Berkeley GradNews
August 2019

Message from the Vice Provost and Dean

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Welcome New and Continuing Students

If you are arriving at Cal as a new graduate student, my message to you is simple: you belong here and we are lucky to have you. More »


New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation — Arrive, Orient, and Go

New to Berkeley? The New Graduate Student Orientation on August 27 will help you find answers to your questions and help you jump-start your academic year. More »

Graduate Student Town Hall – 9/26/19

Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, invites all UC Berkeley graduate students for a town hall discussion. More »

My Goals for Serving the American Indian Graduate Community at Cal

Read about  AIGP Director Patrick Naranjo's journey to Berkeley, and what he hopes to achieve in the coming years. More »

Reception for New Professional and Master’s Students at the Chancellor’s Residence

Connect with fellow students and meet Chancellor Christ and Vice Provost García Bedolla on Friday, Nov. 1 from 4-6 p.m. More »

Important Dates

Professional Development

Paid Graduate Division Internship: Professional Liaisons (8/18/2019)

The Graduate Division is hiring up to three Professional Development Liaisons to assist in strengthening professional development resources and opportunities for graduate students on the Berkeley campus. More »

Your Ph.D. Can Open Doors. Learn How to Leverage Your Degree Beyond Academia.

What the data says about Ph.D.s’ satisfaction in careers beyond the professoriate More »

Stamp Your ‘Passport to Professional Development’ to Win Prizes this Fall!

Attend six campus events to kick-start your professional development this semester. The start of the semester always presents a dizzying array of opportunities. How do you figure out where to begin with all of these resources? The Passport to Professional … Continued More »

Master These Six Skills for your Success at Berkeley and Beyond

Use the Professional Development Guide to identify transferable skills, register for events, and access opportunities. More »

Student Life

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New Students: Important Things to Do When You Get to Campus

New on campus? Use this to-do list to jumpstart your time at Berkeley. More »

Bring Home an Original Piece of Art – for Free!

Want to spruce up your office or liven up your living room with an original piece of art, but don’t have the cash to spend? No problem. More »

Apply for a GROW Grant!

Apply for funds to host team-building activities and skill-building workshops focused on wellness and promoting a culture of well-being. More »

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