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BBQ at Casa do Benfica - Fundraiser for XIV PAPS Forum! DATE CHANGE - May 5th
on Friday, 26/04/2013 —

The Forum is coming up and we need as much funding as we can to put together a great event!

PAPS Boston, in collaboration with Casa do Benfica da Nova Inglaterra, is hosting a Barbecue! There will be great Portuguese grilled meat and Sardinhada! 

 Where: Casa do Benfica da Nova Inglaterra (178 Elm St, Cambridge)

When: Next Sunday, May 5th, at 12:00PM (the date changed from Saturday!)

Price: $10

Part of the profit of this event will be donated as sponsorship for the XIV PAPS Forum.

Come support PAPS, while having a great time and great food!

Hope to see you there!

The XIV PAPS Forum Team


Convívio no Dolores Park - San Francisco
on Tuesday, 16/04/2013 —

No passado dia 30 de Março, alguns membros da PAPS Bay Area reuniram-se para um brunch/convívio no Dolores Parque em Sao Francisco.

A ideia era simplesmente promover o convívio entre portugueses (membros e amigos da PAPS) e passar uma boa tarde de sábado neste parque bem popular, característico pela sua animaçao e eventos suis generis, especialmente em dias solarengos!

Assistimos a uma divertida festa de promoção de um grupo de samba (SambaFunk), em preparaçao para Carnaval da Mission-SF, a acontecer em Maio.

For updates on the New York Chapter please join our Facebook page!
on Saturday, 06/04/2013 —

Dear PAPS members,


For a dynamic update on the PAPS New York Chapter and activities/events taking place in New York please join us on Facebook!

The PAPS New York Chapter has been using Facebook as an interactive platform for discussions among members and distribution of information regarding activities, events and any other news of putative interest to PAPS members living in New York!

You are welcome to join the "PAPS - New York" Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478391645524140/

Feel free to send an email if you have any question regarding the PAPS New York Chapter.

Thank you!

PAPS Forum 2013
on Friday, 22/03/2013 —

We are pleased to announce that the PAPS Forum 2013 registrations are now open. Please visit our brand new Forum website at http://www.papsonline.org/forum2013/

“PAPS: Bringing Portugal to New Heights”

This year, we will be meeting in Boston, discussing how PAPS and its members can promote the unique value of Portugal and its institutions, companies, academic programs and any Portuguese project that is or has the potential to be successful in North America.

Concerto da Ana Moura em Boston
on Tuesday, 19/03/2013 —

No sábado passado, dia 16 de Março, a artista Portuguesa Ana Moura deu um concerto em Boston, integrado na sua tour internacional. O espectáculo teve lugar no Berklee Performance Center e contou com a sala cheia e a presença de muitos emigrantes Portugueses. Entre eles, estiveram alguns membros da PAPS de Boston que se reuniram no final do concerto para a sessão de autógrafos e fotos com a artista. Foi uma noite de boa disposição, com música de qualidade, bom entretenimento Português e um bocadinho de saudade à mistura. Aqui fica a foto de grupos que tirámos com a Ana Moura.

PAPS Toronto: mais um convívio
on Sunday, 03/03/2013 —

No último 23 de Fevereiro, o Chapter de Toronto reuniu-se novamente num restaurante português para o convívio mais concorrido de sempre e que, pela primeira vez, contou com a alegria das crianças. O futuro da PAPS está assegurado!

Convívio PAPS Toronto 23 Fev 2013
Entre muitas outras coisas, discutiu-se o Fórum (em que Toronto terá representação), a liderança do Chapter (que será, a partir de Junho, assegurada pelo Ricardo Vidal, Presidente da PAPS em 2011/2012) e a parceria entre o Chapter e a Caixa Geral de Depósitos que deverá culminar num evento conjunto aquando da comemoração do segundo aniversário do escritório de representação da Caixa em Toronto (em Junho).

Newsletter - January 2013
on Friday, 22/02/2013 — João Ricardo Santos

Dear PAPS members,

The January edition of the Portuguese-American Post-Graduate Society Newsletter is out!

This month, we have an interview with economist Gisela Rua where she talks about her academic training at the University of California, Berkeley and professional experience working at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC.

We also have a couple of articles contributed by members: one by PAPS Washington DC member Andreia Ribeiro where she discusses an alternative career path in the biopharmaceutical industry for those with PhD’s in engineering and sciences; and another by Leonardo Ferreira from the Boston Chapter on how to apply to an American PhD program.

