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Former Navy jet tech takes student veterans under her wing

UC San Diego’s Student Veterans Resource Center serves diverse military-connected students.

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10 tips for creating a meaningful second career

Looking for a career change? Reentering the workforce after taking time off? Here's how to navigate the process.

Rene Amel Peralta and sister at graduation

From a life in poverty to a career in medicine, thanks to DACA

UC Irvine alum Rene Amel Peralta wants to serve his community as a physician. That dream will be in jeopardy if the DACA program ends.

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Using stimulants to cram for exams ruins sleep and doesn't help test scores

Students looking to gain an academic edge by taking Adderall and other stimulants will find it backfires.

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Everyone stumbles. The trick is getting back up.

Real-world advice from some trailblazing first-gen women in STEM.

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Dyslexia, other learning challenges are focus of new $20M initiative

UCSF and UC Berkeley join forces to understand dyslexia and other specific neurodevelopmental differences that impact learning.

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8 tips to hack college

Starting college can feel overwhelming, but with a few simple tips you'll soon be right at home.

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New UC students share their hopes and dreams

We check in with nine of our newest arrivals as they launch into their journeys at UC.

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The cat. The myth. The legend

Big Boy, the unofficial campus cat, thrives thanks to an informal but comprehensive caretaking system.

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How UC spends the summer months

For the University of California, summer is a time to be unusually experimental, adventurous and productive.