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If you’re planning to apply for a Fulbright grant, we encourage you to get in touch with UC’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The NCA staff is happy to discuss your plans, talk about the application process and provide feedback on your application essays. The campus deadline for the 2015-16 competition is September 2, so make an appointment today!
The hard and fast technical knowledge you learn in your classes is only a part of what’s necessary to land your dream job. Business leaders are becoming more and more concerned with what they call the “skills gap” in today’s graduates. They’re concerned that today’s generation doesn’t have all of the necessary “soft skills” to succeed in today’s workplace. So, are you doing everything you can right now to develop your soft skills? If not, read this article to find out what skills you’ll need to land that dream job and what you can do while in graduate school to develop those skills.
Whether you’re an incoming graduate student or a returning student coming to the end of the UC Student Health Insurance (SHI) term, it’s important to discuss the different health insurance options available to all graduate students. This insurance information may not be easy to understand, but it is something that everyone has to deal with. Knowing this, the Graduate School has decided to help you out. In this article, you’ll find information about both UC’s Student Health Insurance (SHI) and health insurance through the Healthcare Marketplace (or your state’s equivalent).
Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program. The fellowship will support 60 doctoral candidates to go to China to study, conduct research, and write their doctoral dissertations for a period of six months to two years. Funding will cover tuition, research costs, medical insurance, airfare and a stipend for living expenses. For more information, visit www.iie.org/ccsp.
Physics professor Dr. Zupan recently received the 2014 Young Investigator Award from the UC chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, for his work with the Higgs boson and his continued contributions to particle physics. This award recognizes a junior faculty member, currently in his/her early career, for distinguished research accomplishments in a science or engineering field.
We want to know, What do YOU wish you had known when you started graduate school at UC? This is your chance to pass along your best words of wisdom to this year's incoming graduate students! Your advice will be posted to the Graduate School's website and the best advice submitted by Friday, Aug. 1, will be featured in a GradCURRENTS feature as well as the 2014 Graduate Student Survival Manual.