Do you feel like you need some extra support with all the challenges we're facing this term? Are you striving to find some balance between staying productive in your research, teaching online, being present for your friends and family, and finding some space to de-stress?
Wouldn't it be nice if you could talk to someone about it who understands? Well guess what -- you can! Log onto Zoom and talk to some of our friendly graduate student staff members.
Topics of conversation include:
- troubleshooting online teaching issues
- navigating your professional relationships remotely
- support with switching advisors and/or committee members
- learning about campus resources available to you despite the closure
Our team is composed of current graduate students with a range of expertise in mentoring, teaching strategies, professionalization, and much more. Please note that students may make a maximum of two Grad-to-Grad appointments per week. The link to join your Zoom appointment can be found in the bio of the grad student you're meeting with when you make your appointment.
- BETH: Teaching/TAing, Humanities and Social Sciences, Networking, Navigating Professional Relationships
PATRICK: Mentoring, Campus Resources, STEM, Time Management
Patrick Thomas is a PhD candidate in Plant Biology researching whitefly resistance in alfafa. He is also STEM Coordinator of the Graduate Student Mentorship Program and a member of UCR's Black Grad Students Association. His Spring 2020 office hours are Tuesdays 10am-11am.
ANTARA: Teaching/TAing, International Students, Presentations and Speaking, STEM
Antara Chakravarty is a PhD student in Plant Pathology researching plant-based vaccines. She's a former Grad Slam Finalist and Teaching Assistant Development Program Lead Consultant. Her Spring 2020 office hours are Mondays 1-2pm.
- TYLER: Mentoring, Campus Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Social Sciences
- JOHN: Teaching/TAing, Student Parents, Networking, Humanities and Social Sciences
- SONGLING: International Students, Mentoring, Humanities and Social Sciences, Work/Life Balance
- SARAH: Teaching/TAing, International Students, Presenting and Speaking, Social Sciences
KARIN: Special Topics Peer Mentor in Early Career Development
Karin Johnson is a 6th year PhD candidate in Sociology. She serves as a special topics peer mentor in GradSuccess focusing on graduate student early career development. Her Spring 2020 office hours are Thursdays 1-3pm.
JAMIELA: Special Topics Peer Mentor in Communication
Jamiela Kokash is a 4th year PhD student in Neuroscience. She serves as a special topics peer mentor in GradSuccess focusing on communication and presentations. Her Spring 2020 office hours are Tuesdays 2-4pm.