ChemPAL become a Mentor

ChemPAL is looking for just 10-15 more grad students to serve as Fall 2017 mentors for the large number of undergraduates that have applied as mentees! 

Being a ChemPAL mentor is low-commitment, flexible, and rewarding, as you meet with mentees just twice this quarter (or more of course!) at your own convenience and gain valuable mentoring experience. 
To become a Fall 2017 mentor, please fill out this short application by Mon 10/23

For additional information about ChemPAL, please visit our website at or email us at





Call for Applications: Become a Graduate Career Peer Educator – Deadline 11/2

The Graduate Career Peer Educator is a UC San Diego Career Center ambassador who works with the Graduate Career Advising Staff to support graduate student career and professional development during the 2017-18 academic year.

Benefits of being a Graduate Career Peer Educator:

  • Gain access to Career Center resources including professional development opportunities, mentorship, recruiting events, and alumni;
  • Receive training on the ins & outs of career and job searching, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, negotiating, and more;
  • Build valuable transferrable skills such as professional development curriculum design, event planning, consulting, oral and written communication, leadership, project management, and assessment;
  • Grow and develop your network with higher education administrators, employers, and alumni;
  • Earn an hourly salary of $15.85


Application deadline: Nov. 2, 2017

For more details and information on how to apply, login to Port Triton (job ID: 844512) or go to

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Call for Nominations: UC San Diego Alumni 40 Under 40 – Due 10/30

How do you celebrate an important milestone, while embracing the spirit of nontradition that is UC San Diego? By shaking up tradition to celebrate in a completely unexpected way.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the UC San Diego Alumni Awards, we will honor 40 young alumni — leaders, changemakers and innovators who are making waves, creating impact and leaving a positive mark on the world. We’re looking for the next generation of maverick artists, entrepreneurs, researchers, policy-makers, scholars, engineers and healers; proud alumni who possess the shared sense of discovery that bonds us as Tritons.

We invite you to submit a nomination today. For complete details and to submit a nomination please visit Nominations must be received by October 30, 2017. Awards will be presented during the tenth annual Alumni Weekend on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

If you have any questions about the nominations process or the Alumni Celebration event, please contact Jennie Van Meter at or 858-246-0234.

Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar Program

Dear Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students,

We are excited to announce that our department will once again be participating in the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar (SGTS) program. This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who is considering an academic career to teach a Summer 2018 Summer Session course, and who wishes to have a mentored teaching experience.  Additional details about the SGTS program can be found here:

Please note that eligibility criteria for Teaching Scholars include: (1) Advancement to candidacy by February 2, 2018; (2) Full-time graduate student status; nominees may not be scheduled to receive their Ph.D. prior to the Summer Session teaching appointment; and (3) Successful completion of the CET course “Teaching + Learning at the College Level”.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please email Jeanine Kolinko ( by Monday, October 30th  with the following materials: (1) CV, (2) statement of interest (limited to 1-2 pages), (3) brief summary of your qualifications, and (4) letter of support from your faculty advisor. Only those graduate students who meet the eligibility criteria and have obtained the consent of their research advisor will be considered.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Jeanine Sun Kolinko

Graduate Program Manager

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry

9500 Gilman Drive – MC 0303

La Jolla CA, 92093-0303 | (858)822-6014 |