Get Connected

Created in 2015-16, “Get Connected” is a series of events curated by GPB on topics of professional development for bioscience graduate students. Some events are organized and convened by GPB staff, others by UCLA partners such as the Graduate Division, Biomedical Library and the Career and Writing Centers. Get Connected is designed to make it easy for bioscience graduate students to find high-quality career and professional development opportunities that are appropriate to their interests.

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Fall 2020

Oct. 5: NIH Mental Wellness Series:

Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm (1:00pm- 3:30pm EST)

Oct. 6: Career Planning 101: Career Exploration

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

*Oct. 7: Aligning Expectations With Your Mentor

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Oct. 13: Career Planning 101: Resume

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 13: Resilience and Academic Job Search during COVID 19
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Oct. 13: Writing Successful Grant and Fellowship Applications
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Oct. 14: Getting the Most out of the Virtual Job Fairs and Networking Events
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

*Oct. 16: Bioscience Women’s Circle

Time: 10:00am- 11:00am

Oct. 20: Career Planning 101: Cover Letter

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 20: Meet the Employers: A Virtual Networking Event for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Oct. 21: How I Got my Job in STEM

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Oct. 22: Writing Strategies for International Students
Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm

Oct. 28: The Recruiters’ Perspective: Insider Tips on applying for jobs
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

*Oct. 28: Becoming a Resilient Scientist

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Nov. 10: Career Planning 101: LinkedIn

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Nov. 10: Tackling the Job Search in the Age of COVID-19 for Grad Students and Postdocs

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Nov. 17: Career Planning 101: Networking

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Nov. 17: Tips to Master the Online and Telephone Interview for Grad Students and Postdocs

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Nov. 17: Practical Tips for Writing a Scientific Paper

Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm

Nov. 24: Career Planning 101: Interviewing

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

*Dec. 16: Bioscience Women’s Circle

Time: 10:00am- 11:00am

Dec. 1: Career Planning 101: Negotiation

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

*Dec. 2: Receiving and Responding to Feedback

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm


Professional Development and COVID 19 Resources/Support:

Career Preparation Toolkit:
Graduate Writing Center, Workshops, Programs and Resources:
Graduate Writing Center Writing Consultation Appointments:

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL):
The CIRTL@UCLA program supports the professional and career development of graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and current faculty who are engaged in teaching now, or who are considering academic careers.

DGSOM Behavioral Wellness Center:
Services include psychiatric consultation, psychotherapy, wellness programming, and community based services for biomedical graduate students.

This new portal includes an information page with the resource guide, graduate student FAQs (coming soon), and graduate student related campus announcements

*Event Hosted by Graduate Programs in Bioscience 


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