The 3rd Annual Celebration of Graduate Success will invite graduate alumni back to campus for a professional development conference. Alumni will have the opportunity to take advantage of the best of the professional development programs that Graduate Division offers our current grad students and postdocs, but elevated for our working professionals. In addition, our grad alumni will have the opportunity to network and engage once again with UCI.
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Professional Communications Forum Schedule
10:00am Celebration Registration Opens
10:45am Celebration of Graduate Success Begins
10:55 -11:55am Greg Campbell
11:55am - 12:45pm Lunch and Networking
12:45 - 1:45pm Bri McWhorter
1:45 - 1:55pm Networking
1:55 - 2:55pm Lucas Vandenberg
2:55 - 3:00pm Wrap-up
3:00 - 4:00pm Networking Reception
The History of Celebration of Graduate Success
In commemoration of UCI’s 50th anniversary, the inaugural 2016 Celebration of Graduate Success highlighted five decades of graduate program impact and some of our most successful graduate and postdoctoral scholar alumni. The event featured alumni speakers and panelists who represented the Bright Past. Brilliant Future. of UC Irvine’s graduate degree programs.
In 2017, we called on the graduate alumni community to provide their prospective and inform an action plan for graduate professional success. Alumni, current students, and staff joined in conversations surrounding the key competencies of Graduate Professional Success in transforming how graduate students and post-doctoral scholars develop a strong professional identity and create career plans.
Professional Development and Impact on Graduate Education
Graduate education is changing at a rapid pace and professional development has become that much more essential to the future success of our students. Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and their research are impacting the world in profound and visible ways. Here at UCI, we encourage our students and scholars to not only develop skills in the classroom and lab, but to acquire a new level of professional development as their journey leads them into their future careers – in whichever industry or field that may be. Our alumni understand and have experienced this journey firsthand.
These are the key competencies of Graduate Professional Success in transforming how graduate students and post-doctoral scholars develop a strong professional identity and create career plans:
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