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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.

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Friday
Feb262016

Two Upcoming Workshops on the Fundamentals of Slide Design: March 9 & 11

Poorly designed slides (too much text, inelegant graphics, inconsistent style, etc.) are a primary contributor to "Death by PowerPoint," potentially ruining an otherwise compelling presentation.

By contrast, well-designed slides help convey content, engage the audience, and support the speaker. This workshop focuses on the design of effective presentation slides. It covers basic principles of graphic design; guidelines and resources for the use of text, images, and color; and tips for using PowerPoint templates and other features.

The workshop leader, Madeleine Sorapure, is the Director of UCSB’s Writing Program and teaches courses in new media and digital composing. She is also co-director of the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor.

This workshop will be offered twice:

Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Social Science & Media Studies Building 1007

AND

Friday, March 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Social Science & Media Studies Building 1005

*To RSVP for either event, click here*

This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab, and participants are welcome to bring their own slides to design and redesign or start from scratch on a future presentation. Both events are open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but space is limited. To RSVP for either workshop, please follow this link.

Wednesday
Feb242016

Workshop on March 8: How to Write an Effective Introduction or Problem Statement

Writing womanCredit: openclipart.comWant to capture the reader's attention and encapsulate your research concisely? Fortunately, there's an easy pattern you can learn about at the Introduction and Problem Statement workshop.

Led by Writing Peer Kyle Crocco, you will analyze the introductions of successful grant and fellowship applications to understand the rhetorical steps involved in writing your own awesome introduction.

This workshop is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but enrollment is limited to 15, so please RSVP to help us determine how many snacks to bring.

How to Write an Effective Introduction or Problem Statement

Time: Tuesday, March 8, noon-1 p.m.

Place: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Lots o' snacks.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Tuesday
Feb232016

Tax Workshop for Grad Students

Tax time is upon us! The Funding Peer will be hosting another Financial Literacy workshop for tax resources for grad students. This workshop will cover public and UCSB resources, student tax credits and deductions, and other basic tax information. Please RSVP soon, as space will be limited. Snacks will be provided! Tax Day- April 15Credit: openclipart.com

When: Mar. 1 at 1 p.m.

Where: SRB 2154

RSVP to Steph Griffin to reserve your spot.

Tuesday
Feb232016

Jeffrey Hanson To Offer Second Workshop on How to Captivate an Audience with Your Research Story

Credit: ImagineCupYou love your research. Can you make others love it (and understand it), too?

Jeffrey Hanson will be leading a workshop that focuses on a story-based approach to presenting that works with virtually any research topic or discipline. While this approach is adaptable for nearly any audience, purpose, and time frame, we will focus most of our attention on shorter presentations for non-specialist audiences (such as The Grad Slam). Join us for a hands-on experience and step-by-step perspective to crafting your presentation. 

Jeffrey Hanson has been teaching various forms of written and oral communication to grads and undergrads at UCSB and universities abroad for the past 25 years. He has also given hundreds of presentations in 8 countries during that time and struggled mightily early on. Now, after many hours of presentation research, observation, and practice, he recommends a relatively simple approach that draws upon key elements of effective communication going back thousands of years. His mentors include contemporary pathfinders like Nancy Duarte (Resonate) and Garr Reynolds (Presentation Zen) and Jean-luc Doumont (Trees, Map, and Theorems).

Captivating an Audience with Your Research Story

Monday, March 7

2-3:30 p.m.

SRB Multipurpose Room

*RSVP here*

This event is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs. To RSVP for the workshop, please follow the link above.

Participants should bring a presentation topic (real or potential) to the workshop and be prepared for pen-on-paper effort in an interactive environment. Writing materials will be provided, and follow-up resources will be available via a workshop-dedicated website. Light refreshments will also be provided.

This workshop is a great resource for those interested in participating in The Grad Slam. Don't forget to register today!

Wednesday
Feb172016

Workshop on Feb. 23: Writing an Effective Cover letter

DeathWriting a cover letter shouldn't be this hard. Credit: WikimediaThe Graduate Student Resource Center is hosting a workshop on writing an effective cover letter for an academic position on Feb. 23. The workshop is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but enrollment is limited to 15 per workshop, so please RSVP.

If you wish to have feedback on your cover letter, please bring at least two copies for individual and peer feedback, or have a copy on your computer to read.

Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Time: Tuesday, Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m.

Place: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Snack materials will be provided.

RSVP: Writing Peer Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu so we have the right amount of snackage.

Tuesday
Feb162016

Sign Up for Feb. 25 Dissertation and Thesis Filing Workshop

Whether you are just beginning to write your dissertation/thesis and wondering about formatting, or you are close to filing and need to know about policies such as copyrighting and embargoing, the Graduate Division has you covered. Rickie Smith, Graduate Division's Director of Academic Services, will offer an expanded and redesigned workshop on formatting and filing your dissertation/thesis on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 9-11 a.m. in the Student Resource Building Multipurpose Room.

