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Student Success Workshops


 

 STUDENT SUCCESS WORKSHOP SERIES

The workshops below are intended to support your professional development and preparation to apply for national awards. Please be sure to RSVP to secure your seat at the workshops. If you are attending a workshop that is specific to an award opportunity, please review the award website before attending the workshop and come prepared to ask questions!

RSVP here for Winter 2018 Workshops

  • Earning Letters of Recommendation
    (click on the right to see workshop details) 

    Learn tips on how to connect with faculty and earn strong letters of recommendation.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Jan. 23, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm 2120 Hinderaker
     Feb. 14, 2018  2:00pm-3:00pm Teaching and Learning Center, Rivera Library, A0101A
  • Connecting to Undergraduate Research
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    Learn about the resources to help you find research opportunities.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Feb. 6, 2018 2:00pm-3:00pm 2120 Hinderaker
     Mar. 2, 2018  1:00pm-2:00pm 1127 Hinderaker
  • DAAD
    (click on the right to see workshop details)

    Learn about funded research and study programs in Germany.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Feb. 23, 2018 12:00pm 1127 Hinderaker
  • Office of Research Basics: What’s Required, Who We Are and How We Can Help
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    Are you conducting research with human subjects or animals? Come learn about the IRB process.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Feb. 13, 2018 11:00am Teaching & Learning Center, Rivera Library
     Mar. 9, 2018 11:00am Teaching & Learning Center, Rivera Library
  • Preparing for Interviews - Scholarship Endorsements and Graduate/Professional School
    (click on the right to see workshop details)

    Learn tips that can be applied to any interview opportunity.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Jan. 30, 2018 12:10pm-1:00pm  1127 Hinderaker
     Feb. 22, 2018  2:00pm-3:00pm  2120 Hinderaker

  • Summer Opportunities with Public Policy and International Affairs
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    Learn how a summer experience can change your life and prepare you to enter public policy or international affairs.

    Prepare for a career in international affairs through a fully-funded intensive summer experience at one of 5 top universities (UC Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon University).

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
         
     Mar. 9, 2018  12:00pm  1127 Hinderaker
  • synposiumUndergraduate Research Symposium
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    Apply to present your research at the UCR Symposium. Come get tips on preparing your oral or poster presentation.

    The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium provides the opportunity for undergraduates across the disciplines to share their research and creative activities with the UCR community. Students may present their work in a variety of ways, such as oral presentations, poster sessions, art exhibits, performances, and electronic media. We encourage all UCR undergraduates involved in faculty mentored research or creative activities to apply, and those not yet involved to discover that attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at UCR.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DatePresentation
    Type
    TimeLocation
     Feb. 6, 2018  Poster  9:00am-10:00am Teaching and Learning Center, Rivera Library, A0101A
     Feb. 8, 2018  Oral  11:00am-12:00pm Teaching and Learning Center, Rivera Library, A0101A
     Feb. 13, 2018  Poster  10:00am-11:00am 1127 Hinderaker
     Feb. 15, 2018  Oral  10:00am-11:00am Teaching and Learning Center, Rivera Library, A0101A
     Feb. 21, 2018  Poster  2:00pm-3:00pm 0154 Hinderaker (Basement)
     Feb. 23, 2018  Oral  3:00pm-4:00pm 1127 Hinderaker
     Feb. 28, 2018 Poster   11:00am-12:00pm 0154 Hinderaker (Basement)
     Mar. 2, 2018  Oral  11:00am-12:00pm 2120 Hinderaker
    Mar. 5, 2018 Poster 9:00am-10:00am 1127 Hinderaker
    Mar. 8, 2018 Oral 2:00pm-3:00pm 2120 Hinderaker
  • minigrantWriting a Grant Proposal for Minigrant
    (click on the right to see workshop details)

    Learn how to write a proposal to fund faculty mentored undergraduate research or travel to present at a national conference.

    Grants enable undergraduate to participate in a faculty mentored research, creative or artistic projects of their own design. The grants also fund student travel to present their research at conferences. Come join us and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Feb. 20, 2018  1:00pm-2:00pm 1127 Hinderaker
     Feb. 22, 2018  11:00am-12:00pm 1127 Hinderaker
     Feb. 26, 2018  2:00pm-3:00pm 1127 Hinderaker
     Mar. 1, 2018  9:00am-10:00am 1127 Hinderaker
     Mar. 7, 2018  1:00pm-2:00pm 2120 Hinderaker
    Mar. 9, 2018 10:00am-11:00am 2120 Hinderaker
  • journalPreparing Submissions for Publication
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    Learn how to publish your research.

