Once again, commencement season is upon us, a time to reflect on our many successes and hard work as a campus. This month, we prepare to acknowledge the achievements of hundreds of our doctoral and master's students, leaders of the future who will create the reputation of our campus.
This milestone represents the culmination of years of perseverance, commitment and countless hours of hard work. It is a time of celebration and an opportunity for us to recognize the contributions made by our students in many areas, including cutting-edge research, as ambassadors for higher education, and as educators to the undergraduate community here at UC Irvine.
Finally, now that summer is approaching, we are gearing up to welcome more than 70 students into our Summer Research Programs see below for more information.
At their April 14, 2016 meeting, the Graduate Council reviewed and approved a proposal submitted by the Graduate Division to accept unofficial transcripts for graduate admission review.
Beginning with the Fall 2017 application cycle, UCI will allow graduate applicants to submit unofficial transcripts for admission review purposes to all programs by uploading them into the new campus application review system. Students will be required to submit official transcripts upon admission. Official documents will be compared by the program against the unofficial transcripts submitted. The Graduate Division will perform a secondary audit of transcripts. Any discrepancy will result in the immediate rescinding of an offer of admission.
The advantages of accepting unofficial transcripts for application review include:
For a list of award winners for the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) and President's Dissertation Year (PDY) and Graduate Deans Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF), click here.
This summer the Graduate Division will again be hosting two research programs:
2016 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Both of these events will take place in the Bren Events Center.
As a reminder these events are designed to cover common aspects of the graduate student experience at UCI.
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:
The Graduate InterConnect Program will continue with a team of 48 graduate student peer mentors. The mentors provide support and guidance to new international graduate students as they make their transition to the campus. Generally matched by academic program, the Peer Mentors will initiate pre-arrival contact with the incoming students in July, and will have regular communications and with them through the fall quarter. They will also host a selection of social events in the fall and will connect students to appropriate staff within their academic programs, to campus and community resources, and with fellow graduate students inside and outside of their academic programs. Any questions about the program can be sent to Gabriella Pham at x49295.
On Friday, May 13 the Graduate Division hosted the Celebration of Graduate Success for close to 140 graduate and postdoctoral scholar alumni, current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff. The all day program provided a valuable opportunity for our graduate students and postdocs to interact with and learn from such an experienced UCI community. Following such a positive reception of this program from both graduate alumni as well as our current students, we are exploring other platforms for continued engagement, and look forward to sharing more soon regarding next steps for our graduate alumni engagement efforts.
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 – 5PM and can be scheduled by clicking here or calling: 949-824-3849.
Communication is essential to academic and professional development of grad students and postdocs. To improve confidence with conference presentations, teaching, job interviews and networking opportunities - the GRC provides one-on-one advising with a certified communications consultant. Appointments are 30 minutes long and available daily. Students can click here to schedule an appointment.
GRC SUMMER HOURS
Looking for additional information about GRC workshops and events. Contact the GRC to register for these workshops:
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