The workshop will consist of three parts:

  1. Formatting Pre-Checks (9-9:30 a.m.). Graduate Division Academic Advisors will be available to do pre-checks and to answer your filing questions one-on-one. To take advantage of this portion of the workshop, bring a printed copy of your dissertation/thesis preliminary pages (e.g., title page, signature page, abstract) as well as a few pages of the body.
  2. The Filing Process (9:30-10 a.m.). This portion of the workshop will cover the ins and outs of the electronic filing process including deadlines, leaves of absence, embargos, copyrights, and document distribution. Rickie will also familiarize participants with additional online resources and tutorials.
  3. Formatting Information and Q&A (10-11 a.m.). This part of the workshop will explain the formatting requirements for filing your dissertation/thesis and how to use the online templates. Rickie will also answer questions and troubleshoot formatting issues that participants are experiencing.

If you plan to attend one or several parts of the workshop, please RSVP by filling out this form.

Did you know? The Graduate Division also offers information and advising on dissertation/thesis filing both online and on a walk-in basis at their office in Cheadle Hall.

Check out these online resources:

You may also contact Rickie Smith to set up an advising appointment.

Thursday
Feb112016

Grad Students' Guide to a Successful Resume

 

The scope and content of a resume may be something that is unfamiliar to most grad students, and CVs and resumes often focus on vastly different types of information. In a workshop next Tuesday, Graduate Career Consultant Lana Smith-Hale will cover the ins and outs of how to create an effective resume that properly accounts for students' academic training and that highlights transferable skills and relevant experience. Come learn more about the mechanics and content of a great resume and how to avoid common pitfalls that often plague graduate students seeking non-academic jobs.

Grad Students' Guide to a Successful Resume

Tuesday, February 16

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SRB 2154

*As space is limited, please RSVP here*

Wednesday
Feb102016

Captivate an Audience with Your Research Story: Presentation Workshop on February 17

Is it possible to explain your research in a way that even a general audience can understand and appreciate—and in just a few minutes if necessary? You may already realize the related challenges if you have watched others make the attempt or done so yourself. It isn’t easy.

This workshop will focus on a story-based approach to presenting that works with virtually any research topic or discipline. While this approach is adaptable for nearly any audience, purpose, and time frame, we will focus most of our attention on shorter presentations for general (non-specialist) audiences (e.g, Grad Slam, job interview, etc.). Join us for a hands-on experience and step-by-step perspective to crafting your presentation. 

The workshop leader, Jeffrey Hanson, has been teaching various forms of written and oral communication to grads and undergrads at UCSB and universities abroad for the past 25 years. He has also given hundreds of presentations in 8 countries during that time and struggled mightily early on. Now, after many hours of presentation research, observation, and practice, he recommends a relatively simple approach that draws upon key elements of effective communication going back thousands of years. His mentors include contemporary pathfinders like Nancy Duarte (Resonate) and Garr Reynolds (Presentation Zen) and Jean-luc Doumont (Trees, Map, and Theorems).

Jeffrey Hanson

Captivating an Audience with Your Research Story

Wednesday, February 17

1-2:30 p.m.

Elings 1605

*RSVP here*

This event open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but space is limited. To RSVP for the workshop, please follow the link above. Participants should bring a presentation topic (real or potential) to the workshop and be prepared for pen-on-paper effort in an interactive environment. Writing materials will be provided, and follow-up resources will be available via a workshop-dedicated website. Light refreshments will be provided.

Interested but can't make it to this workshop? Jeff Hanson will reprise the workshop on Monday, March 7. Stay tuned to The GradPost for more details on that event.

Thursday
Feb042016

Grant Writing: Learn the Basics of Writing Proposals

Writing womanCredit: openclipart.comWriting a grant proposal is a fundamental part of research life.

In this workshop led by Writing Peer Kyle Crocco, you will analyze a successful grant proposal and then learn how to write your own proposal, including the mechanics, organization, and what content to include or exclude.

This workshop is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but enrollment is limited to 15, so please RSVP to help us determine how many goodies to bring.

Writing A Grant Proposal

Time: Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m.

Place: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Snacks and beverages for all tastes.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Tuesday
Feb022016

Loans & Loan Management Workshop Feb. 10

Concerned about financing next year’s tuition? Unsure about loan repayment plans and options after you’ve graduated? Loans may be intimidating, but they don’t have to be. For many people, they’re a necessary component of higher education. Sign up now for the Loans & Loan Management Workshop, where we’ll navigate different types of public (federal) loans, private loans, and which repayment options work best for certain situations. In addition to free knowledge, you’ll also enjoy free snacks!
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Loans & Loan Management Workshop

When: Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m.

Where: SRB 2154

RSVP to Funding Peer Steph Griffin.