Writing Workshops: Tips and Strategies

Take your writing to a new level by attending a Writing Hub workshop!

These workshops will give you quick, memorable strategies to help you with some of the most common writing struggles.

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Teaching + Learning Commons  (1st Floor Geisel West)

Week 3 Workshop – Writing Strategies for Multi-Lingual Writers

We will explore helpful strategies for writing in Academic English. Designed for students for whom English is an additional language.

Week 5 Workshop – Conquering Procrastination and Writer’s Block

Don’t be intimidated by a blank page ever again! This workshop will explore strategies for brainstorming and motivating your writing process.

Learn more and RSVP here!

Questions? Email us at writinghub@ucsd.edu.


Outdoor Recreation Idea Pitch Competition – Students Win $45,000 with Millions Available in Potential Investor Funding!

Submissions Open: TODAY!
Submissions Close: January 30, 2019

The 2nd Annual Camping World® sponsored Outdoor Weber competition for college students worldwide is now open, where the winning student concept will take home $45,000 cash with millions available in potential investor capital!

Now hold your ice axe; this isn’t your grandma’s pitch competition! At Outdoor Weber, all you need is an outdoor recreation inspired concept and a creative 90-second pitch. No product, business plan, or prototype required.

Student finalists get to dive deep into concept development with a dedicated team of mentor experts AND into the greatest snow and natural playground on earth. Work where you play! Push your concept to the limit and have the adventure of a lifetime doing it.

Have an outdoor recreation idea? Submission is easy and is open from TODAY through January 30, 2019.

  • Create a catchy 90-second pitch video outlining your market-changing concept
    • What does a great video look like? Check out last year’s winners here
  • Submit your concept online at outdoorweber.org
  • Ten finalists will be determined by a mix of online voting and expert judging.

The finalists will be invited to compete in-person March 20 – 23, 2019 in the beautiful Ogden Utah Valley, the world’s greatest outdoor playground (check it out).

In two action-packed days, finalists will push their concepts as far as possible alongside some of the industry’s most accomplished mentors.  On Friday, teams will have ten minutes to present their project to the final judges and professional investors who will determine the winners and award $75,000 in cash prizes and potential investor capital.

Marketing Internship opportunity available to students!

Flex Air is an aviation training startup building the next generation of commercial and military pilots who will lead us into the second century of flight. They have recently completed a seed investing round and are actively generating revenue, with flight operations in Manhattan, KS and San Diego, CA. They are seeking a talented undergraduate student to be a marketing intern who is interested in brand awareness and marketing strategy development to drive their growth strategy for 2019 and beyond!

Tax Preparation Experience with UAS! Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA)

aTTN: Accounting minors and others interested!

The Undergraduate Accounting Society would like to cordially invite all of you to join us for our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) information session this Thursday, Nov. 29th from 8 pm to 9:30 pm at Otterson Hall 1S113. Join us as we detail a wonderful opportunity to gain relevant tax preparation experience as well as giving back to the community by helping people with low income with their tax forms.

Listed below are links to sign up for each position as well as a flyer with more details and information.

I can’t wait to see you all there!

Available Positions:

          VITA ‘Lead’ Tax Preparation Volunteer: For past volunteers interested in taking on a leadership role within the program.

          VITA Tax Preparation Volunteer: For all those interested in working as certified tax preparers for approximately 8-10 hours per week.

          VITA Tax Program Liaison: For volunteers who want to support the program but are not able to commit to getting certified as preparers. 


Best Regards,


Event Reminder to 2018 International Career Fair


The International Career Fair will be on Thursday, October 18th from 11 am to 3 pm in Price Center West Ballroom. Chinese Business Society kindly invites all international students who are seeking internships and full-time positions to this career fair with 40 recruiters. Please follow our Handshake event page https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/7892, the company list is on the description page.

Feel free to reach out to us at ucsdcbs2014@gmail.com

Best regards,

Chinese Business Society

2018-19 Big Ideas Contest

Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2018 at 12pm PT

Funding: Up to $10,000/team

Information Session: Oct.18 from 2-4PM at the Basement (Mandeville B202)



  • Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Enrolled for Fall 2018
  • All majors encouraged to apply


Details & Application: https://bigideas.berkeley.edu/about/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BigIdeasContest/

Please email Amy Liu at aml086@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.

California Institute for Innovation and Development – Apply Now!

Applications are now being accepted for the following programs. You may apply to more than one program.

Program: Triton Innovation Challenge

Applications due: 9AM on October 17, 2018

Description:  The seventh annual Triton Innovation Challenge is coming this Fall with $20,000 in prizes! This business plan competition focuses on fostering creativity and bringing to the spotlight commercially promising, environmentally (comes from, inspired by, or directly impacts nature) focused technologies generated by the finest minds at UC San Diego. Those with prototypes, ideas, of related social venture

More information:  https://rady.ucsd.edu/centers/ciid/triton-innovation-challenge/

Apply: https://www.f6s.com/2018tritoninnovationchallenge/apply

Questions: email Karen Jensen at khjensen@ucsd.edu


Program: Social Venture Accelerator

Applications due: October 19, 2018

Description:  Designed for students who are interested in creating a social impact through entrepreneurism, this four-month program includes a series of 7 workshops with speakers specifically focused on social innovation and mentor sessions.

More information: https://rady.ucsd.edu/centers/social-innovation/programs/social-venture-accelerator/

Apply: https://www.f6s.com/socialventuresaccelerator2018-2019/apply

Questions: email Diana Kanchanasuwan at dianak@rady.ucsd.edu


Program: mystartupXX

Applications due: October 30, 2018

Description:  Developed to encourage diversity in entrepreneurship, mystartupXX is open to all UC San Diego students with a business idea and a diverse leadership team; all stages are encouraged to apply and a prototype is not required. The six-month program includes 10 workshops, mentor mixers and networking opportunities.

More information:  https://rady.ucsd.edu/centers/ciid/mystartupxx/

Apply: https://www.f6s.com/mystartupxxfall2018/apply

Questions: email Karen Jensen at khjensen@ucsd.edu