• Graduate Division

Spring Quarter Virtual Coffee Break with Dr. Carlos Nash

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Wed, Apr 21 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 Spring 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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  • graduate student resource center

Spring 2021 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Writing Animal Personality Quiz: Learning Your Writing Traits

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Wed, Apr 21 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

When it comes to writing, are you an octopus or an ant? In this presentation, you will reflect on a series of questions that take stock of your writing behaviors. Based on your responses, you'll find out what your writing behavior profile is. With such information in hand, you can learn what elements of your writing behaviors profile are assets to you — and then be on the lookout for how your behaviors might lead to less-than-productive experiences. Sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Spring 2021 NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: Sample Statements Writing Workshop

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Wed, Apr 21 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 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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  • graduate student resource center

Graduate Writers' Room, Virtual Edition!

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Thu, Apr 22 2021, 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Zoom on Thursdays from 9am-12pm to help you stay accountable this spring. We will also hold our "Sunrise Squad" hours 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: Designing and Grading Assessments

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Thu, Apr 22 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 April 22, 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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  • OISS | GSRC

Visas and Funding Workshop for International Grad Students

Visas and Funding Workshop
Thu, Apr 22 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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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

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Tue, Apr 27 2021, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

If you are planning to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2022-23 grant cycle or want to learn more about the program, join us for a virtual information session on April 27. This session will cover types of awards, the components of a Fulbright application, tips for putting together the best Fulbright application possible, and the campus review process.

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Spring 2021 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Effective Strategies for Revision

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Wed, Apr 28 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

This workshop on April 28th 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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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Nail Your Job Interviews

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Wed, Apr 28 2021, 1:30 PM - 03:00 PM

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 April 28th 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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  • OISS | GSRC

Using Internationality to Your Advantage

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Thu, Apr 29 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

As an international Gaucho, you bring unique experiences to the UCSB community. Come join Julia McClenon, International Peer Advisor, to learn how you can purposefully tap into your international identity in the classroom and in work environments to showcase these parts of you as as the powerful asset it is. You are valuable for your internationality, so come learn how to highlight it!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Non-Academic Employment for International Grad Students

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Mon, May 03 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:15 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 May 3rd, co-hosted by Vash Doshi (UCSB's Graduate Career Peer) and Julia McClenon (UCSB's Graduate International Peer), to learn more about the basics of a non-academic career job search for international students.

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  • Graduate Division

Panel Discussion on Academic Careers at Community Colleges

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Tue, May 04 2021, 2:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Community colleges account for over 40% of higher education in the U.S. and most of them are eager to attract highly qualified PhDs. Join us for a panel discussion on May 4 where experts will discuss the range of opportunities that these schools have to offer. Beth Au from the California Community Colleges Registry will also be available for one-on-one meetings with UCSB students from May 3-14.

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Budgeting Basics Workshop

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Wed, May 05 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reduce your anxiety about finances by attending this workshop on May 5th 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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  • instructional development

Pillars of Teaching Workshop: Improving Teaching through Feedback and Reflection 

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Fri, May 07 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 May 7, 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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Specialty Workshop: Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

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Mon, May 10 2021, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

On May 10, join Instructional Development for a workshop on teaching philosophy statements! As a participant in this workshop, you will work through a series of exercises to help you reflect on your teaching, and by the end of the workshop you will have a draft outline of your teaching philosophy statement.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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Tue, May 11 2021, 1:00 PM - 02:00 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 May 11th 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

Spring Quarter CCUT Information Session Workshop

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Thu, May 13 2021, 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM

On May 13, join Instructional Development for a Virtual CCUT Information Session workshop. If you are planning on pursuing an academic career and would like the opportunity to develop your teaching toolbox and distinguish yourself from other applicants, please come to the session to learn more.

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  • Graduate Student Resource Center | Careeer Services

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

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Mon, May 17 2021, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

When you are on the academic job market, it can feel like a full-time job. That’s why it’s important to have a strategic plan as you enter into that phase of your grad school career. This workshop on May 17th will give an overview of the academic hiring process as well as information on how to search for an academic job, what materials you will need to prepare for applications and campus visits, and how to develop a realistic timeframe.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

COVID-19 Impacts on Your Career Decisions and Your Mental Health

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Tue, May 18 2021, 1:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Graduate school can be intense, overwhelming, and stressful for most students – and that’s just the research and coursework aspects. In this workshop on May 18th, we’ll cover important techniques for addressing your own mental health during this precarious phase, including how to manage expectations, set realistic goals, and balance competing demands on your time and energy.

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