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Zoetis has announced their summer 2022 Internships! Please see their brochure outlining the program attached. The brochure includes a QR code for students to access the available internships. Additionally, here is their link: https://careers.zoetis.com/join-us/opportunities-for-students.aspx
Greetings UC Davis Graduate Students & Faculty!
Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 GSoC Mentoring Program. Are you looking for ways to support Graduate Students of Color? Would you like the opportunity to provide mentorship to such students? Are you interested in becoming a mentee to a faculty member on campus outside of your regular academic relationships?
The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) invites you to join us for one of our 2021/2022 Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentorship Program. Graduate Students of Color & Faculty from across all disciplines are welcome to attend any info session or apply directly at the links below. The GSoC Mentoring Program holistically supports its graduate student participants as they navigate the rigors of graduate school. Applications close at the end of day Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Please see the attached pdfs for more information.
Application link to become a Mentor
Application link to become a Mentee
To RSVP for our Info sessions go to our https://linktr.ee/CCCUCD
Sign up for our Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) listserv!
Analisa Brown, MS
PhD Graduate Student | Graduate Group in Education
School of Education | University of California, Davis
Graduate Student Researcher | HHMI UC Davis Driving Change Initiative
Graduate Student Retention Coordinator | Cross Cultural Center
The goal of this virtual workshop series is to empower trainees against sexual harassment in academia by understanding the scope of the problem, knowing about rights and possible action plans, and learning trauma-informed mental wellness strategies to promote advocacy for themselves or others. *not affiliated with Title IX or HDAPP
Register via Eventbrite
Contact Rose De Kock (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Join us on November 17th, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST, for the CRA Life Sciences Information Session & Case Discussion . This is an event for Ph.D. students to connect with us to learn more about our company, learn about career opportunities in consulting, and features a case discussion in interactive breakout groups to discuss how CRA approaches designing its research methodology for client projects. This is an excellent opportunity to network with our consultants through breakout rooms and learn more about the day to day life as a Consulting Associate at CRA. Please feel free to share this event with interested parties.
This event is geared towards students who are:
While we encourage applications from across the US and Canada, we will be recruiting for full-time roles for our San Francisco office during this event.
Register here! CRA Life Sciences Information Session & Case Discussion
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. We hope to see you there!
CRA Recruitment Team
We’re always looking for great talent!
Check out our openings at www.crai.com/careers
The Department of Plant Sciences has an opening for a 25% TA for PLS 100AL for Fall 2021.
Application deadline: open until filled; we recommend that you apply soon.
PLS 100AL – Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants Laboratory
Position available: 25% TA (10 hours/week)
Instructors: Eduardo Blumwald (email@example.com), Georgia Drakakaki (firstname.lastname@example.org), Matthew Gilbert (email@example.com), and Cai-Zhong Jiang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(If you have questions about the TA position and/or course, please contact the instructors.)
Course meets: Mondays, 3:10-6:00 pm
TA will be responsible for lab prep, helping lead labs/discussions, grading quizzes and extensive lab reports, maintaining student records, and holding a weekly office hour.
Preferred background: Experience with biological lab techniques.
An application is required. To apply, please email your application and a CV (recommended) as one pdf file to Lisa Brown (email@example.com). The application form is attached.
Techniques and instruments used to study plant metabolic processes, including water relations, respiration, photosynthesis, enzyme kinetics, microscopy, immunochemistry, and nitrogen fixation. Quantitative methods, problem solving, and practical applications are emphasized.
We want to introduce you to our new Antiracist Research Network (ARN) doctoral student organization, which seeks to support historically underserved graduate students. We are reaching out to invite doctoral students to join and become a member of our organization. Attached you can find our one-pager summarizing our organization's vision, mission, and objectives. Essentially, we are interested in creating a community of support where we share the knowledge/information we've acquired navigating through our doctoral journeys to support other historically underserved doctoral students in their journey. Our purpose is to create a system of support where we can collaborate to gather the experiences we need to strongly compete in the labor market. Our hope is that the ARN activities, programming, and events support students’ professional development and progress towards your doctoral degree.
If you are interested in being a member, please review the membership commitments and fill out the following member intake form here. Once we receive your membership intake, we will follow up with more information and details. ARN meetings will be carried out through Zoom beginning Fall Quarter 2021.
The Antiracists Research Network looks forward to reviewing your member intake and being in community with you! Please do not hesitate to email us with any of your questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Again, we hope you’ll consider joining our community, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Interested in an opportunity to contribute to research that is being conducted to learn more about the experiences on campus of LGBTQIA+ grad students, professional students and staff?
Participation would involve a 15-minute demographic survey and an interview.
