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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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Thursday
Feb182016

Last Finding Funding Workshop of the Quarter!

Credit: quickmemes.comIf you’re already thinking about how you’ll find funding for next year’s tuition, or where your next research grant will come from, register now for the last Finding Funding Workshop of Winter Quarter! We’ll discuss campus resources, fellowship opportunities, and extramural funding databases. Bring your computer, and we’ll bring the snacks.

When: Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Where: SRB 1103

RSVP now to Funding Peer Advisor Steph Griffin

 

 

Monday
Nov092015

Finding Funding Workshop: November 18

Credit: gsa.umbc.eduAll graduate students are welcome to attend the next Finding Funding Workshop. We'll be going over campus resources for your graduate careers, as well as resources and databases through the UC System and elsewhere. Please bring your computers and any questions pertaining to funding your graduate education or research. Light snacks will be provided.

Finding Funding Workshop

When: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.

Where: SRB 2154 (second-floor conference room)

Please RSVP to Steph Griffin at fundingpeer@graddiv.ucsb.edu.

Monday
Oct192015

Finding Funding Workshop on Oct. 26

Credit: wolfescape.comThere's another Finding Funding Workshop, open to all graduate students! Are you worried about finding campus and extramural funds for your research or tuition this year? Would you like to enjoy free snacks while learning about campus financial resources for graduate students?

All graduate students are welcome to attend the next Finding Funding Workshop. We'll be going over campus resources for your graduate careers, as well as resources and databases through the UC System and elsewhere.

Finding Funding Workshop

When: Monday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Where: SRB 2154 (second floor conference room)

Please RSVP to Steph Griffin at fundingpeer@graddiv.ucsb.edu.

Monday
Oct122015

Finding Funding Workshop: October 19

Did you miss the last Finding Funding Workshop? Are you worried about finding campus and extramural resources for your research or tuition this year? Would you like to enjoy free snacks while learning about campus financial resources for graduate students?
Find FundingCredit: someecards.com

All graduate students are welcome to attend the next Finding Funding Workshop. We'll be going over on-campus resources for your graduate careers, as well as resources and databases through the UC System and elsewhere.

Finding Funding Workshop

When: Monday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Where: SRB 2154 (second floor conference room)

Please RSVP to Steph Griffin at fundingpeer@graddiv.ucsb.edu.

Wednesday
Aug262015

Super Tuesday Funding Workshops this September

Finding Funding cartoonCredit: Funding PeerKnow how to search for funding? If not, join one of our Super Tuesday Finding Funding workshops held on Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Finding Funding workshops cover all graduate student funding basics:

  • UCSB resources (fellowships, TAships, and more)
  • External resources (government, foundations, and more)
  • Funding databases (Pivot, GRAPES, and more)

Attendees should bring their laptop computers to practice navigating funding databases.

When: Sept. 8, noon-1 p.m. and Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-noon

Where: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Light refreshments will be provided.

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

Monday
Apr272015

Final Funding Workshop of Spring Quarter on Thursday, April 30

Find FundingCredit: Funding PeerNeed funding? Want to learn when to look for it, where to find it, and what's available on campus? Then RSVP now for the final Finding Funding workshop of the spring quarter on Thursday, April 30.

The Finding Funding workshop covers all the graduate funding basics:

  • UCSB resources (fellowships, TAships, and more)
  • External resources (government, foundations, and more)
  • Funding databases (Pivot, Grapes, and more)

Attendees should bring their laptop computers to practice navigating funding databases.

When: Thursday, April 30, from noon-1 p.m.

Where: Student Resource Building in Room 2154

Food: Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kcrocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Tuesday
Feb032015

Finding Funding Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 10

Find FundingCredit: Funding PeerNeed funding? Want to learn where to find it and what's available on campus? Then sign up now for the Finding Funding Workshop on Tuesday, Feb.10.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 10, from noon-1 p.m.

Where: Student Resource Building in Room 2154

Who: Presented by Funding Peer, Kyle Crocco

What: The Finding Funding workshop covers all the graduate funding basics:

  • UCSB resources (fellowships, TAships, and more)
  • External resources (government, foundations, and more)
  • Funding databases (Pivot, Grapes, and more)

Attendees should bring their laptop computers to practice navigating funding databases.

Food: You betcha. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kcrocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Tuesday
Jan132015

Finding Funding Workshop on Jan. 20

Find FundingCredit: Funding PeerNeed funding? Want to learn where to find it and what's available on campus? Then sign up now for the Finding Funding Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, from noon-1 p.m.

Where: Student Resource Building in Room 2154

Who: Presented by Funding Peer, Kyle Crocco

The Finding Funding workshop covers all the graduate funding basics:

  • UCSB resources (fellowships, TAships, and more)
  • External resources (government, foundations, and more)
  • Funding databases (Pivot, Grapes, and more)

Attendees should bring their laptop computers to practice navigating funding databases.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kcrocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Wednesday
Dec102014

Winter Workshop Series: Funding and Financial Literacy

Don't Be This GuyDon't be this guy. Credit: Funding PeerWant to learn more about how to find funding or increase your financial literacy IQ? Then check out the Winter  workshop series on Finding Funding and Financial Literacy, hosted by the Funding Peer.

All workshops will be held in the Student Resource Building, Room 2154. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers to navigate web resources.

For more information, contact Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Winter Schedule

Week 3: Finding Funding: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12-1 p.m.

Learn more about funding resources on campus and how to search for an external scholarship, grant, or  fellowship, using the funding database Pivot.

Week 4: Financial Literacy 102: Taxes: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 12-1 p.m.

Learn about useful tax resources and get tax tips for scholarships and fellowships, international student taxes, and work related taxes just in time for tax season. Note: This is a general informational workshop. The Funding Peer is not a tax professional. For specific issues regarding your tax situation, consult with a tax preparation professional.

Week 5: Finding Funding: Thursday, Feb. 5, 12-1 p.m.

Learn more about funding resources on campus and how to search for an external scholarship, grant, or  fellowship, using the funding database Pivot.

Week 6: Financial Literacy 101: Loans, Credit, and Budgets: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 12-1 p.m.

Learn about student loans, loan repayment plans, credit reports and scores, how to budget your finances, and UCSB resources that can save you dollars.

Week 7: Financial Literacy 103: Insurance and Cars: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 12-1 p.m.

Learn about renter's insurance, car insurance, and useful tips for purchasing a used or new car.

Monday
Dec012014

Boren Fellowship Workshop on Dec. 8

Boren LogoA representative from the Boren Scholarship/Fellowship will be on campus on Monday Dec. 8, to give an informational session on the awards for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in applying. The information session will be followed by a Q&A.

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

The application deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Boren Fellowship Workshop

When: Monday, Dec. 8, from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Student Resource Building, Multipurpose Room

Food: Light refreshments will be provided.

More info: Contact Robert Hamm, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development, at Robert.Hamm@graddiv.ucsb.edu