Practice Job Talks for Postdocs

Scheduled By Request

Do you have a job talk coming up and would like to practice in front of colleagues from areas other than your own? The Psychology Postdoc Academic Committee can make that happen!

The Academic Committee is offering to coordinate opportunities for Postdocs to practice their job talks. If you are interested in practicing your talk for a group of other postdocs (and hopefully a few faculty members) in a friendly environment, we can help!

If you're interested, please get in touch with the Graduate Advising Supervisor. Be sure to let her know when your job talk will be/when would be a good time for you to practice so that he can start planning a schedule.

Past Events

  • National Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Week events: September 19-24, 2016 (
  • UCLA Psychology Postdoctoral Scholar Happy Hour: June 14, 2016 at 5:00pm at The Ammo at the Hammer Museum
  • Workshop – “Careers Outside of Academia Workshop”: March 1, 2016 in 3534 Franz Hall
    Panelists: Christina Larson, Natalia Flores, Caroline Crump, Kirsten Alex Trickey, Grace Jackson, and Kristy Sherrer
  • UCLA Psychology Postdoctoral Scholar Happy Hour: October 29, 2015 at 5:00pm at The Backyard at the W Hotel
  • Workshop - "Acing the Interview: Campus Visits & Job Talks": October 27, 2015, 3:30-5:00PM, A279 Franz Hall
    Panelists: Janet Tomiyama, Martin Monti, Tiffany Brannon, and Gerardo Ramirez
  • 2015 Welcome Reception: September 22, 2015, 3:30-5:00PM at the Franz Patio
  • 2015 New Postdoctoral Scholar Meeting: September 22, 2015, 2:00-3:30PM, 3534 Franz Hall
  • End of the Year Psychology Postdoc Dinner: June 9, 2015 at Plan Check
  • Workshop - "Academic Job Market": April 7, 2015, 3534 Franz Hall
    Panelists: Martin Monti (Assistant Professor, Cognitive/BNS), Jesse Rissman (Assistant Professor, Cognitive/BNS), Janet Tomiyama (Assistant Professor, Health), Kim Tsai (Postdoctoral Scholar)
  • UCLA Psychology Postdoctoral Happy Hour: March 17, 2015, Library Ale House in Santa Monica
  • Workshop - "Careers Outside Academia": February 24, 2015, 3340 Moore Hall
    Panelists: Kristy Sherrer, M.S. (STEM Manager, UCLA Career Center); Mariel Kyger, Ph.D. (Research Analyst, LA Universal Preschool); Yalda T. Uhls, Ph.D. (Regional Director, Common Sense Media); Gian Gonzaga, Ph.D. (Director of Content Algorithms and Data Science, Netflix)
    For an audio recording of the panel, contact Graduate Counselor.
  • UCLA Psychology Postdoctoral Happy Hour: February 5, 2015, Rush Street in Culver City
  • Workshop - "Acing the Interview: Campus Visits & Job Talks": November 3, 2014, A279 Franz
    Panelists: Assistant Professors Janet Tomiyama, Martin Monti, Kate Wassum, and Pamela Kennedy
  • UCLA Psychology Postdoctoral Halloween Happy Hour: October 31, 2014, 3423 Franz
  • UCLA Department of Psychology Fall Reception: October 30, 2014, 3534 Franz
  • UCLA Psychology Postdoc Welcome Day: September 30, 2014, 3534 Franz
  • Postdoc Lunch Gathering: March 17, 2014, 3423 Franz
  • The Postdoctoral Research Seminar Series: February 4, 2014, 53-105 CHS (Featuring Melinda Mittelman-Smith, PhD, Postdoc, UCLA Department of Neurobiology & Stefano Young, PhD, Postdoc, UCLA Radiological Sciences)
  • 2014 Psychology Career Panel: January 27, 2014, 5461 Franz (Invited speakers include: Alicia Izquierdo, PhD Assistant Professor UCLA Erin Sheets, PhD Assistant Professor Colby College Jay Todd, PhD Senior Scientist in Human Factors Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting)
  • Fall panel on job interviews and campus visits. Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:30-5:00 PM in 3534 Franz
  • Fall Reception, Thursday October 17, 2013, 4-5 PM, 3534 Franz
  • Postdoctoral Scholars Orientation, Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2-6 PM, Franz 3435, 3534
  • Career Session: "Panel on Academic Job Market" (Professors Adam Fingerhut, Kate Wassum and Janet Tomiyama), Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, 3534 Franz
  • Career Session: "Panel on How to Find A Postdoc Position" (Grad students Mike Vendetti, Keely Muscatell, Emily Barkley-Levenson and Amy Jimenez), Tuesday, June 4, 2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, 3534 Franz
  • Career Session: Careers Outside of Academia (guest speaker Precious Robinson from the UCLA Career Center), Thursday, May 23, 2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, 3534 Franz
  • Postdoctoral Scholars Reception Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:00 – 6:00 pm in 3534 Franz
  • Panel on "Negotiating the Psychology Job Marker" with Profs. Bruce Baker, Julienne Bower, Jenessa Shapiro, and Adam Fingerhut, Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3-4:30 PM.