As recruitment season draws to a close, I urge you to continue your efforts to reach out to those excellent students who have not yet responded to your admissions offers. Given our campus enrollment growth goals, it is now more important than ever to make extra efforts to increase the yield of admitted students. It is very effective to have faculty make a personal phone call to students whom they would like to recruit.
I look forward to seeing you this afternoon from 2-4 pm in the Newkirk Alumni Center for our campus Grad Slam finals. Come cheer on our GradEaters who will give their three-minute research presentations in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. The winner will go on to compete against the other nine UC campus representatives at the UC system-wide event at the LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco.
Our campus finalists are:
Jeremy Eaton Physics
Mallory Hinks Chemistry
Jessica Hsieh Biomedical Engineering
Xiang Li Biomedical Engineering
Elena Liang Biomedical Engineering
Suman Mitra Transportation Science
Johannes Rebelein Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Andre White Neurobiology and Behavior
Finally, our students continue to do exceptionally well in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Scholars from our campus received 29 awards and 55 honorable mentions. Overall, we were ranked 11th nationally for awards. Congratulations to all the recipients and to those who helped with their applications. To view complete list, click here. The award includes an annual stipend of $34,000 for three years and a cost of education allowance. Many thanks to the faculty and staff who helped these students achieve their success.
Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association International Scholarships are for international graduate students who are pursuing a Ph.D. or M.F.A. and are engaged in their final year of graduate study in 2016-17. Two awards of $2,000 each will be made.
-Awardees are expected to be returning to their home countries after completing the degree.
-Awardees must demonstrate both academic excellence and significant need.
-Awardees are required to be fully enrolled in Fall 2016 to receive their scholarships. Students on filing fee in Fall 2016 are not eligible.
Applicants must submit:
-Completed application form (http://www.grad.uci.edu/forms/funding/international_application2016.docx)
-Current unofficial transcript
-Short essay describing scholarly and professional ambitions
-Justification of need
-Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, including dissertation chair for doctoral candidates. (http://www.grad.uci.edu/forms/funding/international_application_facultyrec1.docx)
Please visit the Graduate Division website for more information: http://www.grad.uci.edu/funding/fellowships-awards/internal/phi-beta-kappa.php
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 12 Noon, Friday, April 15, 2016
Please submit application materials to Gina Anzivino, Graduate Division, 120 Aldrich Hall, Zot 3180.
Sealed, confidential faculty recommendation letters may be submitted with application materials, or submitted directly by faculty members by the deadline above.
If you have any questions, please contact Gina at email@example.com or 949-824-8120.
Deadline: Applications must be received internally by the UCI Graduate Division AND submitted through the G5 system by 12 Noon April 18, 2016.
Duration of the fellowship: Students may propose research for 6 to 12 months. The fellowship may not be renewed.
Eligibility: Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled. A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he/she:
*Is a citizen or permanent resident of the United states;
*Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the U.S. who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
*Is planning a teaching career in the U.S. upon graduation; and
*Possesses adequate skills in the languages(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
Please see the Federal Register Notice for eligible geographic regions and priority languages:
Application Requirements and Submission:
Applications are required to be submitted electronically using the Department of Education’s G5 system: https://www.g5.gov/.
AND a PDF copy of all submission materials must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Both electronic and email submissions are due by 12 Noon April 18, 2016.
For complete information about the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program, please visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html. If you have questions or plan to apply, please contact Gina Anzivino at email@example.com.
The Celebration of Graduate Success on Friday, May 13 is an exclusive opportunity to network and collaborate with prominent graduate alumni across all fields and industries through interactive discussions and activities. This first-ever gathering is a special 50th anniversary event that will feature alumni speakers, industry leaders and mentors who represent the Bright Past. Brilliant Future. of UC Irvine's graduate degree programs. We hope you will plan on joining us in the Student Center as we explore some of the most critical issues facing graduate education today, and collectively frame the foundation for a strengthened graduate community of alumni and current scholars. Registration will open soon, so visit grad.uci.edu/gradsuccess for more details.
Both of these events will take place in the Bren Events Center.
As a reminder:
We ask that all academic units refrain from scheduling any discipline-based orientation events on this date so that students can attend these orientation events.
More information will be forthcoming. Please contact us with questions:
For specific questions about the specific recruitment fellowships, please contact:
Save the Date: 2016 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Wednesday, April 6 from 3-6PM
Co-sponsored by the AAUW & WAGE PROJECT
Start Smart is an interactive workshop designed to give participants the confidence and skills needed to earn fair compensation. This workshop provides benchmarks for salary and benefits, offers salary negotiation skill-building exercises, and teaches participants how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs. Grad students, postdocs, faculty and staff can register here.
April 5 (Tuesday) from 3:30 – 5PM
April 11 (Monday) from 3 – 4PM
April 20 (Wednesday) from 11AM – 12:30PM
April 27 (Wednesday) from 1:30 – 2:30PM
WRITING SUPPORT SERVICES
Write-ins provide dedicated times for participants to set writing goals and promote the development of healthy writing habits in a distraction-free environemnt of distractions. SPACE IS LIMITED. Students can register here for the Write-In.
GRC writing consultants can review academic publications, dissertation/thesis materials, and provide feedback on job application materials (ex. CV, resume, cover letter). Appointments are available daily from 9AM – 7PM and can be scheduled by clicking here or calling: 949-824-3849.
The GRC offers three writing groups to encourage accountability, expand feedback opportunities, and provide valuable support.
April 6 (Wednesday) from 1 – 2PM
April 20 (Wednesday) from 1 – 2PM
April 25 (Monday) from 1 – 2PM
Communication consultants are a great resource for those preparing for interviews, conferences, or other public speaking events. Appointments are 30 minutes long and available daily. Students can click here to schedule an appointment.
Graduate Career Counselor Neda Moayedi hosts weekly drop-in career advising for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The career advising services are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment needed.
Looking for additional information about GRC workshops and events. Contact the GRC to register for these workshops:
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