• instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Efficient (& Effective) Grading of Student Work

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Tue, Feb 19, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Grading student work can be a huge time commitment and a major source of stress for TAs. During this workshop on February 19, facilitators will discuss some approaches to increase efficiency of grading, as well as tips for time management and allocation that can help you plan out and evaluate your grading load. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding Workshop

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Tue, Feb 19, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

On February 19, our Funding Peer Advisor will share about campus and external funding sources and help you determine simple next steps to ensure that you are always in the loop about funding opportunities throughout the year. See you there!

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  • Graduate Division

Winter Quarter Thesis/Dissertation/DMA Pre-Check Session

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Wed, Feb 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On February 20, Academic Advisors from the Graduate Division will be available to meet with students individually to conduct formatting pre-checks and answer questions about the process of filing a master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, or DMA supporting document. Sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding with COS Pivot

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Wed, Feb 20, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Tired of spending hours searching for funding announcements? Let COS Pivot work for you! Attend this workshop on February 20 to learn how to set up your account, create search samples, turn on notifications, track updates, etc. Let this tool do all the work in finding opportunities that fit your needs!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Career Transitions and Your Mental Health

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Thu, Feb 21, 12:00 PM - 01:00 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 February 21, 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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  • graduate division | UCSB Library | Beyond Academia

Salary Negotiation Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs (Special Guest Workshop)

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Fri, Feb 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Whether you’re in a job interview or performance review, at a networking event, or trying to build your internal influence, how do you tell your story so that it leads to the outcome and salary you deserve? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Lisa Gates, co-founder of the firm She Negotiates, to learn key steps for preparing for any negotiation. All graduate students and postdocs are welcome!

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  • Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnships | Center for Bioengineering | UCSB Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Grant Program Meet & Eat

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Fri, Feb 22, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Come learn about the Individualized Professional​ Skills (IPS) Grant Program at ​our February ​22 Meet & Eat! ​You'll hear from ​Caroline Owens (PhD Student, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology) and Taylor Heisley-Cook, David Mun, and Celine Mol (Master's Students, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management) about their professional development experiences funded by the IPS ​grant.

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  • Graduate Division

Crafting Your Grad Slam Pitch (Special Guest Workshop)

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Mon, Feb 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attention Grad Slam participants! Want to get a leg up on the competition? Join us for an interactive workshop with Bri McWhorter. This workshop is perfect for those participating in Grad Slam but ​is also useful for anyone wanting to become better at pitching complex ideas in short formats (such as at cocktail parties, during job interviews, and for entrepreneurial presentations).

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  • Graduate Division | UCSB Beyond Academia

Make Your Career Story Stand Out

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Tue, Feb 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effective storytelling is an incredible way to make yourself stand out. However, many people do not understand how to use storytelling to their advantage. In this workshop on February 26, you will learn how to utilize stories to network effectively and make a lasting impression. Explore how to craft powerful imagery, create a concise narrative, and capture your audience’s attention.

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

Writing Effective Resumes & Cover Letters for Non-Academic Jobs

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Tue, Feb 26, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

If you are looking to pursue career opportunities outside of academia, your resume and cover letter are your tickets into that world. This workshop on February 26 will explore important techniques to help you expertly craft and strategically target your resume and cover letter so you can get over the first application hurdle and on to an interview!

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  • graduate student resource center

How to Transform Papers Into Conference Presentations (Writing Workshop Series)

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Wed, Feb 27, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

There is an art to transforming classwork into conference scholarship and it deals with catering to your audience, making your work sound exciting, and presenting your research in an engaging fashion. This workshop on February 27 will teach participants how to transform the work they are already doing in the classroom into a conference-worthy presentation.

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Effective Uses of Mobile Technology in Section

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Thu, Feb 28, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

On February 28, come learn the many different ways you can engage students by having them use their smartphones, tablets, and laptops during section. Not only will this workshop focus on some great classroom games and apps, it will 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 Division | Graduate Student Association | UCSB Library

Lunch & Learn

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Fri, Mar 01, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our March Lunch & Learn featuring graduate students from Psychology & Brain Science and Comparative Literature! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. More information coming soon!

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  • Graduate Student Resource Center | Office of the Ombuds

Navigating Challenges in the PhD Student/Advisor Relationship

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Wed, Mar 06, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How can ​students deal with challenges that arise in ​their relationship with ​their faculty advisor or PI? This workshop with UCSB's Associate Ombuds David Rasch addresses some of the common problems that doctoral students might encounter in the relationship with their primary advisor. It will include a discussion of specific conflict resolution strategies that may be useful and there will be time for Q&A.

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  • graduate student resource center

Financial Literacy: Tax Credits, Deductions, and Resources

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Thu, Mar 07, 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

April is approaching! Are you ready to do your taxes? Do you want to learn more about resources, credits, and deductions for graduate students? Then sign up for our March 7 financial literacy workshop and learn about common tax terminology, state and federal forms, and what information you'll need to gather before you can complete your tax filing. Space is limited so please RSVP.

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  • instructional development

TA Workshops on Pedagogy: Effective PowerPoint Design Using Research-based Principles

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Fri, Mar 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On March 8, join Instructional Development for a workshop on PowerPoint design! Come to this lecture to learn how to incorporate research-based principles of Multimedia Learning into your slide designs. Avoid common mistakes and maximize learning outcomes​! Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • Graduate Division

Captivate an Audience with Your Research Story

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Mon, Mar 11, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Is it possible to explain your research in a way that even a general audience can understand and appreciate—and in just a few minutes if necessary? Join us for a 90-minute workshop that will help you use a story-based approach to make your research accessible to non-specialist audiences. This workshop is open to all grads and postdocs and is perfect for those preparing for Grad Slam!

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  • Career Services | Graduate Student Resource Center

LinkedIn for Your Non-Academic Job Search

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Thu, Mar 14, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. On March 14, come 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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  • Graduate Division

Captivate an Audience with Your Research Story

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Thu, Apr 04, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Is it possible to explain your research in a way that even a general audience can understand and appreciate—and in just a few minutes if necessary? Join us for a 90-minute workshop that will help you use a story-based approach to make your research accessible to non-specialist audiences. This workshop is open to all grads and postdocs and is perfect for those preparing for Grad Slam!

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