Career Development Resources

Aurora, by Beyond the Professoriate

The UF Graduate School offers access to Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate for all PhDs and postdocs. Aurora is an eLearning platform with on-demand, self-paced learning modules that you to explore career options and discover ways to apply the skills acquired through your education. You can explore career options and learn job search strategies to pursue employment in academia and beyond the professoriate. Learn more. Access Aurora, and choose “University of Florida” from the drop-down menu then log in with your GatorLink username and password.

National Postdoctoral Association

Through UF's sustaining institutional membership with the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), members of the UF community have access to a free affiliate individual membership with the NPA. Sign up for your free affiliate membership using your UFL email address. The NPA provides career and leadership development resources and opportunities, as well as advocacy resources and access to a nationwide network of professionals.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Through UF's institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), members of the UF community have access to a free NCFDD membership. Sign up for your free NCFDD membership using your UFL email address. The NCFDD offers career development resources for early career faculty, including postdocs. 

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

The Linkedin Learning platform includes all course content previously offered through Lynda.com plus an additional 6,000 online skill-building education options free of charge for the UF community. There are many advantages: Personalized course recommendations based on your geographic location, job title, and interests; and the opportunity to have badges and certificate information earned via Lynda/Linkedin Learning appear on your Linkedin professional profile. Anyone with questions about using Linkedin Learning may call (352-392-HELP/4357) or email the UF Computing Help DeskLogin to LinkedIn Learning

Employee Education Program

The UF Employee Education Program Enables full-time UF Academic Personnel (including postdoc associates) who have been employed in good standing for at least six months to receive tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of instruction per semester at the state university closest to their work location.

English as a Second Language

The UF English Language Institute (ELI) provides several non-credit fee-based courses to help you further develop your written and spoken English skills. If you are paying the fee on your own, register using the links provided on the websites. If your department or supervisor will pay the fee, email the course contact to register and tell them that your department will paying the registration fee. All fees are refundable during the first week of class.

Updated June 20, 2022