Graduate Horizons

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The Division of Graduate Studies supports graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with professional development through group events and individual mentoring. During the academic year, we provide panel discussions, workshops, and other events to help you identify potential careers, within and without academia, and prepare for and transition into those careers. We partner with the Graduate Student Commons, its graduate-student governance board, the Graduate Student Association, the Career Center, the Institute for Humanities Research, and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to provide programming focused on graduate student and postdoctoral scholar career building.

2016-17 Professional Development Events

PhD+Series: Arts and Humanities Grants & Fellowships
Workshop for Graduate Students
Friday, September 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Humanities 1, Room 210
Institute for Humanities Research presents a workshop on how to apply for grants, fellowships, and other research support funding in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Food provided. Max: 50 graduate students

Fellowships and Grants in STEM and Social Sciences Workshop
Friday, October 7, 10 a.m. to Noon
Humanities 2, Room 259
Dr. Sue Carter leads a workshop on how to apply for fellowships, grants, and other research and innovation funding, with an emphasis on NSF and DOE grants.
Max: 50 graduate students
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Other Graduate Fellowships

Entrepreneurship Experiences for Graduate Students
Panel Discussion with Entrepreneurial UCSC Graduate Student Alumni
Friday, November 4, 3 to 5 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons Fireside Lounge
Cristian Ionescu-Zanetti (Ph.D. biophysics 2001), CTO, Fluxion Biosciences
Kartik Venkataraman (Ph.D. computer graphics, computer science 2007), CTO and Founder, Pelican Imaging
Marzieh Veyseh (Ph.D. computer engineering, wireless networks, electrical engineering 2011), CTO, SiTune Corporation

Entrepreneurship Networking First Friday Mixer with Panelists
Friday, November 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons

Grants Workshop for Grads: Funding Creative Practice & Collaborations
Wednesday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Digital Arts Research Center, Room 206
Stephanie Moore, Arts Division Grants Coordinator

Converting your CV to a Resume
Friday, January 27, 2017, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons Fireside Lounge
Career Center's Christina Hall
Max: 35 graduate students

Graduate Student Internships Job Fair
Friday, February 3, 2017, 3 to 5 p.m.
Humanities 2, Room 259
Representatives from Santa Cruz County
Businesses Hiring Graduate Student Interns
Networking First Friday Mixer
Friday, February 3, 2017, 5 to 7 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons

Dynamic Public Speaking for Grad Slam Finalists
Friday, February 10, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons Fireside Lounge
Writing Program Lecturers Ellen Newberry and Amy Weaver Quan
Invitation Only to ten Grad Slam finalists

UCSC Grad Slam
Preliminary competition to select UC Santa Cruz representative for UC Grad Slam on May 4, 2017
Competition now open to all graduate students (advancing to candidacy no longer a prerequisite)
Research area distilled into 3-minute thesis for the lay audience
Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Music Center Recital Hall
Register to compete and submit video

Graduate Student Alumni Career Presentations
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m. (Alumni Weekend)
Humanities Complex (Conference Room Locations to be Announced)

Panel Discussion 1:
Careers and Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students in the Santa Cruz Region (San Franciso to Monterey)
1 to 2:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

Panel Discussion 2:
Graduate Student Alumni Leaders in the Santa Cruz Region (San Franciso to Monterey)
2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Graduate Student Alumni and Current Graduate Student Networking Mixer
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 4 to 6 p.m. (Alumni Weekend)
Graduate Student Commons

Graduate Research Symposium
Friday, May 12, 2017, 1 to 5 p.m.
McHenry Library
Register to present a poster, audio/video media presentation, or 10-minute oral presentation of your research area/master's thesis/doctoral dissertation.