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It's Time for GRAD SLAM!

UCR's 2023 Grad Slam competition is on! Take advantage of training and feedback opportunities and submit your preliminary video summarizing your research in three minutes or less.
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Best Practices for Networking in Graduate School

Friends, As the calendar year draws to a close, many of us will enjoy a break from classes as we reflect on the past year and anticipate the year to come. The holiday season is often a time to focus on relationships, as exemplified by the traditions of gift giving, service, and large, communal meals...
By Matt Arthur | | Advice, Professionalization
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What I Learned at Academic Pathways Week

Graduating within the next year? Wondering how to get started on your journey into academia post graduate school? You may be looking for the right post-doc for you or you may be getting ready to apply to academic positions. Well do not worry, the Graduate Student Resource Center has you covered. This month the GSRC...
By Nathaly Martinez | | Professionalization
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Looking Ahead to Academic Pathways Week

Are you thinking about continuing in academia after graduating? Do you feel uncertain about the prospects of entering the academic job market? Would you like to hear people sharing their experiences from moving into academia? If so, you are in luck, for this quarter we have an entire week dedicated to these very questions. I...
By Kristoffer Ekroll | | Professionalization, Advice

PhD Spotlight: Patrick Thomas

We're closing out our annual Summer PhD Spotlight series with Dr. Patrick Thomas. Patrick has just completed his PhD in Plant Biology. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? I received my PhD in Plant Biology and focused on understanding alfalfa’s resistance to whiteflies. A significant chunk of my...
By Alexis Smith | | Advice, Professionalization

PhD Spotlight: John Haberstroh

In the latest edition of our annual Summer PhD Spotlight series, we are chatting with Dr. John Haberstroh, who has just completed his PhD in History. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? I completed my Ph.D. in History (Ancient Mediterranean) with a focus on ancient Greece in June...
By Alexis Smith | | Professionalization, Advice
Welcome Back

Meet the 22-23 GradSuccess Staff!

Introducing Your GradSuccess Team... We are starting off the 2022-23 academic year with some exciting changes in GradSuccess! [Image Description: A round green cartoon creature wearing a feathered hat bounces up and down and waves its arms in the air.] Pictured: This is how excited we are! First, please join us in welcoming a new...
By Hillary Jenks | | Professionalization

PhD Spotlight: Beth Kopacz

In the latest edition of our annual Summer PhD Spotlight series, we are chatting with Dr. Beth Kopacz, who has just completed her PhD in Ethnic Studies. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? I have a PhD in Ethnic Studies, with a focus on Asian American studies, critical...
By Alexis Smith | | Professionalization, Advice

PhD Spotlight: Xiomara Forbez

In the latest edition of our annual Summer PhD Spotlight series, we are chatting with Dr. Xiomara Forbez, who has just completed her PhD in Critical Dance Studies. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? My PhD is in Critical Dance Studies and I’m currently spending the summer doing...
By Alexis Smith | | Professionalization, Advice
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PhD Spotlight: Bryan Scott

Bryan Scott worked in GradSuccess as the Teaching Assistant Development Program's Lead Consultant during the 2021-22 academic year. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? My PhD is in Physics and Astronomy. I work mainly on an observational technique called intensity mapping, where we make 3D continuous maps of...
By Alexis Smith | | Professionalization, Advice

PhD Spotlight: Brittany Carlson

Brittany Carlson has worked in GradSuccess as both our University Teaching Certificate (UTC) Coordinator and a Graduate Writing Center consultant. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? My degree is in English. I study the history and culture of mathematics in Victorian and Edwardian literature. This fall, I am...
By Alexis Smith | | Professionalization, Advice

PhD Spotlight: Sarah Murray

Sarah was a Spring 2022 Teaching Assistant Development Program (TADP) Coordinator but has also worked in many other GradSuccess roles over the course of her graduate studies. She has a very cute cat named Little Kitty. What did you get your degree in, and what are you doing now? My degree is in Sociology, with...
By Alexis Smith | | Professionalization, Advice
After Grad: Teaching Careers Week

What I Learned at Teaching Careers Week

Are you pursuing a teaching role after your degree? Wondering how to get started on your job search journey into academia post graduate school? If so, then you may be getting ready to apply to academic positions. Well do not worry, the Graduate Student Resource Center has you covered. This month the GSRC hosted our...
By Nathaly Martinez | | Teaching, Professionalization
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Top Three Reasons Why YOU Should Apply for the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) Program

Why is it that you value teaching? Were you inspired by your favorite teacher? Is there something in your research that you want to share with the world? Either way, teaching is a key part of our work as grad students and potential future careers. Check out the top three reasons why YOU should apply...
By Brittany Carlson | | Professionalization, Teaching
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Looking Ahead to Teaching Careers Week

Spring is here and that means that the birds are chirping, the pools are heating up, and GradSuccess is hosting After Grad: Teaching Careers Week (TCW). For the uninitiated, this is a week full of virtual panels, workshops, and clinics that focus on different aspects of teaching and being part of the teaching profession. This...
By Kristoffer Ekroll | | Professionalization, Advice, Teaching
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Job Opportunities in GradSuccess

You know it's spring when...the flowers start blooming, the temperature rises (in Riverside, straight up to the 90s), and GradSuccess is hiring! [Image Description: A drawing of a young person smelling a spring daisy.] Pictured: You, pondering the joys of spring (and future paychecks). Read on if you’re looking for summer employment, a position for...
By Hillary Jenks | | Professionalization

Conferencing Skills

As we enter the new quarter, you may be preparing to attend your first (or third, or twelfth) conference. Whether these conferences are in person, online, or hybrid, you may find yourself looking for some tips and tricks. Here is a breakdown of what you may want to keep in mind before, during, and after...
By Nina Mandracchia | | Academics & Research, Professionalization
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What I Learned at Career Pathways Week

Career Pathways Week is a professional development series created for graduate students who are interested in pursuing jobs outside of traditional academic roles. We held seven virtual events during the week of February 7-11 on topics including virtual networking, leveraging your transferrable skills, and turning your CV into a resume. If you were unable to...
By Sarah Murray | | Professionalization
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Looking Ahead to Career Pathways Week

Are you interested in pursuing a career outside of traditional academia? Do you ever wonder what kinds of opportunities there are outside the confines of the campus? Do you want to understand more clearly what “transferable skills” you have attained by earning your degree? Then After Grad: Career Pathways Week (February 7-10, 2022) is for...
By Nathaly Martinez | | Professionalization
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What I Learned at Academic Pathways Week

Graduating within the next year? Wondering how to get started on your journey into academia post-graduate school? You may be looking for the right post-doc for you or you may be getting ready to apply to academic positions. Well, don't worry. The Graduate Student Resource Center has you covered! This month the GSRC hosted our...
By Nathaly Martinez | | Professionalization