Graduate Division

Certificate Program

Certificate Programs are a great addition to any CV or resume and are open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Each focuses on a specialized topic and aims to enhance personal, professional, and academic development. Participants enroll in 4-8 weeks of concentrated subject material led by faculty and industry experts.

Summer 2019

Ethics in the Modern World

THURSDAYS, JULY 11 TO AUGUST 15, 9 A.M. – 11 A.M. 

This certificate series is designed to assist graduate students in developing a personal code of ethical reasoning and conduct. Brief readings will support interactive discussions of ethical dilemmas facing us in the modern world. As future leaders, we will discuss general and disciplinary codes of ethics with a critical view. We will focus discussions on the age of misinformation, big data and privacy, climate change, and social justice and equality. Other topics to be discussed will be developed by participants to ensure relevance to the group.

This series meets at the Graduate Resources Center.

Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/V058aWBu9CaAKxcv1

Preparing for a Faculty Career

WEDNESDAYS JULY 10 TO AUGUST 14, 3 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

The “Preparing for a Faculty Career” certificate series is designed to give advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars insight into the academic job search process, the nature of faculty positions at different sorts of institutions, and the ways that they can prepare to successfully navigate the transition into a faculty career. The series will be conducted in an interactive fashion, which will give participants the opportunity to draft and get feedback on their application materials, practice interview skills, understand what makes a job talk successful, learn how to negotiate a job offer, and anticipate their transitions into their desired careers. Sessions will be led by faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have experience seeking faculty positions, hiring faculty, or advising individuals about the job search process.

This series meets at the Graduate Resource Center.

Please sign-up here: https://forms.gle/jE7kDwikGza7bjHB6

Mentoring Excellence Program

WEDNESDAYS, JULY 24 TO AUGUST 28, 10 A.M.  12 P.M.

The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) consists of six modules focusing on skills and resources related to mentorship. The Mentoring Excellence Program is intended for those who are:

  • Curious about becoming a mentor
  • Have prior mentor experience and want to learn about opportunities at UCI
  • Current mentors who want to expand their skills

The program cultivates a qualified pool of trained mentors to support students in campus-wide initiatives including Competitive Edge, Graduate InterConnect, and the Summer Research Program. Trained mentors obtain a skill set sought after in the career marketplace both inside and outside of academia.

This series meets at the Graduate Resource Center.

Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/TUdtMkYjgZPmVve38

Spring 2018

Public Speaking: Activate to Captivate

TUESDAYS, APRIL 9 TO MAY 28, 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Public Speaking: Activate to Captivate is an eight-week communication certificate program for postdocs and graduate students. Participants will learn and practice strategies to craft a dynamic and compelling presentation, including:
• Overcoming anxiety
• Commanding a room
• Communicating effectively with an audience of any size

Improv for Teaching

MONDAYS, APRIL 29 TO MAY 20, 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Facilitated by Activate to Captivate’s Bri McWhorter, this new four-session communication program is for postdocs and graduate students. This highly interactive program will help participants learn to:

• Think on your feet
• Engage in active listening techniques
• Create a collaborative learning environment
• Expand your imagination to lead a dynamic classroom

Mentoring Excellence Program

TWO SESSIONS OFFERED:
WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 10 TO MAY 15, 10 A.M. – NOON; THURSDAYS, APRIL 18 TO MAY 23, 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
This six session program focuses on skills and resources related to mentorship. The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is intended for those who are:
• Curious about becoming a mentor
• Current mentors who want to expand their skills
• Interested in having a stronger relationship with their own mentor
• Thinking about becoming a mentor in any Graduate Division program

Ethics in the Modern World

SELECT TUESDAYS, APRIL 2 TO JUNE 5 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
This certificate series is designed to assist postdocs and graduate students in developing a personal code of ethical reasoning and conduct. Having a strong moral compass is imperative in today’s ever changing and controversial world.

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