    There are many reasons it is important to be published, some of the benefits include: becoming a competitive applicant for grad school, enhancing your resume, displaying leadership and initiative, and improving writing and research skills. Come learn how to create a clear and concise submission for publication.  This workshop is required of any student who wishes to submit to the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
     Feb. 5, 2018  4:30-5:30 pm Teaching and Learning Center, Rivera Library, A0101A
     Feb. 6, 2018  10:00-11:00 am Teaching and Learning Center, Rivera Library, A0101A
     Feb. 7, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm

    1127 Hinderaker 
     Feb. 8, 2018 11:00-12:00 am

    1127 Hinderaker
  • crfApplying to the Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Workshop
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    Learn how to prepare a competitive proposal for the CRF.

    The UCR Chancellor's Research Fellowship awards thirteen undergraduate students up to $5,750 each. The application for this award opens in late winter and closes in early April. The fellowship begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. In order to be eligible to apply for the fellowship, all candidates must attend an application workshop. To learn more, please join us and attend one of the workshops listed below:

    Workshop Dates:
    DateTimeLocation
    1/16 (T) 2pm-3pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    1/17 (W) 1pm-2pm 154 Hinderaker Hall
    1/18 (R)  3pm-4pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    1/22 (M)  10am-11am  1127 Hinderaker Hall
    1/24 (W)  9am-10am 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    1/26 (F)  10am-11am 154 Hinderaker Hall
    1/30 (T)  9am-10am 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    2/1 (F)  1pm-2pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall
    2/2 (F)  3pm-4pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/5 (M)  11am-12pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/7 (W)  2pm-3pm  154 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/9 (F)  12pm-1pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/12 (M)  3pm-4pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/13 (T)  1pm-2pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/15 (R)  3pm-4pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/20 (T)  11am-12pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/21 (W)  12pm-1pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/23 (F)  1pm-2pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/26 (M)  9am-10am  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    2/27 (T)  10am-11am  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    3/1 (R)  11am-12pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    3/5 (M)  1pm-2pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    3/7 (W)  11am-12pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
    3/9 (F)  3pm-4pm  1127 Hinderaker Hall 
  • ucdcUCDC Information Sessions
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    Learn how UCDC can change your life.

    The UCDC Program offers qualified undergraduate students from any major an exciting opportunity to combine course work, field research and professional experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital.

    RSVP for UCDC Information Sessions ONLY here

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation/Event
    1/29 (M) 6:00 pm Glen Mor Resource Fair
     1/30 (T)  11:00am -12:00pm Teaching and Learning Center 
     2/6 (T)  5:15-6:30pm  Teaching and Learning Center: Panel Night for Pre-Departure
    2/7 (W) 3:00-4:00pm Teaching and Learning Center
    2/13 (T) 5:00-6:30pm Teaching and Learning Center: Networking and Social
    2/14 (W) 1:00-2:00pm Rivera 104
    2/21 (W) 2:00-3:00pm Teaching and Learning Center
    2/27 (T) 11:00am-12:00pm Teaching and Learning Center
    3/7 (W) 3:00-4:00pm Teaching and Learning Center

RSVP here for Spring 2018 Workshops

  • journalBecome a Cultural Ambassador through the Fulbright Program
    Fulbright provides opportunities around the world for students interested in teaching English or conducting research. Come learn about the mission of the Fulbright, available opportunities, and how to prepare for the application process.
    Workshop Date: April 12th at 2:00 pm, Rivera Library, Room 140
  • ucdcUCDC Information Sessions
    The UCDC Program offers qualified undergraduate students from any major an exciting opportunity to combine course work, field research and professional experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital.

    RSVP for UCDC Information Sessions ONLY here

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
         
         
  • synposiumUndergraduate Research Symposium
    The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium provides the opportunity for undergraduates across the disciplines to share their research and creative activities with the UCR community. Students may present their work in a variety of ways, such as oral presentations, poster sessions, art exhibits, performances, and electronic media. We encourage all UCR undergraduates involved in faculty mentored research or creative activities to apply, and those not yet involved to discover that attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at UCR.
    Workshop Dates: 
    DatePresentation
    Type
    TimeLocation
           
           
           
           
           
           
  • minigrantWriting a Grant Proposal for Minigrant

    Grants enable undergraduate to participate in a faculty mentored research, creative or artistic projects of their own design. The grants also fund student travel to present their research at conferences. Come join us and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

    Workshop Dates: 
    DateTimeLocation
         
         
         
         
         
Workshops for Fall 2017 -  Please review the award opportunity before attending the information session and come prepared to ask questions!