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and we are eager to get suggestions and contributions from YOU, especially for the "Members' Dashboard" section. Just contact us at newsletter@papsonline.org

You can read the newsletter by clicking here: NEWSLETTER January 2013


Best regards,

PAPS team

on Sunday, 27/01/2013 —

One more intense year for you, one more intense year for PAPS. It has been a great adventure for the Executive Committee- one full of challenges but also with some important accomplishments and above all, a lot of excitement and fun.     

Over the past year, PAPS members have organized a number of diverse local events with a tremendous amount of effort. They ranged from nationwide gatherings to follow the Portuguese team during the Euro 2012 football championship, to barbecues in Boston, beach get togethers in LA, dinners in Toronto and New York, and historic tours in the American capital. Networking events also took place in several cities. PAPS teamed up with other Portuguese groups for some of them such as the one in New York with the Portuguese Circle that took place in November; or the one in Boston last December with Portuguese Business Links from the Hult International Business School where RTP filmed for its show “Portugueses Pelo Mundo”. These events are not only a great way for PAPS members to get to know each other, but also for the community to mingle with the local Portuguese-American and Canadian one. Because they help us in our mission of forging stronger internal and external links, we would like to send a special thank you to all chapter leaders across the continent for all the hard work.   

 In December 2012, the Science Career Paths: Diversity Against Adversity event took place in Lisbon. It was jointly organized by PAPS, PARSUK (Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK) and FIIP (Forum Internacional de Investigadores Portugueses). Over 150 people attended, including the Minister of Education and Science, the Secretary of State in Science and the president of FCT. Following it, PAPS members had a private meeting with Prof. Miguel Seabra and and the Education and Science Ministry team to discuss issues of interest to them. A special thank you goes out to all PAPS members and leaders that helped to organize it. Events such as this one are important because they increase our visibility in Portugal in a productive manner and help the public realize that there is an available resource for anybody interested in working or studying in North America. They also strengthen communication channels with several potential partners and institutions such as the FCT and other Universities and companies. Together, these two outcomes work to enable PAPS to become a more effective ambassador that acts on behalf of Portuguese students.       

We have initiated some changes to the website. Some will impact the organization at a higher level such as online advertising to act as a source of revenue, while others will directly benefit PAPS members. In the works is a new section where you can post your CV’s online for potential employers to view. The ultimate goal is to use the website as a tool for members to benefit from and the organization to use as a marketing and potential source of revenue generation.   

 We are also moving forward with some partnerships such as the one with SATA that will allow PAPS members to fly with up to 20% discounts. Be on the lookout for updates in future newsletter editions. 2013 will be full of challenges that we look forward to undertaking. One of them is answering the complicated question of how PAPS can become a financially sustainable organization that is less dependent on government sources of funding and more accessible to the North American market. Another is the process of creating new partnerships with organization such as banks, insurance companies and immigration offices; and of course the PAPS Forum that will take place in Boston from May 10-12th. We are experimenting with the forum structure this year and introducing multiple workshops that run in parallel and cover topics such as immigration, public speaking, oral presentation skills, local business networking and pharma networking. The theme will be “Marca Portugal”, and how PAPS members can help raise this brand to an international level through the pursuit of their own interests and activities.   

To become involved in these exciting developments, we invite you to join us at a local level through your local chapter as co-leader or secretary; or at national level by contributing to the newsletter or volunteering with the executive committee or forum organizing team.  Follow your dreams, make them happen.All the best wishes in following your dreams, making them happen and having an energetic 2013.



PAPS Executive Committee  

Featuring the New Portuguese-American Post-Graduate Society LinkedIn Company Page
on Friday, 25/01/2013 —

Featuring... The New Portuguese-American Post-Graduate Society Company page on LinkedIn!

Follow us as we add content, from events, to promotion of our members and chapters, to job postings and discussions.

Share along and send ideas - contents we can add - to paps@papsonline.org.

Help us promote our members and our great quality network of post-graduate students and professionals!


Newsletter - December 2012
on Sunday, 20/01/2013 — João Ricardo Santos

Dear PAPS members,

The December edition of the Portuguese-American Post-Graduate Society Newsletter is out!

This month we have an interview with Prof. Miguel Ramalho-Santos, "Who Is PAPS" focus on Leonardo Ferreira from Harvard University and we present a summary of our event PAPS/PARSUK/FIIP in Lisbon last December, as well as the announcement of the XIV Forum 2013.

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and we are eager to get suggestions and contributions from YOU, especially for the new "Members' Dashboard" section. Just contact us at newsletter@papsonline.org

You can read the newsletter by clicking here: NEWSLETTER December 2012


Best regards,

PAPS team