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CV Workshop

November 6, 2014

Preparing effective and persuasive application documents for academic positions is integral to successfully gaining employment after graduate school or a postdoctoral position. In this workshop, participants will learn how to most effectively package and communicate their research and teaching experience in a CV.


Participants will leave this workshop


Bruin Career Connections Fair

October 15, 2014

This event is open to Graduate Students.

RSVP for the event through the Career Center website


Sponsored by UCLA Career Center

Jump Start Your Research at UCLA

October 16, 2014

Learn about the many resources and services the Library offers to help undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty with assignments, research and teaching. 
Meet in the Research Library East Classroom, room 21536.
Wednesday, October 8th, 5-6 PM
Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 PM
Tuesday, October 14th, 5-6 PM
Wednesday, October 15th, 12-1 PM
Thursday, October 16th, 4-5 PM

Email Etiquette Workshop

November 14, 2014

A graduate student will write hundreds of emails while getting his or her degree—emails that invite professors to serve on thesis/dissertation committees, emails that ask for extensions on papers, emails in which graduate students introduce themselves to potential mentors or advisors. Designed for graduate students who speak English as a second or foreign language, this workshop breaks down the language necessary to make polite requests over email. It also covers basic email etiquette and includes opportunities to edit real example emails written by graduate students.

Practical Tips for Writing a Scientific Paper

November 21, 2014

Lauren Krogh Slone, Psychology
This workshop will cover the basics of how to plan for, prepare, and organize science-specific writing, including term papers, manuscripts and abstracts. We will also cover style, common structure and tips for avoiding problems such as excess jargon and ambiguously stated hypotheses.
Friday, November 21st, 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level) (map)


Writing the Graduate Course Paper

October 28, 2014

Winmar Way, Education
This workshop will cover strategies for writing and revising graduate-level course papers in the social sciences. In this workshop we will discuss ways to develop papers for graduate courses, including how to develop a more complex thesis and how to write a literature review. A few pointers on the differences between qualitative and quantitative papers will be covered as well.

Policy Writing: Best Practices in White Paper and Memo Writing

November 6, 2014

This workshop provides an overview of best practices in memo and white paper writing as seen in policy-related fields (e.g., urban planning, public policy, public health, business and education). We will discuss the purpose, organization, and style of this genre of writing. Then we will apply this knowledge through an in-depth analysis of exemplar papers.  This workshop is designed to enable you to write effective memos and white papers for graduate and professional settings.
Thursday, November 6th, 5:15-6:45pm

EndNote Workshop

November 18, 2014

This hands-on session offers an overview of EndNote, a citation management software program that helps researchers manage and organize their references, and automatically create and format citations and bibliographies. Taught by Gabriella Gray, librarian, Charles E. Young Research Library. Meet in the Research Library East Classroom, room 21536.

Tuesday, November 18th, 3-4 PM


October 20, 2014

Did you know that 15% of Academic Misconduct Cases that went through the Dean of Students Office last year came from international students?  Don't be a statistic!  Get the tools you need to be a successful student in the U.S. and at UCLA!  We will explain citations, what they are, how to use them and when they are needed!  Claiming "I didn't' know" won't excuse you from acts of academic misconduct!  Plagarism and other such acts can result in you being sent home.  Don't let this happen to you! Get the info NOW!  Register below for the October 20th workshop!


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