WELCOME to the UC SAN DIEGO POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATION!
The UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is comprised of volunteer postdocs who strive to enhance the postdoctoral experience by organizing professional development, social programs, and networking opportunities.
There are always exciting events on the horizon, so connect to us on social media to stay updated. If you have ideas on how to improve our recurring events or on new events that will improve the postdoc experience at UC San Diego, please join us at our monthly meetings (see below) to voice your ideas and get involved. For our newest and ongoing initiatives, explore the website and stay in touch.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our association, getting involved or any upcoming events.
Astrid & your Executive Board
PDA 2014 STEM Career Symposium - What Can You Be With a PhD?
The UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is proud to present the inaugural STEM Career Symposium - What Can You Be With a PhD? This one-day event is your essential guide to navigate a myriad of career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Career topics include R&D, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Medical/Scientific Writing, Business and Legal careers, as well as Teaching and Administration. Workshops will be dedicated to improve your interview skills and answer you immigration questions. Mingle and network with 30 speakers over breakfast, lunch and FREE drinks during happy hour!
Who should attend: Early-career PhD students and postdocs in search of career options in the life sciences.
What to expect: Information from leaders and experts from your career-of-interest; personal stories of successful transitions and advice for career advancement.
What you will gain: How to use your PhD training to your advantage in your career search; honest advice on how/when/where to start your first job; connections in local industry
Don’t miss out on the Early-Bird Discount (Before Feb. 5) and register now. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to identify career options for you, make valuable connections and get a head-start in the 2014 job season!
View agenda, detailed program and speaker list
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Ongoing events for 2014
Get involved and join us for the PDA Postdoc Open Forum on February 20th from 12:00-1:00 pm at the at the Student Services Center, room 400. We will be discussing the ‘What can you be with a Ph.D.’ symposium, postdoc alumni newsletter, website and anything else that you would like to have discussed. Join us, voice your ideas and help improve the postdoc experience at UC San Diego! The PDA meets the third Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:00pm, so join us next time if you are unable to make it this month!
Happy hour at Porter’s Pub
Postdoc happy hours will now take place every 2nd Thursday of the month at Porter's Pub from 5 pm onwards. The next happy hour will be held on February 13th at 5 pm. The first 20 postdocs will get a free drink with some delicious food. Seize the opportunity to leave your labs a little early, mingle with other postdocs, have fun and relax! Make sure to mark your calendar and we hope to see you there!
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