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 9 Effective Cover Letters for Nonacademic Jobs 3:30 - 4:30 pm BSN 2305 RSVP
October 11 Fundamentals of Copyright Law 12:30 - 1:30 pm BSN 2305 RSVP
October 16 IDPs for Humanities & Social Sciences 3:30 - 4:30 pm BSN 2305 RSVP
October 17 IDPs for STEM 3:30 - 4:30 pm ISA 3050 RSVP
October 18 Postdoctoberfest  5:00 - 7:00 pm World of Beer - Fowler  
November 1 Designing & Presenting Research Posters 12:30 - 11:30 pm BSN 2305 RSVP
November 8 Scholarly Profiles – Enhancing your Research Visibility 11:00 - 12:00 pm CIS 1047 RSVP

 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Designing and Presenting Research Posters
Friday, November 1, 2019
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP

Research posters are a communication tool commonly used in the academic community to visually share your research projects and creative ideas. In this session, we will discuss key aspects of designing effective posters and tips for your poster presentation.

 


 

Scholarly Profiles – Enhancing your Research Visibility
Presented by Jason Boczar, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Librarian, USF Tampa Library
Friday, November 8, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Communication & Information Sciences (CIS), room 1047

Finding an effective way to promote research can help graduate students showcase their work as they near graduation and prepare for the job market. Creating a scholarly research profile offers one means to do this, with several different scholarly profiles to choose from. This workshop will discuss some of these, as well as how you can best present a strong research identity early in your career. RSVP here.

 


 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Effective Cover Letters for Nonacademic Jobs
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305

A cover letter is an opportunity to demonstrate how your skills, experiences, and professional goals uniquely qualify you for a position. In this session, we will explore techniques to translate your graduate experiences for nonacademic positions and strategically tailor your cover letter to increase your chances of getting an interview. RSVP here.

 


Fundamentals of Copyright Law
Friday, October 11, 2019
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305

While you are researching or working on your thesis or dissertation you are making use of a wealth of different resources: published articles, books, images, software, datasets, etc.  All, or almost all, of these things are protected by intellectual property laws like copyright.  This session will introduce common copyright issues encountered during the research, publication, and the writing of theses and dissertations. RSVP here.

 


Individual Development Plans for Humanities/Social Sciences/Education Scholars
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305

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 (an online tool), assessing your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards scholars in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (non-STEM disciplines). RSVP here.

 


Individual Development Plans for STEM Scholars
Thursday, October 17, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISA), room 3050

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.

 


Postdoktoberfest
Friday, October 18, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm
World of Beer, 2815 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Mark your calendars for the annual Postdoktoberfest! Postdoktoberfest is an event that brings together postdocs from USF and Moffitt. Hang out with some of your fellows postdocs and enjoy appetizers on us! Guests of postdocs are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact OPA.