In September 2016, the Rutgers PDA started a new tradition of hosting an Orientation Lunch during National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The Orientation Lunch welcomed new (and old) postdocs to Rutgers as well as introduced them to some of the people and offices that work together to enhance the postdoctoral experience. Nearly 50 postdocs–representing Busch, Livingston, College Ave, and Cook/Douglass campuses across New Brunswick–attended the first Orientation Lunch, and we hope to keep growing every year. We’re always looking for volunteers to help organize, so come to a PDA Planning Meeting to learn more!

Check out the iJOBS blog post by PDA Executive Council members Abla Tannous and Ellen Rubinstein to find out what happened at the first annual Orientation Lunch.