Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | November 2019
Community Corner
Diana Grade-Ibarra (2019 Cohort) with Chancellor Khosla at the 2019 Academic Year Kickoff
PC: UC San Diego University Publications/Erik Jepsen
Greetings,

Happy end of Week 5! You are half-way through the Fall quarter and we hope it has been full of new experiences and opportunities. We're not done yet and we hope the rest of your quarter only gets better for you!

Thank you to all of those that came to our first Colleges @ CASP event of the year, and thank you to the College's academic advising teams. Didn't get the chance to participate? Not to worry, you can still meet with your college academic advisor during their regular walk-in hours. We will be having another session during the Winter Quarter, so stay tuned for more information.

In this issue of the newsletter you'll find important dates for the Fall Quarter, information regarding holiday closing, and more.  Make sure to read through our entire newsletter for an opportunity to win CASP swag.  Visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to keep up to date with CASP events, resources, and other opportunities.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at casp@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

TopIn this issue you will find:

CASP EVENTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND INFORMATION:
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
OPPORTUNITIES:
MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


(858) 534 - 8366
5th Floor Student Services Center, Suite #555



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT FALL QUARTER DATES



Friday, November 8th


Fall Quarter deadline to drop with "W" grade on transcript.


Monday, November 11th


Veterans' Day holiday - All UCSD offices will be closed.


Thursday, November 14th - Sunday, November 16th


Founders celebration. Visit the Founders Celebration web page for more information.


Thursday, November 28th - Friday, November 29th


Thanksgiving Day holiday - All UCSD offices will be closed


Friday, December 6th


Last day of Fall Quarter Instruction

Saturday, December 7th - Saturday, December 14th


Fall Quarter Finals Week

Saturday, December 14th


Fall Quarter ends; Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter


Monday, December 16th


Deadline to file for a request to receive a grade of "Incomplete"


Thursday, December 19th


Fall quarter grades available on TritonLink.


Monday, December 23rd, 2019- Wednesday, January 1st, 2020


University closes for Winter Holiday Closing - All UCSD offices will be closed.


hdhholidayHDH HOLIDAY IMPACTED HOURS
Due to both Veterans Day and the Thanksgiving holiday, certain dining facilities will be closed and/or have reduced hours of operation. 
Please refer to  hdh.ucsd.edu  for more information as to what dining halls will be impacted.


OLCCASP LEARNING COMMUNITY CO-FACILITATOR POSITION

Please note: This application is open to all students EXCEPT the CASP 2019 Cohort. 

olcflyerCASP OLC FOR WINTER AND SPRING
veteransweekVETERANS WEEK CLOTHING DRIVE
linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP
FAFSADREAMAPPLY FOR FAFSA/CA DREAM APPLICATION
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act application  is now available.
 
For any questions regarding your FAFSA/CA Dream Act application, please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship office at  finaid@ucsd.edu  or (858) 534-4480.

Please note: Students and parents who are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) can access it from within the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the student or parent finances pages.

The IRS DRT allows you to securely transfer original IRS tax return information, but not Form 1040X amended tax return information. If you filed a Form 1040X amended tax return, you may need to work with your Financial Aid Administrator to ensure that any information you corrected on Form 1040X is reflected in the amounts transferred to your FAFSA.


ucsdveteransweekUC SAN DIEGO VETERANS WEEK
winterclosingUC SAN DIEGO WINTER CLOSING INFORMATION
UC San Diego (excluding hospitals and clinics)  will officially close for eight (8) days between Monday,  December 23, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  All office will reopen for their regular business hours on Thursday, January 2nd. For any questions or concerns regarding specific office availability, please contact each office individually.


BWCFA19BLACK WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE

Join the Women's Resource Center for conversations about experiences as Black women and connect with other women on campus. Dinner will be provided. This event is hosted by the Women's Center and CAPS. Meetings are typically at the Women's Center unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin even week Thursdays, from 5-6:30pm, starting Week 2 of the Fall Quarter.
 
Week 2: Meet & Mingle
Week 4: Navigating Hair Care
Week 6: Hopes & Dreams 2020
Week 8: Open Discussion
Week 10: Screening of A Black Lady Sketch Show


For more information, please contact Cat Thompson, Ph.D at  cathompson@ucsd.edu  or  (858) 534-3987  or visit caps.ucsd.edu/groups.
pinataDIY PINATA 
workingmomsELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
Today's parents of elementary and middle school-aged children face  immense challenges and working parents
are further impacted by having t o manage work/life balance. 

Come join us for a supportive discussion
on topics relevant to you and for an opportunity to connect with  other UC San Diego parents. 

The topic next month is Adjusting to School  breaks.  Please join the Women's Center for a supportive discussion and an opportunity to connect with other UCSD parents. Open to all moms and dads of any age, partnered or single.  Feel free to bring and eat lunch at the discussion.

