In this 90-minute interactive workshop, postdocs will develop individualized strategies for flourishing during job searches, including searches for traditional faculty positions as well as diverse careers in and beyond the academy. Participants will leave the workshop with a personalized plan for combatting job search-related stress and uncertainty, a map of their job search support network, and strategies for navigating the job market during a global health pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.
Registration: Register to attend here by Tuesday, September 22. A link to the online event will be sent to registrants on September 23.
Facilitator: Brandy L. Simula, PhD (she/her/hers) is a Professional Development Specialist in the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development at Georgia Tech. A certified career, professional, and life coach, she is an active member of the Graduate Career Consortium and the Professional and Organizational Development Network. Dr. Simula currently serves as a presidential appointee on the American Sociological Association’s Committee on the Status of Women and a 2020-21 Diversity & Inclusion Fellow at Georgia Tech. Her career and professional writing appears regularly in Inside Higher Ed. Dr. Simula holds a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is a research affiliate at the Center for Positive Sexuality.
National Postdoc Apprecation Week (NPAW) Events: This session is being held as part of the virtual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration, a multi-institutional collaboration, on September 21-25, 2020! Events will include keynote speakers, John Beacom, Ph.D., and Christine Pfund, Ph.D., discussing best practices for mentorship; virtual networking, workshops hosted by the National Research Mentoring Network, and The Postdoc Academy; and other curated events. All, including postdocs and PIs, are welcome to join. For the full schedule of events during NPAW, please visit this link.