Berkeley’s Grad Slam 2023 first-place winner, Madison Browne

Develop Your Presentation Skills through Grad Slam!

Last spring, Madison Browne, now a fifth-year Ph.D. student in psychology became Berkeley's 2023 Grad Slam Champion for her presentation, "Shedding Light on Alzheimer's Disease." Madison went on to compete against the nine other campus champions across the UC system. 

Student waving Cal flag

Mentoring Course for Graduate Students

With the variety of courses being offered in the Spring 2024 semester, it can be overwhelming to figure out which to take. We encourage you to enroll in GSPDP 301, Effective Mentoring in Higher Education. This seminar will help guide graduate students as they mentor undergraduates at Berkeley, work in the context of a mentoring relationship with their graduate advisers, and prepare for the mentoring they will do in future academic and non-academic careers.

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.

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.

student reading outside of a cafe

Essential Summer Reading for Graduate Students

For many graduate students, the summer months are an important time for self-directed reading and other tasks that have taken a backseat over the fall and spring semesters. Regardless of your stage in your graduate program, consider adding one or two books to your summer reading list this year that will help advance your professional development goals.

Volunteer with Science at Cal

Science at Cal is getting into the full swing of in-person programming again, with plenty of upcoming events including talks, the Bay…

You’ve Got the Job, Now What?

How to Participate in the Negotiation Process (photo credit: Brittany Hosea Small) You’ve spent months applying and interviewing for jobs, and now…

Gain Experience and Make Connections in the Publishing Industry

Many graduate students will opt for careers beyond academia, but may not immediately know what kind of non-academic careers fit their interests, goals, and skills. Career exploration is a key step in not only broadening your knowledge of career possibilities, but also reflecting on your values and motivations.