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Foundational Training

Foundational TrainingMastering the skills of goal planning, scientific or scholarly writing, time management, and mentorship are necessary for a successful postdoctoral experience.

This training will be offered independently throughout  the year to support scholarly work for postdoctoral scholars at all stages.

Communication

Communicating Your Research

Part of the grAdvantage programming, this intensive four-day workshop will enhance participants’ abilities to vividly articulate their research and inspire audiences. Participants will incorporate storytelling, metaphor and gestures while practicing innovative communication of their research.  During the final day of the workshop, participants will be filmed by an expert interviewer and camera crew in a setting that resembles a professional media capture environment

Dates: The next workshop will be offered in 2020

Check the grAdvantage website for current schedule.


Postdoc Research Communication Symposium

Organized by Postdoctoral Association (PDA), this symposium showcases the research being conducted by postdoctoral scholars at UC San Diego, one of the premier research institutions in the world.  In addition, the postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to connect with your peers, faculty and industry professionals.

Dates: The next symposium will be held on December 4, 2020


Research Communications Program

UC San Diego’s Research Communications program draws on scholarship in the sciences, science communication, science education, the arts and other fields to provide the guiding theoretical perspective and the practical experience that is critical to communicating effectively with a wide range of audiences, including those with questions or concerns about the methods, findings or implications of scientific research.

For more information and upcoming events, visit: https://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/centers-outreach/research-communications/

Next event:

Explaining Everything in Two Minutes or Less (with Joe Palca)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 10-11 am | Tata Hall Auditorium
Seminar
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You really can convey a lot information in two minutes. Of course your audience won’t be getting a graduate seminar understanding of your topic, but that level of detail should be saved for graduate seminars. Join renowned NPR science correspondent, Joe Palca, to learn how you can crisply capture a research story to reach a wide audience.  The seminar is open to all.  No registration necessary.

 

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Financial Education

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“Save early, save often” is a mantra touted by many financial planning websites and experts.  Time is critical when saving for retirement or any financial goal.  According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, every 10 years you delay starting to save for retirement, you will need to save three times as much each month to catch up.

To help you get started and understand how to maximize your financial potential, the Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs has teamed up with Curo Financial Planning to offer the “Financial Education Series for Postdocs”. 

Each workshop will discuss the ways to set yourself up for financial success for that specific topic.  UCSD graduate students and family members of postdocs are welcome to attend.  Come join us to learn about the topics listed below and create a strategy for your financial future!

Date Topic Time & Location Registration

February 6, 2020

Tax Strategies

This workshop addresses basic practices to help individuals plan in a tax efficient manner. It includes information on record keeping, tax law changes, state and local taxes, tax credits and tax-deferred programs.

9:00 am

MET 145

UC Learning Center Registration

April 2, 2020

Smart Money Moves in your 20s and 30s

Whether you are just out of school or ten or more years into your career, when it comes to money, there’s a lot to learn. We’ve picked ten important tips - from creating a budget to establishing an emergency fund to making the most of your savings and investments - to help you get and stay on track financially.

9:00 am

Online Webinar

UC Learning Center Registration

June 4, 2020

Investing 101

A basic overview of investing that explains the difference between saving and investing, including asset classes and investment styles, bonds, stocks and types of mutual funds.

11:30 am

Online Webinar

UC Learning Center Registration


August 6, 2020

Investing 201

For those who have attended Investing 101 or have significant investment experience, this workshop provides in-depth information on investing.  Topics covered include determining the right investments, tax implications, performance measurement, terminology, and risk management. 

12:00 pm

TBD

Coming soon...
October 1, 2020

The Roth Advantage in your 20s and 30s

It may be hard to focus on something that is 30, 40, or more years into the future, but saving for retirement is important and Roth account may help you to achieve your goals.  In this workshop, we will discuss what makes Roth accounts so special, budgeting, the power of compounding, and tax benefits.

9:00 am

TBD

Coming soon...

As many people are concerned about how to plan for their financial future as their careers advance, the program offers a complimentary one-on-one personal consultation.  These one-on-one consultations are a great way to get individual solutions that fit your specific financial situation. If you would like to schedule a session, time slots will be available to meet on campus the next week after each workshop.  These one hour sessions with a Financial Advisor are confidential and complimentary.  A sign-up sheet will be available at each workshop.

