YPA September 2017 Newsletter

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Yale Postdoctoral Association is dedicated to connecting postdocs at Yale to campus resources and to creating opportunities for networking with other postdocs. September promises to be an exciting month for the YPA, with many events happening. Don’t miss out!

If you have any question or would like to get involved, pop us an e-mail at ypa@yale.edu.

Regular meetings are held monthly. The next one is on Tuesday, 12th September at 6:00 p.m in the Simbonis Conference Room of the Medical School Library. 

All postdocs are welcome to attend all events!

Summary of Upcoming Events

Advocacy Subcommittee

SAVE THE DATE! “Postdoc community forum

Good Scientific and Mentoring Practices

Multicultural New Haven Block Party

Networking subcommittee

YPA Music Series: Yale Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Happy Hour

YPA Potluck

YPA Hiking at Sleeping Giant

Last Saturday at the museum

Professional Development Subcommittee

Events hosted by the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Fundamentals of Teaching in the Sciences Workshop Series

Events hosted by the Office of Career Strategy (OCS)

Advertising, Marketing and Management Networking Event

Healthcare Consulting Networking Event

Consulting Networking Event

Finance Networking Event

Education Networking Event - CGCC

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Career Fair

Advocacy Subcommittee

SAVE THE DATE! “Postdoc community forum”

Hello postdocs! You are invited to a town hall meeting to discuss concerns/questions surrounding the topics of campus climate, immigration status, conflict resolution, and more.

Learn about campus resources from panelists (see below) and participate in small-group discussions to brainstorm actionable ways to improve postdoc life at Yale.

When: Tuesday, September 19th| 12-2 pm

Where: Mary S. Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine

RSVP: RSVP here. (to ask any questions or raise any concerns, click here.)

Lunch will be provided! 


Darin Latimore, MD, Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Merle Waxman, Associate Dean and Ombudsperson

John Alvaro, Director, Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

Stephanie Spangler, MD, University Title IX coordinator

Parker Emerson, Associate Director, Office of International Students and Scholars

Good Scientific and Mentoring Practices

Undertaking a postdoctoral position is the most transient yet career-defining phase of an individual’s career, with the potential to impact achievements and future career aspirations. The quality of the postdoctoral experience can be a strong determinant of future career success. We want to offer some guidelines to the university community from the perspective of the postdocs on what we feel is important for developing and maintaining an enriching training environment.

The YPA is opening a call for all current postdoc scholars who are interested in joining a working group that will collect opinions and experiences of current professional, personal development and mentorship? resources at Yale from the postdoc community, and determine how these align with the aspirations and expectations of postdocs.

This information will be used to develop a series of recommendations on improvements to the overall postdoctoral experience. If this is something you would like to know more about, or if you would like to get involved please contact Zahra Rattray (Zahra.rattray@yale.edu) and register your availability below.

When: Friday, September 15th| 12:00-1:00 pm.

Where: 333 Cedar Street, seating outside Simbonis library

RSVP: zahra.rattray@yale.edu

Multicultural New Haven Block Party

Yale’s eight diversity affinity groups are partnering for the annual block party with the “Office of Diversity & Inclusion”, “Office of International Affairs”, “Office of International Students & Scholars”, “Being Well at Yale”, “Yale Medicine”, “Office of Public Affairs & Communications”, “Office of New Haven & State Affairs”, “Work-life & Childcare”, “Yale Graduate Housing”, “Office of the Provost”, and the “Office of the Secretary & Vice President for Student Life”.

This family-friendly events connects Yale university employees, students and scholars with each other and New Haven businesses. There will be free food, performances, activities and Raffle prizes.

When: Sunday, September 17th| 12-4 pm

Where: Location TBC, see link provided.

RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

Networking subcommittee

YPA Music Series: Yale Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

The Yale Postdoctoral Association invites you to the first Yale Philharmonic Orchestra concert of the season. Please join us to enjoy the great works of Stravinsky, Mozart and more! A number of Orchestra center tickets have been reserved, and will be offered to YPA members with a 20% discount ($6.50 per person). We look forward to seeing you at YPA music events! If you experience any difficulties with the venmo app, please contact esra.karaca@yale.edu.

When: Friday, September 15th| 7:30 pm

Where: Woolsey hall lobby (Enter the hall in the main entrance at 500 College street)

RSVP: To register, click here. (for payment click here, payment no later than 12th Sep, 3pm)

Happy Hour

This month’s happy hour will be hosted at GPSCY. Please come and join fellow postdocs at the bar downstairs!

When: Friday, September 15th| 6-8 pm

Where: GPSCY, please remember to bring your official ID and Yale ID to be admitted. 

YPA Potluck

Please come and join us for the annual YPA potluck event in September. Watch this space for further details. If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you RSVP. 

When: Friday, September 22nd| TBA

Where: BCMM206

RSVP: To register, click here.

YPA Hiking at Sleeping Giant

Do you enjoy hiking? YPA is organizing a hiking event to sleeping giant. We will be biking there over Farmington Canal Heritage trail, followed by a hike to enjoy the beautiful scenery with fellow postdocs. You are welcome to join us on the hiking part of the event if you want to drive to sleeping giant. Bring your own packed lunch and enjoy a picnic with us!

