Monthly Postdoctoral Scholars Orientation

All recently hired postdoctoral scholars are invited to this special orientation program. This is an opportunity to:

  • Learn about how the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Postdoc Association can help and support postdocs at Ohio State
  • Get introduced to important things you’ll need to know as you pursue your postdoctoral training
  • Meet other postdocs
  • Ask questions

Postdocs who attend orientation will receive a folder containing various flyers and brochures of interest (resources, contact information, etc.)

Check out our agenda here.


Can’t make it in person? You can join us over CarmenZoom for the livestream version. Find the appointment you want to join on our calendar, then register for and join the Zoom meeting (links in calendar description).*
*Please note:
you may encounter issues with the video depending on the browser. The video works well in Google Chrome, but Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox may ask you to update to the latest version of Adobe flashplayer.

Here are some other helpful resources:

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool to help support, plan, and track your career development and learning opportunities. In this half of the orientation, you will learn how to build and use an IDP based on your greatest strengths, address areas for growth, and confidently discuss your IDP with your supervisor.

For more information about IDPs, check out our resources here.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Until further notice, all postdoc orientations will take place via Zoom, 2:30PM to 4:30PM on the dates listed below.

  • Thursday, March 25th, 2021: 2:30PM-4:30PM
  • Thursday, April 29th, 2021
  • Thursday, May 27th, 2021
  • Thursday, June 24th, 2021
  • Thursday July 22nd, 2021
  • Thursday, August 26th, 2021
  • Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
  • Thursday, October 28th, 2021
  • Thursday, November 18th, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16th, 2021