Getting Around Grad School: A Graduate Guide to Everything Bikes

Curious about how to best navigate to and from campus as a graduate student? Getting Around Grad School is our three-part series on the various transportation options available to graduate students at UCSC. This edition features current M.S. in Environmental & Sustainability Studies/Master of Public Administration student Sylvie Baele (’14), and how to be a “utilitarian”…

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Summer Student Series – Jessica Ramirez, M.S. in Marine Biology

Ever wonder what the summer looks like for graduate students? For each program, the summer semester looks a little different, with students taking summer courses, participating in internships, conducting research, among other activities. This summer, we will be inviting current graduate students to share their experiences in their own words. Our next guest blogger is…

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Summer Student Series – Olivia Williams, M.A. in History

Ever wonder what the summer looks like for graduate students? For each program, the summer semester looks a little different, with students taking summer courses, participating in internships, conducting research, among other activities. This summer, we will be inviting current graduate students to share their experiences in their own words. Our next guest blogger is…

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Summer Student Series – Michael Cranford, Concurrent M.S. Environmental & Sustainability Studies/Master of Public Administration

Ever wonder what the summer looks like for graduate students? For each program, the summer semester looks a little different, with students taking summer courses, participating in internships, conducting research, among other activities. This summer, we will be inviting current graduate students to share their experiences in their own words. Our next guest blogger is…

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Summer Student Series – Maddy Rodeffer, M.S. in Child Life

Ever wonder what the summer looks like for graduate students? For each program, the summer semester looks a little different, with students taking summer courses, participating in internships, conducting research, among other activities. This summer, we will be inviting current graduate students to share their experiences in their own words. Our first guest blogger is…

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Guest Blogger- Brooke James Reflects on Bill McKibben’s Lecture

Brooke James is about to finish her second year of the MES program. An active member of MESSA, the master of environmental studies student association, Brooke has been very active in the environmental community in Charleston.  Below, Brooke has provided her thoughts about Bill McKibben, who spoke during the College of Charleston’s inaugural Sustainability Week…

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Inside the Graduate Student Poster Session

The Graduate School hosted its annual Graduate Research Poster Session last month with an unprecedented turnout of research posters. Jennifer Saunders, an MES graduate student has shared her experience as a presenter. The Graduate Research Poster session last month was a great experience for me. Working on a thesis or an internship report can be…

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5x5x5

About a week ago, someone told me the importance of finding balance in life is to compare the stressful event of the moment against eternity. Is it worth it? Will this matter in the years to come? This question may be easy to accept but can be viciously difficult to live as you balance the…

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Guest Blogger: Maggie Lally

I am pleased to introduce the final guest blogger of the semester. Maggie Lally attended the graduate conference in Tennessee. In September, I received a grant from the Graduate Student Association to travel to Middle Tennessee State University’s English Graduate Student Organization’s annual conference. My purpose in going was two-fold: first, I went for the experience…

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