2017 GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

WORKSHOPS:

1pm-2pm:


Funding Your Graduate Education Fowler Auditorium
Learn about the various ways to fund your graduate studies. Topics include information about finding extramural fellowships and on-campus resources. Repeated at 3:30pm.

Academic Writing Resources Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Union 2nd floor
Make the transition to graduate-level writing easier by learning about graduate writing services and resources available to UCLA graduate students. We will also address how to cite sources properly and use information ethically. 

Introduction to UC Student Health Insurance Plan Fowler A139
UCLA's Insurance Manager discusses the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and UC Student Health Insurance Plan (known as UC SHIP) and answers your questions. 

Residency for Tuition Purposes Moore Hall 100
Paying non-resident fees? Learn what it takes to establish residence for tuition purposes from the UCLA officials who make this decision. 

Be Well: Wellness Resources on Campus Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Rooms 
Representatives from the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Center for Accessible Education, UCLA Recreation, and Residential Life will discuss the many resources that UCLA provides to help graduate students be well, stay well, and maybe even have some fun. 

Bruin PRIDE! Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Life at UCLA Kerckhoff Staterooms
The LGBTQ Community on campus is out and proud! In fact, UCLA is consistently ranked as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the country and has many leadership and involvement opportunities specifically for graduate students. Learn about the LGBTQ resources available to you on campus and in LA, and how to make the most of your time at UCLA. For more information, visit www.lgbt.ucla.edu.

2:15-3:15pm:

Introduction to the UCLA Library Fowler Auditorium
Learn about the different UCLA Libraries and the services they provide.

Funding Your Graduate Education: International Students Fowler A139
Learn about extramural funding opportunities available to international graduate students. 

Negotiating Advising and Mentoring Relationships Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Union 2nd Floor
How do I choose an advisor? What if I am assigned an advisor? What is a mentor? What do they do for me? What are my responsibilities? Make the most of your time in graduate school through strong relationship with your advisors and mentors.

Money Smart in Graduate School Kerckhoff Staterooms
When do I start looking for a summer job? How much time should I spend looking for funding? Is there anyone who can help me set up a graduate school budget and loan repayment plan? Learn about on-campus resources for navigating your finances, and some strategies for avoiding common financial pitfalls in graduate school. (Note--this workshop does not cover the fellowship application process. Please attend "Funding Your Graduate Education" for this information. Offered at 1 and 3:30.) 

Maximizing Your Graduate Career: Career Planning & Services for Ph.D. Students Moore Hall 100
Learn about career planning guidelines and key Career Center services for doctoral students interested in academic and non-academic careers.

Navigating LA Kerckhoff Grand Salon

Women in Academia Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Rooms

3:30-4:30:

Funding Your Graduate Education Fowler Auditorium
Learn about the various ways to fund your graduate studies. Topics include information about finding extramural fellowships and on-campus resources. Also offered at 1pm.

International Student Panel Fowler A139

Thinking Ahead: Career Planning & Services for Master's Students Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Union 2nd Floor 
Learn about key Career Center services (for non-MBA Master's students) that will help you develop your career planning timeline and strategy!

Resources for Students of Color Kerckhoff Staterooms

Resources for Student Families Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Rooms

Living in LA Moore 100

Undocugrad Panel Ackerman 3508