When: Wednesday | November 6th | 12-1pm 

This support group is facilitated by Izabel Caetano Francy, LCSW, a FSAP licensed clinician, who is also a full time working parent. 

Questions? Please contact Izabel C Francy at  icfrancy@ucsd.edu .
 
 
careercompassDISCOVER YOUR CAREER COMPASS WORKSHOP

When : Wednesday | November 6th | 5-6 pm

The Discovering Your Career Compass workshop provides an opportunity for  ca reer exploration by focusing on strengths and values and taking into account the cultural values of Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) students. 

The Discovering Your Career Compass workshops are designed to help students (particularly APIMEDA students) explore their academic and career options and affirm or reaffirm those choices.

What are the benefits of attending this workshop? 
● Opportunities to interact with APIMEDA-identified presenters who may have a more specific cultural context to some populations of APIMEDA students 
● Opportunities to talk in small groups with peers about their experiences 
● An alternate framing of academic and career goal framing


 
networkingnightTRITON NETWORKING NIGHT
firstgenmovieNATIONAL FIRST-GENERATION CELEBRATION DAY
Please join UC San Diego and other universities across the nation in celebrating  November 8 as National First-Generation Celebration Day . We will be hosting a special screening of the documentary   Unlikely ( see trailer link) , featuring the stories of five diverse college students across the country as they fight for educational opportunity.

Date: Friday, 11/8/2019
Time: 4:00 pm Doors Open for Movie, 4:40 PM Movie Starts, 6:00 PM Post movie social/food

 Movie theater snacks available for all. Post movie dinner available for 100 attendees (must indicate in RSVP). First-Gen Socks or First-Gen College Student Shirts available for the first 50 attendees!
iglesiaflyerSIXTH COLLEGE'S "WOMEN IN THE ARTS: LAS HERMANAS IGLESIAS"
OASISpracticumAPPLY FOR EDS 116 MENTOR PRACTICUM
All Students interested in becoming mentors at OASIS are required to enroll in the EDS 116 & Mentor Practicum course (students learn basic counseling and communication skills in addition to exploring themselves and other within the group). 

 
aijADVOCATES FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE INFORMATIONAL MEETING
usiucsdUNDERGROUND SCHOLARS AT UCSD
ARE YOU FORMERLY INCARCERATED OR SYSTEM IMPACTED?

GET CONNECTED! BUILDING THE PRISON TO UNIVERSITY PIPELINE WITH UNDERGROUND SCHOLARS AT UC SAN DIEGO!!
 
Their goal is to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students and their families.

Underground Scholars was started in 2013 by formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students at UC Berkeley as the Underground Scholars Initiative (USI), a student organization. 

Berkeley Underground Scholars (BUS) was established by USI in 2017. And in the last few years, USI has expanded throughout the entire UC-system. With a chapter at UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, and now at UC San Diego!


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
greWORKSHOP: HOW TO BEAT THE GRE
travelfundJACOBS SCHOOL STUDENT TRAVEL FUND
The Jacobs School of Engineering Travel Fund was established with generous donations from the 2013 graduating senior class in conjunction with the annual  Ring Ceremony . Through their giving efforts, our graduating students came together as Tritons helping to secure enhanced learning opportunities for future Jacobs School students. Seniors from each graduating class help to ensure this award will continue to assist
rising engineers for years to come.




ucsdpassportUCSD PASSPORT OFFICE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
 
The Passport Office seeks not only to aid customers in applying for a  passport, but also to invest in the growth of our students. In an effort  to further their impact, they will be offering FIVE scholarships to support  well-deserving students in funding their student expenses. 

We  acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our students, and we  encourage students to fill out their scholarship application.


MAtchingFundsMATCHING FUNDS APPLICATION 2019
groceryshuttleGROCERY SHUTTLE
careertutoringCAREER PEER EDUCATOR DROP-IN HOURS
CASP GIVEAWAY
Do you want some CASP swag? We are giving away five CASP windbreakers and pullover sweaters! Sizes are limited and students will have the option to pick either a pullover sweater OR a windbreaker
These are CASP exclusive swag items! 

Want to claim one? Send us an email at  casp@ucsd.edu with the subject line "CASP Newsletter Winner" and with your name and PID. We'll notify you if you're a winner.

We'll send you an email with a confirmation saying we have your swag apparel size and it's ready for pick-up at our office ( Student Services Center, Suite #555)

PortSDPORT OF SAN DIEGO PAID INTERNSHIPS
The People Strategies Team in the Port of San Diego provides a year round paid internship program for all full-time college students.

These internships are looking for:

Avid learner, innovative contributor, collaborator, trustworthy, others-focused, personable and humble.  

