Apply for UCSB’S MTM

Is your career goal to do something big like manage a technology company?
If you’ve ever thought of working at a Silicon Valley company, take a look at this: Business Insider recently ranked the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the top 10 universities most likely to land you a job in Silicon Valley. Our program uniquely prepares graduates for leadership roles at these companies because our curriculum is completely focused on technology management — not just a few extra courses tacked onto an MBA.

I urge you learn more about our pioneering Master of Technology Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before you consider an MBA or a Master’s in Engineering Management. We designed the program with input from Silicon Valley tech leaders. In other words, it’s the equivalent of an MBA for engineers and scientists by engineers and scientists.
UCSB’s College of Engineering, home to the Master of Technology Management, was recently selected as one of the top 20 Engineering programs in the world — ahead of Princeton, Caltech, Harvard, and USC. UCSB is also included among the top 50 schools graduating VC-backed entrepreneurs and innovators.
So why get a Master of Technology Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara?

  • 9-month program
  • 100% focus on technology management
  • Hands-on experience with leading technology companies
  • #8 Best Value Graduate Engineering Program and among the world’s top 20, ahead of Princeton, CalTech, and Harvard
  • A beachfront paradise known as the American Riviera
  • Lower enrollment cost and better pay post-graduation

Overall, UCSB and Santa Barbara are incredible places to be in technology and engineering management. We’ve got small startups and big companies like and Citrix and everything in between.
There are mountains, beaches… and the weather is sublime, with sunshine 300 days out of the year. They don’t call it the American Riviera for nothing.

Now is the perfect time to start planning for next Fall. Applications are currently open and the early admissions deadline is January 15, 2016.

If you’d like more information about our program or admissions process, please contact our Associate Director Yosem Companys at

You may learn more about our program here:

We hope to hear from you soon!

Graduate Student of Color Forum – Mondays during Winter Quarter 2017


The Graduate Division and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be offering the Graduate Student of Color forum, facilitated by myself and CAPS postdoc, Niyatee Sukumaran, again in Winter 2017. We will meet every Monday at 11 am in the Student Services Center 300 beginning 3rd week, Monday, January 23 (see attached flyer for details). Please share this opportunity with your graduate students.

Translating your CV and Preparing your Resume/Cover Letter – Thurs, Dec 1

12/01, 12-1:30pm

Career Center, Horizon Room

Learn how to translate your CV into a Resume, how to effectively highlight your qualifications, experience, and skills for appealing to a non-academic audience, and how to construct a powerful cover letter. Please bring a working draft of your CV or resume. Register on Port Triton.

GrAdvantage Career Night

Tuesday, November 29.

grAdvantage Career Night

11/29, 5-7pm

Career Center Horizon Room

Come learn from an APD holder about transitioning from graduate school and academia to private industry. The talk will be followed by a networking social hour (food and drinks pro-vided). Speaker TBA.

Simon-Kucher & Partners – Graduate Level Consulting Info Session – Tues, Nov 29

Tuesday, November 29.

Event details: Simon – Kucher & Partners, graduate level consulting information session

Who is your targeted audience? Graduate Student – Masters, Graduate Student – Doctorate
Majors Drop-Down Bioengineering, Physiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Engineering Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Systems, Marine Biology, Biology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biological Sciences
Please choose one of the following: Tuesday: 5:00-6:30 PM
Information Session Type Company Information Session
Session Start Nov 29, 2016, 5:00 PM
Session End Nov 29, 2016, 6:30 PM
Information Session Space Request and Fee Structure Round Conference Room
Location Career Services Center
# of Students Expected 20
Overview/Info Session Description Simon – Kucher & Partners will be on campus to hold an information session on 11/29/2016. We’d love to chat with students interested in consulting opportunities at Simon – Kucher & Partners. You can check our website ( to learn more, but here a few quick facts:
– Simon-Kucher has helped more than 100 of the Global Fortune 500 companies address their strategic and marketing challenges.
– We are regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor and thought leader. We focus on TopLine Power® by helping clients grow their top-line.
– Today we are an international and multilingual team of over 1000 full-time employees from diverse academic and professional backgrounds in 33 offices across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America.
– Life Sciences is one of our leading industry practices. In the US we operate out of Boston, San Francisco, and New York.
– We have advised 24 of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies, top 5 biotechnology companies, and 40 of the 50 largest medical device and diagnostics companies.
– We have developed strategies for 8 of the 10 worlds’ best-selling drugs.
– Roughly 75% of our projects have an international component.
Our core competencies include:
• Business opportunity assessment
• Portfolio and value proposition shaping
• Launch pricing and market access management
• Commercial effectiveness
To learn more about Simon – Kucher & Partners and our opportunities, we encourage you to meet with the consulting staff from our firm through UCSD career services office.