To express interest and/or ask questions, please contact Kait Murray at email@example.com
Call for applications: Graduate Student Career Development Assistance Award (unpaid internship fund) - due October 1, 2021
Graduate Student Career Development Assistance AwardAn unpaid internship fund for UC Davis graduate studentsA $1000 award available to a current UC Davis graduate student who completed an unpaid internship in support of their career development goals between June 1, 2021, and September 20, 2021. Remote internships qualify.
o Internship was a supervised work-learn experience in a professional environment outside the classroom in support of a graduate student's career goals. (See UC Davis internship policies for details).
o Internship took place while the applicant was a current UC Davis Master's, PhD, or EdD student. Incoming graduate students who did internships before they began coursework at UC Davis are not eligible to apply.
o Applicants must be current Master's, PhD, or EdD student when they receive the award. Graduate students who have already graduated are not eligible to apply.
o Students enrolled in other professional degree programs (e.g. MBA, DVM, MD) are not eligible.
o Internship was unpaid, not required part of the applicant's graduate program (major field, minor field, or designated emphasis), and not used primarily to conduct dissertation or thesis research.
o Priority for the award will be given to graduate students exploring diverse career paths beyond academia.
Short answer application
CV or Resume
Offered by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, made possible with support from the UC Davis GradPathways Institute for Professional Development.
Application portal opens: September 1, 2021
Deadline to apply: 5pm Pacific Time Friday, October 1, 2021
Where and how to apply: https://tinyurl.com/GradUnpaidInternFund
Read an interview with an award recipient here: https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/news/congratulations-kristin-predeck-graduate-student-career-development-assistance-award-winner
Questions: Email Bethany Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Summer 2021 Mentoring Fellow with the EDGE program!
The EDGE (Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity) in STEM Mentoring
Fellowship is designed to give historically underrepresented graduate students
training and experience in how to become an excellent mentor to
undergraduate students who identify as under-represented in Science
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The summer program
will be conducted remotely from June 14th to August 20th using online
platforms including Zoom and the epixego.com mentoring web app.
Program participation includes:
Training in how to maintain healthy mentor relationships and be an
effective mentor and mentee
Mentoring undergraduate students who share the same interests, skills and
Learning how to foster valuable mentoring relationships centered on
A 20-hour commitment over summer 2021
A $925 fellowship award
To apply, please visit this website: https://citris.ucmerced.edu/mentor
The PAB was established as a pilot project in 2014 to develop and promote
accountability, trust, and communication between the campus community
and the UC Davis Police Department. The PAB is comprised of representatives
from the major constituent groups on campus, including the Graduate Student
Association. The nominees to this position should be individuals who can review
investigations periodically throughout the year regarding police conduct in an
objective manner and reach conclusions based on information presented in
the factual record.
If you are interested in serving on the PAB, please see the full informational flyer
below and send an email to email@example.com. Please
check the attachment for more information.
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2021 Diversity in STEM Conference is now OPEN! The conference is FREE and is open to ALL current UC Davis students.
Conference date: May 15-16th
Participants will have the chance to network with professionals from a variety of UC Davis entities and STEM companies including, PayPal, SMUD, Valent, Sandia National Laboratories, US Fish & Wildlife (and more!), learn about industry culture and/or graduate school, attend professional development workshops and explore different career paths during our career fair!
Register here today: bit.ly/registrationdisconf
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you all there!
*Feel free to share this with your network of students!
For graduate students and postdocs from historically excluded/marginalized populations:
Virtual Graduate Student Community Dinner
5:30 pm, every Tuesday
The goal of the biweekly Community Dinners is to engage in social interactions in an effort to make UC Davis feel more like home. Specifically, the environment is relaxed and inviting and meant to be an opportunity for students and postdocs to rejuvenate and build lasting connections.
How Can We Retain Mothers in the Academic Pipeline?
For many PhD students and postdocs, starting a family coincides with a period of their careers where they are expected to be highly productive. The challenges of balancing personal life and work expectations leave many women dropping out of the academic pipeline. Recent studies have shown that a supportive relationship with their advisors is critical for the success of Early Career Researchers and can be a decisive factor to retain young mothers in scientific careers. But what does it take to foster a healthy relationship between advisor and mentee.
The role of the advisor // April 9, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Lightening Talks: 11:00am – 12:00pm
· Which resources do we have at UC Davis for Early Career mothers?
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fishbowl Discussion: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
· When to have the discussion about family planning with your advisor? What can the advisor do to support the needs of parenting PhD students and postdocs? And what does the advisor expect from the mentee?
Register here: leakypipeline.eventbrite.com
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