Online resources available to graduate students and postdocs through the Graduate Division

The Graduate Division has developed or is subscribed to the following professional development resources.


Grammarly Premium Writing & Communication

The Division of Graduate Studies subscribes to Grammarly Premium for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.


Online Courses Career Exploration & PreparationProfessional EthicsTeaching & MentorshipWriting & Communication

The Graduate Division offers two online Canvas courses, Professional Development and Teaching as an Ethical Practice (TA Ethics), that graduate students, staff, and faculty may enroll in. Each course has multiple modules with videos. NOTE: This version of TA Ethics is not the required version that first-time UCSC teaching assistants must take the quarter of their first teaching assistantship (unless they took the required version as part of a requisite pedagogy course in their program to be eligible to receive a teaching assistantship). The required version must be taken in module order and has quizzes at the end of each that students must take to advance to the next module.


Professional Organizations Career Exploration & PreparationProfessional EthicsNetworkingTeaching & MentorshipWriting & Communication

UC Santa Cruz and the Graduate Division maintain membership in several professional organizations. Your affiliation as a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar allows you to access these organizations and their wealth of information, resources, and support for your professional goals.


Research Statement Career Exploration & PreparationResearch & Data AnalysisWriting & Communication

In consultation with MCD Biology Professor Lindsay Hinck and Literature Distinguished Professor Carla Freccero, the Graduate Division created this information about the research statement.


Slide Design Principles Writing & Communication

Sonya Newlyn, professional development coordinator in the Graduate Division, created this slide design guide.