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.
Contact Us: Hours & Location
The Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center (GPSRC) is open:
Monday through Thursday from 9AM - 7PM
Fridays from 9AM - 5PM
The GPSRC is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center - in between the Langson Library and the Cross-Cultural Center, directly across from Aldrich Hall. The main entrance is located at the rear of the building (facing Aldrich Park). Click here for a map to the GPSRC.
Thursdays, January 9 to March 12 from 2:30 – 4:30PM
Your research is fascinating, important. . . and perhaps a bit technical. How can you craft a compelling talk about your work for a general audience? Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, performer, and host of the NPR podcast The Loh Down on Science, leads a 10-week hands-on workshop to hone graduate student written and performance skills. The term culminates in your presentation of a 90-second radio spot and six-minute “mini-TED” talk about your research, both of which will be videotaped (with green-screened images) for your personal use. Click here to register.
Tuesdays, January 14 to March 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM or Wednesdays, January 15 to March 4 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM Public Speaking:Activate to Captivate is an 8-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
Thursdays, January 23 to February 27 from 10:00 AM – Noon
Effective mentoring is a crucial part of the academic experience. 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
Excellent communication skills are essential to professional success. This includes public speaking, interpersonal communication,, interview techniques, and the ability comfortably to a variety of audiences. Click here to learn more about these initiatives.
Communication Skills for Academics - Certificate Program
Public Speaking: Activate to Captivate
Interview Skills Boot Camp
Public Speaking Boot Camp
Networking Step 1: Introducing Yourself
Communicating with Confidence
Crafting a Persuasive Research Statement for the Job Search
One Hour Presentations: Public Speaking Strategies for Job Talks, Colloquia, and Lab Meetings
Effective Communication: Persuading Others
Presentation Fundamentals: Giving a Good Talk
The need for writing assistance is a top priority for grad students and post docs. Writing support is offered in a variety of areas including:
Schedule a writing consultant appointment online or call the GPSRC at 949-824-3849.
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. Click here for a look at the complete listing of GPSRC workshops.
Register for workshops online or by contacting the GPSRC via: