The National Postdoctoral Association
The NPA is a professional non-profit organization that provides a national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Learn more about how you can become a member.
Tips on Networking and Informational Interviews
Networking and informational interviews are both means to find out about career options and cultivate relationships with people who can be helpful to you professionally.
- Expanding Career Networks - Webinar from the Higher Education Recruitment Consortia (HERC)
- Writing an Introductory Email - Paula Wisehart explains how to write someone you don't know (yet)
- Informational Interviewing – Tips from Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional development
- Mastering the Informational Interview - Shifting Careers blog via the New York Times
Networking Opportunities in Clemson
- Meet other CU postdocs – Upcoming networking events are announced on the CUPDA website. Also check out the main CUPDA page for other events and activities.
- Undergraduate Clemson Bioengineering Society
- Tigerquest is your online gateway to involvement in student organizations at Clemson University. Click here for information on activating your account or start a new organization.
- Professional Societies – Ask colleagues if there’s a local chapter of a relevant professional society.
- Talks & Conferences – Check the Clemson University Events Calendar for events of interest.
Volunteering is a great way to network and develop soft skills. Here are a few places to start looking for an opportunity that interests you:
- OLLI at Clemson University – want to contribute to the vibrancy of our organization? Bring your ideas, talents and skills to OLLI. Click here for more information on OLLI and how to become a volunteer and teach others! Age has no bounds!
- Volunteer and contribute in many different ways at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. To learn more about the volunteer program visit Volunteer in the Garden.
- EMAG!NE is the outreach network in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences to inspire K-12 students across the state of South Carolina to see the value in their education and STEM careers.
- LinkedIn - Linkedin can be a great way to make new connections and keep track of the ones you already have. Try searching for LinkedIn groups that interest you and get involved in the discussions.
Join the CU postdocs listserv
The CU postdocs listserv is used to provide information about events, fellowships, and other opportunities of interest. Members of the Clemson University community are welcome to subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: subscribe postdocs. A email@example.com email address is required to subscribe.