Professional Development Events for Grad Students – March/April 2016

Careers in Technical Writing: Online Panel

March 14-18 |

The Versatile PhD is having an online discussion panel for those in Humanities & Social Sciences fields interested in a career in technical writing. If you’re unable to participate this week, you can view transcripts from the panel on the Versatile PhD site in its discussion forum archives. For more information, see


Grads & Grub

March 18, 5:00-7:00pm | Faculty Club

Connect with graduate alumni, graduate students, faculty, and campus partners over a beer and appetizers. Brought to you by the Graduate Division, Graduate Student Association, and UCSD Alumni.


Converting Your CV to a Resume

March 29, 11:30-1:00pm | Career Services Center, Horizon Room

Learn how turn your academic CV into a resume that will present your qualifications and experience effectively in your search for an alternate or non-academic job. Please bring a working draft of your CV (and if you’ve already started on one, a draft of your resume).


AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Info Session

April 1, 11:00am-12:00pm | Leichtag 107

Interested in a career intersecting science and government policy? Attend this information session to find out about the AAAS’s Science and Technology Fellowship, a post-graduate level fellowship that offers medical doctors, scientists, and engineers the opportunity to contribute their analytical skills to policymaking in Washington, D.C. while learning about the role of science in the federal government.


Reminder: Grad SLAM

March-April; Final Round April 14, 4:00-6:00pm | SSC Multipurpose Room

The UC San Diego Grad SLAM is a graduate student competitive speaking event that showcases graduate student research. Grad SLAM participants present their research using three PowerPoint slides in a three-minute “TED-like talk” that can be understood by a general audience.


Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Wednesday, March 23 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Career Development Week: March 22-24

This career workshop will focus on five core competencies for thriving in your job or career and motivate attendees to recognize the importance of key core competencies for excelling at work. Career Development Week workshops are free and sponsored by UC San Diego Extension.

For more information about these events, see Port Triton or the grAdvantage website.

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