Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Division

UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Division provides numerous resources for graduate students from all departments on campus, including:


The GradPost is the digital outpost of the Graduate Student Resource Center and serves as the primary source for news, funding, professional development, advice, events, and more related to graduate student life at UC Santa Barbara.

Graduate Student Resource Center

Located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building (Room 1215), the GSRC is a resource for graduate students seeking help with many aspects of graduate student life. Students can meet with two dedicated Diversity Peers as well as other specialists providing help for career placement, writing and editing, and funding graduate school.

Grad Slam

The Grad Slam is an award-winning campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk by a graduate student. Students present the central points of their project in a clear, direct, and interesting manner for a diverse audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members.

Beyond Academia Conference

The Beyond Academia conference at UCSB is an annual event aimed at preparing graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options after graduate school. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to interact with professionals who have established careers outside the professoriate in industry, government, administration, nonprofits, and more.

Graduate Student Groups

Our graduate students value communities and bringing people together for social and academic dialogues. Across the UC Santa Barbara campus, graduate students have the opportunity to engage in groups like:

CSEP Professional Development Series

The Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) together with multiple groups, departments, faculty and staff at UCSB offers an intensive Professional Development Series that focuses on the knowledge and practical experience essential for the success of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and their future varied careers in science, engineering and mathematics.

Individual Development Plans

Resources to help you draft and refine your Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Resources for Current Trainees
Shared Box Repository for Current Trainees