Created in 2015-16, “Get Connected: Professional Development” 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.

2021 Spring Get Connected PDF

Spring 2021

April 6: Jumpstarting the non-academic job search for graduate students and postdoctoral students
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

April 13: Career Conversation Series: Job Search
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

April 20: Career Conversation Series: Resume
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

April 20: Creating Social Capital During Graduate School: How to network and find mentors for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

*April 21: Bioscience Women’s Circle
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

April 27: Career Conversation Series: Cover Letter
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

April 29: Building the UCLA First-Gen Grad/Postdoc Network
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

May 4: Career Conversation Series: Interviewing
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

May 4: The Talk: Discussing non-academic careers with your faculty advisor for PhDs and postdoctoral scholars
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

*May 5:Post-Rotation Discussion:
Choosing Your Dissertation Lab for First-Year PhD Students
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

May 11: Career Conversation Series: Negotiation
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

*May 17: Fostering Your Research Self-Efficacy
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

May 18: The PhD Pivot: Successfully making the move from the academic job market to careers in industry, government, and non-profits
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

*May 19: Bioscience Women’s Circle
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

May 26: “The PhD Pivot: Successfully making the move from the academic job market to careers in industry, government, and non-profits
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

*June 9: Managing Conflict in the Research Environment
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm


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