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UCR Career Center Graduate Student Career Specialist

Writing a research paper? Not a problem! Book chapter? Done! Writing a blog? I have never done that! [Image Description: Vanessa Lee smiling at the viewer.] Pictured: The face of grad student career know-how When I was asked to write a blog post to talk about UCR’s Career Center and our services for graduate students...
By Vanessa Lee | | Advice, Professionalization

Teaching and TAing Smoothly over Summer

Summer sessions here at UCR provide a great opportunity for many graduate students to gain valuable teaching experience. During the academic year, we graduate students work as TAs, but in the summer we can try our hand as Instructors. Depending on your perspective, this may be an exciting idea or a scary one – or...
By Sarah Murray | | Teaching, Professionalization

Why Do You Want to Work for GradSuccess?

Hey UCR grad students! Are you looking for summer employment, funding for the next academic year, or just a way to earn some extra money in addition to your TAship? Hoping to expand your administrative skill set? Interested in improving the graduate student experience at UCR? If you answered YES to any (or better yet...
By Hillary Jenks | | Advice, Professionalization

Three Steps to Landing an Ideal Internship

February is almost over! For UCR graduate students, this not only means finals and spring break are coming, but it also means it’s time to start thinking about what getting an internship lined up before the summer starts! If you want to gain some real-life experience, now is the time to get started on the...
By Judy Zhu | | Professionalization, Advice

So You Want to Make Connections: Networking 101

[Image Description: David Rose, from Schitt’s Creek, exclaims, "I love making connections."] Pictured: What your internal monologue should be before any networking event Networking is a pretty loaded word. What does it mean to network? I suppose when it comes down to it, one can describe networking as creating a system of connections. We can...
By Jamiela Kokash | | Professionalization, Advice

What's Happening at After Grad: Career Pathways Day

Are you looking to broaden your professional network and explore diverse career opportunities in industry, government, and non-profit? Then we have just the event for you! Join GradSuccess on Friday, February 7th for our annual After Grad: Career Pathways Day. This daylong professional development event focuses on job preparation, networking, and post-graduation career exploration. [Image...
By Elizabeth Kopacz | | Professionalization, Advice

Finding Support as a First-Time TA

While the first quarter you work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) may feel overwhelming, know that you don't need to worry! There is support--ranging from workshops, campus resources, and professional development events--to help support you as you build your teaching skills. Read on to find out about resources on-campus and online that can help you...
By Sarah Murray | | Teaching, Professionalization

It's Time For Grad Slam!

Are you a grad student conducting research or working on a creative project at UCR? Eager to share that work with the campus community and broader public? Looking to get feedback on your presentation skills? Interested in potentially winning a lot of money? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions… Grad...

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

Why You Should Apply for the 2020 University Teaching Certificate Program

When you think about teaching, what is it about teaching that you find so attractive? Is it the immersion in topics you love and the ability to share that love with your students? Might it be the knowledge that you are training the next generation of scholars to work in your field? Is it the...
By John Haberstroh | | Teaching, Professionalization

Academic Development Day 2019: What To Look Forward To

[Image Description: Fin, from Adventure Time, puts on a pair of glasses. He then gasps as the image zooms in all the way down to the atomic level to illustrate Fin's new, greater level of understanding.] Pictured: An accurate depiction of how you absorb the information shared during Academic Development Day Join GradSuccess for Academic...
By Beth Kopacz | | Professionalization, Teaching

Meet Tyler and Your Peer Support Office Hours Team

The Graduate Student Resource Center is excited to welcome a new Co-Coordinator! Tyler Womack is a second-year student in School Psychology in the Graduate School of Education, as well as a current peer mentor. [Image Description: Tyler Womack seated on a bench, smiling at the camara.] Pictured: Tyler, ready to support her peers! Originally from...
By Hillary Jenks | | Professionalization, Mentoring