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Why I Enjoy Being a Graduate Student Resource Center Lead Consultant
One of the Graduate Student Resource Center Lead Consultants reflects on why he enjoys working in the Resource Center and how it has helped him prepare for his professional future.
Spring Break Bucket List Ideas
Spring Break is a great time to relax and do something fun! Here are some ideas to help you plan a memorable spring break.
Excellence in Teaching - TA Awards
Prepare to celebrate excellence in teaching by learning more about the Outstanding TA Awards, Distinguished Teaching Awards, and the TA Development Program's Excellence in Teaching Banquet.
Why I Enjoy Being a Writing Consultant
The Graduate Writing Center’s Lead Consultant reflects on why she enjoys working in the writing center and how it has helped her prepare for her professional future
What I Learned at Career Pathways Week
We attended Career Pathways Week and learned a lot! Here is a brief summary of our experiences attending this amazing series of workshops and panels dedicated to finding a career in non-academic professions.
GradQuant Consultants: Making It Personal
Making an appointment for a GradQuant consultation is a good step in moving your research forward when you feel stuck. Bring your data analysis questions and work with us to find solutions.
Welcome to New Graduate Writing Center Consultants!
Two new consultants in the Graduate Writing Center - Christopher Valencia and Kristen Herbert - say hello and tell us a little about themselves.
Get Ready for the Grad Slam Semi-Finals!
It's an exciting return to in-person competition for Grad Slam! Find out about the plan for in-person semi-finals on February 22nd and 23rd.
Looking Ahead to Career Pathways Week
Join us at Career Pathways Week to connect with professionals and learn how to navigate the professional job market! Read this week's blog post to get the breakdown of panels and workshops.
Learn About the UC DEI Rubric with TADP and XCITE
TADP and XCITE will lead a co-sponsored workshop next month to spread the word about the UC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Course Design Rubric and how you might apply the rubric as a TA. Read this week's blog post for more details.
Starting the Quarter Off Right
As we settle into a new quarter, try these tips for boosting your productivity and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
How Instructors Can Support "Adulting" Students
How can instructors, especially TAs, best support traditional-age, or "emerging adult," students? Read on for research into issues impacting college-age students and some suggestions on how to help them succeed in your classroom.
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.
MamáScholar Chronicles (Holiday Edition): Holiday Read Aloud Books
When my daughter is not in school, playing outside with her neighbor friend, making protest posters (mom and dad 4 $), or picketing on the strike line with her family, she is listening to holiday read along books. Not yet fully reading, but able to piece together her sight words (hence the back-to-basics protest sign)...
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...
Borrowing (Not Stealing) Teaching Techniques
“All good teaching is stealing.” Many of us have probably heard some version of that advice. A more accurate and generative aphorism, however, might go something like this: “all good teaching is borrowing, building, and giving credit.” One of the joys of teaching is realizing that you don’t have to design an exciting in-class activity...
5 Tips on Communicating Your Research Effectively
One valuable skill to acquire during graduate studies is effective communication of your research to audiences within and outside your field of study. There are many instances in your graduate school experience when effective communication will be important such as presentations (PowerPoint, poster, oral), grant writing, and general communications with peers/colleagues. [Image Description: Kris Jenner...
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! First of all, if you haven’t read Matt Arthur’s Thanksgiving blog from last year, I highly recommend it. For this Thanksgiving, though, I thought I’d share some thoughts on what it means to me personally to be thankful and to give thanks. I still speak Chinese regularly at home...
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...
Writing Academic Job Materials
If you are on the job hunt for faculty or other academic positions, it is never too early to start preparing your written materials. However, applying for jobs can be a tedious and daunting task. To help you in this process, here's a checklist of materials you may be required to submit: Curriculum Vitae Cover...