The Incoming Graduate Student and TA Resource Fair is a new virtual experience designed to connect you with UCLA services and programs that support the graduate student and TA experience. ALL new graduate students and future, current, or returning TAs are welcome to attend any session. View the schedule of events and directory to connect and learn more about resources. The Resource Fair sessions are designed to be a more direct opportunity to connect with resources of interest, get your questions answered, and are a different format compared to some of the panels and workshops you may see as a part of orientation or the TA conference. Think of this as a virtual tabling fair with each "table" being a virtual session.
September 1 - September 17, 2021
How to Register and Access Zoom Info
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- In the search field, type "New Grad Student & TA Resource Fair Registration"
- Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with a new website link to view the zoom information for each session.
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- Visit this page to register for the "New Grad Student & TA Resource Fair Registration."
- Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with a website link to view the zoom information for each session.
Directory of Participating Resources
The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center (The Ashe Center) is devoted to providing quality, accessible, state-of-the-art healthcare and education to support the unique development of UCLA students. Our mission is to support UCLA students in the successful attainment of their educational goals through the personalized delivery of accessible, high-quality health and wellness services, rendered with kindness and competence, by diligent, dedicated professionals.
UCLA Asian American Studies Center does research on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations across disciplinary and epistemic boundaries; disseminates knowledge about AAPIs to the scholarly community and the broader public from informed perspectives; applies knowledge and scholarship on AAPIs in the service of positive social change. UCLA has more than 50 professors who teach and undertake research on Asian Pacific Americans in various disciplines. AASC has funding opportunities for graduate student through the Institute of American Cultures and AASC Awards program.
The Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA) is the student-controlled, non-profit organization that has provided retail and student union services to the University of California, Los Angeles, since its establishment in 1919.
BruinCard's convenience and multipurpose features make it a must-have credential! It's the official UCLA card for identification, prepaid debit, the library, the gym, building access, campus discounts and much more.
CARE is committed to the eradication of sexual and gender-based violence through creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and equitable community for all people. CARE strives to achieve this through provision of comprehensive prevention education, individual support and advocacy, and holistic healing programs for all members of the UCLA community. You can request an appointment for advocacy, prevention workshop, or request more information on our website, emailing us at email@example.com, or by calling 310-206-2465.
The UCLA Career Center provides a range of services that specifically address the career needs of Master’s and PhD students. Over the course of your UCLA graduate education, you will develop advanced skills in teaching, research, leadership, collaboration, and much more. These skills are transferrable and will be useful to you in many contexts, both inside and outside of academia. In addition to one-on-one advising sessions, we partner with other UCLA organizations to bring you workshops, networking events, panel discussions, and experiential opportunities to help you explore and to prepare you for any future career.
CCLE (Common Collaboration and Learning Environment) is a campus-wide service that makes collaboration possible across schools, divisions, and departments across UCLA. CCLE is based upon Moodle, an open-source learning management system (LMS), and is administered upon multiple servers.
UCLA’s Center for Accessible Education (CAE) supports students with qualifying disabilities by ensuring equitable access to the numerous educational opportunities available on our campus. The mission of the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) is to create an accessible, inclusive, and supportive learning environment. Through a collaborative effort with faculty, staff, and students, the Center for Accessible Education facilitates academic accommodations, disability advocacy, and serves as an educational resource for the campus community. The CAE is located in A255 Murphy Hall, and can be contacted via phone at 310-825-1501. More information can also be found on CAE's website at cae.ucla.edu.
The Test of Oral Proficiency (TOP) tests oral English ability for Teaching Assistants (TAs), and is required for all international (non-US citizen) graduate students who will work as TAs. The exam simulates common TA duties, specifically, explaining course materials and presenting an academic topic in an interactive manner, though it only tests language proficiency and is not designed to test teaching skills or knowledge of subject matter. International students with a Bachelor's degree from a US institution are automatically exempt; to request an exception for any other reason (e.g., native English speaker), your department's SAO can contact Graduate Division directly. For further information about the TOP, please visit our website at www.teaching.ucla.edu/top or contact us at TOP@teaching.ucla.edu.
CIRTL provides UCLA graduate students with professional development and training in inclusive and effective teaching practices. The skills and experiences gained will make graduate students more competitive for academic positions and other jobs in which strong communication skills and working with diverse teams are assets. Participants in CIRTL will have the opportunity to network with peers and mentors at UCLA and throughout the multi-institution network. Benefits include being competitive for a broader array of academic jobs and becoming more effective teachers and mentors throughout your career.
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) is an internationally recognized center for research on gender, sexuality, and women’s issues, and the first organized research unit of its kind in the University of California system. CSW works towards a world in which education and scholarship are tools for social justice feminism, improving the lives of people of all genders. CSW administers research grants for faculty and students; organizes research projects, conferences, seminars, and public lectures; and publishes policy briefs and blogs.
