:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Announcing UCSB's 2nd ​Annual​ Graduate Student Teaching Symposium, a showcase of teaching excellence with panel discussions and presentations about how to secure teaching jobs in higher education. Registration for UCSB students, faculty, and staff is FREE. Sign up today! Deadline to register is Monday, April 15.

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Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Grant Program Meet & Eat

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Fri, Apr 26, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Come learn about the Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program at ​our ​April 26 Meet & Eat! ​You'll hear from four PhD students in the Materials ​Department (Victoria Christensen, ​Jordan Smith, Ryan White, and Matthew Wong) about their professional development experiences funded by the IPS ​grant. Sign up today!

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Bren School Master's Project Presentations

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Fri, Apr 26, 1:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Please join the UCSB Bren School for the annual Master's Project Presentations on Friday, April 26! Free and open to the public, come watch groups talk about their results on issues such as: conservation/ecology, wind energy, greenhouse gas emissions, electric vehicles, coral reef restoration, and more. Presentations followed by a poster session and reception.

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Engaging Students through Thought-Provoking Questions

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Wed, May 01, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

On May 1, join Instructional Development for a workshop on engaging students through asking questions. The workshop will examine strategies for crafting thought-provoking questions that will increase student engagement and deepen their understanding of the course material. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn: Coral and Computations

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Fri, May 03, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our May Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Environmental Science & Management and Media Arts & Technology! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. RSVP today!

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Jump-Starting Discussion - Increasing Student Involvement

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Mon, May 06, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On May 6, join Instructional Development for a workshop on how you can prepare yourself, and your students, for lively discussions. These practical approaches can help students engage with the material, become more motivated scholars, and increase student interaction. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Teaching Multi-Level Groups in STEM

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Tue, May 07, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On May 7, join Instructional Development for a workshop on teaching multi-level groups in STEM. The session will go over different ways to encourage learning at all levels and explore different types of section activities to build a community of learners in the STEM classroom. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Outlining - Communicating to Yourself and Others

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Wed, May 08, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Outlining isn't merely that strategy you learned in elementary school to figure out your main points. There are many types of outlining with different purposes. The value of outlining is that it helps the writing "think," which in turn helps you produce and sharpen your writing. This workshop on May 8 will teach participants a variety of different outlining techniques for writers in all stages of production. Sign up today!

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Finding Funding Workshop

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Thu, May 09, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Still looking for funding? Or want to know what else is available for 2019-2020? Attend the next Finding Funding Workshop on May 9th and learn about campus and external funding sources. Bring your computer to search funding databases and we'll bring the free snacks!

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NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: What is the GRFP? An Info Session

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Fri, May 10, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Do you want $34,000? Would you like a prestigious honor on your CV? Are you a​n undergraduate thinking about graduate school or a 1st year graduate student in STEM or the social sciences? Are you a U.S. citizen, national resident, or permanent resident? If you answered yes to all these questions, then you should consider applying for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Supporting Distressed Students

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Mon, May 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On May 13, join Instructional Development for a workshop focusing on the ways in which you might provide assistance to students experiencing any levels of distress. As TAs, you might encounter students who are in need of your support and care, and it is important to be prepared. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: How to Write Your GRFP Statements

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Tue, May 14, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Question: What do the vast majority of UCSB's GRFP winners have in common? Answer: Over 90% participated in the GRFP Success Series. Improve your chances of winning by attending our writing workshop that breaks down the two GRFP statements by not only explaining what evaluators look for but also providing you with a framework to write these statements.

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  • Graduate Student Resource Center | Office of Research

Finding Funding with Pivot

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Wed, May 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a working session on how to use Pivot (formerly COS Pivot), a ​​​comprehensive funding source database available to you as a UCSB student. This event is particularly relevant if you are a beginner in understanding funding or an advanced student doing research ​who has not quite found funding options that fit your work. Come with your laptops and your questions! Snacks will be provided.

