2013 UBC Graduate Student Orientation

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Manage courses, program, money

Student Service Centrehttps://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/servletsSRVSSCFrameworkGraduate and Postdoctoral Studies www.grad.ubc.caMoney management help http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/get-started-from-here/

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Campus Resources

Graduate Pathways to Success https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/gps-graduate-pathways-success Centre for Student Involvement and Careers http://students.ubc.ca/career/careers-services-graduate-students

Build my career

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Campus Resources

UBC Libraries http://www.library.ubc.ca/ Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology http://www.tag.ubc.ca Learning Commons http://learningcommons.ubc.ca/ Academic English Support Program http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/aes/index.htmlAccess and Diversity http://www.students.ubc.ca/access/index.cfmWriting Centre http://cstudies.ubc.ca/writing/

Plan for Success

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Campus Resources

BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/mspAMS/GSS Insurance Plan http://www.studentcare.net/Student Health Service http://www.students.ubc.ca/health/Wellness Centre wellness.centre@ubc.ca http://www.students.ubc.ca/livewelllearnwell/explore-wellness/wellness-centre/Counselling Serviceshttp://www.students.ubc.ca/counselling

Live well to learn well

Have some fun, connect with othersUBC Rec (Intramurals and Recreational Sports) http://www.rec.ubc.ca/AMS Campus Life Resources http://www.ams.ubc.ca/studentsociety/ Graduate Student Society http://gss.ubc.ca/main/ Grad Student Online Forum http://forum.grad.ubc.ca/

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Campus Resources

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Campus Resources

Get Advice, Resolve ProblemsOffice of the Ombudsperson for Students http://www.ombudsoffice.ubc.caEquity and Inclusion Office http://equity.ubc.ca/ International Student Development (I House) http://www.students.ubc.ca/international/index.cfm Your department Graduate Advisor and StaffGraduate and Postdoctoral Studies

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

Be proactive take responsibility for your own grad school experienceBe your own project manager take initiative to get what you need from your supervisor/committeeLook for (or create) opportunities to help you get what you want from graduate schoolContinue the mental transition from waiting for direction to charting your own course

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

2. Establish positive relationships with your supervisor and othersSeek regular contact with your supervisor. Make your time together productive.Follow up on items discussed in meetings keep your supervisor(s) informed of your progress and challengesAct as a junior colleague ask questions, advance ideas, show interest and support for shared goalsDeal with problems sooner rather than later.

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

3.Embrace the wider (even global) academic communityDont isolate reach out within and beyond your program to find collaborators and community Get out there! Look into research mobility grants; present at conferences ($500 available to every grad student to present at a conference)Become involved with University activities beyond your own workseminars, committees, events

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

4. Develop effective project management strategies

Know your program requirements and set a Master Plan for achieving milestones, revisit as needed. Give yourself deadlines.Structure your time and effortsdevelop a regular work schedule that works for you. Schedule regular meetings with your supervisor and committee to keep things moving alongStay focussed on your goals. Reduce distractions wherever possible.

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

5.Plan for various career paths from the startThere are (usually) many optionsexplore, then hone in on what seems most interesting to YOU.Build both specific and diverse skills for possible careers. Watch for offerings through the Graduate Pathways to Success program, your Dept. and elsewhere.Develop a network of positive contacts. Engage with the wider UBC & Vancouver community.

7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

6.Prevent or deal effectively with problems

Problem

Prevent

Resolve

Supervision

Clarify expectations early; developshared goals

Good communication;seek help fromGraduate Advisor orGrad Studies

Academic progress

Clarify expectations early;set and stick to plan

Reflect on goals, seek help earlyfrom supervisor orGraduate Advisor

Financial

Plan ahead; make a budget

Seek help from programorESP advisor in Brock Hall

Personal

Good self-care; connect with others; watch for early troublesigns

Reach outto those who care; Counseling Services

Academic misconduct

Learn about plagiarism& research ethics, get support when feeling pressured

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7 Keys to Success in Graduate School

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Orientation | Success in Graduate School

Seek balance and support in your lifeStay connected to friends and family outside schoolEat well, sleep consistently, exercise regularlyReach out to those around youstaff, faculty members and especially other students, who can help you through the tough timesKeep grad school in perspectivebe a finisher!