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ASPIRE Job Search Series for PhD Students and Postdocs

Explore topics specific to the job search process.

These will be an informal session where conversation and questions are encouraged.  Since the topics 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 Job Search Series folder

 

Subscribe to the series Google Calendar here or to add specific sessions click the links in the table below.

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Training Stage Key

Sessions are open to Postdoctoral Fellows  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

 

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Leveraging LinkedInAshley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Preparing for a Teaching DemoCynthia J. Brame, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Writing a Better Cover LetterKate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Resumes/Industry CVsKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration and Ashley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Informational InterviewingAshley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Interviewing 101Ashley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Behavioral InterviewingKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration and Ashley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Interviewing and Onboarding VirtuallyAshley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Writing a Better Cover LetterKate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Resumes/Industry CVsKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration

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