Founded in 1969, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) holds among the most important national and international research collections in existence on the Chicanx experience. We serve the needs of students and faculty at UCLA and around the world through our holdings, library services, instruction support, and support for archival research. The CSRC also houses an academic press and offers research grants for UCLA students and faculty conducting research in Chicano studies.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to support your mental health needs as you pursue your academic goals. Our services are designed to foster the development of healthy well-being through treatment that encourages Health, Healing and Hope. We are pleased to offer a variety of services to meet your needs including: Crisis counseling available by phone 24 hours a day/7 days a week, Clinical Consultations and Consultations with Campus Partners, Short-term Individual therapy, Group therapy Services, Psychiatry Services, Referrals to the community for longer term services, Workshops and Outreach services. Take a closer look at our website (https://www.counseling.ucla.edu/) to learn about our Services and Beginning Treatment.
"Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) 1104 Murphy Hall The Mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to serve as a portal to understanding the UCLA experience, and we are committed to the personal and intellectual growth and development of our students. Whether we are the first office you come to for assistance or the last place you think to call, our staff is here to help you enjoy your UCLA experience. Office of Student Conduct 1104 Murphy Hall The Office of Student Conduct assists students with exercising responsible, ethical, and appropriate choices, while supporting their intellectual growth and personal development."
EIP offers two important services for the university. First, we provide a centralized evaluation service for over 120 departments on campus. Using Registrar’s data, EIP administers evaluations for the majority of the campus’ faculty and Teaching Assistants. Our office recently initiated a major campus-wide change; evaluations are now filled out electronically by all students. The overall goal of the evaluation service is to provide data that will help to improve the quality of teaching at UCLA. We create an accessible and confidential way for students to provide feedback about their instructors, courses, and the quality of education they are receiving. The data that is collected is aggregated into reports for individual instructors and their departments.
The Graduate Division Fellowships & Financial Services office provides TA-related information and resources to graduate students as it pertains to policy, benefits, and responsibilities surrounding academic student employment.
The mission of UCLA’s Financial Wellness Program is to empower all Bruins to confidently navigate their finances in a way that supports their overall well-being. This program fosters financial literacy skills through workshops, coaching and online educational efforts. Additionally, FWP aims to encourage students to know who, when and why to ask for help. Overall, the program centralizes and advocates for student economic support services on campus. Financial Wellness Graduate Consultants that offer weekly appointment hours to help graduate students plan out their financial futures.
The Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy prepares graduate students from all fields to teach writing successfully at UCLA and to be more competitive candidates on the job market. The program offers coursework, training, and mentoring by Writing Programs faculty, as well as professionalization activities and the opportunity to join a growing community of graduate instructors who love to talk teaching. All UCLA graduate students are welcome to apply, and opportunities to teach writing are available through the program.
The GSRC is a resource, referral and information center for graduate and professional school students. We offer advice and assistance in dealing with the challenges of graduate school, as well as a number of workshops and programs done in collaboration with our campus partners. The GSRC works with GSA to organize the campus-wide Graduate Student Orientation and the Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Graduate Welcome Day. We are also the home of the Graduate Writing Center.
The goal of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to help you become an effective writer and communicator in your academic or professional field. The GWC offers FREE appointments with friendly, experienced writing consultants to all registered UCLA graduate and professional school students year round. Writing consultants will help you work on writing issues ranging from style and argumentation to grammar and syntax. The GWC also offers a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year, including summer "boot camps" for graduate students working on dissertation proposals and dissertations.
Humanities Technology's instructional technology team provides on-hands training and support to make teaching with technology easy, effective, and enjoyable. Targeted towards humanists, we provide guidance, training, and support for the suite of tools available within the CCLE course management system, as well as other useful tools and areas including data visualization and management, social media, video conferencing, office and document suites, media (audio, image, and video) management, as well as bibliographic reference tools. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Campus Resource Center supports students and employees of all genders and sexual and romantic orientations through community-building events, resources, counseling, outreach, training, consultation, and advocacy. We approach our work through holistic, intersectional, and social justice frameworks that honor and empower individuals at their many identities and lived experiences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, immigration status, ability, religion, and class. The Center is staffed by full-time professionals and a team of student graduate and undergraduate interns all working remotely to support you! Our physical space will be reopened in Fall 2021. Our team will continue to provide in-person and virtual events, programs, and resources.
Undergraduate Education Information Technology (UIT) is the home of MyUCLA Gradebook. MyUCLA, supported by several campus technology departments, is a secure, personalized gateway to a variety of online information and campus services tailored to student and TA needs. Within MyUCLA, UIT supports Class Planner, Class Roster, PTE and Email to Class in addition to Gradebook. https://my.ucla.edu/.
