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Take Action on SHIP – December

Want to waive SHIP? The Spring 2024 waiver period is December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024. All waivers received between January…

Path to the Professoriate: Advancing Diversity in Academia

Since Fall 2020, the Office for Graduate Diversity’s (OGD) Path to the Professoriate (P2P) program has hosted four cohorts and more than 300 underrepresented doctoral students. P2P is designed to prepare first-year doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds for assistant professorships and academic publication.

Let’s Talk About Code-Switching: A Double-Edged Sword

Have you ever found yourself adjusting the way you talk or behave when transitioning from one environment to another? Perhaps you shift from casual banter with friends to adopting a more formal tone in professional settings.

Navigating Internships in Graduate School: Insights from GradPro’s Fall 2023 Panel

This article distills the take-away advice from a recent GradPro panel featuring Berkeley graduate students and alumni who have successfully completed internships. Whether you want to learn what  internship opportunities are available to graduate students, prepare for interviews, or learn how to maximize your internship experience, the insights of the panelists can help.

GSI Teaching Preparation for Spring 2024

Are you planning to teach as a GSIs for the first time in the Spring 2024 semester? If so, please take note of steps you are required to take before the semester begins and during the semester.

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Continuing to support our community

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! To our continuing students, we can’t wait to see what inspires you this year. For our new graduate students, I want to extend a very warm welcome.

20 Years in the Making: Berkeley Space Center

In an exciting development announced on Monday October 16th, UC Berkeley will be partnering with NASA Ames to construct a novel 36-acre research and innovation hub at Moffett Field in Silicon Valley, just 45 miles south of Berkeley’s campus.

Announcing the Newly Revised Graduate Student Professional Development Guide

Not sure what steps to take to advance your professional development? Follow this essential and newly revised Professional Development Guide on how to develop the key competencies of career and professional development. These competencies are broadly relevant, helping you develop skills that are valued highly across diverse career paths.

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Support resources available to students

We know that many students are struggling with the numerous tragic circumstances we are facing at the local, national, and global levels. Seeing human suffering, in any form, especially when you do not have the ability to address it, can be incredibly painful. During this extraordinarily difficult time, please be certain to support yourself and be sensitive to the needs of others in our community who may be experiencing fear, pain, and/or grief.

UC Berkeley Ranked #1 Public University in the Country

In a report released by US News on September 17th, UC Berkeley has yet again ranked #1 amongst national public universities, tying with UCLA. UC Berkeley has also been ranked #15 in all national universities; notably moving up from last year’s #20 ranking. 

Martha Chavez

Greetings from the Office for Graduate Diversity

I hope you are having a fantastic start to the new academic year! I’d like to introduce myself as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity in the Graduate Division. My team and I manage all of the initiatives within the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), including programs now in spaces like the Inclusive Excellence Hub. I’ve been at Berkeley for 16 years, but this is my first Fall semester with the OGD. I am thrilled to be working with an amazing team. 

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Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

The University of California, Berkeley is holding its fourth annual virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair October 30-November 3 to help prospective professional, master’s, and doctoral students learn more about UC Berkeley overall, our application process, and departments.