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Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Earn Some Money - Grad Peer Advisor Program!!!
UCLA Career Center
Application deadline: Accepted & reviewed on a rolling basis until filled; Thursday, July 31, 2014 priority.
Training is expected to begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The UCLA Career Center’s Peer Advisor internship trains UCLA graduate students to act as peer guides and advisors on the resources and services of the Career Center. Graduate Peer Advisors will learn to:
-Give tutorials in the Career Lab and promote Career Center to graduate students
-Advise students on career resources, including academic and non-academic job search resources
-Conduct CV and resume critiques
-Staff information tables at select campus locations or at special events
-Make presentations at graduate residential halls and to student groups (i.e. at meetings or by request)

Students selected for this internship will benefit by:
· increasing their hiring potential by including this experience on their resume
· networking with career professionals for potential careers in student services
· receiving a customized career plan, including the option to select a career counselor of their choice
· receiving an hourly salary of $12.50 an hour (students eligible for work-study funding are strongly encouraged to apply)

Eligibility and Requirements
· UCLA graduate students in all academic disciplines. Must be in good academic standing (i.e., not on academic probation or subject to dismissal). Seeking representation from a variety of disciplines.
· Students must graduate no earlier than June 2014 and be able to work from fall 2014 through spring 2015.
· Must be able to work 10-15 hours/week (negotiable to a minimum of 8 hours per week).
· Combined UCLA work hours may not exceed 19 per week (subject to restrictions based on your academic schedule, the UCLA Graduate Division, and any other position you may hold on campus).
· Fellowship/scholarship recipients may require special permission and additional paperwork.

How to Apply
· Submit cover letter and resume via BruinView (see
· Optional: as an additional document submit a PPT on BV. Career related topic preferred and any topic accepted as an example of your ability to organize a presentation.
· Recommended that cover letter include ideas you may have to assist in delivering career services to grad students and/or making them more aware of career services on campus.
· Interview will include a 5 to 10 minute presentation on any topic, preferably career related topic relevant to applicant’s academic discipline.

Desired Skills & Experience
· Experience working with college students, faculty, and staff
· Ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage details of projects
· Excellent interpersonal skills, professional maturity, and ethics to work with college students, professional career counselor team and employers
· Effective use of computers, social media, and web-based programs
· Knowledge of MS Word, Adobe, PowerPoint
· Ability to edit and/or build website is a plus
· Ability to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner
· Collaborative team player willing to take initiative within reasonable boundaries
· Excellent presentation and research skills
· Knowledge of UCLA campus and resources

Thu, 26 Jun 2014

CV and Cover Letter Boot Camp

Thursday, July 10, 2014
9:30am - 12:00pm
UCLA Career Center, 2nd Floor, Room 200

Preparing effective and persuasive application documents for academic positions is integral to successfully gaining employment after graduate school or a postdoctoral position. In this 2.5 hour, hands on workshop, participants will learn how to most effectively package and communicate their research and teaching experience.

Participants will leave this workshop:

Understanding clear formatting guidelines
Awareness of how to best represent themselves on paper
Kristy Sherrer, STEM Manager of Graduate Student Services, UCLA Career Center
John Taborn, Associate Director of Counseling Services, UCLA Career Center

Bring two hard copies of your CV and one Cover Letter to receive feedback and expert advice on how to best prepare your documents. Given the high level of interactivity in this workshop, spaces are limited.

RSVP is required:

This workshop is open to Master's students, Doctoral students, and Postdoctoral Scholars.

Academic Job Series: CV and Cover Letter Boot Camp
The Academic Job Series presents: CV and Cover Letter Boot Camp Dr. John Taborn, Associate Director of Counseling Services UCLA Career Center Kristy Sherrer, STEM Manager of Graduate Student Services UCLA Career Center July 10, 2014 9:30am-12:00pm UCLA Career…

Sun, 15 Jun 2014

With the opening of the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships application cycle, AAAS will be hosting a series of chat sessions. The sessions will provide prospective candidates an opportunity to ask questions of fellowship staff and current/alumni fellows about the application process, fellowship experience, post-fellowship career impact, and more!

I had a monumental experience. You can too. S&T Policy Fellowships Chat Series | AAAS - The...
Applying Science to Society: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Hey e-grads: who likes showing kids that reading books is awesome? The kids at Los Angeles Elementary love books so much, they come in on a Saturday to be read to! Come join eGSA and Reading To Kids next Sat. to read silly stories and make drawings with K-5 children!

When: Saturday, June 14, 8am - 11am
Where: 1211 S. Hobart Blvd., CA 90006
Other: Carpooling is available if you need a ride, and free lunch will be provided afterwards.
RSVP for Reading to Kids here:

Reading to Kids Reading Club RSVP List
Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. Reading to Kids currently works with Gratts, Magnolia, Esperanza, Los Angeles, Politi, White, and Alta Loma Elementary…

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