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Halloween Party with the Boston Community of Postdocs at Lir in Downtown Boston!

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Join your fellow postdocs from Tufts, MGH, HSPH, Joslin, MIT, Dana Farber and Children’s Hospital in a fun Halloween Party at Lir!

We’ll have great food, an optional costume contest and a cash bar.

Come join us and meet some cool postdocs from other universities in the Boston area!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-bash-tickets-19123445741

Where:

Lir

903 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

When:

Saturday October 31st 6:30-9pm

Tufts PDA Mentoring Circles

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Are you interested in guidance in your academic or industry career progression? Need help managing your work-life balance? Want to build your network?

What is a Mentoring Circle? 

A Mentoring Circle consists of several mentees with STEM, Humanties or Social Science backgrounds swho are committed to meeting monthly to support one another with support, advice, and information. Each circle will be directed by an experienced mentor.

Who will be in my circle? 

The MASS AWIS mentoring committee will review submitted surveys and match you with a circle based on interest, career goals, geography, and other factors.

What will we talk about? Are we just going to sit around and complain?

The mentoring circle is a supportive forum to constructively resolve all issues, but the focus is on career and personal growth. The group decide the details of scheduling and we will provide ideas and articles to help start conversations within your circle. All participants should be willing to both give and get professional and personal support from others in their circle. Mentors will aid in directing conversational topics within the circle and by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Applications due Friday, October 30.

Apply online at http://tiny.cc/TuftsMentorin

Join us for an Adults Only Halloween at Legoland in Somerville on October 21st!

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Adult fans of LEGO®, join us for a Halloween themed Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston.

Join us on Wednesday, October 21st from 7-9pm for games, prizes, a cash bar for guests aged 21+, and lots of LEGO® fun!

Tickets are $22.95 each. Significant others are welcome!

Purchase tickets from Eventbrite (http://tuftspdalegos.eventbrite.com/) or in person from Ania or Sarah.

Celebrating the end of Post Doc Appreciation Week at Aeronaut Brewing Co.

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It’s fitting that we celebrated a great week of events focusing on the contributions that postdocs make to research at Tufts at Aeronaut Brewing Co.

Aeronaut was founded in 2014 by three MIT PhDs, Ben, Ron and Dan. Since then, Aeronaut has grown in popularity (and makes amazing beer!).

Our Capstone event included a personal tour by Ron of the facilities,

A great introduction to brewing with (of course) a discussion of biochemistry and a sampling of Aeronaut’s finest.

We ended the evening sharing our pizza with the folks at the adjacent table and playing vintage Nintendo via the brewery wall projector.


Thanks to Michael, Brian, Ranjith and Ron for making this an awesome night!

See you at the next event!

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kick Off Event: Discovering your value proposition with Career Strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan

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This past Saturday, Sept. 19th, we celebrated the start of Post Doc Appreciation Week with a workshop by Career Strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan.  Sarah’s career development workshop focused on “How to Find a Job in Difficult Times”.

Sarah walked 30+ Tufts postdocs and invited guests through how to determine individual strengths and how to clearly articulate value to prospective employers.

We enjoyed networking during a great BBQ lunch thanks to the help of Tufts PDA Executive committee members Lisa Hawver and Jodi Benenson.  Thanks, guys!

We ended the day with more networking and practicing our career stories.  Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you at the rest of the Post Doc Appreciation Week events!