UCLA is part of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) nation-wide online network of 40+ universities seeking to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners. The CIRTL@UCLA program supports the professional and career development of graduate students who are engaged in teaching now, or who are considering academic careers, through a CIRTL@UCLA Certification Pathway, Courses and Workshops, Resource Guides and a robust learning community. Much of their training involves skills development in evidence-based pedagogy, creating inclusive classrooms, designing courses, learning goals and assessments, using instructional technology, and developing a teaching philosophy.
Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT)
They foster and champion effective teaching, grounded in sound pedagogy and enhanced by innovation, to promote successful learning for our diverse student population. To realize this mission, they collaborate with faculty and other campus partners, drawing on our wide range of expertise in pedagogy, educational technology, assessment, learning spaces, and curricular research.
Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB)
GPB hosts courses and workshops related to developing research mentorship skills, both as a mentee and mentor.
Entering Mentoring Course
Mentoring Up Series
UCLA Career Center – Graduate Career Services
The Graduate Career Services team at the UCLA Career Center provides one-on-one coaching, workshops and networking events for graduate students, around topics of career exploration, career path preparation, job search, networking and interviewing skills, in preparation for jobs inside and beyond academia. Look for event announcements in your email. Log in to their online professional development platform, Handshake, to access upcoming events, schedule coaching sessions, AND check out their resource guides below.
Career Exploration Resource Guide
Networking Resource Guide
Job Search and Resume Resource Guide
Interviewing and Negotiation Resource Guide
Academic Job Search Resource Guide
Your Department or Program
Check with your department or program, and mentors for opportunities to mentor more junior research trainees, including undergraduates, new graduate students, summer researchers, etc.