Most workshops will be held in Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET), Rm 145, unless otherwise indicated.

Please note that UCSD graduate students and family members of postdocs are also welcome to attend.

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Grantsmanship - Funding Fest

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The ability to successfully secure funding is a critical part of your postdoctoral training.  However, how does one write a competitive grant?  What funding opportunities exist for postdocs? How does the submission process work? Come and learn the answers by attending the workshops of Funding Fest!  

Funding Fest is an annual series of informational workshops that is held each Spring or Summer and provided by the Torrey Pines Training Consortium.  The Torrey Pines Training Consortium members include Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and UC San Diego. They sponsor training courses and programs designed to provide career development and leadership competencies for scientific professionals at early stages of their career.

Funding Fest workshops are presented by various faculty members, postdoctoral training grant and fellowship recipients and institutional offices.

Workshops will be held at the different Torrey Pines Training Consortium institutions from April to June, 2020.

Register on: Eventbrite!

See descriptions below of the 2020 workshops

UC Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

This workshop, given by Professor Mark Lawson, Director of the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, will provide an overview of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The PPFP fellowships are open to researchers in social science, humanities, and STEM fields. Learn about the review process for this fellowship along and get tips you can use for writing your application.

DateThursday, April 23 | Time: 11 am - 12 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

American Brain Tumor Association Funding Opportunities

Please join us for a discussion with Heather Calderone, Ph.D., Director of Research & Grants at the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). Dr. Calderone will explore various ABTA funding opportunities, the ABTA funding cycle, review criteria, and other grant writing tips for your application.

Date: Wednesday, April 29 | Time: 10 - 11 am | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

This workshop, given by Professor Mark Lawson, Southern California Liaison for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Office, will provide an overview of the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Ford Foundation fellowships are open to researchers in social science, humanities, and STEM fields. Learn about the review process for this fellowship along and get tips you can use for writing your application.

Date: Wednesday, April 29 | Time: 3 - 4 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

How to Apply for a Postdoc Fellowship

This workshop, given by Rachel Cook, Senior Grant Analyst, Supervisor, Health Sciences Sponsored Projects Office at UC San Diego, will include how to apply for different fellowships, UC San Diego guidelines, and general submission information for fellowships and grants as well as where to look for funding.

Date: Thursday, May 21 | Time: 2 - 4 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Programs

Are you interested in research in Japan? Hundreds of funding opportunities are available to all fields (social-science, humanities, STEM, multi-disciplinary) for research at Japanese Universities and public research institutions. If you want to know more, don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about funding options directly from the alumni and staff of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

DateFriday, May 22 | Time: 12 - 2 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research centers. The NIH LRPs pay up to $50,000 annually of qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D., Pharm.D, D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D. D.P.M, D.C., N.D., O.D., D.V.M, or equivalent doctoral-level degree (except for the Contraception & Infertility Research LRP). The NIH LRPs will accept applications from September 1-November 15. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how you could receive up to $100,000 in educational debt relief!

DateThursday, May 28 | Time: 12 - 1 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

NIH K99/R00 & the NIH Grant Process

Please join us to learn about the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) with Professor Pamela Mellon. The NIH K99/R00 program provides support to postdocs to facilitate transition to independence. The award will provide up to five years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral scholars. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position. AND non-US citizens are eligible to apply. Professor Mellon will give an overview of the program, share experience as a reviewer, and provide valuable tips to make your application stand out.

Date: Wednesday, June 3 | Time: 2 - 4 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

Basics of Mentored Grant Writing

Come and learn the fundamentals of Grant Writing, a necessary skill in academia and many other career paths. Dr. Peter Wagner from the Department of Medicine will share his vast experience of how to create a well–structured grant and the general review process the grant will receive.

Date: Wednesday, June 10 | Time: 2 - 4 pm | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

Finding Postdoc Funding

This hour-long workshop will guide postdoctoral researchers through available resources to help them efficiently find funding opportunities appropriate for their research and career stage. We will utilize Pivot and other funding opportunity databases to create individualized proposal submission plans that postdocs can reference throughout their research career. Tips will be shared to automat future funding searches and best utilize existing resources.

