Professional Development

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs within the Office of the Vice President for Research provides a venue for postdoctoral scholars and fellows to participate in events and professional development tailored to their needs and interests. Throughout the year, the office will provide monthly programming, advocacy, and community-bonding support.

Penn State Postdoctoral Society

The Penn State Postdoctoral Society’s mission is to enhance the postdoctoral experience at Penn State by providing resources to assist postdoctoral scholars and fellows in their professional and personal development. The society’s aim is to provide information and support for career advancement, finances, and family issues. The society also represents postdoctoral causes to the university administration. In addition, it facilitates social interactions among postdocs at Penn State with a goal of building a community where postdocs can benefit from an exchange of knowledge and experience.