2022 Postdoc Orientation

Postdoc Orientation is offered the second Wednesday of every other month, 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

The next session will be October 12th, 2022 - Register Now

Postdoc Orientation is offered virtually and is here to help you make the most of your postdoc experience at UF. You do not have to be a new postdoc to join an orientation session. Everyone is welcome!

Objectives of Orientation:

  • Become familiar with resources available to you across campus
  • Learn about policies relevant to postdocs
  • Learn about your UF benefits and speak with UF benefits experts
  • Begin drafting or refine your professional development plan
  • Meet fellow postdocs and the UF Postdoc Association

Register for a UF Postdoc Orientation Session

Orientation Materials: 

Postdoc Orientation Slides

Postdoc Benefits & Leave Presentation

Join the UF Postdoc Association and Learn more about upcoming UFPDA events

UF Postdoc Association Postdoc Handbook

Professional Development Planning Tools: 

Explore different career options with InterSECT Job Simulations and Informational Interviews

MyIDP - Science Careers - Professional Development Planning Tool

ImaginePhD - career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences

Access UF's online Postdoc Professional Development Planning tool: stores your PDP online so you can access, edit, or download it anytime to share with your mentors. (Print version: Professional Development Planning worksheet)

Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate - Provides on-demand, self-paced learning modules to help you explore career options and discover ways to apply the skills acquired through your education. To claim your free membership, visit the Aurora site and select “University of Florida” from the drop-down menu then log in with your GatorLink username and password.