Workshops

Workshops this year at the New Graduate Student Orientation will help provide incoming students with much-needed information about campus resources and opportunities, as well as advice and tips on how to succeed in graduate school, from the financial side of life, to the social and academic. Below are descriptions of the workshops being held this year:

Building Community at UCSD
Hosted by: Campus Community Centers

The Women’s Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Cross-Cultural Center are collectively known as the Campus Community Centers. Together we facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity. Learn about the programs and resources offered by the Campus Community Centers, and begin to build connections and community.

Finding Outside Fellowships and Grants
Hosted by: Graduate Division

Unfunded? Underfunded? Funded but eager to start on your own research? Fellowships offered by agencies outside of UCSD can provide a path to independence from teaching and add a great line to your CV. Come hear about these awards and see what Graduate Division can do for you. (Note: This workshop is primarily geared toward PhD students, though Masters students are welcome to attend.)

Got Balance? Your Well-Being, Your Success
Hosted by: CAPS, Recreation, SARC, and SHS

Being a new grad student at UCSD means accomplishment, excitement, and meeting new people; but it also can mean academic pressure, lack of time, and stress. Join Health, Recreation & Well-Being as we explore the importance of wellness in mind, body and spirit. In this session representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, Recreation, the Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center, and Student Health Services will provide practical tools and strategies to help you stay balanced and discover all the resources available to help you along the way.

Career Center
Hosted by: Career Services Center

It’s never too early to think about life after grad school. Learn what you can do now to make yourself an excellent job candidate down the road. Gain insight into how to connect with alumni and professionals to help you successfully navigate future career transitions. This session will provide an overview of the services and resources for graduate students offered by the Career Center that can help you on your professional journey.

Writing Efficiently and Effectively at the Graduate Student Level
Hosted by: Writing + Critical Expression Hub

Success in graduate school requires strong writing habits. No matter what discipline you study, you will be writing—grant proposals or artist statements, research articles or seminar papers—and your writing will determine, at least in part, your professional opportunities. This session, presented by staff from the Writing Hub, part of UCSD’s Teaching + Learning Commons, will share strategies and resources for writing successfully at the graduate level. Intended for both confident and less confident writers, the presentation will share information about developing a sustainable writing practice in graduate school, working with faculty advisors, developing an effective academic voice/style, starting a writing group, and other writing-related topics.

Q&A: Establishing California Residency
Hosted by: Registrar’s Office

Learn the ins and outs of filing for residency in California, including the requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes and change of classification. We will cover a range of tips—from sav­ing receipts to summer research—in order to make the process as smooth as possible.

Student Health Services/Student Health Insurance Program
Hosted by: Student Health Services

Learn about the services provided through Student Health Services (SHS) and get important infor­mation about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). From deductibles and co-pays to cover­age for dependents and how to access care when you’re away from campus, bring your questions and get answers!

The Library: Science and Engineering Overview
Hosted by: UCSD Libraries

Join the UC San Diego Library for an informative session on many of the important resources at your disposal. Topics include research data curation, scholarly communication services, data bases, journal sites, graduate spaces, and more. This session is designed for students in science and engineering fields.

The Library: Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts Overview
Hosted by: UCSD Libraries

Join the UC San Diego Library for an informative session on many of the important resources at your disposal. Topics include research data curation, scholarly communication services, data bases, journal sites, graduate spaces, and more. This session is designed for students in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Student Panel: Science/Engineering (PhD Students)
Hosted by: Graduate Student Association

Join a panel of current graduate students in Science and Engineering fields to get the inside scoop on UCSD, living in San Diego, the grad student experience, and more!

Student Panel: Science/Engineering (Master’s Students)
Hosted by: Graduate Student Association

Join a panel of current graduate students in Science and Engineering fields to get the inside scoop on UCSD, living in San Diego, the grad student experience, and more!

Student Panel: Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts
Hosted by: Graduate Student Association

Join a panel of current graduate students in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts to get the inside scoop on UCSD, living in San Diego, the grad student experience, and more!

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