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During the academic year, the Director of Graduate Affairs releases information containing events, updates, and funding opportunities related to graduate students in the School of Social Ecology.  Save this page to the homepage of your desktop, laptop, or phone to stay in the loop!

Table of Contents (Updated 5/22/19)

Important University Dates

Spring 2019 Gratigrams!  Notes of Appreciation

UCI's 7 Steps for Commencement 2019

UCI Center for Ethnography Presents, Visualizing Toxic Subjects (May 28th to May 31st)

Social Ecology Founders Award Event, 2019 Honoree John Whiteley, Ed.D. (6/3/19)

Spring 2019 Graduate Resource Center (GRC) Events

Spring 2019 Opportunities & Events from UCI's Division of Career Pathways

Spring 2019 Wednesday Wellness Walks

Awards, Fellowships, Grants, & Other Funding Opportunities

UCI Division of Career Pathways Hosts the CA State Recruiting Specialist, Auditor's Office (5/29/19) - Open Position to All Disciplines!

2019-2020 Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship Award Opportunities (Deadline, 6/7/19)

Refernce Materials for Students Seeking Non-Academic Careers

UCI's Science In Action (SIA) - Promoting Graduate Student Professional Success

2017-2018 Graduate Student Awards List


 

Important University Dates 2018-2019

The fee payment deadline for Spring 2019 was Friday, March 15thThe deadline to pay your fees to avoid loss of student status is Friday, April 19th

*If you are a doctoral student supported by a fellowship, or employed as a GSR or Teaching Assistant, please enroll in courses prior to the fee payment deadline to ensure your tuition and fees are processed.*

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FILING DEADLINES


 

Spring 2019 Gratigrams!  Notes of Appreciation

Hello everyone!

Our Gratigram (Gratitude Gram) station at Winter Fest was a hit, so we are doing it again – if you’d like to send a note of appreciation and a small treat to a Social Ecology Anteater, please visit one of the locations below to fill one (or two, or three…) out:

SBSG 5545 (Mail Room)

SBSG 4th floor (Psychological Science Main Office)

SEI 200 (Copy Room)

SEII 2344 (Copy Room)

Gratigrams will be available at the above locations until Tuesday, May 28th, and will be delivered by Friday, May 31st – don’t forget to check your mailbox to see if you receive one!


 

UCI's 7 Steps for Commencement 2019!

LINK TO 7 STEPS

Reservations open:

Monday · April 1 · 9 a.m.
· Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Wednesday · April 3 · 9 a.m.
· School of Social Ecology
· School of Humanities

All ticket reservations close at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19. Late reservations are only accepted based on availability.


 

UCI Center for Ethnography Presents, Visualizing Toxic Subjects (May 28th to May 31st)

Location: Viewpoint Gallery (UCI Student Center)

Curators: Professor Kim Fortun (UCI, Anthropology) and Doctoral Student James Adams (UCI, Anthropology)

Invitation

Visualizing Toxic Subjects is a collaborative project in which participants are collecting, captioning, sharing and commenting on ethnographic visualizations, working to update ways of using a variety of visual materials in the conduct and expression of ethnography.  

Exhbition

Project Page

Blog Post (Teaching Culture)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

4:00 – 4:30pm: Guided Tour  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

11:00 – 11:30am: Guided Tour

Thursday, May 30, 2019

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Guided Tour

Sign up for Guided Tours

Friday, May 31, 2019 (11:30-12 + 1-1:30)

10:00 –11:30am: Center for Ethnography Annual Program 2019-2020

11:30am  – 12:00pm: Guided Tour

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30pm: Guided Tour  

1:30 – 3:30pm : VtS Seminar

3:30 – 4:00pm: Reception


 

Social Ecology Founders Award Event, 2019 Honoree John Whiteley, Ed.D. (6/3/19)


 

Spring 2019 Graduate Resource Center (GRC) Events

Click on the image below to view event information. 


 

Spring 2019 Opportunities & Events from UCI's Division of Career Pathways

HOW TO HANDSHAKE

Handshake is the UCI Division of Career Pathways’ comprehensive online job search platform. This online resource allows students to find jobs and internships, employer information sessions, career fair participants, workshops, and schedule career counseling appointments.  Students can store multiple resumes, cover letters, and other documents to use for internship and job searches.


 

Spring 2019 Wednesday Wellness Walks

Research shows that being connected to and experiencing nature contributes to mental health and emotional well-being. UCI has several beautiful places on or near campus where students, faculty and staff can connect with and experience the natural beauty of our environment and ecosystem.

The Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion and Campus Recreation continue their collaboration on “Wednesday Wellness Walks,” which allows UCI students, faculty and staff to enjoy a guided walking tour of five of these natural resources … and it’s absolutely FREE!

The walks take place on Wednesdays of Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 every quarter. Each walking tour includes a mindfulness/meditation component (provided by Natalie D’Azzo, Wellness Programs Manager in the Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion), an ecological education component (provided by Dr. Peter Bowler, professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Director of the UCI Arboretum), and/or an outdoor education component (provided by Doug Tully, Outdoor Adventures Coordinator in Campus Recreation).

The Spring 2019 schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, April 10: UCI Aldrich Park
Wednesday, April 24: Mason Park
Wednesday, May 8: UCI Arboretum
Wednesday, May 22: Sea & Sage Audobon Area
Wednesday, June 5: UCI Ecological Preserve

All walks will begin by meeting outside of “Zot N Go” at 11:30AM and will conclude by 1PM. No registration is necessary.

Cancellations or changes will be announced on our website: StudentWellness.uci.edu


 

UCI Division of Career Pathways Hosts the CA State Recruiting Specialist, Auditor's Office (5/29/19) - Open Position to All Disciplines!

There is an upcoming event for all graduate students interested in research and making policy recommendations to legislature. The Division of Career Pathways and Grad Division will be hosting a recruiting specialist from the CA State Auditor’s office on May 29 who will discuss the government application process and how to stand out (click on button below for event flyer). 

ADDITIONAL INFO

The Auditor position is open to all disciplines and is involved in researching a variety topics impacting CA (homelessness, transportation, financial management, veteran services, etc.).

*Important Note: There are current openings and the deadline to submit an application for this hiring cycle is May 24. There will be additional hiring cycles in Fall.

Application link

If students have any questions about submitting for this current hiring cycle, they can reach out directly to the recruiter, Glen Fowler, at GlenF@auditor.ca.gov.


 

2019-2020 Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship Award Opportunities (Deadline, 6/7/19)

2019-2020 Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship Award Opportunities, Call for Applications

DEADLINE: JUNE 7, 2019, 11:59 PM

Through a generous gift from Martha and Jim Newkirk, the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society is now soliciting applications from UCI graduate students from all disciplines for graduate student fellowships. The Fellows and their projects will be an integral part of the Center’s Community-based Research Initiative.

The Fellowship has changed for the 2019-2020 year.  There are two-award categories:

  • Category I: Fellowship in Community-based Research
    • Fellow ($5,000, 4 awards)
    • Senior Fellow ($8,750, 2 awards)
  • Category II: Dissertation Fellowship
    • Fellow ($11,000, 2 awards)

For more information and to apply click here.


 

Reference Materials for Students Seeking Non-Academic Careers

Below is some relevant literature regarding the non-academic career path for academics.  All are available on Amazon, as well for check-out with the Director of Graduate Affairs.  Enjoy!

Navigating the Path to Industry: A Hiring Manager's Advice for Academics Looking for a Job in Industry

By M.R. Nelson

So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside of Academia

By Susan Basalla & Maggie Debelius

The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

By Karen Kelsky, Ph.D.

Building a Career Outside Academia: A Guide for Doctoral Students in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

By Jennifer Brown Urban & Miriam R. Linver

Succeeding Outside the Academy: Career Paths beyond the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM

By Joseph Fruscione & Kelly J. Baker

 


 

UCI's Science In Action (SIA) - Promoting Graduate Student Professional Success

SIA provides opportunities for graduate students to develop leadership, mentoring and communication skills, and a deeper understanding of ethical issues within research and relationships.  These competencies will be essential as students move forward in their career, either in or outside the academy.  SIA has been developed at UCI by a partnership between faculty and student ambassadors in the School of Ecology and School of Physical Sciences and the Graduate Division and embodies the recommendations by the NASEM Report on Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century.  The applications for 2018-2019 SIA have closed for this year.  Please check back later for the 2019-2020 cohort application. Questions? Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, PhD.

Event/Workshop Topics

  • Diverse career trajectories
  • Success beyond graduate training
  • Effective graduate writing
  • Keys to finding research funding
  • Other SIA, professional development, certificate series events/workshops and more!

SIA Info & Events

 

 

Social Ecology Graduate Student Awards, 2017-2018

2017-2018 Graduate Student Awards List is now accessible online!