The GSRC at UCLA

Student Activities Center

The UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center is a Graduate Students Association initiative that is managed by Student Affairs. The GSRC is a resource, referral and information center for graduate students, offering programs and workshops on a variety of topics, drop-in advice and assistance, meeting and study space, and the opportunity for social interaction. The GSRC works with GSA to organize the Graduate Student Orientation and Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Graduate Welcome Day each fall. The Graduate Student Resource Center is also the home of the new Graduate Writing Center. All graduate and professional students are welcome. We are located in B11 of the Student Activities Center (formerly the Men's Gym).


Career Counseling Drop-in Hours Just For Grad Students
Spring: Tuesdays and Thursday, 11am-12noon in the GSRC

Appointments are also available M-F at the Career Center (use BruinView to make appointment).

Counselors from the UCLA Career Center come to the Graduate Student Resource Center for a drop-in hour JUST for graduate students, 11am-12noon, Thursdays, to provide quick answers to graduate students about CVs/resumes, job search strategies, information sources and more. No appointment necessary! All UCLA graduate and professional school students are also welcome to make appointments up to two weeks in advance to see a career counselor at the Career Center. Same day appointments are also available. Please see the Career Center Appointments page for more information.

Writing Tutoring and Consultation Appointments Available at the Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center offers free writing consultation services to all enrolled UCLA graduate and professional school students. Meet with a trained and experienced graduate student writing consultant to work on writing issues ranging from organization and style to grammar and syntax. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Please visit the Graduate Writing Center webpage for more information about our writing consultants, scheduling an appointment, and the GWC writing workshops. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE!

Upcoming Events for Graduate Students

HOW TO WRITE THE ABSTRACT: CONCRETE RECOMMENDATIONS
A Graduate Writing Center Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May, 6, 2014
Time: 5:10pm – 6:50pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level)


MY IDP - IMPLEMENTING YOUR INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A UCLA Career Center Workshop

This workshop will build on the previous two MyIDP Career Planning and Goal Setting workshops taught by Bill Lindsteadt, Co-Author of MyIDP. You will finalize your IDP, establish peer workgroups based on similar goals, learn how to build a board of advisors, and share resources and contacts made during the Masters and PhD Career Conference.

NOTE: This is a continuation from the other MyIDP workshop taught by Bill Lindsteadt, "Achieving Your Goals: Goal Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success " and attendance for this is mandatory in order to attend “My IDP – Implementing Your Individual Development Plan”.

Date: Thursday, May 8
Time: 10-11:30pm
Location: Career Center, 2nd Floor (Strathmore Building)
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP USING BRUINVIEW


.GRAD GAME NIGHT!! (RSVP) - Back by popular demand!
Organized by Office of Residential Life and Graduate Student Resource Center Program Committee

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FREE FOOD! PRIZES! And (naturally) GAMES! From board games to platform video games, join the ORL and GSRC at Weyburn Grad Housing for Game Night! We'll be giving away prizes every half hour. Board games/party games on the fourth floor, video games on the third. How can you go wrong? Dive into the frenzy as you face your friends, nail the competition, and WIN a drawing! ...and there's always Diddy Riese.

Date: Thursday, May 8
Time: 6:30-9pm
Location: Weyburn Commons
Click here to RSVP


EDITING FOR STYLE: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

A Graduate Writing Center Workshop
Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:45pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level)

HOW TO FIND GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS WORKSHOP
Workshop presented by UCLA Scholarship Resource Center, Graduate Division, and Graduate Writing Center. Co-sponsored by Graduate Student Resource Center and Office of Residential Life

This workshop will introduce you to UCLA offices, resources, and strategies that will help you find and apply for fellowships.

Date: Tuesday, May 13
Time: 5-6:30pm
Location: Weyburn Terrace Village View Room in the new Weyburn Commons 
CLICK HERE TO RSVP


NEGOTIATING RELATIONSHIPS WITH ADVISORS AND MENTORS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
A Wednesday Wellness Workshop
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level)

WRITING THE PERSONAL STATEMENT
A Graduate Writing Center Workshop
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level)

GETTING STARTED ON THE DISSERTATION: HOW TO GET GOING AND KEEP GOING
A Graduate Writing Center Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 5:10pm – 7:00pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level)

SAVE THE DATE: MASTERING THE ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH
PhD Career Planning Series
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
TIME AND LOCATION TBD


UNWIND, CONNECT & DINER: GRADUATE STUDENT GROUP DINNER AND NETWORKING EVENT (RSVP)

Event cosponsored by GSA, Graduate Division, Graduate Student Resource Center, and Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE)

For all graduate students interested in starting a graduate student group on campus, or current leaders, future leaders, or active members of graduate student groups and organizations at UCLA.

Enjoy a FREE CATERED DINNER, games, and prizes while you:
•             Meet other graduate student groups on campus
•             Learn about resources ($) available at UCLA
•             Learn about tools and opportunities to build and support your group

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Pauley Pavilion, Club Room (downstairs)
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LEVERAGING LINKEDIN & MORE: SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE JOB SEARCH
A UCLA Career Center Workshop

Have you been told you should have a “professional online presence” or that you need to “use your network” to help you achieve your career goals? What exactly does that mean and how can you do it? This workshop will show you how to effectively utilize online networking tools in order to establish your professional presence, network with professionals, join groups, research companies, and explore career paths. Feel free to bring your laptop if you’d like to follow along.

Date: Thursday, May 29
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Career Center, 2nd Floor (Strathmore Building)
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP USING BRUINVIEW


WRITING THE FULBRIGHT U.S. FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
A Graduate Writing Center Workshop
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 5:10pm – 6:45pm
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level)

Click here to see past events for 2013-2014