RSVP here for all workshops!
 
  • RSVP directly at

    https://ueucr.wufoo.com/forms/zrzleih0ka329p/

    • mini_grantStudent Mini-grants
       Grants enable undergraduates to participate in a faculty mentored research, creative or artistic projects of their own design. The grants also fund student travel to present their research at conferences. Come join us and learn more about this exciting opportunity.
      Workshop Dates:
      DateTimeLocation
      10/5 (R) 2:00 pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      10/11 (W) 11:00 am 2120 Hinderaker Hall
      10/26 (R) 1:00 pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      10/31 (T) 9:30 am 1100 Hinderaker Hall
      11/2 (R) 2:00 pm 1100 Hinderaker Hall
      11/7 (T) 9:30 am 1100 Hinderaker Hall
    • Introduction to National Prestigious Scholarships and Awards
      This workshop will introduce students to national awards and scholarships. Learn what makes a competitive applicant; identify the award that is “Right” for you, and how to prepare to apply.
      Workshop Dates:
      DateTimeLocation
      10/4 (W) 2:00 pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      10/5 (R) 9:30 am 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    • Barry Goldwater Scholarship
      Provides $7,500 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. You must be nominated to apply. Come learn about this exciting award opportunity.
      Workshop Dates:
      DateTimeLocation
      10/11 (W) 3:00 pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      10/12 (R) 9:30 am 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    • Donald A. Strauss Scholarship
      Awards $10,000 scholarships to California college sophomores & juniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service and education. Strauss Scholars tend to have extensive experience in community and public service. Come learn how to apply.
      Workshop Dates:
      DateTimeLocation
      10/18 (W) 2:00 pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      10/20 (F) 2:00 pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    • Undergraduate Research Journal
      Publishing your research in the Undergraduate Research Journal
      DateTimeLocation
      10/30 (M) 3:00pm - 4:00pm ARC, Surge 156
      10/31 (T) 4pm - 5:00pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      11/1 (W) 1:00pm- 2:00pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
      11/2 (F) 2:00pm- 3:00pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    • Become a Cultural Ambassador through the Fulbright Program
      Fulbright provides opportunities around the world for students interested in teaching English or conducting research. Come learn about the mission of the Fulbright, available opportunities, and how to prepare for the application process.
      DateTimeLocation
      11/7 (T) 10am Academic Resource Center, Surge 308
    • PIPPAPublic Policy & International Affairs (PPIA)and DAAD workshops
      The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national fellowship program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies and ultimately careers in public policy and international affairs. DAAD provides paid summer research opportunities in Germany.
      Workshop Dates: 
      DateTimeLocation
      10/24 (T)  9am-10am Academic Resource Center, 156 Surge
      10/25 (W)  3pm-4pm 1100 Hinderaker Hall
      10/27 (F)  2pm-3pm 11227 Hinderaker Hall
    • CRF 2015-16 Group PhotoApplying to the Chancellor's Research Fellowship Workshop
      Inaugurated in 2012, the UCR Chancellor's Research Fellowship awards thirteen undergraduate students up to $5,000 each.  The funds may be used for materials, supplies, and travel related expenses in order to conduct a research or creative activity project. The application for this award opens in late winter and is due in early April.  The fellowship begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year.
      Candidates for this fellowship must attend an application workshop to be eligible to apply for a Chancellor's Research Fellowship.
      DateTimeLocation
      12/4 (M)  2pm 1127 Hinderaker Hall
    • WRITING SUPPORT:

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      1) Personal Statement Workshops:  Learn about common elements of personal statments and how to get started on writing your own.

    • RSVP: Nov. 1 @ 2pm in the Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
    • RSVP: Nov. 2 @ 10am in the Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
    • 2) General Statement of Grant Purpose: Personal statements are necessary if you’re planning on applying to graduate or professional schools and even for many scholarships and fellowships. The ARC’s Writing Support Specialist will go over common elements of personal statements and how to get started on writing your own.

      RSVP: TBA @ the Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
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