Training

Workshops

Fall 2019 Schedule

Date Event Time Location RSVP
August 22 Fall 2019 Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ALN 296 RSVP
September 6 Preparing Engaging Lightning Talks Brown Bag 12:00 - 1:00 pm ALN 216 Email postdoc@usf.edu
September 13 Converting your CV to a Resume 12:00 - 1:00 pm BSN 2305 RSVP

National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 16 - 20

September 17 CV & Resume Review Open Office Hours 1:00 - 4:00 pm ALN 200D  
September 18 The Academic Job Search 12:00 – 1:00 pm ALN 296 RSVP
September 19 Postdoc Happy Hour & Trivia 6:00 - 8:00 pm Peabody's  
September 20 Fall 2019 Postdoctoral Research Symposium 2:00 - 4:00 am MSC 3705 RSVP
September 25 Citation Management Tools 3:30 - 4:30 pm BSN 2305 RSVP
September 26 Managing Your Personal Finances 3:30 - 4:30 pm CIS 1047 RSVP
October 18 Postdoctoberfest  5:00 - 7:00 pm Simmon's Park  

 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

 

NATIONAL POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 16 - 20, 2019

CV & Resume Review Open Office Hours
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, ALN 200

Drop by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to have your CV or resume reviewed. Also feel free to stop by to say hello, talk about your research, ask questions, or chat about ways we can support the postdoctoral community at USF.

 

The Academic Job Search: An Overview
Facilitated by Kiri Kilpatrick, Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Graduate Student Development, Office of Graduate Studies
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm
John and Grace Allen Building (ALN) 296

Interested in landing a faculty position? This workshop will provide an overview of the academic job search process. We will discuss the general application timeline, application materials, and tips for strengthening your candidacy during your postdoc. Please, RSVP for the event. Questions? Contact OPA.

 

Postdoc Happy Hour & Trivia at Peabody's
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Peabody's
15333 Amberley Dr. Tampa, FL 33647

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the USF Postdoctoral Scholar Association at Peabody's to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Hang out with some of your fellows postdocs and enjoy appetizers on us! All USF postdocs and their guests are welcome to attend. Questions? Email postdoc@usf.edu.

 

Fall 2019 USF Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Friday, September 20, 2019 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Marshall Student Center, room 3705

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the USF Postdoctoral Association are hosting the Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Marshall Student Center. The symposium brings together postdocs from all over campus to present their research to a broad audience in form of quick 5-minute "lightning" talks. The top two presenters will win travel awards for use towards a conference! 

Why attend? It is National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week! Show your appreciation for postdocs at USF and learn about the exciting research they are conducting. Network with USF postdocs, faculty, and staff. Refreshments will be provided. Let us know you are attending by signing up here.

Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick at kiri@usf.edu.

 


 

Citation Management Tools
Facilitated by Maryellen Nash, Associate Librarian, USF Tampa Library and Matt Torrence, Associate Librarian, USF Tampa Library
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP here.

This session will provide you with an overview of the tools available for gathering and managing your citations. Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote Web help save time at every stage of your research process by collecting and organizing citations and generating bibliographies. After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of bibliographic citation management and working with library research materials.
  • Explain how bibliographic management tools can help in your research efforts
  • Select a supported citation management tool for your personal use based upon a presented overview of supported applications
  • Obtain an account with one of the USF Libraries supported citation management tools
  • Collect citations from library catalogs and databases.
  • Export/Add a basic citation to the tool of your choice
  • Generate a basic works cited page

 


 

 

Managing Your Personal Finances
Presented by Gessie Lipscomb, CFP® and Financial Advisor with Centennial Bank
Thursday, September 26, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Communication & Information Sciences (CIS), Room 1047

In this presentation, Gessie Lipscomb will cover many topics related to personal finances, savings, and debt. She will provide useful information as well as actionable tips to get you going in the right direction. Please, RSVP for the event. Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

  


 

Postdoktoberfest
October 18, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Simmon's Park

Mark your calendars for the annual Postdoktoberfest! Postdoktoberfest is an event that brings together postdocs from USF and Moffitt. The event will feature German-themed food and drinks, and provide postdocs the opportunity to network. Questions? Contact OPA.

 


 

Past Workshops & Events

Fall 2019 Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation
Thursday, August 22, 2019
11:00am – 1:00pm
John and Grace Allen Building (ALN) 296

New USF postdocs are encouraged to join us for this orientation session. Learn about policies and guidelines pertaining to postdocs, postdoc benefits, career development opportunities, and other resources available to postdocs at USF. Network with other postdocs and get answers to your questions! Please, RSVP for the event. Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

 

Preparing Engaging Lightning Talks Brown Bag
Friday, September 6, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Allen Building, Graduate Studies Conference Room, room 216

Participating in the Postdoctoral Research Symposium or scheduled to give a lightning (or blitz) talk at a conference soon? Then join us for our Brown Bag Talk to discuss tips for crafting an effective and engaging presentation. Feel free to bring your lunch with you. If you are interested in attending, please email postdoc@usf.edu.

 

Converting your CV to a Resume
Facilitated by Kiri Kilpatrick, Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Graduate Student Development, Office of Graduate Studies
Friday, September 13, 2019 
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305

For a broad array of careers, a resume is a critical marketing tool in your job search. However, in academia, we use a CV to communicate our academic and professional history and accomplishments. In this session, we will discuss the differences between these documents, how to convert your CV to a resume, and strategies for writing an effective resume for a nonacademic job search. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. RSVP here. Questions? Email Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.