Call for proposals for alumni-related career events and scholarly collaborations

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UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Division is pleased to circulate a dedicated call for proposals to connect UCSB graduate-program alumni with current students about the job market, skills needed to advance successful careers, and the alumna/us experience in chosen career pathways. Past funded events have included career panels, day-long programs, brown-bag discussions, lectures on careers inside and outside academia, and workshops aimed at training students for entry into a range of careers. Read on to learn more!

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GSRC staff and peers are here for you!

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In light of the campus response to COVID-19, the Graduate Student Resource Center staff members and peer advisors will continue working remotely during Fall Quarter. We will be providing all of our regular services and support virtually. Find out more on how to connect with us!

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Apply for an Instructional Technology Grant to support expenses related to remote learning

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The purpose of the Instructional Technology Grant is to assist UC Santa Barbara graduate students with expenses related to remote education, both learning and teaching. These expenses may include: webcams, headsets, hard drives, upgraded internet service, software, hardware, etc. Expenses that have already been incurred are also eligible for reimbursement. Read on for more details about how to apply!

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Check out our Fall 2020 programming lineup!

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Check out the Fall 2020 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center! Don't miss your chance to find funding opportunities, learn how to present yourself in interviews, and address impostor syndrome. ​Mark your calendars and visit our Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Asish Ninan Chacko

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Our final profile features Asish Ninan Chacko, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Learn what it was like to grow up in a village in India located below sea level, what Asish hopes to learn about chemical synthesis, and why he loves Taylor Swift!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Royce Olarte

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Next up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Royce Olarte, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Education. Learn more about his research on mathematics education as well as his past as a traveling singer and musician!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Eve Bodnia

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Next up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Eve Bodnia, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Physics. Learn more about Eve's research on dark matter and how she decided to become a parent while completing her undergraduate degree at Berkeley!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Jackie Chin

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Next up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Jackie Chin, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Learn more about Jackie's work developing interventions that create and protect safe spaces for young Black and brown LGBTQIA+ communities and her love of dancing on the beach!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Christabel Agyeiwaa

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Next up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Christabel Agyeiwaa, who is entering the PhD program in History. Learn more about Christabel's life in Ghana, how she fell in love with the study of history, and her passion for cooking and dance!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Robin Liu

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Next up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Robin Liu, who is entering the PhD program in Statistics and Applied Probability. Learn more about Robin's research, many hobbies, and his five minutes of fame as an actor!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Richard Nedjat-Haiem

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Next up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Richard Nedjat-Haiem who is entering the PhD program in Comparative Literature. Learn more about Richard's research, his background in dance, and how he ended up as the star of a viral video!

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2020 Incoming Grad Series: Andrea Gracia

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First up in our 2020 Incoming Grad Series is Andrea Gracia, who is entering the Master's program in Environmental Science and Management at the Bren School. Learn more about how Andrea developed her research interests as well as her interests outside of school – including juggling and electronic dance music!

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Free the PhD Partnership Program for UCSB grad students and postdocs

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UCSB graduate students and postdocs are invited to join us for a new career development course! It is free of charge and will help you explore alternative careers to academia. This is essentially a “career class” where you will get individualized feedback, insider information on how to best sell your skills and network with the right people. This free 10-week course runs from Oct 5 - Dec 11 and is self-paced, asynchronous, engaging, and will help hold you accountable for you to finally make progress on your career goals. Sign up by September 25!

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