Date: Tuesday, June 16 | Time: 10 - 11 am | Location: Online Webinar

Register on Eventbrite

Questions? Suggestions? Contact the person at your respective institution:

Heather Dillon, UC San Diego, hadillon@ucsd.edu

Nisha Cavanaugh, SBP, ncavanaugh@sbpdiscovery.org

Jeanelle Horcasitas, Scripps Research, jhorcasitas@scripps.edu

Bea Rajsombath, Salk, brajsombath@salk.edu

Grant Writing

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Through the Office of Education, Training, and International Services (OETIS), Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) emphasizes its commitment to educating and training the next generation of scientists. The mission of OETIS is to establish SBP as an unparalleled institution for innovative graduate education and postdoctoral training.

 

See the upcoming Grant Writing Workshop Series:

Date
Topic Time & Location Registration

March 19, 2020

Responding to Reviewer Comments

What happens after the grant is reviewed? This module will discuss what a summary statement looks like, describe the resubmission process, and provide tips on how to effectively respond to reviewer comments.

10:00 am

Fishman Auditorium

Eventbrite

March 5, 2020

Demystifying the Study Section Process

In this module, we will describe the peer review process and explain how proposals are scored in an NIH Study Section. First we will look at a study section discussion of research proposals (R mechanism). Then, SBP faculty (Drs. Hansen, Sacco, Salvesen, and Snyder) will participate in a mock study section discussion of a fellowship proposal.

10:00 am

Fishman Auditorium

Eventbrite

February 20, 2020

F & K Awards: Career Development Plans, Mentor Statements, and Training Environment

In this module, OETIS will give an overview of the F (fellowship) and K (career development) funding mechanisms and discuss several of the non-scientific components. The presentation will be followed by a panel of F and K award recipients who will share their experience and strategies for successfully applying to and managing either award. 

10:00 am

Building 12

Eventbrite

Health and Wellness

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Postdoctoral training is a time of transition for scholars, which can lead to feelings of uncertainty and stress.  In addition, this training period often coincides with personal milestones (e.g. marriage, parenthood) and usually requires relocation to a new city or even new country.  To address the challenges that confront postdoctoral scholars, this series is designed in collaboration with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs (OPRSA) to help postdoctoral scholars have a healthy and productive time while in training.

Workshops addressing different challenges will be held in Student Services Center from 9:00 - 10:30 am

Registration is required as coffee and pastries will be provided by OPRSA.

Keeping Your Life While Building Your Career

Without a clear focus, postdoctoral work can be life consuming. Join us for a creative discussion exploring life priorities that will support your overall career growth.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  (Online Webinar)

Presented by Bryan McNutt, Ph.D., LMFT

Register on UC Learning Center

Five Areas of Focus

Make an agreement with yourself to focus on your well-being. Come take time to review five areas of focus that will support you in managing stress and regain resilience while dealing with change.

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020  (Online Webinar)

Presented by William Youngblood, LMFT

Register on UC Learning Center

Working Postdocs with Small Children

Postdoctoral training can be a stressful time, having small children or thinking of starting a family can add to that stress. This workshop is designed to facilitate a supportive environment where tips and resources are shared and discussed. Come meet and hear from other postdocs juggling work & family-life just like you!

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2019  (Student Services Center, 4th Floor, Room 400)

Presented by Izabel Caetano Francy, LCSW

Register on UC Learning Center

How to be a Healthier, Happier, More Productive You!

As postdoctoral training is stressful, mostly autonomous and often overwhelming, this workshop will provide tools to help participants recognize the importance of self-care and introduce mindfulness exercises that can help you throughout your training.

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020  (Student Services Center, 4th Floor, Room 400)

Presented by Jennifer Triana, LCSW

Register on UC Learning Center

For information on the Postdoc Health & Wellness Series, please contact opsa@ucsd.edu


 

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In 2020 we are offering two options for an inspiring group of great people who will meet once a month and cover concepts from the Tritons Flourish Initiative. Each meeting explores Tritons Flourish topics (see PDF), and you will establish a plan to practice skills and behaviors to improve your life overall. We hope to establish a network of support and accountability for flourishing at UC San Diego.

For questions please contact: William Youngblood, LMFT Faculty and Staff Assistance Program wdibbleyoungblood@ucsd.edu

Time: 12 - 1 pm

Upcoming Dates and Locations:

Location
Time & Dates
Barrett Room, HDH Building

 

12 - 1 pm

Meets every 2nd Friday of the month:

February 14, 2020

March 13, 2020

April 10, 2020

May 15, 2020

Hubbs Hall, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

 

12 - 1 pm

Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month:

February 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 21, 2020

 

 

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Stop by the Cross-Cultural Center on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for some wellness tips!

