SOPS Keeneland Tailgating Potluck is this Saturday, October 24!

When: Saturday, October 24, 12:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: Keeneland Race Track, 4201 Versailles Rd Lexington KY 40510
Description: Like horses? Feeling lucky? Want to relax outside and have a few drinks with friends? Join us for at Keeneland for tailgating, Saturday Oct 24th! We will be outside socializing, snacking, and sipping starting around 12:30 pm. The first race of the day starts at 1:05 pm and those who want to watch/place some bets can do so from either the tailgating area (huge screens!) or by heading in to the racetrack. Feel free to bring food, drinks and, of course, friends! Meet-up early at Starbucks at 2320 Versailles Road at 11:30 am to head over with a group or find us on the field at "the Hill" at Gate 1. For those who are new to Kentucky, this is an area tradition not to miss- Hope to see you there!

Career Planning & Opportunities Seminar (Careers Beyond Academia) on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 pm

When: Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: Room 202, James W. Stuckert Career Center, 408 Rose Street, or Building 494 on the UK campus map.
Description: Looking for a job can be confusing and overwhelming. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to launch your job search. The workshop will cover:
• Steps for successful career planning
• Job search tools
• The importance of networking and how to do it
• Preparing a self-introduction
• Interview strategies
• Suggestions for your application materials (e.g., resume or CV and cover letter)

Faculty Job Application Panel on Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 pm

When: October 6, 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Chemistry-Physics Building, Room 114B (505 Rose Street) or Building 55 on the UK campus map.

Description: This panel discussion will focus on the faculty job application process. Three department heads will share their expertise and discuss what they look for in applicants, what they recommend, and what to avoid. Please bring any questions you have. The panelists include:

Terrell T. "Red" Baker, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Forestry, College of Agriculture

Douglass S. Kalika, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Joseph Chappell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Great time at Kentucky Native Café!

Nice to see so many new faces. Thanks for joining us for our September social!

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Sept. Postdoc Social @ Kentucky Native Café

When: Tuesday, September 22, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Kentucky Native Café, 417 East Maxwell St, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

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University of Kentucky Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) Meeting and Elections

When: Tuesday, August 25, 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Multipurpose Room (B-108C) in the W.T. Young Library (Building 456 on the Campus Map)

SOPS Trivia Night at Mellow Mushroom

When: Wednesday, August 5, 7:30 pm
Where: Patterson Office Tower, then Mellow Mushroom (503 S Upper St, Lexington, KY 40508)


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