New: Postdoc SLACK Channel

To facilitate some quick communications for our postdoc community, the DCPDA now has a SLACK channel. It is essentially a “workroom” or a community where we can post quick messages about things any of us might want to let others know about. For example – Great social event happening this weekend? you’ve discovered an amazing local resource for postdocs with families? are you leaving/looking for a great apartment? Looking for/Sharing a ride? Jump onto slack, and get connected!

Get Connected: Recommended Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Resources:

#1 Dartmouth is an Institutional Member of the National Postdoc Association, which means anyone with a email address may becoming an affiliate member of NPA.
As an NPA Affiliate Member, you are entitled to these benefits:
• Subscription to NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement, and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter
• Reduced registration fees to the NPA Annual Meeting & eligibility for the NPA travel award program
• Access to members-only NPA web content
• Access to NPA member groups to connect & network with fellow NPA members
• Discounts to some services and products. Click here for information on discounts from SciPhD (members only page).
• Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees
• National representation on postdoctoral issues
To register, click here

#2 Dartmouth’s Institutional Membership in the NCFDD provides postdocs and faculty access to the numerous resources:
• Multi-week Facilitated Learning Communities
• Monthly core training workshops
• Monthly guest expert workshops
• Audio, slides and transcripts of all workshops so you can learn at your convenience
• A private peer mentoring forum
• Monthly accountability buddy match
• Moderated monthly writing challenges
• Weekly productivity tips via the Monday Motivator

To register:
1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website:
2. Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
3. On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here”
4. On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account,” and
5. On the “Select a Username” page use your institution issued e-mail address in the Username box
6. Complete the registration process

#3 Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and map our your career:

Effective One-on-One Networking for International Students/Postdocs

Webinar and in-classroom session by Judy Shen-Filerman and Dr. Melina Gehring

The most impactful networking occurs one-on-one. For international students, however, engaging individuals in positions of authority can be difficult, let alone conversing and selling to them.

This session focuses on: how to make contact; phases of a networking conversation; how to engage socially; how to showcase your key qualities and ask appropriate questions during the conversation; following up after the meeting. One-on-one networking is, without a doubt, the most difficult and challenging job search skill for international students to develop and master.

Bio: Judy Shen-Filerman

As an immigrant Chinese-American, Judy has achieved cross-cultural success throughout her life. She led innovative businesses at Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup Asia, and Polaroid. A Harvard College and Harvard Business School graduate, Judy passionately leverages her experience, knowledge, and wisdom to help others reach their dreams. Judy has recently published the handbook How to Network Like an American.

Learn about Judy’s intercultural coaching firm here:

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (webinar 2-3 pm)
Location: Instructional Center at 37 Dewey Field Road, room 101

For more information: