Why your suggestions will be impactful if submitted to us.
We promote ideas that (also) benefit postdocs.
We avoid bureaucracy. In contrast to individual academic departments, we can immediately and informally cross the boundaries of individual institutes to realize suggestions that exceed the possibilities of any single party. Similarly, we are one of the few organizations of Northwestern with one team dedicated to social activities and another one on professional and scientific training.
We empower others. We have cultivated knowledge on making things happen at Northwestern. Often we already know who could be very motivated in joining certain efforts – otherwise we can reach out to a diverse pool of postdocs.
Every suggestion fits. No suggestion is too small or too big! While we hope to be able to address your suggestion through our postdoctoral association, we have always been equally happy to support others through more creative means. For instance, by bringing events of external organizations to Northwestern, or redirecting suggestions to our partners within Northwestern, or by passing our institutional knowledge on to student groups.
Frequently we are the first ones to learn about the scientific and non-scientific needs of postdocs and graduate students.