International Scholar Support

U.S. Job Search Strategies for International PhDs

This workshop is designed in collaboration with Career Center, Graduate Division, International Faculty & Scholar Office and Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs to provide international pre- and postdoctoral scholars with the tools they need to successfully navigate a job search for non-academic long-term employment in the U.S.A.  Concerns that are common among the international population will be addressed including visa limitations, networking and interviewing process.


Permanent Residency Pathways for Postdocs

This workshop offered by the International Faculty & Scholar Office and Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs will touch on the most common pathways that postdoctoral researchers can use to adjust to permanent residency status. Additionally, this workshop will address the topic of internal policies on employment-based permanent residency here at UC San Diego, and the specific appointment titles that allow such sponsorship.

 

Visit International Faculty & Scholar Office for current schedule.


Navigating Visa Classifications for your Career

Roark Miller, Director of the International Faculty & Scholars Office, and Emily Kawahara, International Student Advisor in the International Students & Programs Office, will discuss common questions that postdocs and graduate students in J-1, H-1B, and F-1 status have pertaining to their nonimmigrant status, including eligibility for outside employment, planning your next nonimmigrant status in tandem with institutional policies and government regulations, and employment-based permanent residence filing.  After the presentation, visa advisors will offer individual advising appointments to the attendees. Light refreshments will be served.

Leadership and Teamwork

Teamwork and Leadership certificate

Part of the GrAdvantage programming, this UC San Diego Extension Specialized Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork is designed to equip participants with skills to help them excel in any working environment; communication skills, self-awareness, time management, and the ability to function on diverse and collaborative teams. The certificate consists of three courses focusing on leadership, teamwork, and project management. Throughout the program, students will implement these skills by working collaboratively on teams to manage hands-on projects on campus. The culmination of the program will include a showcase of the students’ projects to campus leaders, industry guests, and the general public. Upon completion of the certificate program, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be empowered to transition into their career pursuits.

For more information about the certificate program, call 858-534-9151 or email drhammon@ucsd.edu.

For more information about the Gradvantage programs and resources, visit: grad.ucsd.edu. Plus, check out the Gradvantage program featured on KPBS and featured on the UC San Diego Extension blog.

 


Leading Yourself and Others to Career Success

This Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) leadership development program is designed for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to learn more about their leadership styles and preferences, so they can use this information in the context of their career paths to help them and their future teams succeed. Certificates will be awarded to participants who complete all program requirements.

Teaching and Mentoring

Postdoc Teaching Program

Teaching experience is vital for career development, yet can be difficult to come by as a postdoc. This pilot program is designed to provide postdoctoral fellows substantive experiences in teaching and learning where they can implement evidence-based strategies while guest lecturing in UC San Diego courses.
For more information: See the Postdoc Teaching Program Flyer or contact Kate McCulloch (k1mcculloch@ucsd.edu).


Teaching Workshops 

The Teaching and Learning Commons offers quarterly workshops for Graduate Student & Postdoc Educators. See schedule of upcoming workshops at Graduate Student & Postdoc Teaching Workshops.  Space for these workshops is limited, so register early to secure your spot!  


Ambassador Program

In collaboration with the UC San Diego International Faculty & Scholar Office, the Postdoctoral Association offers assistance with the transition of a new postdoc to campus through our Ambassador Program. The program places a new postdoc in contact with a fellow postdoc “Ambassador”.


Summer Research Scholar Program

In partnership with Prof. Elizabeth Komives and UCSD Extension, this mentorship program allows postdoctoral scholars to have hands-on mentorship of high school students from across the country over 3-weeks in the summer quarter.  The postdoctoral scholars will learn how to provide effective mentorship and guide a short-term and manageable research project that will culminate in a formal poster session.

Postdoc Fellowship Forum

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Do you have questions about applying for postdoctoral fellowships?  Are you looking for resources for finding relevant opportunities to which you can apply?  Would you like feedback or guidance on writing your fellowship applications?  Then join us at the monthly Fellowship Forum!

At these monthly workshops Professor Mark Lawson will be on hand to answer your questions and review your fellowship applications!  Come once or as often as you need.  We hope to see you there!

Workshops will be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month (with the exception of October and November) from 12 – 1:30 pm in Leichtag 2A05.

