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ASPIRE Job Search Series for PhD Students and Postdocs

Explore topics specific to the job search process.

The ASPIRE Job Search Series is a monthly career development workshop series for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral scientists covering topics pertinent to preparing for and participating in the job search.

All past session handouts can be found via the special Vanderbilt Box Job Search Series folder

Add the sessions to your calendar!

Training Stage Key

Sessions are open to Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate 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
Postdoctoral fellowsFirst half of training periodSecond half of training periodAll years

All sessions are held on Thursdays from 11am – 12pm.

Fall 2022

DateTitleSpeakerLocationTraining Stage
September 8, 2022Resumes/Industry CVsKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Light Hall 350
September 29, 2022Cover lettersKate Stuart, Associate Director, BRET Office of Career DevelopmentLight Hall 214
November 10, 2022Informational interviewingAshley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Light Hall 350
December 8, 2022Leveraging LinkedInAshley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Light Hall 350

Spring 2023

DateTitleSpeakerLocationTraining Stage
January 12, 2023Interviewing 101Ashley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
TBD
February 9, 2023Behavioral InterviewingKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
TBD
March 9, 2023Decoding Your Story (StoryMason)The ASPIRE TeamTBD
March 30, 2023NegotiationTBDTBD
April 13, 2023Resumes/Industry CVsKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration
TBD
May 11, 2023Cover lettersKate Stuart, Associate Director, BRET Office of Career DevelopmentTBD

 

 

Questions or suggestions for other topics?  Email Angela Zito at angela.zito@vanderbilt.edu

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