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Don’t Miss the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship!

Come cheer on graduate students as they present their three-minute research talks on April 5, 2017, 3 – 5:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall. The winner will represent Berkeley in the UC campus-wide Grad Slam.

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Getting the Mentoring You Need

The success of mentoring relationships depends not only on faculty but also on you as the mentee. Check out a dozen specific steps you can take to get the mentoring you need.

Sciences Po Teaching Fellowship Positions

Sciences Po welcomes applications from post-doctoral and doctoral students close to their thesis submission for teaching positions on one of its three Anglophone undergraduate campuses in France: Reims, Menton or Le Havre. Each campus focuses on a world region and … Continued

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Welcome to 2017!

Professional development opportunities this semester include competing in Grad Slam for prizes and a chance to represent Berkeley at the high-profile UC-wide competition.

Postdoctoral positions at UCSF

Postdoctoral positions are available in the newly established Delling Lab at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to study the function of primary cilia in development and disease. The postdoctoral fellows will investigate the mechanisms by which primary cilia … Continued

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Enriching the Graduate Student Experience

Graduate student mentors Naniette H. Coleman and Sarah Macdonald share their passions for writing and research with mentees, and show how professional development can help students flourish.

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Developing Mentoring Skills

Knowing how to effectively mentor students and junior colleagues is a vital skill for graduate students preparing for diverse careers, whether within or beyond academia.

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Help Organize Beyond Academia 2017 — Apply by 9/23/2016

Next year will be the 5th Annual Beyond Academia conference – a milestone! Are you interested in planning our biggest and best conference yet? This is a great opportunity to broaden your career horizons, build your resumé and expand your professional network. Get … Continued

The Graduate Assembly is Hiring!

The Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley’s graduate student government, is hiring! We are currently seeking applications for Project Directors and the Project Liaison; other openings will be available later in the summer. Project Directors work in specific graduate student communities; the Project … Continued

GPS Calendar: Workshops and Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate Division’s new Graduate Professional Services (GPS) website gives students information on professional development opportunities and skill building resources. Learn more about  GPS. Check out the many workshops coming up in the next few weeks. For the full list of events, see the Professional … Continued

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Get SMART

Pairing summer research with mentoring opportunities is a smart combination with many benefits for participating graduate students.

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New! Graduate Professional Development Services (GPS)

When is the right time for graduate students to think about career directions? It’s never too late — or too soon! At every stage of your studies, Graduate Professional Services (GPS) is here to help.

Upcoming Career Fairs and ‘Looking Beyond Academia’ Workshop

Cal Career Fair — 9/15–18, 2015 Come to UC Berkeley’s premier career fair. This fair is the biggest recruiting event of the 2015-16 academic year. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about entry-level career and internship positions. Don’t miss the opportunity to … Continued

Ph.D. Career Colloquium — 9/1/2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 am – 12:30 pm International House, Chevron Auditorium Whether you plan to pursue a career as an academic or in the business, government, or nonprofit realm, the ability to collaborate effectively has never been … Continued

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Career Center Information and Offerings

Interview Practice Workshop for Graduate Students and Ph.D.s Want to ace your interview and be prepared to field the toughest questions? The Career Center counselors are here for you, and are offering customized workshops to help prepare graduate students for future … Continued

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The Center for Teaching and Learning — 5/8/2015

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be training a second cohort of graduate students in assessment and evaluation in higher education. To support academic units’ efforts in examining curricular needs and effectiveness, the CTL is soliciting programs in need … Continued

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Workshop: Negotiation for Graduate Students — 4/29/15

This workshop introduces key elements of the negotiation process, the use of bargaining tools, how to leverage your strengths and successfully close the deal. Presented by Debra Behrens, Ph.D. Dr. Debra Behrens is a Ph.D. career counselor in the Career … Continued

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Career Center Information and Offerings

Professional Development Opportunity for Humanities Doctoral Students The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for its Humanists@Work graduate student advisory committee.. Who can apply: Currently enrolled UC Humanities graduate students Deadline: March 18, 2015, 11:59 PST, apply online via FastApps Award: $1,000 stipend; … Continued

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Volunteer Opportunity With the Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applications from undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent law school graduates who are willing to accept unpaid volunteer positions that offer a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office … Continued

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Career Center Workshops

Nailing the Job Talk, or Erudition Ain’t Enough — 11/20/2014 After months of stressful silence, the voice on the other end of the phone says, “We’d like to invite you for an on-campus interview.” You gleefully discuss schedules, airports, and … Continued

Kim Geron and Sarah Taylor speak at the 4th Annual Ph.D. Colloquium.

4th Annual Ph.D. Colloquium Offers Alternative Career Options

The Fourth Annual Ph.D. Colloquium provided insider information on attaining a teaching position in a liberal arts or community college. The colloquium was the first of a three part series that explores teaching opportunities.

Academic Job Search Workshops — 8/14–9/9/14

Going on the job market? Find out what you’re getting into and prepare yourself to be the strongest possible candidate. These sessions are conducted by Ph.D. career counselor Andrew Green. Before his return to Berkeley, Dr. Green spent six years … Continued

Career and Professional Development Resources at Berkeley Social Welfare

The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) supports the professional development and career management of Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students throughout and beyond academic preparation through workshops, information sessions and personal connections targeted at the social work profession. Listed below … Continued

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13th Annual Masters & PhD Career Fair — 10/17/13

On Thursday, October 17th,  the Career Center will host the 13th Annual Masters & PhD Career Fair from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Rec Sports Facility (RSF) Field House Gym. This event offers graduate students from a broad … Continued