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Welcome Monique Posadas, our new Mentorship Coordinator

Please join us in GradSuccess as we welcome Monique Posadas, who recently joined Graduate Division as the new Coordinator of the Graduate Student Mentorship Program. Let’s find out a little more about her! Monique, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to work at UCR? I’m from Santa Cruz, California...
By Hillary Jenks | | Support Services
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Find Community with the Grad Student Resource Center

The Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) offers a variety of events and resources to help you let go of stress, meet fellow graduate students, and develop your professional knowledge and skills. Learn more about all we offer! Coffee Socials Coffee Socials are back for Fall! We will host a weekly Graduate Student Coffee Social on...
By Nathaly Martinez | | Non-Academic Life, Support Services

Introducing Our New TADP Coordinator

Please join us in GradSuccess as we welcome and learn a little bit about Anne Sullivan, who joined Graduate Division as the new Coordinator of the Teaching Assistant Development Program on September 1st. Anne, you were previously a student here at UCR. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and your history...
By Hillary Jenks | | Support Services

Introducing Jason!

Please join us in welcoming and learning a bit more about Jason Chou, who joined Graduate Division as the new Coordinator of GradQuant and the Graduate Student Resource Center on March 16th. Jason came to us from the Academic Resource Center, where he's worked since 2004. Jason, tell us a little bit about your background...
By Hillary Jenks | | Support Services

Celebrating International Mentor Appreciation Month

Since being established in 2010, the Graduate Student Mentorship Program (GSMP) has depended on our mentors’ contributions and efforts to facilitate and transform the experiences of graduate students at UCR. In honor of International Mentor Appreciation Month, we would like to thank all of our faculty and peer mentors and talk about the great things...
By Judy Zhu | | Mentoring, Support Services, Wellness
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Reflections from a First-Generation Woman of Color Graduate Student

Did you know that according to the National Center for Education Statistics approximately 21% of doctoral students who complete a degree are women of color (National Center of Education Statistics, 2016)? [Image Description: Boy crying after being asked “How is phd going?” and him responding “Great!”] Pictured: The morning after a night of grading final...
By Nathaly Martinez | | Support Services, Advice
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Coping with Stress During Finals Week in the Hybrid Era

Many of us are returning from a much-needed Thanksgiving break with a full belly and many deadlines to catch up on as we approach the final week of the quarter! Learning to cope with stress is crucial to surviving finals week at UCR, especially in the hybrid era. As current graduate students, not only do...
By Judy Zhu | | Wellness, Support Services
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Supporting Graduate Students of Color

Last year, I embarked on the journey of collecting stories about the experiences and views of first-generation students of color attending graduate school. My purpose for collecting these stories was simple: I wanted to 1) learn about the experiences of first-generation graduate students of color and 2) learn how first-generation graduate students of color are...
By Carlos Galan | | Mentoring, Funding & Finances, Support Services
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Supporting First-Generation Undergraduates

Did you know that more than half of UCR undergraduates are the first in their family to attend college? This makes me proud to be a Highlander, and as a teaching assistant, I embrace the responsibility of serving first-generation college students. But it’s also one of the most challenging things that I do. First-generation college...
By Bryan Scott | | Mentoring, Teaching, Support Services
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Parenting While in Graduate School

Balancing parenting with your graduate studies is certainly challenging. One of the best pieces of advice I was given as a pregnant graduate student was that because parenting and graduate school are both jobs without clear boundaries balancing the two requires lots of patience and chocolate. While I cannot share chocolate via blog (sorry!), here...
By Kelly Bowker | | Support Services, Wellness, Advice

Programs and Resources to Build Up Your Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume

Going on the job market in the future? Here are some programs and resources you can apply for to build up your curriculum vitae or resume!
By Kyla Rankin | | Professionalization, Job Search, Support Services
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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; Graduate Quantitative Methods Center (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...
By Yelda Serin | | Academics & Research, Support Services
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Join the Summer Digital Write-A-Thon!

We can all acknowledge that this past quarter has been challenging. If you’re like me, you found the sudden shift from in-person to on-line work an unexpected (and unwanted) learning opportunity—specifically, the opportunity to learn how to transform your kitchen table into a home office while your new furry co-workers try to eat your computer...
By Christina Trujillo | | Writing, Support Services
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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