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BCLA Healthcare Symposium: The Opioid Epidemic @ California NanoSystems Institute (UCLA Campus)
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Biotech Connection LA is hosting a healthcare symposium geared towards addressing opioid misuse, a rapidly evolving health crisis in the nation. Reserve your spot now and stay tuned for more information.

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Professional Negotiation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars @ Career Center Room 200
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn how to effectively negotiate job offers by finding mutually beneficial adjustments to an initial offer. Participants will explore the importance and tactics of salary negotiation through this hands-on workshop.

Co-sponsored by UCLA Career Center and UCLA Graduate Division

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Careers in Science Policy – Panel Discussion @ Career Center Room 200
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Getting Started on the Dissertation: How to Get Going and Keep Going @ Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop gives an overview of organization, time management, writing process issues and writing strategies. Recommended for people in the early stages of the dissertation, but useful for all stages.

Symposium on Writing Pedagogy: Creating Connections @ Powell 186
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

The members of UCLA’s Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy, in coordination with UCLA Writing Programs, are proud to announce our first annual Symposium on Writing Pedagogy: Creating Connections on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 10:30-4:30. Additional information is below (and attached in printable version). We encourage all interested faculty and students to attend and to forward widely. Please stay tuned for a detailed program and link to RSVP in the coming weeks.

Schedule of events

10:30am – 12 pm: Workshop: inclusive writing pedagogy

12pm – 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 2pm: Round table: writing in/across disciplines

2pm – 3:30 pm: Workshop: teaching writing

3:30pm – 4:30 pm: Reception


All UCLA faculty and students are welcome
Stay tuned for more information

Applying for the NIH Training Fellowship @ Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This workshop will cover the application process and required components of an NIH NRSA application.. We will discuss preparation, documents needed, and writing strategies. The workshop will mainly focus on NIH Grant F31, but F30 and F32 are very similar. The workshop will also address how to find appropriate materials/resources for a complete application.

Conquering Impostor Syndrome and Negotiating Effectively
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ever feel like a fraud or incompetent and fear that others will discover that you’re not equipped for the position you have? Do you believe you landed a job, won an award, or obtained admission to a program because you were lucky? If so, then you’re not alone. People everywhere — from college students to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies — have experienced these impostor feelings (but nobody really talks about them). Let’s address the elephant in the room.

An “Inside the Executive Office” interview of Dr. Angelica S. Gutierrez hosted by Liz Garcia, Podcast Host and CEO of Stay Limitless, will center on the impostor syndrome: symptoms, causes, implications, and strategies to counter its effects.

After discussing the impostor syndrome and the lies we tell ourselves, it’s time to own our value and leverage it in negotiations.

Dr. Gutierrez’s Negotiations Presentation + Workshop will cover key concepts and principles, including establishing your Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA), reservation price, target point, issues, interests, positions and strategies that can be applied across contexts (i.e., employment offers, property sales/purchases, mergers/acquisitions). Attendees will also participate in an employment negotiation simulation that will provide them with the opportunity to apply the concepts, principles, and strategies discussed during the presentation.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast + Networking

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. “Inside the Executive Office” interview on Impostor Syndrome

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Negotiations Presentation

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Negotiations Simulation

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Debrief + Q&A

**Continental Breakfast, Parking Included**

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The Academic Job Search Intensive for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and the Arts @ Career Center Room 200 and Conference A/B
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration opens: May 25th

During this one-day workshop, graduate students and postdocs will learn about the unique expectations for an academic job search, and work on communicating their qualifications through their application materials. Faculty from a range of institutions will share insights and expertise as participants work on their CV, cover letter, teaching statements, and research statements.

Sessions include:

Preparing for the Academic Job Search at Different Types of Institutions – Faculty Panel

Research,Diversity, and Teaching Statement Workshops

Academic Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Individual CV Review Sessions

This event is open to UCLA Graduate Students and UCLA Postdoctoral Scholars.

Co-sponsored by: UCLA Career Center and Graduate Division

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BCLA Summer Mixer – Featuring CNSI at UCLA and The Bridge Institute at USC
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss out on another opportunity to network with the biotech industry in LA. BCLA Summer Mixer is featuring our so important core sponsors: CNSI at UCLA and The Bridge Institute at USC. Join us and network with fellow academics and industry professionals over appetizers and drinks.

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How to be an Ally: From Awareness to Action @ CNSI Auditorium
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For anyone looking for effective strategies to help promote inclusion!

4-5pm- Lecture from Dr Evelyn Carter og UCLA BruinX

From Awareness to Action: The Path Toward Meaningful Allyship

Our diverse society offers many opportunities to learn about the triumphs, struggles, and experiences of a variety of groups. With this increased knowledge also comes awareness of grave social injustice and inequity that persists in how members of different groups are treated across all spheres of society. What are the ways to translate our awareness and desire to effect change into action that uplifts, and does not overshadow or stifle, the work of marginalized communities?

This talk will discuss ways to engage in meaningful allyship, what research tells us about being an ally, and the challenges that might arise along the way.

5-6 pm – Reception for Dialogue

Join us for a reception to discuss the lecture and start a conversation about how to promote inclusion in all corners of UCLA.

Evelyn Carter Biography

Dr. Evelyn Carter is a social psychologist currently working as a Research Scientist in the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her research on how people detect and discuss cues to racial bias has been published in peer-reviewed journals and funded by the National Science Foundation. Her current job harnesses her passion for using evidence-based methods to create and sustain inclusive climates within universities and organizations; to this end, she has led collaborative research teams at 7 different institutions. Evelyn is also a dynamic speaker and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to her own research and how social science research can inform responses to and understanding of relevant issues of the day. You can learn more about her work at her website:

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