Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center

Dedicated to supporting the academic and professional success of all UC Irvine graduate students and postdoctoral scholar, the Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center (GPSRC) has everything you need to succeed. The GPSRC offers workshops and programs designed to support professional development; writing support; communication; preparation of grant and fellowship funding applications; wellness and work-life balance; mentoring and much more! Programs are open to all domestic and international Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, free of cost.

Writing Appointments

The GPSRC will no longer host writing consultants. We’re excited to announce that starting in July, the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication (the Writing Center) will take over grad student writing support from the GPSRC. They will be keeping up all the wonderful programming and support that the GPSRC has developed around writing–including one-on-one tutorials, writing groups, and diss/thesis bootcamps–and hopefully expanding those offerings over time. Appointments will be made through their website, writingcenter.uci.edu, under the “Appointments” tab, which will be updated soon with the appointment system for grad students. We’ll announce the opening of these services through a Zotmail to all graduate students in the coming weeks, but please feel free to reach out to the Center’s Associate Director, Evin Groundwater, with any questions you might have. 

Career Advising

Graduate Students: Appointments are available from the Division of Career Pathways by visiting uci.joinhandshake.com and selecting the appropriate appointment type for your needs.

Postdocs: Appointments with Dr. Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, Director of Postdoc and Professional Development can be made by following this link.  Graduate students may also make an appointment with Dr. Anderson-Natale if they are unable to make an appointment with the Division of Career Pathways.  

Undergraduate Graduate Preparation Advising

Graduate Division staff hold weekly 20 minute appointments to address undergraduate questions about graduate school. This support includes exploring graduate school options, navigating the application process, understanding funding options, and building research experience. During Winter quarter this service is available by appointment. Schedule your appointment here.

Other Services

  • Support during the transitions of new graduate students and postdocs to the UC Irvine campus
  • Host academic courses and certificate programs for professional and personal development
  • Individual consultation for career planning, funding opportunities, public speaking coaching and graduate preparation
  • Resource library – To support the academic and professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, the GPSRC manages a resource library filled with books on topics including:
    • Scientific writing and communication
    • How to conduct research
    • Writing for non-native English speakers
    • Career options outside of academia
  • Reservable space for studying, meetings and events, email gpsrc@uci.edu.
  • Building connections to campus resources and with other graduate students

Stop by to explore the many resources we have to offer or contact us by phone 949-824-3849 or email.

Writing Support

The need for writing assistance is a top priority for grad students and post docs. Writing support is offered by the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication (the Writing Center) in a variety of areas including:

 

Workshops

The GPSRC works with faculty and campus resource centers to offer in-depth workshops on topics including professional development, writing skills, work-life balance, and funding opportunities including:

  • $mart $tart – Salary Negotiation Skills
  • How to Work with Others without Losing Friends
  • Imagine Yourself Outside of Academia
  • Communicating with Confidence

Upcoming workshops can be found on the Graduate Division calendar

Register for workshops on CampusGroups. Log-in with your UCI credentials.