June 3, 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 full listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of June 2, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints
Positive Productivity Points

By Drake Baer 
for  Inc.

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul
Social Media

Postdoc Corner
How to Quickly and Effectively Read the Most Important Research in Your Field

As a researcher, you are likely aware of the many challenges associated with trying to read all of the literature in your area of expertise. You might want to stay on top of any new developments in your research area, or you may wish to enhance the background of your upcoming studies by providing a strong and current literature review. You might also want to generate new ideas for future studies by looking at the current literature for any gaps that need to be addressed. In your work, you will likely find that searching for and reading all of these articles takes up a lot of your time, and that it's becoming increasingly difficult to narrow your search so you can access the most pertinent research articles in your field. Here, I will discuss some of the ways that you can enhance your ability to find and read your research articles quickly and effectively without missing important publications.
To read the full article by Maloney, 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

I was in the airport the other day flipping through magazines when I experienced an epiphany about how to get a job. More often than not, magazines have a feedback section where readers comment on stories and articles that were featured in the previous issue. In other instances, there is a "Letter to the Editor" column where reader emails are addressed.  In either case, the person commenting in the magazine are often cited by their name, email and (in fewer cases) their website address.


Why not find a magazine that speaks to the industry you work in, and send in a well thought out comment or rebuttal to someone that was published in the last issue? In your response, ask the publisher to cite your email address and link to your personal website. If you do not have a website, the next best thing is to link to one of your social network profiles.


Click here to read the full article by Stroud.


Professional Development
Workshops from the Kaneb Center

Are you interested in learning more about discipline-specific teaching and learning in the university setting? The university offers short credit-bearing summer graduate courses on university teaching and learning in various fields!  Consider taking one of this year's courses 


For class descriptions, click here.


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. 
Summer Learning Programs from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses offered this summer, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Calendar of Events
ND Postdoc Women's Mixer


Friday, June 6, 6pm-8pm, Eck Visitor's/Alumni Center


Please join your fellow ND Postdoc Women for a fun evening to get to know each other and to learn about the newly formed ND Postdoc Women's Group open to all ND Postdoc Women. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.


Please RSVP here to let us know your coming.


ND Postdoc Women's Book Club


Book: (Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor 


Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett  


Synopsis: Discusses professional development and the people that can help you achieve your goals and how to deepen the relationships that will get you where you want to go in your career.


Discussion: June 27, 2014 at noon - Register here to be part of the discussion.


Location: TBD


Price: via Amazon  - Kindle $9.00 or Paperback $14.98 
World On Tap


When: Wednesday, June 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Location: Rohr's at the Morris Inn


International graduate students and scholars are invited to The World on Tap, a monthly social at Rohr's. Free appetizers will be provided. The first 50 international students and scholars will also receive a free drink ticket valued up to $6. Please bring a valid photo ID.


PhD Comics


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