The Office of Ombuds Services is a resource that provides assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes, or complaints on an informal basis to all members of the UCLA community. The office is neutral, confidential and independent. Located at room 105 in the Strathmore Building. For more information visit our web at http://www.ombuds.ucla.edu/ or call 310-825-7627
The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) prioritizes health and wellness through a campus-wide effort drawing upon UCLA's world renowned research and teaching, to find new and innovative ways to promote living well on campus, and to share that education and research with other communities, locally and beyond. Semel HCI promotes the "healthy choice as the easy choice" through its seven major thematic areas, called pods: BEWell, BreatheWell, EatWell, EngageWell, MindWell, MoveWell and ResearchWell.
UCLA Student Accounts oversees billing and collections for all student accounts for the campus. We offer a variety of services, including customer service and support to billing customers via phone, email and in-person; billing and collections for all student registration fees, campus charges including Housing and Transportation fees; billing and collections for various non-student and sponsorship accounts; disbursement oversight including refunds with approved disbursement amounts by Financial Aid; management of 1098-T tax reporting.
Student Health Education & Promotion (SHEP) is an office of Student Affairs that focuses on (you guessed it!) health education and health promotion. Our office works t o cultivate a supportive campus community that optimizes the healthiest possible development, fosters academic success, and creates a platform for life-long well-being of the campus community and all its members.
Student Legal Services provides confidential legal assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues including: Landlord/Tenant; Accident and Injury Problems; Domestic Violence and Harassment; Criminal; Immigration; Divorces and Other Family Law Matters; Automobile Purchases and Repairs; Credit, Collections, and Financial Issues; Employment; and Health Care and Consumer Problems. We also assist students with issues they have with other UCLA departments in areas like housing, financial aid, harassment, discrimination, ADA compliance, student discipline, and faculty misconduct.
UAW 2865, the student-workers union, is the union for 19,000+ Tutors, Readers, Graduate Student Instructors and Teaching Assistants at the University of California. We organize for better working conditions and to enforce student-workers' rights.
Consistently ranked among the top academic libraries in the country, the UCLA Library drives the world-class research, groundbreaking discoveries, and innovation for which UCLA is renowned. Whether on campus or online, the UCLA Library takes the lead in preserving cultural heritage, making knowledge accessible, and building a library of the future. Under the direction of Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian Ginny Steel, the UCLA Library system serves students, faculty, and researchers of all disciplines.
The Undergraduate Research Center - Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (URC-HASS) is a resource center for UCLA undergraduates who are interested in or involved in research and creative inquiry. We offer advising appointments, workshops and info sessions, scholarship programs, publishing opportunities, travel grants, and more! Leverage URC-HASS's resources during your time as a TA. Contact us at email@example.com to find out more.
The Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences supports undergraduate researchers in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering fields. Through our Center, students can earn course credit for their faculty-mentored research, and apply to programs that offer scholarships and academic & professional development. To assist students interested in joining a lab, we administer the Undergraduate Research Portal, an online platform that hosts research opportunities and programs. Our experienced Graduate Student Mentors also lead several workshops each quarter that instruct students on how to contact faculty/labs they are interested in working with and the resources available to them after joining a lab.
University Credit Union was founded by Bruins at Royce Hall in 1951 to give it's University Community a Financial Edge. We continue to do just that by offering Academic Scholarships at our Annual Meeting held on campus and offer an array of Banking Services and Financial Literacy.
WI+RE (Writing Instruction + Research Education) is a community of students, faculty, librarians, and academic support staff that creates online resources for research and writing. Our tutorials and workshops cover topics like contacting faculty, getting started with research, reading strategies, and much more! Our work can be shared or embedded into your syllabus/class website or can be integrated through your CCLE course site. We are always happy to meet with instructors who have specific needs or want to customize one of our existing materials. You can find us at our website (http://uclalibrary.github.io/research-tips/) or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Student Orientation Week
The UCLA Graduate Students Association, UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center, and UCLA Graduate Division invite all new graduate and professional school students to participate in our 2021 Virtual Graduate Student Orientation. This comprehensive orientation will include information to ease your transition into graduate school, introduce you to campus services and involvement opportunities, and show you just how much UCLA has to offer. Start your graduate career off right!
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Week
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) is a part of our virtual campus-wide orientation. The events are designed for all new graduate and professional students and focuses on issues that are particularly challenging to traditionally underserved communities. New students will have the opportunity to learn about resources, meet other graduate students from across campus, and engage with UCLA resources in a supportive environment. The goal of the EDI events is to help new graduate students make personal connections, develop allyship, promote an inclusive campus climate, personal well-being, and overall academic success.
Each year the Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s TA Training Program organizes our annual TA Conference, designed to provide pedagogical training and resource information for new, continuing, and even aspiring teaching assistants. Currently in its 48th year, this event is open to all graduate students and post-docs interested in teaching, whether you will be teaching during the upcoming school year or not