View the full list of forum dates and register to attend at https://fellowshipforum.eventbrite.com.

Funding Your Future

Funding Your Future

Applying for and securing funding demonstrates and develops a variety of skills that are highly sought after by employers. The Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs has designed this series to help you learn about and successfully apply for fellowship awards.  

All postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Date Topic Time & Location Registration

October 11, 2019

Fellowship Workshop for Ford, PPFP, and Other Award Opportunities

Are you interested in applying for a postdoc fellowship? In this workshop, Professor Mark Lawson, Faculty Director of Postdoctoral Training and Education, will provide an overview of the Ford Foundation Fellowship and the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs.  These fellowships are open to researchers in social science, humanities, and STEM fields. 

2:30-4:30 pm

SSB 107

FYF: Ford

March 8, 2019

Review Workshop: Fellowship Draft

Don’t miss out on the chance to have your application reviewed by a faculty member who has experience serving on fellowship study sections!  Participants will be asked to submit their fellowship drafts one week in advance for review to receive feedback on their submission during this session.

3-5 pm

Leichtag 205

Closed

February 15, 2019

 

Writing Workshop: Fellowship Outline and Specific Aims

Start your fellowship application off on the right foot by getting feedback from faculty reviewers and your peers on your fellowship outline or Specific Aims page.  Participants should bring a printed copy of the material they would like to have reviewed during the session.

4-5 pm

Leichtag 107

Closed

February 8, 2019

Writing Your Specific Aims, Research Strategy and Training Plan

What distinguishes a well written fellowship application?  In this session, we will dissect what you should include in your Specific Aims, Research Strategy, and Training Plan sections and how to effectively convey your message through your writing.

3-5 pm

Leichtag 107

Closed


February 1, 2019

Tips for Submitting a Successful Application

Take advantage of this opportunity to get tips from trainees who have submitted successful fellowship applications.  Panelists will discuss best practices and answer your questions about writing and navigating the submission process.

3:30-5 pm

Leichtag 107

Closed
February 1, 2019

Introduction to Foundation Funding

Private foundations can be a great source of funding, if you know where to look!  This seminar will provide an overview of foundation fellowships and how they compare to other funding sources.

3-3:30 pm

Leichtag 107

Closed
January 25, 2019

Applying for Fellowships: The Why and the How

In this seminar Professor Mark Lawson, Faculty Director of Postdoctoral Training and Education, will provide an introduction to why applying for fellowships is important for all trainees, regardless of their career objectives.  Participants will learn what opportunities are available, the criteria on which application are evaluated, and the general anatomy of a fellowship submission.

3-5 pm

Leichtag 107

Closed

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Career Preparation Series

Career Preparation Series

It is not enough to know what you want to do, you need the skills and knowledge for how you will find and land the job that you want.  From developing and utilizing your professional network, to conducting an productive job search, to putting together effective application materials, to interviewing and negotiating, this series will help you learn tips and techniques to successfully advance to the next stage in your career.

Date Topic Time & Location Registration
March 10, 2020

Resume Building Workshop

Connect with staff from the Career Center & learn how to make your resume stand out. Bring a hard copy of your resume and your laptop, and learn how to highlight your skills and experiences in a way that aligns with what hiring managers and recruiters are seeking. The goal is for you to leave feeling confident that your resume confirms that you are a competitive candidate for the job or internship you want.

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Women's Center

 No RSVP needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

February 25, 2020

Resume Building Workshop

Connect with staff from the Career Center & learn how to make your resume stand out. Bring a hard copy of your resume and your laptop, and learn how to highlight your skills and experiences in a way that aligns with what hiring managers and recruiters are seeking. The goal is for you to leave feeling confident that your resume confirms that you are a competitive candidate for the job or internship you want.

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Women's Center

 No RSVP needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

February 20, 2020

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships: Info Session

Ever wonder who makes the decisions for science policy in Washington DC? Do you wonder if there are actually scientists in the room during federal budget negotiations?

10:00 - 11:00 am

Career Center Horizon Room

Handshake

(Instructions for accessing Handshake: PDF)

February 11, 2020

Resume Building Workshop

Connect with staff from the Career Center & learn how to make your resume stand out. Bring a hard copy of your resume and your laptop, and learn how to highlight your skills and experiences in a way that aligns with what hiring managers and recruiters are seeking. The goal is for you to leave feeling confident that your resume confirms that you are a competitive candidate for the job or internship you want.

