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Professional Development: Introduction to Stata

October 13, 2015

Introduction to Stata, Tuesday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, CLICC Classroom C Description: Stata is a powerful and yet easy-to-use statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and Unix platforms. This class is designed for people who are just getting started using Stata. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using Stata for statistics, graphics and data management. This is a hands-on workshop with no online component. Non-UCLA researchers are allowed to sign up and attend.

Editing for Style: How to Improve Your Writing

May 15, 2015

I've been told that my writing is "dense" and "passive" and that my sentences don't "flow." How can I fix these problems?  This hands-on workshop will cover strategies for improving writing at the sentence level. We will look at common problems like the overuse of weak verbs, passive voice, and nominalizations as well as offer specific tips to strengthen clarity and cohesion. Please bring a hard copy of your own work, at least 5-10 double-spaced pages (more is fine).


Interests: Self-Assessment for Grad Students (pre-work required)

May 26, 2015

Discover how your interests relate to careers and majors. RSVP at least

a week in advance to receive instructions to take an online assessment.

Results will be provided and interpreted during the workshop.

Cover Letters for Jobs in Industry & Nonprofit (for Graduate Students)

May 22, 2015

This event is designed for graduate students who are looking to learn

tips and tricks to create a stellar cover letter. Come and learn successful

strategies that will allow you to convey what is important on a cover letter,

and learn about some common mistakes you should avoid. (This

workshop is not designed for students in Medical or Law School).

Discovering Your Dream Job for Graduate Students

May 11, 2015

Are you a graduate student but still asking yourself, "What do I want to

be when I grow up?" You’re not alone! Leave this workshop armed with a

set of guiding principles to assist you as you embark upon your journey

to a fulfilling career.

Webinar: Finding and Competing for Graduate/Post-Graduate Fellowships

April 7, 2015

Webinar for students and faculty or staff who mentor them on how to find and apply for graduate fellowships, dissertation grants and postdoctoral grants focused on increasing diversity. Special focus will be on Ford Foundation fellowships/post-doc grants, but other programs including those sponsored by NIH, GEM and others will be discussed.

Webinars will be recorded and the materials sent to all registrants shortly after the event.

Date:  Tuesday April 7, 2015

Time:  9:30am to 11:00 am

Location: Online Webinar

UCLA Master’s & PhD Career Conference

April 30, 2015
Here is a link to the conference website: The UCLA Master’s & PhD Career Conference is a one day symposium for UCLA Graduate Students and Postdocs to connect with more than 100 employers and advanced degree alumni, explore career paths, and develop professional skills used in and outside of the academy. Key Speaker: Hugh Kearns, BAgSc, MEd, MMHS Student and Postdoc registration now open.

Networking for PhDs

April 7, 2015

Career Week 2015

Networking for PhDs: How to Get Your Next Job, Publication, Grant, Collaboration, or Just Have More Fun

April 7, 2015

12-1:45pm, UCLA Career Center, Second Floor, Room 200

This workshop will help you: 

§  Demystify "networking" by breaking it down to specific steps PhD's can take to build relationships and advance their careers 

§  Understand the importance of networking for PhD careers 

§  Learn skills specific to networking as a doctoral-level person in academic and industry environments 

Professional Etiquette Dinner for Graduate Students (RSVP)

March 10, 2015

Cosponsored by the UCLA Career Center and the UCLA Graduate Division

Learn the do’s and don’ts of meal etiquette in professional contexts from renowned expert, author and consultant Mary Crane.

UCLA Luskin Public Affairs Career Fair

April 7, 2015

UCLA Luskin students and alumni, don't miss this opportunity to find out about current and upcoming job and internship opportunities!  At the fair, employers will have the opportunity to share information about their organization with potential applicants, collect resumes from graduating masters students and alumni of our program, as well as network with other employers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

The full list of employers attending the fair will be sent via email in late March to those who have registered.


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