Upcoming Events

catherine-carlstroem-325x364.jpgGrad Slam Public Speaking Preparation

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Feb 8, 10AM or 2PM

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This brief workshop provides an overview of strategies and best practices for public speaking, including managing anxiety, key delivery techniques, and composition tips for crafting clearer and more focused speeches, with an emphasis on the parameters of the Grad Slam’s short presentations. PLUS: IF YOU HAVE PREPARED YOUR GRAD SLAM TALK AND AN OPTIONAL SLIDE, YOU MAY PRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATON FOR FEEDBACK FROM CATHERINE CARLSTROEM IN EITHER WORKSHOP!



_uc_gs-logo-official-200x224.jpgGrad Slam Past Champions Panel to Prepare

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS and ZOOM

Feb 9, 2PM

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This panel discussion features past UCSC Grad Slam Champions John Felts (2017), Tori Klein (2020), and Amanda Quirk (2022). They’re ready to discuss and answer questions about how they prepared their winning talks!



andrea-seeger-325x364.jpgPsychology of Writing

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Feb 14, 12PM

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Sometimes we can be our severest writing critics and biggest hindrances to writing success. Learn about the VOCES Graduate Student Writing Center (for graduate students only) and how to overcome psychological barriers and start writing!



Bri McWhorterGrad Slam Public Speaking Preparation

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Jan 23, 11AM or 2PM

CLOSED

Learn techniques to warm up, deal with nerves, craft your talk, and deliver an engaging oration for any audience. These interactive workshops will take you through Bri’s trademarked W.A.V.E.® methods to get you ready to connect with an audience and keep them engaged...


Teresa HardyWordPress Website Design

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Jan 27, 11AM

CLOSED

Professional websites can boost your reputation and aid your networking and job search. UCSC provides free access to WordPress (with several design templates) to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. Get design tips from Teresa and get started using WordPress to make a blog or static website to showcase your graduate work!


2022 Past Events

Lorato AndersonProactive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 6, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Professionalism Networking Teaching & Mentorship

How do you proactively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your role as a graduate student, a researcher, a teaching assistant, a peer and undergraduate mentor? Learn active steps you can take in every role to promote a just and welcoming environment at UCSC in every space.


Veronica HeiskellWriting the CV

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 11, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Career Exploration & Preparation Writing & Communication

Applications for academic positions require a CV, and some alternative-academic employers also require them. Learn how a CV differs from a resume, about hybrid CV-resumes, what goes on a CV...


lisa-nielsen-240x240.jpgDeveloping Your Digital Reputation

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 13, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Professionalism Networking Writing & Communication

Your digital reputation refers to your presence on the internet, on social media platforms and on personal and worksite websites. Learn tips on how to distinguish yourself from the crowd and create a lasting impression in an evolving digital communications landscape.


Lorato AndersonConducting an Informational Interview with Lorato Anderson

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 19, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Career Exploration & Preparation Professionalism Networking Writing & Communication

An information interview is one that you conduct with someone working in a field for an institution or company that you want to consider working in and for. How do you conduct...


Judith EstradaCrafting the Contributions to Diversity Statement with Judith Estrada, Ph. D.

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 20, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Career Exploration & Preparation Writing & Communication

Institutions of higher learning increasingly require faculty applicants to submit a statement of contributions to diversity. Learn what belongs in this statement and how to...


Kendra DorityPreparing the Teaching Statement and Portfolio with Kendra Dority, Ph.D.

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 25, 11AM

Core Competencies: Career Exploration & Preparation Writing & Communication

Gain tools and tips for effectively writing a teaching statement, a common document in faculty hiring and review processes and an opportunity to reflect on how your teaching...


Silvia AusterlicDisrupting Imposter Phenomenon from the Inside Out with Silvia Austerlic

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 26, 11:30AM

Have you ever felt imposter phenomenon? Learn how to cultivate a growth mindset to disrupt it and move toward empowering ways of learning.


Andrea SeegerPsychology of Writing with Andrea Seeger

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Oct 27, 11:40AM

Core Competencies: Writing & Communication

Sometimes we can be our severest writing critics and biggest hindrances to writing success. Learn about the VOCES Graduate Student Writing Center (for graduate students only)...


Veronica HeiskellInterviewing and Negotiating the Job Offer with Veronica Heiskell, Ph.D.

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 2, 11AM

Core Competencies: Career Exploration & Preparation Writing & Communication

Learn interviewing strategies to land the job offer. Then learn how to negotiate the best salary and benefits package when you receive the job offer. This class offers...


Jason ChafinWordPress Website Design with Jason Chafin

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 3, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Professionalism Networking Entrepreneurship Writing & Communication

Professional websites can boost your reputation and aid your networking and job search. UCSC provides free access to WordPress (with several design templates) to faculty,...


Sonya NewlynSlide Design Workshop with Sonya Newlyn

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 9, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Writing & Communication

Have you ever inflicted a boring slide presentation on an audience? Learn tips and techniques for using slides the way they should be used, as visual aids to your spoken-word...


Jonathan MalesicJonathan Malesic, Ph.D. Presents Burnout Culture in Academia: Where It Comes From and How We'll Get Beyond It

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 10, 11:30AM

A vexing problem for academics is burnout: the experience of exhaustion, cynicism, and ineffectiveness that results from stretching across the gap between the ideals of your...


Andrea CohenListening, Mentoring, Coaching, Advising with Andrea Cohen

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 15, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Teaching & Mentorship Leadership & Management Writing & Communication

Listening to understand represents an equally important half of effective oral communication to the other half, delivery of the communication by spoken word. Listening well...


Nancy HeischmanConflict Resolution with Nancy Heischman

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 16, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Professionalism Networking Leadership & Management Writing & Communication 

Learn practical methods of navigating conflict to successful conclusions. The workshop also covers how to speak up and address bias in the workplace.


California Community CollegesCalifornia Community Colleges Panel Discussion

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 17, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Career Exploration & Preparation Professionalism Networking Writing & Communication

Learn how to apply to and what it’s like to work for a California community college by talking to director of the CCC Registry, Beth Au, moderator of the panel, and UCSC...


Martha StuitAcademic Publishing with Martha Stuit and Erich van Rijn

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 22, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Writing & Communication Professionalism Networking

How do you choose a reputable academic journal to publish in? What are your copyrights? What is open access? Where do you find academic publishing support at UCSC beyond your...


Meg CormanMindfulness with Meg Corman

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 29, 11:30AM

Core Competencies:

Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention. It is the mental faculty of purposefully bringing attention to one’s present moment experience. Practicing mindfulness can...


Angel DominguezMaintaining Work-Life Balance with Angel Dominguez

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Nov 30, 11:30AM

Core Competencies: Professionalism Networking

Join Angel Dominguez for an interactive workshop and discussion of what it means to cultivate a healthy work-life balance. The discussion will cover the importance of setting...


Bri McWhorterPublic Speaking with Bri McWhorter

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMONS

Dec 1, 11AM

Core Competencies: Writing & Communication

Learn techniques to warm up, deal with nerves, craft your talk, and deliver an engaging oration for any audience. This interactive workshop will take you through Bri’s...