April 22, 2014
In This Issue
Quick Links
ND Postdoc Website
ND Resources
Community Links
Job Search Sites
ND Human Resources
Important Resources
One-on-One Consultations

Do you need assistance with career services, finding funding, developing an IDP or have questions but don't know whom to ask or where to go? Click here to schedule a One-on-One consultation with Kim Patton.
ND Calendar & Events
For a fulll listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of April 21, 2014 - click here.

IAND Holi Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 11:30 a.m., Coleman-Morse Lounge


Indian Classical Music Concert

Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Hesburgh Library Carey Auditorium  


Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints
Positive Productivity Points

By Craig Jarrow for Time Management Ninja
by Emily Nolan-Joseph 



Social Media

Postdoc Corner
Are You Smarter Than a Grad Student?



Show off your intelligence at the Postdocs vs. Grad Students Trivia Night for some friendly competition, great free food, awesome prizes and 1 free drink ticket. Oh and this event will be streamed live all over the world for Notre Dame Day (so let your family/friends know). We hope to see you there!


Monday, April 28th
9:00 PM - 10:30PM (Trivia starts at 9:30)
Legends Nightclub
  • Show off your trivia skills (ND and General Trivia questions)  
  • Win great prizes (must be present to win) - team and individual prizes such as Legends Gift Cards and more
  • Enjoy great food
  • 1 Free Drink Ticket per person
The Post-doctoral Situation

By Dr. Gregory Petasko for iBiology


Dr. Petsko recently chaired a National Academy of Sciences committee that investigated the science and engineering postdoctoral experience in the United States. In this talk, he discusses some of his own findings from participating on this committee including the fact that a large majority of post-docs do not continue with careers in academia and should be offered the chance to explore different career paths. 


To watch Dr. Petasko's talk , click here.
The ND Postdoc Newsletter wants to share your research or article you have written with the ND Postdoc Community.  If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter, please email Kim Patton.

Career Services
How to Network if You're an Introvert
By Jim Stroud for Glassdoor

Do you know where companies hire from the most? Take a guess. No, seriously, go ahead and ponder it. What comes to mind? Job boards? Social media? Career sites? All of those answers would be in the ballpark for sure, but none would be in the number one spot. Let me share with you a few stats and see if you can figure it out.


Click here for full article.

Professional Development
Workshops from the Graduate School
Thursday, April 24
  • 12pm - 1pm: Coffee House Ethics Cafe - The Challenges and Ethics of Global Development Research 
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Talking with Others About Your Research 
Monday, April 28
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here.

Women in Statistics Conference


CONNECT...LEARN...GROW...The program highlights the achievements and career interests of women in statistics.  Senior, mid-level, and junior stars representing industrial, academic, and government communities will unite to present their life's work, discuss the 'chutes and ladders' of their career trajectories, and share their perspectives on the role of women in today's statistics fields. Participants will leave the conference with wider networks for mentoring and new ideas for collaborative proposals. Participants will leave with increased visibility within their community and will leave with action items to further increase the visibility of their contributions to the wider statistics community and the world.


Click here for more information. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


The University has entered into a relationship with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) to provide additional professional development training opportunities for faculty and postdoctoral scholars.  Our institutional membership allows all Postdoctral Scholars, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors to participate in most of the programs without further cost.  Click here for more information. 

Workshops from the Hesburgh Libraries
Thursday, April 24
  • 3pm - 4pm Simple Text Analysis with Voyant Tools
Monday, April 28
  • 12pm - 1pm Analyzing Books Using HathiTrust Research Center
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here.

Workshops from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Postdoc Humor


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