 

The People Strategies team designs programs and processes to improve individual and Departmental performance at the Port of San Diego.  Below are some examples of where People Strategies deliver their advisory, coaching, and strategic planning services:
  • Leadership Development
  • Assisting with Leadership Retreats
  • Port Life Series Coordination
  • Developing and facilitating Intern Meetups
  • General support on all People Strategies projects (i.e. Onboarding/Orientation, Performance Management)
  • Research and analysis
  • Creative Experience is a plus
For more information, please visit the Port of San Diego career webpage at www.portofsandiego.org


undergradscholarshipsUNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS IN STEM
Deadlines for many undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are rapidly approaching, and these early fall deadlines often catch students off-guard. Check out these opportunities available to students in STEM and help spread the word about these opportunities with undergrads and grads that you know!



HACUHACU NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Whether you're seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers students a variety of opportunities to allow you to graduate with career experience. For over 27 years, the HACU National Internship Program has partnered with organizations seeking to diversify their workforce.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Recent graduates are eligible for a limited number of internships
  • Must have completed freshman year
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • 3.0 GPA is recommended and not required on a 4.0 scale 
  • Be authorized or eligible to work by law in the U.S.
TRAVEL AND HOUSING
  • Round-trip airfare for interns is arranged and paid by HACU.
  • Federal interns can choose to arrange their own housing or can request HACUarranged housing. Federal interns in HACU-arranged housing pay through payroll deductions and corporate interns pay via electronic funds transfer.
     
Applications for Spring 2020
Application opens: August 12, 2019 
Internship dates: January 8 - April 24, 2020 
Application deadline: October 25, 2019

Applications for Summer 2020
Application opens: September 9, 2019 
Internship dates: May 28 - August 7, 2020 (Regular Session
Internship dates: June 10 - August 21, 2020 (Quarter Session
Early deadline: November 15, 2019 For consideration of U.S. Intelligence Community internships and corporate internships. 
Regular deadline: February 14, 2020 
Quarter deadline: February 28, 2020 Later start date is only available for applicants who attend institutions that operate on a quarter calendar.

Applications for Summer 2020
Application opens: January 6, 2020 
Internship dates: September 3 - December 18, 2020 
Application deadline: June 5, 2020




soros2020PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Who is eligible for the Fellowship? The P.D. Fellowship is open to US Citizens who are the children of two immigrants, green card holders, and naturalized US Citizens, including adoptees as well as current and former DACA recipients. It is not open to visa holders. In addition, applicants must be 30 or younger as of the November 1 deadline, and they must be planning on pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants who are beyond the second year of the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the November deadline are not eligible.

Deadlines

Application for Class of 2019 - OPEN NOW
Application Deadline- November 1st, 2019 
Interviews - Late January, Early February 2020
Fellows Announced - Mid-April 2020



latsOASIS LATS STUDY SKILL WORKSHOPS
 SECONDYREXPERIENCE2EXCEL & 2CONNECT
Ensure your continued success at UC San Diego! Second-year students are encouraged to sign up for 2Excel or 2Connect offering community, advising, and other resources to help you deal with second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

2Excel
2Excel provides holistic support through personal, academic, and professional development.

How to apply:
    • You must be a second-year student who entered UC San Diego as a freshman to apply to the program (no transfer students)
    • Program capacity is limited to 170 students
    • Submit an online application by spring quarter of your freshman year; registration is open for the 2019-20 academic year
Expectations:
  • Year-long participation from fall quarter to spring quarter
  • Required attendance at a minimum of 2 workshops per quarter
  • Mandatory meetings with your peer mentor 3 times per quarter
  • Enrollment in EDS 23 (a 2-unit, pass/no-pass seminar offered winter quarter
  • Completion of a program assessment exercise at the end of the academic year

2Connect
Compared to the 
2Excel program, the 2Connect program provides more personal freedom and self-directed participation, following your individual needs.

How to apply:
  • You must be a second-year student to register for the program
  • All second-year UC San Diego students are welcome (unlimited capacity)
  • Submit this online registration form by fall quarter of your second year
Expectations:
  • Year-long participation from fall quarter to spring quarter
  • Completion of a program assessment exercise at the end of the academic year

Listen to podcasts created especially for second-year students at UC San Diego, exploring second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

Topics include:
          • Healthy habits
          • Switching majors
          • Housing questions
          • Finding motivation
          • and more!
 OnlineTutoringTEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS - ONLINE TUTORING
 

For more information, please  click here  or visit their website and  commons.ucsd.edu .

writingWRITING HELP

Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

latstutoringLATS FALL QUARTER TUTORING SCHEDULE
 
Visit  http://oasis.ucsd.edu to learn more

AcadToolsTOOLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
CASPsnapsCASPsnaps
Thank you to all those who came to our CASP Academic Year Kickoff! We are very we got to see all of you at our welcoming event. We hope you all got to connect with other students and staff!

CASP Students and Staff at our CASP 2019 Academic Year Kickoff
PC: UC San Diego University Publications (Erik Jepsen)