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GradQuant Programming in Fall

Do you have data to manage and analyze, statistical analysis to run, code to debug? Don’t feel alone or overwhelmed; GradQuant is here to help. GradQuant offers training to UCR graduate students and postdoctoral researchers on probability and statistical inference, statistical software and computing, data management, and digital humanities. We’re here to support you from...
By Yelda Serin | | Academics & Research, Support Services

Meet the New 2020-2021 GradSuccess Staff!

In another sign that summer is on its way out, we welcomed the new members of the 2020-2021 GradSuccess team this week. We are thrilled they’ve joined us and want to let you know a little bit more about the folks who’ll be bringing you the GradSuccess programs and events you know and love in...
By Hillary Jenks & Christina Trujillo | | Academics & Research

Navigating Uncertain Waiting Periods

We had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Kate Sweeny, a Professor of Psychology at UCR about her research, insight, and advice on navigating uncertain waiting periods. 1. Where did you get your undergraduate and graduate degrees? I got my Bachelor’s degree from a small college called Furman University, and I got my Master’s and...
By Kyla Rankin and Kate Sweeny | | Academics & Research, Advice

Productivity Tip: Using social media to keep yourself accountable to your goals

Having trouble staying productive? Do you have goals but have trouble sticking to them? Here are some ways to stay accountable during these socially distant times! [Image Description: Mabel, from Gravity Falls, waves her arms up and down, the sleeves of her pink sweater hanging well past her fingers as she bobs her head back...
By Xiomara Forbez | | Advice, Academics & Research

GradSuccess: Supporting You This Summer

It’s been a historically unusual and unpredictable Spring. As we stagger into the final weeks of the quarter and look ahead to Summer, we’re greeted with new questions: when will my lab reopen? Is it humanly possible to TA 5 days a week on Zoom? When I wear my mask to the beach, will the...
By Hillary Jenks | | Funding & Finances, Academics & Research

Spring Break Write-A-Thon: Open to MFAs and PhD Candidates!

So, you’ve defended your prospectus and advanced to Candidacy. Or maybe, you’re working on your thesis for your MFA program. You, my friend, have completed a giant hurdle. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now that you have moved into the dissertating and/or thesis writing stage, finding the time to just sit down and...
By Christina Trujillo | | Academics & Research, Advice, Writing

Online Learning vs. Traditional Learning at UCR

The mental image elicited by the word “college” is moving away from ivy-covered red brick buildings and moving towards students on laptops at home in their pajamas. You may have noticed that online education is increasing based on the number of ads for online degrees popping-up while browsing social media or even from taking an...
By Elena Kozlova | | Teaching, Academics & Research

Have fun With Statistics in Big Data Era

What is Big Data, you ask? [Image Description: A grey- and white-haired Husky puppy shaking its head in confusion while lying on the floor.] Pictured: You, ready to learn all about Big Data Despite how it may seem, big data is actually not a brand-new concept. People have been gathering and storing data for quite...
By Lin Cong | | Academics & Research

4 Tips for Writing a Better Review: A Practical Guide

One of the most common types of writing exercises that we engage in, both in academia and in the “real world,” is giving reviews. We are asked to give reviews of our academic peers’ research papers and of our instructors. We are even asked to review our Uber drivers! Despite how often we are asked...
By Michelangelo Landgrave | | Academics & Research, Advice

Navigating A Graduate Career as a Dance MFA or PhD Student

Navigating a graduate career in dance can be challenging. MFA and Ph.D. students may find themselves with very different needs. We are often at a strange crossroads between the arts and humanities. Still, your cohort and other colleagues within the program can be a great support network. (Thanks to all our alumni who contributed their...
By Kelly Bowker | | Advice, Academics & Research

What I Learned at Academic Development Day

Academic Development Day (ADD), our first of three annual GradSuccess professional development events, took place on Friday, November 15. During ADD we learned about the academic job market, interview tips, securing post-doctoral positions, and much more! Unable to attend but still interested in the valuable information other graduate students got out of the day? Read...
By Tyler Womack | | Professionalization, Academics & Research

GradQuant Programming in Fall

Are you new to graduate school and just starting a project? Are you deep into your research and analyzing data even in your dreams? Don’t feel alone or overwhelmed; GradQuant is here to help. GradQuant offers training to UCR graduate students and postdoctoral researchers on probability and statistical inference, statistical software and computing, data management...
By Yelda Serin | | Academics & Research, Support Services

Coming up this Fall in the Graduate Writing Center

Greetings new and returning UCR graduate students! [Image Description: Stitch, from Lilo and Stich, smiles and waves his claws as he smiles to reveal all his teeth. He says, "Hi!"] Pictured: A warm welcome from the GWC. Fall 2019 is fast approaching and the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) wants to remind you of some updates...
By Lauren Hammond | | Writing, Academics & Research

Welcome Your New GradSuccess Team!

In another sign that summer is on its way out, we welcomed the new members of the 2019-20 GradSuccess team this week. We are thrilled they’ve joined us and want to let you know a little bit more about the folks who’ll be bringing you the GradSuccess programs and events you know and love in...
By Hillary Jenks | | Academics & Research