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Women's Center

 No RSVP needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

February 5, 2020

Real World Career Series: LinkedIn

Join us at the Cross-Cultural Center for a LinkedIn workshop featuring Career Services! Get in-depth advice on how to use the world’s leading job platform. Free headshots after the event.

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Cross-Cultural Center Price Center East Level 2

  No RSVP needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

January 28, 2020

Resume Building Workshop

Connect with staff from the Career Center & learn how to make your resume stand out. Bring a hard copy of your resume and your laptop, and learn how to highlight your skills and experiences in a way that aligns with what hiring managers and recruiters are seeking. The goal is for you to leave feeling confident that your resume confirms that you are a competitive candidate for the job or internship you want.

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Women's Center

 No RSVP needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

January 24, 2020

Diversity Statement Workshop

In this workshop, we will focus on creating and refining your Diversity Statement. Prior to and during the workshop, you will receive guidance on what to include in a diversity statement, and during the workshop there will be time devoted to dedicated work time - either on your own writing or receiving peer feedback on a draft.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Writing Hub (Teaching + Learning Commons)

RSVP
January 23, 2020

Beyond the Tenure Track: PhDs in Higher Ed

Learn from a panel of PhDs at UCSD about the variety of careers available in higher ed and how they have used the skills they gained in their PhD programs within their professional roles. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so please come prepared with your questions!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Career Center

Handshake

(Instructions for accessing Handshake: PDF)

January 17, 2020

Teaching Statement Workshop

In this workshop, we will focus on creating and refining your Teaching Statement. Prior to and during the workshop, you will receive guidance on what to include in a teaching statement, and during the workshop there will be significant time devoted to dedicated work time either on your own writing or receiving peer feedback on a draft.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Writing Hub (Teaching + Learning Commons)

RSVP
December 11, 2019

Perfecting Your Pitch: A CV and Cover Letter Workshop

In this workshop, we will focus on creating and refining your Teaching Statement. Prior to and during the workshop, you will receive guidance on what to include in a teaching statement, and during the workshop there will be significant time devoted to dedicated work time either on your own writing or receiving peer feedback on a draft.

 

 3:00 - 4:30 pm

MET 145 - Medical Education and Telemedicine Building

Eventbrite
November 13, 2019

Acing the Interview and Negotiating the Job Offer for Nonacademic Positions

Do you want to nail your first nonacademic job interview? Are you nervous about making mistakes because you have spent the last 7+ years as a graduate student and postdoc and never had to conduct a real interview? And what about when you receive that job offer?  Do you know how to evaluate it and what you should negotiate? Join us to get tips to help you succeed.

2 - 4 pm

Online Webinar

Eventbrite
November 13, 2019

The Efficient Nonacademic Job Search

Are you searching for jobs in the most effective way?  Do you know how to make your employment search more efficient? Join us if you want to learn tips to help find your next position.

10:30 - 11:30 am

Online Webinar

Eventbrite
November 5, 2019

6th SABPA-UCSD Career Development Forum

While many postdocs are interested in career opportunities in industry, it remains very challenging to navigate the application process and understand what it takes to obtain an industry position. In the 4th Annual Joint Career Development Forum, co-organized by SABPA and UCSD Postdoc Association, we have invited scientists and senior managers from a variety of local industries including life sciences, data science, and engineering.

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Sanford Consortium, Roth Auditorium

Eventbrite

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Resources

Garnett-Powers & Associates (PSBP Insurance Broker) - (800) 254-1758

International Faculty & Scholar Office (International Center) - ischolars@ucsd.edu; (858) 534-3730

Payroll

Research Ethics

UC Learning Center - Registration system and catalog of training available to postdocs

UCSD Extension - Postdocs are eligible for  a 10 percent discount, up to $50 per quarter, on eligible courses to eligible students at UC San Diego Extension.

UCSD Whistleblower Hotline - (877) 319-0265

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination - (858) 534-8298; ophd@ucsd.edu

Office of the Ombuds - (858) 534-0777

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) - (858) 534-5523

Lactation Accommodation at UCSD

UCSD Early Childhood Education Center

Garnett-Powers & Associates Wellness Programs

For more information about benefits and services for UC San Diego postdocs, visit: http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/benefits-and-services/index.html