Support UCSB's champion in the UC-wide Grad Slam!

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Cheer on and vote for Logan Kozal, UCSB's campus winner and graduate student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, as she presents her research in the UC-wide Grad Slam! Logan will be competing against members of other UC campuses for her share of the $14,000 total prize money. You can watch Grad Slam live tomorrow and cast your vote for Logan in the People's Choice Award!

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Applications for Graduate Student Internship Fellowship due May 2

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Don't miss your chance to apply for the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship, which offers up to five $2,000-$2,500 scholarships annually to help graduate students explore career opportunities and gain valuable work experience while in school. Funds are awarded to students who demonstrate​ financial need as well as how their Summer or Fall 2021 work experience will be ​beneficial for their career trajectory. Applications are open until May 2, 2021. Read on to learn how to apply!

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Introducing the Graduate Student Organization Series

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Looking to find community on campus? The Graduate Student Organization Series features profiles of social, professional, and affinity groups for graduate students to help you expand your personal and professional communities. Read on to learn more about the UCSB organizations featured in the series!

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Vote to reaffirm the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship!

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Over the past 3 years, the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship has awarded over 18 fellowships to support essential career opportunities for graduate students. This is the only funding stream on campus that supports graduate students in gaining valuable career experiences outside the academy. Vote to reaffirm the fellowship during next week's GSA Elections (April 19-22)!

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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 continue to work remotely during Spring 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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Reminder: April 19 deadline to apply for Diversity & Outreach Peer Advisor position

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The UCSB Graduate Division is currently seeking applications for its Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor position to begin employment in June 2021. The Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor assists in the development and implementation of outreach and recruitment events which are designed to cultivate a highly qualified and diverse pool of graduate school applicants. This position also assists in fostering and maintaining an environment at UCSB that values and supports inclusivity and diversity. Applications are due by April 19, 2021.

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2021 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship is now open!

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Applications are now open for the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship, which offers up to five $2,000-$2,500 scholarships annually to help graduate students explore career opportunities and gain valuable work experience while in school. Funds are awarded to students who demonstrate​ financial need as well as how their Summer or Fall 2021 work experience will be ​beneficial for their career trajectory. Applications are open until May 2, 2021. Read on to learn how to apply!

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17 UCSB graduate students win NSF GRFP Grants

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UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Division would like to congratulate and recognize the 17 graduate students who received an NSF GRFP Grant and the 17 graduate students who received honorable mentions. Read on for the list of winners and to learn how you can put together a stellar application for next year's competition!

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Register today for the 2021 Beyond Academia Conference!

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Kick-start your career on April 5-16! The annual Beyond Academia conference aims to prepare UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options. The conference is completely free this year for all current UCSB graduate students and postdocs, as well as alumni who have graduated within the past 5 years. Sign up today!

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Instructions for COVID-19 screening and testing

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All graduate students and employees working onsite or visiting a campus facility are required to complete a daily COVID-19 screening survey prior to leaving home to come onsite as a precaution to limit potential exposures to COVID-19 in the campus community. Read on to learn more!

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Check out our Spring 2021 programming lineup!

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Check out the Spring 2021 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center! Don't miss your chance to get plugged into our ongoing professional development programming – from learning how to secure a job in a virtual world, to finding funding, to addressing impostor syndrome, and much more. ​Mark your calendars and visit our Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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Join our virtual Graduate Writers' Room on Thursdays during Spring Quarter

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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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Introducing the 2021 Grad Slam Champion: Logan Kozal

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“Hot Dads and Super Moms? Musseling up against Marine Heatwaves” was the quirky title for this year’s winning 3-minute talk from this year’s UCSB Grad Slam Champion Logan Kozal, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology. Logan was among ten graduate student finalists who participated in the first-ever virtual Grad Slam, live-streamed on UC Santa Barbara’s YouTube channel on March 8th. Read on to learn more about Logan, the other finalists, and the event!

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The 2021 UCSB Grad Slam Final Round

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Tune in for our Final Round livestream on Monday, March 8 at 3:30pm PST to watch our finalists' presentations, participate in a live Q&A, vote in the People's Choice category, and find out our judges' picks! The event will be streamed on UCSB's YouTube channel. Read on to learn more!

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New Graduate Division website launching

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Check out the new website for UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Division! The URL for the site will remain the same (https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu), but we hope the new design will make it easier for users to find essential information and resources. Read on to learn more!

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Save the Dates: 2021 UCSB Beyond Academia Conference

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Interested in exploring careers in non-academic settings? Want to learn more about career development and expand your network? Save the dates for the 2021 UCSB Beyond Academia Conference! This year's conference will be take place in an entirely virtual setting over a 2-week span (April 5-9 & April 12-16).

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