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In Spring 2021, Graduate Student Resource Center will offer two workshops to all UCR graduate students and postdocs. The workshops will be held on Zoom. 

The Graduate Student and Postdoc's Guide to Personal Finance

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a graduate student receiving a stipend or postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, increase your net worth even while in training, and properly report your income on your tax return? This webinar presents an 8-step framework to guide you from broke to financially secure to wealthy through saving, debt repayment, and investing and includes real-life examples of other graduate students and early-career PhDs finding financial success.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 3 – 4:30pm
Location: Zoom (Registration is required. Please visit WC Online to register and find the Zoom link.)

Emily Roberts smiling at the camera with a city view behind her.

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations; interviews graduate students and PhDs on her podcast; serves as a money coach; and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in southern California with her husband and two children.

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Dispelling Pandemic Productivity Myths

Feeling like you "should" be doing more during the pandemic? Experiencing guilt about missing deadlines and/or taking longer to complete tasks? Come join your fellow grads in an engaging workshop of these pandemic productivity myths! In addition to identifying and discussing these myths as well as their impact on mental health and motivation, we will also focus on how to move past/re-frame these myths. This workshop will be presented by Jessie Bridgewater, GSA Wellness Liaison. It is offered by GradSuccess and The Well

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 10 – 10:50am
Location: Zoom (Registration is required. Please visit WC Online to register and find the Zoom link.) 

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