Balancing academics and well-being is challenging. UCI offers support to students and postdocs through a variety of programs, organizations and resources. Our dedicated Graduate Academic Counselor is available to assist in developing an individual plan for successful navigation of your career at UCI. Orange County and the UCI campus offer unlimited recreational opportunities, from the arts, to the beaches to the Anteater Recreation Center (The ARC). Our custom designed “Keeping the Balance” guide details many of our resources for graduate students and postdocs.
Useful quarterly workshops focus on subjects such as motivation, imposter syndrome, financial literacy, parenting, time management and collaboration.
Helpful resources include the following:
- The Mentoring Excellence Certificate program trains students to assist each other as mentors and advisors.
- The Foundations of Graduate Health and Wellness Certificate Program develops an understanding of the connection between physical health, mental well-being, and professional success.
- UCI Health provides a variety of social, emotional and physical resources and services.
- The Associated Graduate Students, the Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and the UCI Counseling Center also support well-being and offer leadership and support.