When: Sunday, September 24th|      biking meet at 9:45 am,

                                                          hiking at sleeping giant park at 11:00 am

Where: For biking, meet-up 9:45 at New Haven green near the water fountain

            For hiking, Sleeping giant park at 11:00 am

RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

Last Saturday at the Museum

The “Last Saturday at the Museum” is an ongoing series of museum tours for Yale postdocs(+ friends and family) that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. After the tour, we will be meeting up for coffee or tea. If you are interested in joining us, we will be gathering in the lobby (main entrance) after the tour.

When: Saturday, September 30th| 12:30-1:30 pm

Where: Yale Center for British Art

RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

Professional Development Subcommittee

Fundamentals of Teaching in the Sciences Workshop Series

The center for teaching and learning (CTL) is hosting this event with the following learning outcomes; 1) Setting goals for your class using backward design, 2) Adapting to various learning styles and environments 3) Engaging your class through active learning and 4) Soliciting feedback and grading effectively.

When: Tuesday, September 5th| 8:00-9:30 am

Where: SHM (Sterling Hall of Medicine) C103

RSVP: To register, click here.

Advertising, Marketing and Management Networking Event

Speak with representatives from firms actively recruiting Yale students! Learn more about internship/job opportunities and what it’s like to work in advertising, marketing and management type roles. Develop vital networking contacts!

When: Wednesday, September 6th| 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Q Club, 221 Church street

RSVP: None required (business casual dresscode)- Firms attending to date include:Agency Within, BGB Group, EF Education, Kraft Heinz Company, Intrigue Group, Neibart Group, P&G, Sawhorse Media, Walmart eCommerce, & WPP.

Healthcare Consulting Networking Event

Speak with representatives from firms actively recruiting Yale students! Learn more about internship/job opportunities and what it’s like to work in the healthcare consulting field. Develop vital networking contacts!

When: Thursday, September 7th| 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Q Club, 221 Church Street

RSVP: None required (business casual dresscode)- Firms attending to date include:Analysis Group, Inc., Artisan Healthcare Consulting, Beghou Consulting, CBPartners, Clarion Healthcare LLC, ClearView Healthcare Partners, Health Advances, Huron Life Sciences Consulting Group, Insight Strategy Advisors, QuintilesIMS, Remedy Partners, Roivant Sciences, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Trinity Partners

Consulting Networking Event

Speak with representatives from firms actively recruiting Yale students! Learn more about internship/job opportunities and what it’s like to work in the consulting field. Develop vital networking contacts!

When: Tuesday, September 12th| 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Q Club, 221 Church Street

RSVP: None required (business casual dresscode)- Firms attending to date include:Capital One, Compass Lexecon, Cornerstone Research, Deloitte Consulting - Federal Practice, IDInsight, Invus, Lake Partners Strategy Consultants, Marakon, Mars & Co Consulting, OC&C Strategy Consultants, Organizational Performance Group, Quadrant Strategies, Yale University - Strategic Analysis

Finance Networking Event

Speak with representatives from firms actively recruiting Yale students! Learn more about internship/job opportunities and what it’s like to work in the financial sector. Develop vital networking contacts!

When: Wednesday, September 13th| 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Q Club, 221 Church Street

RSVP: None required (dress code is business casual)- Firms attending to date include: AQR Capital Management, Bracebrige Capital, DC Energy, Earnest Research, Eaton Vance, Five Rings Capital, Fred Alger Management, General Atlantic, Harvard Business School, Hines, Lazard, M&T Bank, Partners Capital, Realterm, S&P Global, The Raine Group LLC, Trade Informatics, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co, Voleon Capital Management, Yale University Investments Office

Education Networking Event - CGCC

Speak with representatives from organizations specifically within the education sector! These employers may have job or internship opportunities, and the representatives will be vital contacts for you to make as you are thinking about your job or internship search. All Yale students are welcome!

When: Thursday, September 14th| 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: The Q Clubhouse (221 Church Street)
RSVP: None required (business casual). To date, the following organizations will be attending:Achievement First ,Ascend Public Charter School, Axiom Learning, BASIS Independent Schools, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, Columbia University- Teaching Residents at Teachers College, Democracy Prep Public Schools, Educator’s Ally, EF Education First, Freudigman & Billings, Goodspeed Musicals, Hopkins School, Peace Corps, SAGA Innovations, Squash Haven, Teach for America, University of Notre Dame ACE Teaching Fellows Program, Urban Teachers, Yale New Haven Hospital.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Career Fair

Speak with representatives from companies actively recruiting Yale students for full-time and internship positions. Learn more about career paths and opportunities available to you within engineering, science, math, and technology. Develop vital networking contacts! This event is hosted by the Yale Science & Engineering Association and Yale Office of Career Strategy, along with the following student organizations: Bulldogs Racing (Society of Automotive Engineering); Career Network for Student Scientists and Postdocs at Yale; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society; Yale Graduate Biomedical Careers Committee; Yale Scientific Magazine; Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association; Yale Society of Women Engineers.

When: Tuesday, September 26th | 3:00-7:00 pm.
Where: The Omni New Haven Hotel Ballroom
RSVP: None required (business casual dress code). To date, the following companies will be attending: Akuna Capital, ASML, AT&T, AVANGRID, Avero, Aviya Aerospace Systems, Bloomberg, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Deloitte Consulting - Federal Practice, Duolingo, Facebook, Five Rings, Google, Institute for Defense Analyses, Jane Street, Labatt Food Service, Microsoft, MongoDB, Optiver, Oracle, Palantir Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Quicken Loans, Redfin, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Reservoir Labs, Rigetti Computing, Roivant Sciences, The Siemon Company, Trinity Mobile Networks, Verseon, Volant Trading, Yext.