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UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center

A core value of the GSRC is its holistic approach in supporting students, meaning, we are concerned for the development and well-being of the whole student. Many recent studies show that one of the keys to success in graduate school is for graduate students to develop a sense of belonging. Students have asked us for opportunities to develop community and we are responding to this need with our InterGrad Dialogue.

The InterGrad Dialogue is a year-long series of events and asynchronous resources designed around a topic or theme. Each year the InterGrad Dialogue will be led by a Graduate Student Program Consultant with the support of the Programming Committee. At the end of each year, the GSRC will compile a crowd-sourced student guide filled with resources as a record of the discussions and lessons learned by the graduate community.

How we’re going to choose our next topic:

During Spring quarter of each academic year, we will announce a call for proposals. Any graduate student interested in leading a community building project will submit an application outlining their topic of interest and potential events or resources the GSRC could provide if their topic is chosen. The Programming Committee will review all applications and announce next year’s topic at the end of the school year.

Make sure to check out past InterGrad Dialogue topics below and join active Slack communities associated with any that interest you!


Conversations in Spirituality

Conversations in Spirituality

This series creates space for graduate students to connect with one another and learn and share practical tips for navigating graduate school as a spiritual person.

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First-Gen Graduate Students

This series focuses on building a community for first-gen graduate students.

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Moving to LA: A Wellness Toolkit

This series aims to help students successfully transition to their new community so that they’re more likely to thrive at UCLA both academically and personally.

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Raising a Family in Graduate School

This series aims to create space for parenting and family planning graduate students across campus to connect about social support, expectations, and career outlooks.