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Alumni & Friends
UCI is working to realize our shared “brilliant future” by creating a diverse graduate-level workforce focused on real and meaningful impact. Our passion is to break down the barriers to participation in graduate education. Help us recruit and support the best students and foster their success as researchers, innovators, teachers and entrepreneurs.
After The Slam
Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 6-8 pm PT
You watched the main event. Now, the UCI Graduate Alumni Chapter is proud to host this special event to introduce this year’s winner’s circle and finalists to our graduate alumni community. Join us and learn more as we discuss the making of UCI Grad Slam, and get a peek behind the scene’s and learn what it takes to compete in this amazing event! Don’t miss this chance to meet the 2022 Champion and finalists!
UCI Grad Slam 2023
March 9, 2022
Rewatch the event
Grad Slam is an experience highlighting 10 of UCI’s top graduate researchers, as they pitch their impressive research and its importance, live, in a competition setting – in just 3 minutes. In his fourth year competing in the event, Muhammad Twaha Ibrahim won the 2023 competition and took home $6,000. Emani Dotch and Audrey Odwuor tied for second place and each took home $2,500. If you want to watch our bright scholars share their research, you can watch the full competition here.
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The Leadership Council Business & Industry Partnering Program is established to identify and pursue working relationships with UCI-area business and industry partners, with a focus on connecting UCI Graduate students
The Mentoring Program is focused on cultivating quality mentoring relationships is an essential component of career preparation for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
In Good Company
Each year, close to 5,000 graduate students attend the UCI and approximately 1,500 master’s and doctoral degrees are conferred across more than 90 academic programs. Here you will find a stories about alumni.
By the Numbers
Master's Degrees Earned
289 PhDs Awarded
Awarded in Fellowships
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Dean’s Leadership Council
The Dean's Leadership Council serves as an advisory board to Gillian Hayes, Dean of the Graduate Division and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at UCI.
UCI Graduate Division Quarterly Magazines
These digital magazines are produced quarterly and are meant to showcase the top-tier graduate work going on at UCI.