Postdocs with questions or concerns about personal issues, careers, Ithaca, or Cornell can contact Christine Holmes, the director of postdoctoral studies, to set up a meeting.

While at Cornell, we encourage you to attend professional development events to build on your existing strengths and to become a stronger candidate for future positions.

To view all programs go to: Professional Development Program

National Postdoctoral Association

Cornell University is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association: . Founded in 2003, the NPA’s mission is “to advance the U.S. research enterprise by maximizing the effectiveness of the research community and enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience for all participants.”

As a postdoc, faculty member or employee of a sustaining member institution, you are eligible for a free Affiliate Membership to the NPA, including newsletters and members-only web content.

Websites to help you launch your career:

    MY IDP
        An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best, we encourage you to complete an IDP and discuss it with your advisor

    Versatile Ph.D.:
        Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science, and STEM PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.For access go to: