We congratulate Mallory Hinks, Chemistry, who placed second in the 2016 UC system-wide Grad Slam competition. She follows Ashley Fong, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, who won first place in the inaugural competition last year. UCI is the only UC campus to “place” both years, which reflects well on our commitment to training graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in communications and professional development. Make sure to visit the UCOP website for a list of finalists and watch their presentations.
As a reminder, the Graduate Division will once again host workshops for the upcoming Fulbright competition to discuss the program and application process (dates and times in this issue). Please encourage your students to attend and submit an application for this prestigious fellowship if they plan to do international research.
As a part of UCI’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Graduate Division is hosting the Celebration of Graduate Success on May 13. This day-long forum focuses on the professional success of our graduate and postdoctoral scholar alumni. A companion publication will highlight the accomplishments of alumni in positions of influence that embody our “Bright Past. Brilliant Future.” The Celebration of Graduate Success continues campus-wide efforts to honor outstanding members of the UCI community, like Grad Slam and year-end events such as Lauds and Laurels. Details in this issue.
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.
FISCAL CLOSE DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016In order for Graduate Division to complete fiscal close processing, any graduate student fellowships, employment-related remission, changes or adjustments that are expected or needed by campus departments must be input into FWA, Payroll, or communicated to the Graduate Division in writing so we can process it through our Grad Aid database no later than Friday, June 24, 2016. The Graduate Division must make substantial revisions to block and other student support funding sources managed by our office at the end of each fiscal year; therefore, we will not process any student support transactions initiated after this date. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Competitive Edge Summer Research Program
The Competitive Edge Summer Research Program (June 20 – August 12, 2016) is part of the DECADE initiative. Competitive Edge provides diverse students with a rigorous introduction to graduate research at UCI. Participants in the Competitive Edge Summer Research Program will conduct research under the direct supervision and guidance of a UC Irvine faculty member. The Competitive Edge Summer Research Program features workshops and seminars designed to acquaint participants with campus resources, professional development, and academic strategies to enhance the graduate education experience at UCI. For specific questions about the Competitive Edge Summer Research Program, contact Jason Cruz at x1695.
Summer Research Program
For specific questions about the Summer Research Program, contact Daniel Fabrega at x48730.
For specific questions regarding the GDDF fellowship, please contact Jason Cruz at x41281
Save the Date: 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:
May 4 (Wednesday) from 12 – 1PM
May 11 (Wednesday) from 12:30 – 1:30PM
May 16 (Monday) from 3:30 – 5PM
May 18 (Wednesday) from 1 -2PM
WRITING SUPPORT SERVICES
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 writing groups to encourage accountability, expand feedback opportunities, and provide valuable support.
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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