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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students

Explore topics in career development and professionalism.

ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students is a monthly seminar series featuring professional development topics of interest to biomedical graduate students. Conversations and questions are encouraged. Since the topic will change each meeting, feel free to attend as often as you wish.

All past session handouts can be found via the special Vanderbilt Box Bistro folder

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Training Stage Key

Sessions are open to PhD Students at any stage of their training and all are welcome to attend. However, many topics are most relevant at specific stages. Each session is designated as such. Please use this key as a guide to determine which would be most beneficial to you.

Graduate studentsYear 1/2Year 3+All years

Fall 2021

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
September 2, 2021ASPIRE for Career PlanningThe ASPIRE Team
October 7, 2021The Next Step: Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad JobKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
November 4, 2021Applying for Fellowships & NRSAsKim Petrie, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
December 2, 2021Savvy Science: Professionalism Strategies for SuccessKate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development

Spring 2022

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
February 3, 2022Informational InterviewingAshley Brady, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
March 3, 2022A Fair Look: How to Review a PaperKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
April 7, 2022
The Next Step: Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad JobKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
May 5, 2022
Preparing to MentorBeth Bowman, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences

 

Questions or suggestions for other topics?  Email Kate Stuart at kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu

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