Kennett Lai presents on retirement planning for grad students

Workshops & Presentations



Fall 2019  |  Finding and Winning Grants: An Introduction

Tuesday, October 29th  •  10:30-11:30 AM  •  HUB 265

Whether your postgraduate career takes you to academia, industry, or government, your success will depend to an extent on your ability to obtain resources to support your research. This presentation will share tools and resources for finding grants and other funding opportunities that support graduate students, postdocs, and independent researchers. We also will discuss how proposal writing is different from other kinds of writing, and how to prepare proposals that win.

PresenterMitch Boretz joined UCR in 1996 and since 2003 has been Technical Communication Specialist for the Bourns College of Engineering at UCR. He directs all proposal operations in BCOE, resulting in $40 million to $50 million per year in grants and contracts. In 2008, the Association of Proposal Management Professionals named him a Fellow, one of only a few from the non-profit sector. Mitch has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 


Winter 2020  |  Graduate Tax Workshop 

Thursday, March 12th  •  10:30-11:30 AM  •  HUB 265

It's tax season! Join UCR GradSuccess to learn more about graduate student specific tax information. In this workshop, tax professionals from the UC Office of the President will present the basics of reporting scholarships, fellowships, and other types of funding on their federal and state taxes. Students will also have the opportunity to ask individual tax questions. This workshop is informational only and will not contain any tax or legal advice.