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Spring Quarter Virtual Coffee Break with Dr. Carlos Nash

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Wed, Apr 08, 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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Spring 2020 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Overcoming Writer's Block

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Thu, Apr 09, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

We've all been there: there's an assignment to write, but we just can't bring ourselves to do it. This workshop on April 9 is designed to provide an honest conversation on writer's block - what it is in all its forms. It will then offer strategies to help writers with particular writer's block tendencies, from the small (e.g., ​lack of focus) to the large (e.g., psychological fears). RSVP today!

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Online Workshop: Update Your Resume to Get Noticed

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Thu, Apr 09, 1:30 PM - 03:00 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 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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Spring 2020 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Efficient Writing - Time Management & Goal Setting

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Thu, Apr 16, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

How do they do it? I'm talking about those graduate students who publish articles, conduct research, fly to conferences, and still find time to be caught up on every Netflix show. This workshop on April 16 will explore the type of time you have and how best to be productive with it (because not all time is the same when it comes to writing). Sign up today and learn how to maximize your writing productivity!

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Spring 2020 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Narrative - The Power of Storytelling in Academia

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Thu, Apr 23, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Whether it's linking sentences, paragraphs, sections, or chapters, narrative is what allows good writing to flow. This workshop on April 23 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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Online Workshop: Learn to Best Present Yourself in Informational + Job Interviews

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

Do you find it hard to talk about your skills, accomplishments, and career trajectory to a stranger? Join us virtually to learn and practice skills for how to conduct effective informational interviews and learn how to best present yourself in an interview setting.

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What is This Crazy Place?! A Zoom Convo About Reverse Culture Shock

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Thu, Apr 23, 2:30 PM - 03:30 PM

If you are planning to return to your home culture within the next few months (or if you already have!), or if you have returned to the U.S. within the past year after spending time in another culture, this workshop is for you. Come learn what symptoms and signs of reverse culture shock are, and how to handle them when you're strangely on your own in what should be the most familiar place you know: home. ...What is this crazy place?!

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

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Fri, Apr 24, 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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Spring 2020 NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: How to Write Your GRFP Statements

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Mon, Apr 27, 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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Spring 2020 NSF GRFP Mini Success Series: Sample Statements Writing Workshop

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Wed, Apr 29, 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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Spring 2020 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Writing Animal Personality Quiz: Learning Your Writing Traits

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Thu, Apr 30, 11:30 AM - 12:30 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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Online Workshop: Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Non-Academic Job Search

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Wed, May 06, 12:30 PM - 01:30 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 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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Graduate LGBTQIA Research Festival

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Fri, May 08, 3:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Come celebrate queer and trans graduate students, along with graduate research that covers queer and trans topics! We will be showcasing research by LGBTQIA grad students and research about LGBTQIA people and topics. Click through for more information on how to sign up to present or RSVP to attend.

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Online Workshop: Preparing for the Academic Job Market

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Tue, May 12, 2:30 PM - 04:00 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 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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Spring 2020 Writing Soft Skills Success Series: Effective Strategies for Revision

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Thu, May 14, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This workshop on May 14 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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Online Workshop: Update Your Resume to Get Noticed

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Wed, May 20, 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 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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