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 Fall Get Connected PDF

Fall 2021

Sept. 28: Applying for the NSF
Graduate Research Fellowship
Time: 5:15pm- 6:45pm

Sept. 29: Strategic Reading
Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm

*Sept. 30: Graduate School Hacks:
Finding a Compatible Research Advisor and Lab
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Oct. 1: Writing Successful Grant and
Fellowship Applications (STEM Focus)
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Oct. 5: Career Conversations: CV
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 6: How to Prepare for Job Fairs and Networking Events: The recruiters’ perspective
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Oct. 12: Career Conversations:
Research Statement
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 12: Meet the Employers: A virtual networking event and job fair for STEM graduate students and postdocs
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Oct. 14: Career Conversations: Resume
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

*Oct. 14: Graduate School Hacks:
Aligning Expectations With Your Mentor
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Oct. 19: Career Conversations:
Teaching Statement
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 21: Career Conversations: Cover Letter
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 21: How to Maximize Your Time at UCLA: Accomplish your career goals and personal goals while in graduate school
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Oct. 21.: Time Management for Writing
Time: 5:15pm-6:45pm

Oct. 26: Career Conversations:
Diversity Statement
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 28: Career Conversations:
Job Search
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Oct. 28.: Writing the Personal Statement
Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm

Nov 2: Career Conversations:
Academic Cover Letter
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Nov 4: Career Conversations:
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Nov. 4: Creating Effective Figures and Visual Aids for Conference Presentations and Publications
Time: 5:15pm-6:45pm

Nov 4: Interviewing in Uncertain Times:
Tips to Master Online and In-person Interviews for Grad Students and Postdocs
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

*Nov. 4: Graduate School Hacks:
Building Your Resilience
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Nov. 9: Career Conversations:
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Nov. 9: Ask Me Anything: How to get a job at a community college for graduate students
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Nov. 16: Develop your Brand to Advance Your Career for Grad Students and Postdocs
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Nov. 18: Practical Tips for
Writing a Scientific Paper
Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm

Nov. 18: Career Conversations: Networking
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Dec. 2: Career Conversations: Interviewing
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Dec.9: Career Conversations:
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm



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