By Madeline Boesen / May 7, 2021

Upcoming PDA Announcements and Events – May 2021

UCLA welcomes applications from current postdoctoral scholars to serve on the Executive Board from June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022. Apply Now! Applications are due Monday, May 10th, 2021.   Executive Board members will: ...

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By Yuting Wu / May 6, 2021

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops and Events – May 2021

Career Conversation Series: 3 Months to Find a Job - Jumpstart Your Job Search Tuesday, May 11 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Negotiation REGISTER HERE: If you’re graduating...

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By gdadmin / April 7, 2021

Did you know? UC Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan

Postdoctoral scholars must have adequate health insurance coverage for the duration of the appointment. Postdoctoral scholars are eligible to participate in the UC Postdoctoral Scholars Benefits Plan (PSBP), which includes...

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By Yuting Wu / March 29, 2021

Upcoming PDA Events: April & May 2021

With spring upon us, the UCLA PDA has a number of events scheduled for this quarter! Check out our general body meeting in April, a return of the very popular...

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By Daniel Wong / March 19, 2021

Building and Maintaining Effective Mentoring Relationships

This post is the second in a series on mentoring. Our first post discussed why mentoring is a critical factor in academic and career success. Whether inside or outside of...

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By gdadmin / February 25, 2021

IDPs and Postdocs

Per policy, you are encouraged to develop your IDP in consultation with your faculty mentor and additional career mentors. An individual development plan (IDP) is a customized way to assess...

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By Yuting Wu / February 17, 2021

Upcoming PDA Events (March 2021)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 PDA Virtual Coffee Hour with Dr. Heather Christofk 10:00- 11:00 AM Come join us for a casual coffee hour with our special guest - Dr. Heather...

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By Yuting Wu / February 9, 2021

Upcoming Events Winter 2021

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By Daniel Wong / February 5, 2021

Why Mentoring?

This post is the first in a series on mentoring. In this series, we will address both sides of the mentor-mentee dyad, with the assumption that readers will benefit from...

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