Beyond the Ph.D. Career Conference

Beyond the Ph.D./Postdoc is an annual conference designed to inspire and help students strategize for careers as future leaders in academia and industry. The event is co-sponsored by the USC Graduate School, USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, USC Postdoctoral Association, USC Graduate Student Government, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Marshall School of Business Ph.D. Program, USC Viterbi Graduate Student Association, and the USC Career Center.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: USC Radisson Ballroom, 3540 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The event will feature keynote speakers, Ph.D. and Postdoc career workshops, industry and academic career panels, and a networking reception. Graduate students and postdocs in all fields of research are welcome to attend! Breakfast and lunch will also be served.

Currently enrolled graduate students and employed postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty from all fields of research at USC are welcome to attend. Register here.

Bioscience Business: Turning a Great Scientific Idea into a Commerical Products

The goal of this seminar is to introduce practicing scientists to simple tools and concepts that are commonly used by investors and companies to gauge the commercial attractiveness of life science discoveries. Dr. Casper will discuss several biomedical inventions that became commercially successful, as well as some that did not.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 12 – 1:30 PM
Location: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC


This is sponsored by LA Bioscience Hub and HTE@USC.

The Queerness & Games Conference

QGCon is a community-oriented event that brings together developers, academics, activists, and players to explore the intersection of LGBTQ issues and video games. QGCon2017 will take place here at The University of Southern California!

Dates: Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2
Times: 9 AM – 9:30 PM (Saturday), 9 AM – 7 PM (Sunday)
Location: The USC Cinematic Arts Complex

This conference is open to the public. Registration is required. 

Find additional information, including the full schedule here.

USC Mellon Digital Humanities Symposia Series:

Network Analysis in Historical Contexts
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Location: DML 241

Digital Materialities
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 12 – 3 PM
Location: SOS 250
Lunch will be provided, please RSVP.

Postdoc of the Month Award

Over the last 12 months, The Journal of Postdoctoral Research has awarded 6 Postdoc of the Month Awards to postdocs across the US. The postdocs were featured on the website, highlighted in their month’s issue of the Journal of Postdoctoral Research, had a featured Editorial written about their work, and are now eligible to compete for our $500 Travel Award for Postdoc of the Year.

They are now accepting applications for January 2017 and March 2017 Postdoc of the Month Awards.

Instructions to apply can be found here.  Good luck!