Graduate Student Commons

420 Hagar Drive, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Upcoming Events

OM Lab

Open Meditation Lab, Assistant Dean Jim Moore will share meditation practices from various traditions, though the ground for these practices is within what...

1/20 12:15pm
Writing Together for International Students

Have you noticed that writing with others provides motivation to accomplish your writing goals? We will offer a dedicated space for international grads to...

1/21 10am
Remy Franklin: Building Success Habits in Grad School

Wake up check Twitter, eat breakfast.... Our days consist of routines and habits that are not always aligned with our goals. Learn and apply simple,...

1/21 12pm
Graduate Men's Group

A support group for male graduate students who wish to come together to discuss the challenges of being a grad student. This group is participant driven,...

1/21 5:15pm
Graduate Women's Group

Graduate Women's Group, sponsored by CAPS: A supportive place to discuss the demands of juggling personal and academic lives, and develop coping strategies....

1/22 5pm

Recent Events

Caps: Grad Talk

1/16/2020

Recent Activity

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 11/28/2018

Janina Larenas provided another thorough presentation on best practices for designing a research poster.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 11/27/2018

Ellen Newberry consistently gives a great workshop on finding one's authentic self and voice for public speaking. Although a capacity group of graduate students signed up, we ended up with an intimate group of attendees, perfect for personal feedback from Ellen.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 11/7/2018

Michelle Waters gave an excellent talk on what to do to prepare an engaging talk using slides to complement ... and what not to do or risk death by PowerPoint.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 11/4/2018

Christina Hall covered all the reasons why every graduate student should be on LinkedIn and how to make their profile professional and recruiter-noticing.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 10/28/2018

Gwynn Benner followed Christina Hall’s Resume Writing for Industry Jobs workshop with an equally thorough and excellent presentation on what goes in a curriculum vitae, depending on a variety of factors, including the job you’re applying for.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 10/28/2018

Christina Hall delivered a thorough presentation on crafting a great resume.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn left a positive review 10/18/2018

Bri McWhorter never fails to deliver engaging presentation skills workshops. She gave three on the 19th and received glowing feedback from attendees of all three.