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UCSB Library NVivo Workshop, Part 2: Tagging & Analysis

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Wed, May 15, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

UCSB Library is offering two half-day, hands-on workshops aimed to familiarize participants with NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software tool, designed for researchers working with text-based and multimedia information. NVivo allows for researchers to complete deep analysis on large and small groups of data. Part 2 of the workshop will focus on tagging and analysis. Read on for more info.

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Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Grammar - Your Questions Answered

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Wed, May 15, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

This workshop on May 15 will be an honest conversation about grammar. Beginning with an overview about why grammar does (and doesn't matter), the session will proceed into providing answers to your grammatical questions. Want to know what an em dash is? Splendid! Undecided about the Oxford comma? Let us give you the run down. Come learn how to clean your writing of the most common grammatical errors!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

LinkedIn + Versatile PhD: Maximizing Platforms

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Thu, May 16, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. Additionally, Versatile Ph.D. is one of the premier resources for graduate students to find out what career options are available to them after grad school. Join our May 16 workshop on using LinkedIn and Versatile PhD as powerful tools for your non-academic career search!

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NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: Sample Statements Writing Workshop

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Thu, May 16, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Question: What do the vast majority of UCSB's GRFP winners have in common? Answer: Over 90% participated in the GRFP Success Series. Improve your chances of winning by attending our writing sample workshop that breaks down the underlying features within winning applications so that you can then apply those strategies to your own application.

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  • Health & Wellness

Graduate Student Yoga & Yogurt Day

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Thu, May 16, 2:30 PM - 03:30 PM

​Head to the GSA Rejuvenation Station at the GSA Lounge for ​a Yogurt and Yoga event with a certified yoga instructor. Let go of stress in this beautiful, candle-lit environment. All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary. Some yoga mats will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Read on for more info!

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Instructional Video Tools at UCSB

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Fri, May 17, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

On May 17, join Instructional Development for a workshop on instructional video tools. Get creative with video assignments and short tutorials for your classes at this overview of the tools available to TAs and students at UCSB. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Effective use of Mobile Technology During Section

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Tue, May 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On May 21, join Instructional Development for a workshop on using mobile technology during sections. The session will give suggestions for some great classroom games and apps, and also cover how to manage student behavior regarding mobile technology use during class. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Fellowships vs. Grants - Pros & Cons

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Tue, May 21, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Find out the difference between fellowships and grants, the timing of when and how to apply, and how to access money to fund you, your program, or your project. Each are beneficial in different ways throughout your academic journey and development. Join us for this May 21 workshop to learn the ins and outs!

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Writing Soft Skills Success Series: How to Revise from Feedback

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Wed, May 22, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

This workshop on May 22 will teach participants what the various modes of revision are. From there, it will explore assorted comments students receive on their writing and connect those comments to the appropriate mode of revision. Finally, we will present strategies and exercises for how to engage each type of revision so that students can hone their revision skills. RSVP today!

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Acting Tips for Teachers

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Wed, May 22, 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM

On May 22, join Instructional Development for a workshop on acting tips for teachers. Teachers often set the tone of a classroom, just like actors make a show memorable. This workshop will offer some acting tips for teachers who wish to increase their presence, confidence, and enthusiasm in the classroom. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Crafting your Teaching Philosophy Statement

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Thu, May 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

On May 23, join Instructional Development for a workshop on crafting your teaching philosophy statement. As a participant in this workshop, you will work through a series of exercises to help you reflect on your teaching, and by workshop end you will have a draft outline of your teaching. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

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Thu, May 23, 1:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Join Graduate Career Counselor Lana Smith-Hale and Graduate Writing Specialist Robby Nadler for a special workshop on entering the academic job market! You'll get an overview of the academic hiring process as well as information on how to search for academic jobs, what materials you will need to prepare for applications, and how to develop a realistic time frame. Sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding Workshop

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Tue, Jun 04, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Passed up a prior funding workshop? Need a refresher? Have new questions? Come ​to our workshop on June 4! You'll get clarity on funding-related questions ranging from admissions, external fellowships, project money, and research grants, as well as where to get answers for each type of scenario. Snacks will be provided!

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  • Graduate Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

June Lunch & Learn

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Fri, Jun 07, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our June Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Chemistry and Global Studies! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. RSVP today!

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