Professional Development Courses and Workshops
Build Your Skills, Expand Your Career Horizons
At Stony Brook, postdocs have a number of opportunities for professional development, including seminars, workshops, short courses, and sometimes the opportunity to audit graduate courses for free. This page provides an overview of some of these offerings, but new opportunities and resources are always becoming available.
Postdocs should make sure they are subscribed to the Postdoc Update for more up-to-date news and opportunities.
Career Exploration & Preparation
Communicating Your Research
Data Science & Digital Literacy
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Policy & Decision Making
Practical Professional Skills
Teaching, Outreach & Mentoring
How to enroll
Postdocs who wish to earn credit may enroll as non-matriculating students in the School of Professional Development, and may have tuition assistance available through their employee benefits (State and Research Foundation employee postdocs).
Postdocs may also be able to audit some courses for free, but should first talk to the course instructor. In the case of the courses from the Alda Center for Communicating Science, a limited number of postdocs may enroll free of charge through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
To sign up for occasional seminars, workshops, and short courses, postdocs should contact the event organizers.