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.
Also, now that summer is approaching, we are gearing up to welcome approximately 110 students, our largest group yet, into our Summer Research Programs see below for more information.
We just hosted a successful first annual symposium for our NSF GRFP fellows. And we will be once again, hosting the second annual Celebration of Graduate Success on Friday, June 9. This day-long forum focuses on the professional success of our graduate and postdoctoral scholar alumni. The Celebration of Graduate Success continues campus-wide efforts to recognize the outstanding success of our graduate alumni and to highlight the role of the alumni in our expanding graduate professional development efforts. We encourage all faculty and faculty administrators to sit with us at the table as we convene for a set of robust discussions on June 9. Details in this issue.
On Friday, June 9, 2017 the Graduate Division will be hosting the second annual Celebration of Graduate Success. This day-long symposium held at the Newkirk Alumni Center will bring together the various stakeholders of graduate and postdoctoral education in order to think collectively and engage in a dialogue about how we can enhance graduate professional development at UCI.
You are invited to participate in:
- Discussions, brainstorming, and action-planning to create a better future for our scholars and alumni
- Networking with alumni, current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff, and University leadership
- New Alumni Welcome Reception to welcome our newest cohort of doctoral candidates to the Anteater alumni community
All voices are needed. Take a seat at this table to create a lasting impact on the future of UC Irvine.
Register to attend NOW!
For questions, please contact Casey Lough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer the Graduate Division will again be hosting two research programs:
For a list of award winners for the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP), President's Dissertation Year (PDY) and Graduate Deans Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF) awardees, click here.
2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Both of these events will take place in the Bren Events Center.
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.
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Interested in being a volunteering? There are a lot of options before and during the event. Many are needed. All are welcome! Sign up now!
As a reminder:
More information will be forthcoming. Please contact us with questions: 2017 Graduate Welcome and Orientation
The Graduate InterConnect Program will continue in fall 2017 with a team of 49 graduate student peer mentors who will provide support and guidance to new international graduate students as they make their transition to the campus. The Peer Mentors will personally initiate contact with the incoming students in July to help them prepare for their arrival, and will have regular communications with them throughout fall quarter. They will also contribute to the Blog, 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. Any questions about the program can be sent to Gabriella Pham at x49295.
Spots are still available! The Graduate Division is seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to generate ideas, feedback, and light content for our strategic communications practices. Please share this information with students you think might be interested. We are seeking a balanced group of Masters and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral scholars. Ideal applicants will:
Graduate students will also be receiving a call for participation. For questions or additional information, graduate students can email The Graduate Division Social Media GSR, Jenny West, at email@example.com. Interested students can apply through the online application: http://bit.ly/GDStuCom
Through a new institutional subscription sponsored by the Ayala School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine, all UCI faculty, students, postdocs and researchers now have access to the Nature Masterclass online course in scientific writing and publishing. With over 30 editors from more than 20 Nature journals serving as instructors, we encourage ALL graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty to participate in this valuable resource. These experts will take you through the entire scientific publishing process. Although this is presented by Nature, the tools and training the Masterclass provides is beneficial for all scholars at any stage of writing for publication – everyone can benefit!
Course objectives for the 15 modules:
The GRC Writing Consultant program includes four trained writing consultants who review academic papers, fellowship applications, and provide feedback on job materials (ex. CV, cover letter). Appointments are available daily from 9:00AM – 7:00PM.
Students can schedule an appointment here or call 949-824-3849.
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.
Students can click here to schedule an appointment.
If students are applying for fellowship funding, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Fulbright U.S. Student Program or Ford Foundation Fellowships, Dr. Sandra Loughlin can answer questions about the application process and provide feedback on application materials.
Appointments are available by clicking here or calling 949-824-3849.
Need additional information? Contact the GRC:
GRC SUMMER HOURS
The GRC will be opened from Monday – Friday from 9AM – 5PM during the summer.
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