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California Community College Internship Program (CCCIP) 

The CCCIP provides graduate students preparation for a career teaching at a community college by providing both first-hand experience and mentorship.

Climate Action Training Program for Graduate Students 

This yearly program supports an interdisciplinary cohort of 5-10 graduate students who plan to pursue careers that address climate issues. The cohort will reflect a diversity of perspectives, and students from outside the traditional climate science …

DECADE – Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience 

This program provides UCI graduate students with a supportive community consisting of faculty, staff, and students; resources tailored to fit specific needs. DECADE seeks to improve inclusive excellence by increasing the participation and retention o …


The DECADE PLUS program 1.) increases retention of incoming Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars through mentoring with a focus on academics from graduate leadership coaches and undergraduate peer mentors, and 2.) provides a robust professional developme …

DECADE Student Council 

The DECADE Student Council consists of current graduate students who are advisory to DECADE leadership, Equity Advisors, and the Graduate Dean’s Diversity Council.  They also help plan and organize programming and events for DECADE, including worksho …

Foundations of Leadership 

This distinguished speaker series showcases leaders from corporations, nonprofits, government, and higher education in order to demonstrate the importance of expanded skill development and career planning to compete in the job market.

GPS-STEM Professional Development Activities 

Professional development and career planning activities for grad students and postdocs in STEM fields .

Graduate InterConnect Peer Mentor Program 

The Graduate InterConnect Program supports the successful transition of international graduate students and scholars. This program offers opportunities to network with others, practice English, and learn about American life and culture to ease the tr …

Options for Success – Career exploration program for PhDs 

This six-module career exploration & professional development program is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to identify viable career paths and understand the link between their degrees and the professional world.

Pedagogical Fellow Program (PFP) 

Highly effective and experienced teaching assistants are selected to receive advanced pedagogical training that they use in the development and presentation of the TA Professional Development Program (TAPDP). These Pedagogical Fellows also receive tr …

Science Careers – Individual Development Plan 

This tool includes assessments and resources to assist graduate students and postdocs with exploring more than 20 different scientific career paths.