New Postdoc Orientation


    New Postdoc Orientation will happen at least once at the beginning of each semester (fall/spring/summer) and all new postdoctoral scholars will be invited by email using their email address.  This quick 2 hour event includes lunch and a productive space to get your questions answered.

    The topics covered in the orientation include:

    • Introduction of the Graduate College administrators
    • Overview of the Iowa State University Postdoctoral Association (PDA) and how joining that group will benefit you as a postdoctoral scholar
    • Career Services offered at Iowa State University
    • Overview of health benefits, retirement benefits, and recreational services available to you
    • Introduction and overview of the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE)
    • Introduction and overview from the Ombuds
    • Overview of the services and activities provided by the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
    • Presentation of “Tips for a Great Relationship with your Principle Investigator”