Training

Workshops

SPRING 2019 Schedule

Date Event Time Location RSVP
January 17 Searching for a Postdoc Position: A perspective from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MSC 3705 RSVP
January 23 ICorps at USF: Postdoc Information Session 3:30 - 4:30 pm ALN 296 RSVP
January 24 Spring 2019 Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation 11:30 am – 1:00 pm ALN 296 RSVP
February 5 STEM Individual Development Plans 3:30 - 4:30 pm ISA 3048 RSVP
February 8 Academic Job Market Workshop - Marketing yourself Successfully and Preparing your Professional Dossier 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MSC 3705 RSVP
February 13 Humanities & Social Science Individual Development Plans 3:30 - 4:30 pm BSN 2300 RSVP
March 1 Provost's Postdoc Symposium - Planet of Weeds: Natural Histories of the Homogeocene 10 am - 4:30 pm MSC 3708  
April 12 - 14 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Conference Full Agenda Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida  More Information

 

What to look for when searching for a postdoc position: A perspective from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Linda Harris, PhD, Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Marshall Student Center, room 3705
Lunch will be served.

The presentation by Dr. Linda Harris, Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition, will give general information regarding what to look for when searching for a postdoc position, in addition to providing information specific to St. Jude. Whether you are a current postdoc looking for additional training or close to graduating with your PhD, it is never too soon to think about your next career step. You may check out stjude.org/postdoc for more information.

Dr. Harris will have a sign-up sheet at her presentation (1:30 - 4:50 pm) so that you may request a one-on-one meeting with her following her seminar. She encourages you to take advantage of this informal interview. Should you decide to apply for a postdoc position at St. Jude, Dr. Harris will be able to provide her impression of you to the faculty. Please, RSVP for the event. Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

 

I-Corps at USF: Postdoc Information Session
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm
John and Grace Allen Building (ALN) 296

Do you have a research idea that you think has commercial potential down the line? Do you dream of starting a company sometime in the future? If your answers are yes, then join us next Wednesday, January 23 at 3:30 pm in Allen Building (ALN 296) for an I-Corps Information Session to learn about how the USF I-Corps program can help you discover the business potential of your idea.  Tell us you are coming here. Snacks will be served.

 

Spring 2019 Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation
Thursday, January 24, 2019
11:30pm – 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.

 

STEM Individual Development Plan Workshop
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Sciences (ISA), room 3048

Crafting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you align your academic and professional development with your career goals. This process is critical to your progress and success during your graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship. In this session, we will walk you through the entire IDP process, including exploring online tools to assess your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards STEM scholars. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

 

Academic Job Market Workshop - Marketing yourself Successfully and Preparing your Professional Dossier

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D. and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Guest Speaker: Devona Pierre, Ph.D., USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity

Friday, February 8, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marshall Student Center (MSC), 3705
Registration Fee: $10
Registration will open soon! Look out for our email.

On Friday, February 8, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a one-day workshop with Dr. Vernetta Williams to help postdocs and graduate students launch their search for faculty positions and learn how to prepare application materials that truly reflect themselves. Sessions include information on branding yourself, creating a CV, writing an authentic cover letter, tips for teaching and research statements, job search strategies, and insider advice from Dr. Devona Pierre, on what hiring committees are looking for in a strong candidate. Participants should bring their CV to receive feedback! The event is located in the Marshall Student Center, room 3705 and the cost is $10.00. The registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, and snacks.

For additional information, contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick at kiri@usf.edu.

 

Humanities and Social Science Individual Development Plan Workshop
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2300

Crafting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you align your academic and professional development with your career goals. This process is critical to your progress and success during your graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship. In this session, we will walk you through the entire IDP process, including exploring Imagine PhD, assessing your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards Humanities and Social Science scholars. RSVP here. Questions? Email Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

 

2019 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Conference
Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2019
Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Registration ends March 28, 2019

The NPA Annual Conference is the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. Conference attendees - postdoctoral scholars, administrators, faculty, and representatives from disciplinary societies, industry, and corporations - are provided with the opportunity to gather and enhance their professional development and leadership skills. See the full schedule of events here. Register at www.nationalpostdoc.org

 


 

FALL 2018 WORKSHOPS

Managing Your Personal Finances
Presented by Gessie Lipscomb, CFP® and Wealth Advisor with Wealth Advisors of Tampa Bay
Thursday, September 6, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Business Administration Building (BSN) 1300

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.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 17 - 21, 2018

Fall 2018 Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
11:30pm – 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.

CV/Resume/LinkedIn Workshop
Organized by Moffitt Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Moffitt Postdoctoral Association
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
D. Murphey Conference Room, Stabile Research Building (SRB)), Moffitt Cancer Center

In this workshop, Dr. Tracy Costello will provide guidance and tips for creating effective C.V,s, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles. Lunch will be served to the first 75 attendees. For more information, please contact Dr. Tracy Costello.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Open Office Hours
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
John and Grace Allen Building (ALN) 200

Please, drop by to say hello, talk about your research, ask questions, or chat about ways we can support the postdoctoral community at USF.

Ace your Interviews Workshop
Organized by Moffitt Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Moffitt Postdoctoral Association
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00am – 11:00am
D. Murphey Conference Room, Stabile Research Building (SRB), Moffitt Cancer Center

Preparing to make a great impression during an interview and bridge the gap between application and job offer can feel overwhelming. The interview is crucial to the career exploration and transition process. The aim of this workshop is to provide a toolkit for all participants to understand how to prepare, how to respond to common questions, how to wow your interviewer(s), and more. For more information, please contact Dr. Tracy Costello.

Postdoc Happy Hour at Peabody's
Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm
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 and Moffitt postdocs are welcome to attend. Questions? Email Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

Humanities and Social Science Individual Development Plan Workshop
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2300

Crafting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you align your academic and professional development with your career goals. This process is critical to your progress and success during your graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship. In this session, we will walk you through the entire IDP process, including exploring Imagine PhD, assessing your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards Humanities and Social Science scholars. RSVP here. Questions? Email Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

STEM Individual Development Plan Workshop
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Cooper Hall (CPR), room 122

Crafting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you align your academic and professional development with your career goals. This process is critical to your progress and success during your graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship. In this session, we will walk you through the entire IDP process, including exploring online tools to assess your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards STEM scholars. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

Postdoktoberfest
Friday, October 26, 2018
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. Families welcome! Questions? Contact OPA.

CVs and Resumes: How to Make a Strong First Impression
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Social Science Building (SOC), room 151

Your CV or resume is often the first job document a potential employer will see. What kind of impression do you want to make? In this session, we will discuss the art of CV and resume writing, the difference between the two documents, and strategies for catching a future employer's attention. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick.

USF Fisher Scientific Vendor Fair
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 - 1:00 pm
Morsani College of Medicine South Courtyard (adjacent to Medical Bookstore)

The annual USF-Fisher Scientific Vendor Fair will be on Thursday, November 15 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Morsani College of Medicine South Courtyard located near the medical bookstore. All USF faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and research staff are invited. Learn about the newest products, methods, and technologies available. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will have an opportunity to win an Amazon Kindle! Questions? Email postdoc@usf.edu.