Making the Pitch Workshop

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Making the Pitch Workshop

Date: June 25, 2015

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

Location: Building 362 Auditorium

The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne would like to invite you to attend a Making the Pitch Workshop on June 25.  This seminar will provide an overview of the critical skill of networking and selling yourself and your research.  Jason Pariso and Wolfgang Connell from Chicago Innovation Exchange will be leading this workshop.

Lunch will be provided and will be served at 11:45am, with the workshop starting at noon. Continue reading


Visiting Faculty Meet-and-Greet!

Argonne is host to seven faculty members this summer, including postdoctoral alumni, from across the country. Do you have burning questions about the faculty search process or what it is like to be a faculty member at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution? Are you looking for collaborators? Would you like to know how faculty can establish collaborations with outside research institutions? Come and meet our visiting faculty! They are looking forward to meeting you as well!

Date: Tuesday, June 16th

Time: Noon-1:00 PM

Location: Cafeteria Private Dining Rooms (Building 213 to the left as you enter the building)

Cookies and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch and dine with our faculty.

This opportunity is brought to you by Educational Programs (CEPA) and the Postdoctoral Program Office (ALI)

Please indicate your interest in the accompanying Google Form using the link below:

PSA Wants Your Input!


Companies at the Research and Career Symposium–Who Do You Want to See?

At the 2015 Postdoc Career Symposium, there will be opportunities for attendees to interact with company representatives. To best match your career interests, we need to know what companies you would like to see attend the symposium. The PSA will invite your selections to the symposium.

Help us to help you find a job!

Just complete this quick and easy form through this link.

Include your contact information if you want to be part of the organizing committee!







NPA Annual Meeting an Opportunity to Learn, Network

NPA-2015ConferenceLOGO-croppOn March 13-15th, two Argonne Postdocs who are active in the PSA attended the 13th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association, along with Postdoctoral Program Lead, Tina Henne. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for postdocs and program administrators from across the country to share ideas on postdoc training, network, and learn about issues that postdocs and postdoctoral program offices face. More than 375 postdoctoral scholars, postdoctoral administrators, faculty, and company representatives participated in the event. Argonne attendees Giovanni Ramirez Gonzalez (ES) and Andrew Senesi (XSD) will be sharing their experience and take-aways from the meeting in  a series of blog posts. First up, Giovanni answers a series of questions of what he learned at NPA 2015.

  1. What sessions/topics of workshops did you attend?

I attended the keynote and plenaries. I also attended the following sessions:

  1. What was the greatest benefit of attending the meeting?

The greatest benefit that I received attending the NPA annual meeting was the possibility of seeing the big picture and understanding the actual situation of the postdoctoral scientists in US. I had the opportunity to learn about the possibilities and difficulties in obtaining a job in the future as a young scientist, and the possible strategies that we should follow in order to be prepared. Continue reading

PSA Social Event: Trivia Night

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Date & Time: April 29, 2015 at 7:30am
Location: Three Corners Grill & Tap, 12371 S. DERBY ROAD, LEMONT

Sign Up on Google Forms.

The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne would like to hold a social event at Three Corners Grill & Tap in Lemont which has a trivia competition every Wednesday at 8pm. Suggested meeting time is 7:30pm in order to form teams. As always, feel free to invite friends and significant others to the event!

Every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Enjoy great food and drink specials, win great prizes and test your wits against other teams! FREE to play. Gather your team of up to 5 Players and come in and give it a shot! Hosted by the best in the business Whaddayaknow Team Trivia Group!

Visit the Three Corners Grill & Tap for more information :

If you would like to propose an idea for our next event, please email the PSA Liaison Officer, Jessica Linville at