Upcoming Events


GradSWE Life Lessons Panel Session

Life After Graduate School

Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Boelter Penthouse 8500

Life Lessons is a panel discussion to provide current graduate students with a view of life after graduation. The panels are tailored to the field so students get a relevant look at career paths. But more than landing a job or writing a good resume, "Life Lessons" is about life itself.

How did the panelists land their first job? What was it that they learned from the experience? How did they build and maintain relationships with their bosses and co-workers? What factors influenced decisions to move jobs? How did they pick when choices between money and a job they loved, family and work, relocations and relationships came up? What would they do differently if they had the chance? What are the most important lessons that life has taught them? These are some of the questions we hope the panelists can answer with their experiences and help prepare graduate students for life after graduation.

The first hour we will hold a panel session and the second hour we will have dinner and small roundtable discussions with the panelists.

Feel free to send any questions you would like to include in the general panel session to Stephanie.

Free dinner will be provided!

RSVP is needed: http://tiny.cc/LifeLessonsRSVP


Careers In... Science & Medical Writing for

Graduate Students & Postdocs

March 12, 2015, 9:00am - 10:30am

(continental breakfast at 8:30)

UCLA Career Center, Room 200

501 Westwood Plaza, at Strathmore

Learn about PhD-level careers from UCLA alumni and professionals currently working in the science and medical writing industry. Gain insight on how to leverage your PhD in industry and strategies for applying to similar positions. Join us for this lively panel discussion and networking breakfast before the panel.

Confirmed Panelists:

Lisa Humphries, PhD, Medical Writing Manager, Amgen Inc

Roma Levy, MS, Medical Writer, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Elizabeth Ramicone, Freelance Medical Marketing Writer

Martha Sensel, PhD, Principal, MedProse Consulting

RSVP: http://careersinsciencewriting.eventbrite.com


STEM MyIDP Workgroup

Part 1 and 2

February 18th & 25th, 2:00pm-4:30pm

UCLA Career Center

3rd Floor Conference Rooms A&B

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your graduate degree. Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

It is required to attend both sessions.

This series is open to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral scholars.

RSVP Here!


Winter IM Sports

Reminder: if you've registered an IM team that is >50% engineering grad students, we'll reimburse the registration fee.

Email jon.vanlew@bruinegsa.org for details or with questions.


Get your own GradSWE T-shirt!!!

Design: http://tiny.cc/GradSWETshirt

$10 for National SWE Members

$12 for Others

Sizes Available: Youth XL, Adult S/M/L

E-mail graduate.swe.ucla@gmail.com for more info!

*Must be able to pick up t-shirts at UCLA.