Campus Resources

Library

Contact the Library Privileges Desk to utilize UC Berkeley Library resources. If you have questions regarding accessing library resources, please contact the VSPA Library Liaison, Corliss Lee. Also, subject-specialist librarians are available to support researchers in each academic department/program and should serve as your first point of contact for all research-related inquiries.

Career Center

The Career Center is your go-to resource for job searches, professional counseling, fellowship opportunities, and more. They also hold frequent events such as job fairs, panels, and workshops.

Keep in mind that career counseling appointments are only available to Postdocs and Visiting Student Researchers 90 days after their appointment begin date. 

The Career Center also administers Handshake, which is a recruiting platform that allows you to easily identify jobs and internships, connect with employers, and find out about recruiting events. The best part? Handshake works both ways - employers consistently comb through the system looking for qualified candidates like you. Handshake is also where you can find out about on-campus recruiting, workshop schedules and reservations, career fair directories, online industry and employer guides, CareerMail, and more.

Once you have a berkeley.edu email address, you can sign up. Just click the link that reads "You can also sign in with your email address". A box will appear where you can enter your campus email and create a password for your Handshake account. If you have trouble accessing Handshake, send your email address to vspa@berkeley.edu for additional assistance.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with campus educators -- including postdocs -- to inspire, enrich, and innovate Berkeley's collective teaching and learning community. CTL provides programs and services throughout the year, as well as valuable electronic resources on teaching and learning. Please check their website for the latest offerings.

Be sure to check out CTL's Consultations Services. Senior Consultants are available to discuss any teaching and learning skills in one-on-one and small group consultations. Learn more about CTL consultation services and how to schedule them on the Consultations section of the CTL website.  

QB3

Postdocs in the biological sciences can explore career options that utilize their scientific training and develop the foundational skills required for effective career planning and transitions beyond their postdoc careers through QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development.

D-Lab

D-Lab helps the UC Berkeley community move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science. Visit the D-Lab consulting pages to schedule a consultation and their training pages to learn more about their workshop offerings.

GradPro

UC Berkeley Graduate Division's GradPro is a key partner of the VSPA in providing career and professional development to postdocs at UC Berkeley.  

UC Learning Center

The University of California provides all its employees with a multitude of offerings to advance their careers and beyond. Visit the UC Learning Center and select UC Berkeley for access to specialized training and asynchronous classes online such as lab and research safety, intellectual property, and desktop application and tools.

People and Culture

People and Culture is another resource on campus here to help you grow your career. Check out the many programs, services, and resources to help you reach new heights in achieving your current and future career goals.

UC Berkeley Extension

Build your portfolio by obtaining professional certifications and more at UC Berkeley Extension.