National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018

From September 17 to 22, 2018, is the 9th National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)

Join us on (and off) campus for a week of events to show appreciation to you, as a postdoc but also as a person, as well as your family. There will be social events, career-oriented events, free food and drinks, and even a cross-campus event to meet fellow postdocs from USC and UCLA!

Sign-up links

Some of the events require sign-ups so please follow the links below: 

  • Thursday 9/20, 9am-5pm: Professional Headshots at the Alumni House (345 S Hill ave): A professional photographer will be on site all day to take your picture for lab website, linkedin, etc. You get a handful of pictures for free, and even a free touched up pictures. Sign-up here for your preferred time (5-min slot)! As of 9/18 the event is full, please email ccharpen-at-caltech-dot-edu to be added to the waiting list and to be informed of possible additional slots.
  • Thursday 9/20, 6-9pm: Tech Mixer 2018 at Dabney Gardens: Enjoy drinks and light bites as you network with Caltech postdocs & graduate students in engineering and physics, entrepreneurs & a range of professionals from companies based in the LA Area. Scientists from 11+ startups & established companies of LA area are already registered! See details and RSVP here.
  • Saturday 9/22, 4-8pm: Cross-campus picnic at Los Angeles State Historic Park: Come interact with postdocs from UCLA and USC. Bring your own food, drinks (non-alcoholic) and snacks provided by the postdoc associations. For more information and to help organize transportation, please sign-up here.

NPAW Schedule

Additional details

  • An information desk will be set up on the lawn in front of Chandler on Monday (9/17) and Tuesday (9/18) morning (9-11am) with representatives from the Caltech Postdoc Association, Human Resources, Caltech Center for Diversity, Center for Teaching Learning and Outreach, Staff and Faculty Consultation, Caltech Library & Skill Development Workshops, etc. Come meet with us to learn more about what Caltech has to offer! There will be free coffeeswag, and your chance to win Amazon gift card and other prizes in a raffle
  • Division-specific events are also happening! In particular, townhall meetings with free lunch will be taking place within each division on Wednesday (9/19) at 12pm. Divisions will also provide free pastries on Monday and/or Tuesday mornings. Be on the lookout for an email from your division representative (or contact them directly) for more details!