Weekly Announcements: September 28–October 4

GSA News:

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Bar Night at the Graduate
  3. Register for GSA Assembly
  4. Open Committee Assignments

Funding:

  1. Fall 2015 Graduate Studies Travel Award
  2. 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Competition

Professional Development & Networking:

  1. Career Planning and Job Search Resources for International Graduate & Professional Students
  2. Changing the Status Quo for Women in Government (EWIS)
  3. Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentorship Program
  4. UC Davis Humanities Institute Fall Reception
  5. Center for Educational Effectiveness Fall Graduate Student Social
  6. Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop & Networking Dinner



GSA News:

1. Upcoming Events:

  • Coffee Bagel Donut Day 
    October 2, 2015, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, South Silo 253
  • Free Graduate Student Yoga 
    October 5, 2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Meeting Room D, Student Community Center


2. Bar Night at the Graduate

Bring your friends to The Graduate for our first bar night of the year! Open to all graduate students.

When: October 7th, 8:30pm-10:30 PM (right after the GSA General Assembly Meeting)

$2 off Singles, Doubles, and Pints
$3 off Big Beers
$6 off Pitchers

Light snacks will be provided


3. Register for GSA Assembly

Are you interested in representing your department at GSA Assembly Meetings? The 2015–16 registration form is available now at gsa.ucdavis.edu/about/become-a-representative/.

The first Assembly meeting of the year will be held on October 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. in 1002 Giedt Hall.

Intercampus Shuttle Passes for GSA Reps

Live in Sacramento? Want to represent your grad group? Free UCD-UCDMC shuttle passes are now available for official GSA business. This includes attending assembly meetings, campus committee meetings, and GSA committee meetings. Contact Katrina Brock (gsavicechair@ucdavis.edu) to request your passes.


4. Open Committee Assignments

Graduate student representatives are needed for the following university committees:

Graduate Council Apply by October 5
Waste Reduction and Recycling Planning Committee Apply by September 28
Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee Apply by September 28

To apply, send Katrina Brock (gsavicechair@ucdavis.edu) a short paragraph (1-5 sentences) with your motivation and qualifications for serving.



Funding:

1. Fall 2015 Graduate Studies Travel Award

Graduate students who have traveled, or will be traveling, to present at meetings of nationally and international recognized professional societies between July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 may now apply for the Graduate Studies Fall Travel Award. The award is for students who are near the completion of their degree who have not previously received the award.  Students must be in good academic standing, registered in full-time status, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application deadline for students is October 15, 2015. Applications must be submitted to the student’s graduate program for first review. Awards will be announced the week of December 14, 2015.

Please see the Graduate Studies website (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/internal-fellowships/travel-awards) for details concerning the award and application process.


 2. 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Competition

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Student Competition

Deadline: October 15, 2015, 5 P.M. EST

Program Contact: Arno Mokros

Program Overview

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Contact Info: 
For more details about the program and how to apply, please go to www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/.
Please contact Arno Mokros, Program Associate at dpdf@ssrc.org with additional inquiries.



Professional Development & Networking:

1. Career Planning & Job Search Resources for International Graduate & Professional Students

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
114 South Hall

Looking for a job can be confusing and overwhelming. As an international student there are the added complexities of cultural differences, expectations, knowledge about employment laws and regulations, and procedures that must be followed to ensure lawful immigration         status is maintained.

This workshop, designed specifically for international Master’s and Ph.D. students, and Postdoctoral scholars will provide you with the knowledge and tools to launch your job search. The workshop will cover:

  • Steps for successful career planning
  • Job search tools
  • The importance of networking and how to do it
  • Preparing a self-introduction
  • Interview strategies
  • Suggestions for your application materials (e.g., resume or CV and cover letter)
  • Understanding CPT and OPT requirements

Workshop facilitators: Tammy Silver, Assistant Director, and Robin Ducatillon, International Programs Specialist, Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS); and Gwynn Benner, Coordinator, Career Services for Master’s and Ph.D. students, and Postdoctoral scholars at the Internship and Career Center (ICC).

Co-sponsored by the ICC and SISS.

For other ICC workshops and events, please visit: http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/graduates/Events.htm


2. Changing the Status Quo for Women in Government (EWIS)

Empowering Women in STEM – EWIS is starting a series of panel discussions with leaders in government, technology, business and academia on how we can promote women in the workforce and to blaze the trail for our young women at UC Davis. Join us in the first discussion on Sep 29.  

When: Sep 29, 2015 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: RSVP for location
Pizza will be served

During this opening panel of the year, hear from our speakers about the status quo on women in leadership. About the challenges they faced while they were holding a political office and the best strategies for women to empower themselves, to build allies and coalitions, to aspire to lead and balance the scales on representation of women in leadership and government.

Speakers:

Delaine Eastin, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction, CA

Ruth Asmundson, Former Mayor, City of Davis, CA

Questions: Contact Amandeep Kaur, Director, EWIS at ackaur@ucdavis.edu

For more details and to join the EWIS network , visit the EWIS website http://ewis.ucdavis.edu/


3. Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentorship Program

Please consider applying this 2015-2016 academic year for the Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentor Program, a UC Davis Cross Cultural Center program

The GSoC Mentor Program is a three-quarter program (Fall 2015 through Spring 2016) with the goal of assisting in the retention of UC Davis graduate students from historically marginalized communities by helping students understand and address the barriers to full participation of these students in graduate education. Graduate students in the program choose faculty mentors who help and advise graduate students through their own process of navigating graduate school and beyond, emphasizing issues facing graduate students of color. The GSoC Mentor Program provides social- and academic-oriented events in order to holistically support its graduate student scholars in their development and empower them in support of a more diverse graduate population.

If you are interested in joining the program for this 2015-2016 academic year, please submit an application by SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2015 at: http://tinyurl.com/gsocmentee2015

Should you have any questions in regards to further details of the GSoC program, please email the Cross Cultural Center’s Graduate Student Retention Coordinator (Jinni Pradhan) at cccgsr@ucdavis.edu.


4. UC Davis Humanities Institute Fall Reception

When: Wednesday, October 7, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Please join us at the DHI offices in Voorhies Hall 227 for an open house to celebrate the 2015–16 school year.

View our graduate summer fellows’ work with a poster presentation, find out about our upcoming programs and awards, and enjoy refreshments.


5. Center for Educational Effectiveness Fall Graduate Student Social

When: Thursday, October 1
12–1:30 p.m. in Conference Room D at the Student Community Center

Light refreshments will be provided

Learn about opportunities at CEE to improve your teaching, build your CV & Teaching Portfolio, and network with other graduate students and postdocs with similar interests in teaching and learning!


6. Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop & Networking Dinner

Save the date! Humanists@Work, a career development initiative from the UC Humanities Research Institute, is coming to UC Davis this fall on Nov. 8-9 (events to take place in Sacramento at the Crocker Art Museum).

For a full schedule of events and registration information, please visit: http://humwork.uchri.org/sacramento-fall-2015




Additional graduate and professional student events:

GradPathways Events

Internship & Career Center Events

Library Events


Announcements prepared by the GSA secretary. For questions or comments: gsasecretary@ucdavis.edu

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