To register for this event, visit:

Time Management and Goal Setting Workshop – Mon, Nov 28


We are offering a workshop series that focuses on how to make SMART goals in completing your research projects, and how to manage your time effectively on a daily basis to ensure that you meet your goals.

This workshop comes with a free lunch and snacks on the first day and coffee and snacks on the second day.


Location: Career Services, Round Room

Day 1: November 28, 2016



Day 2: December 5, 2016




  • You will get access to and assistance planning out your research goals (experiments, grant writing, manuscript writing, etc..)
  • A platform to both discuss and learn from your peers on effective strategies with managing your time and research goals.
  • One-on-one consultation on using the tools provided in the workshops for your specific research projects/tasks.
  • Free food and coffee!!


Please email Tavina ( or Jamie (  We do ask that you commit to both days of the workshop series, but if you can only attend one day, still respond and let us know which day you are available.


Co-Sponsored by the Graduate Division and the Office of the VC-EDI.

UC Chemical Symposium

Due Thursday, November 24.


CLIMP UP- Undergraduate Program

Dear Undergraduate Students:

We would like to invite you to apply to The CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research at the University at Buffalo  for Summer 2017. We would also encourage you to share this with your friends, professors, and colleagues. Please see below and attached.

What is CLIMB UP?

The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at UB has created CLIMB UP for Summer Research, an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career opportunities. Now entering its 9th summer, the overall goal is to introduce you to research opportunities, facilitate understanding of recent advances in the STEM disciplines, and mentor you towards graduate and professional careers. As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10 weeks (May 30-August 4, 2017) in the laboratory of your research mentor, whom you will be paired with based on your interests. We will train you in various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and related activities.

What Areas of Research Does CLIMB UP Offer?

The CLIMB UP for Summer Research offers many diverse research opportunities in the STEM disciplines. Faculty are associated with a wide range of UB programs, encompassing virtually every aspect of scientific research.

Based on your interests and career goals, you can apply to work with mentors who fall under 3 categories:

Each of the links below contains detailed information on recent mentors in each group.

Undecided!?! No problem! On your application, please let us know which mentors and/or areas of science are most interesting to you, and upon acceptance, we will work with you to select the best mentor for you.

What’s on the Agenda?

As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will:

  • Complete individualized lab rotations
  •  Learn and apply laboratory skills (1-week course)
  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of STEM disciplines
  • Discover graduate and professional school possibilities at UB
  • Present your research in a formal symposium setting
  • Enjoy all that Summer in Western New York offers
  • Build lasting relationships with mentors and fellow students

Who Is Eligible for CLIMB UP?

CLIMB UP trains highly qualified undergraduate students interested in scientific research. Students receive a living stipend through SURF, CLIMB PRO, or iSEED (and other sources if available), and housing is provided for students who live outside of Western New York. Students enrolled in the program are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in undergraduate programs in colleges and universities nationwide. We are often asked if students can be recent college graduates- and the answer is yes, but you should not be already enrolled in an advanced degree program. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for funding.

How Do I Apply?

Applications for Summer 2017 are due by February 1, 2017.

Applicants for The CLIMB UP for Summer Research are required to submit:

  1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (click here!)
  2. Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals (in online application, or you may also email this part to
  3. Please forward a copy of your most recent CV or resume to
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) should be e-mailed directly to the program at We strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment specifically about your research experience. Please ask your referees to include in the subject line: your last name followed by a colon, and the words “CLIMB UP rec” (example, Smith:CLIMB UP rec)
  5. Please forward us a copy of your latest academic transcript, preferably by e-mail to climb@buffalo.eduunofficial copies are encouraged. Upon your acceptance into the program, we would request that you have your official transcript sent to us directly from your college or university.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us!

For further information, please visit us online OR- “Like” CLIMB UP on Facebook!

Best wishes,

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
Director of the The CLIMB Program

Liz Marshall
CLIMB UP Program Coordinator

Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan, PhD
Associate Director of the The CLIMB Program

Jackie Baum
iSEED Coordinator

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