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Upcoming Events

Donut Social - Friday, February 14th, 11am-12:30pm in BBSRB 202a

RSVP here

Meet with your fellow postdocs and enjoy some coffee and donuts! 

We're always planning the next social event - watch our calendar and listserv for the latest info!


Previous Events

The Graduate Student and Postdoc's Guide to Personal Finance

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a graduate student or postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends and postdocs how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in training. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial goals, budgeting, saving, investing, debt repayment, and taxes.

This event is co-sponsored by SOPS, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate School and the Office of Biomedical Education. 

Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations, interviews PhDs on her podcast, serves as a money coach, and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and two children.

SOPS Holiday Party - 12/18/19

Communication Workshop with Adam Brown of Marrow - 11/20/19

Postdoc Appreciation Lunch - 9/18/19 

 


Welcome Back Picnic - 8/24/19 at Woodland Park

 

Postdoc Networking Panel: 


Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018:


To stay up to date on events, join the SOPS listserv and join our Facebook group.

SOPS organizes a wide variety of professional development and social events throughout the year. In addition, In June of each year we hold a Research Symposium open to graduate student and postdoc presenters.

Events are open to all but tend to be especially interesting to postdoctoral scholars and fellows, visiting fellows, and upper-level graduate students.

 

UK's Provost, Dr. Tim Tracy, speaks to postdoctoral scholars about academic leadership during a SOPS professional development seminar. Photo by Dr. Ellen Crocker

Types of events:

  • Social: Network with other UK postdocs
  • Professional development workshops: Faculty members will give lectures about important skills to make your postdoc successful and how to prepare for future careers.
  • Seminar series: A chance for postdocs to practice their speaking skills. A great way to prepare for a conference or job talk.

Fall 2017 SOPS professional development event: “Science and the Media” by Dr. Lance Johnson.

 

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