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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

 

Add the sessions to your calendar here!

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 2021

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Resumes/Industry CVsKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development,
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, September 30, 2021Leveraging LinkedInAshley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, October 21, 2021Preparing for a Teaching DemoCynthia J. Brame, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Writing a Better Cover LetterKate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development
Thursday, December 16, 2021TBDTBD

Spring 2022

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
Thursday, January 20, 2022Interviewing 101Ashley Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Thursday, February 17, 2022Behavioral 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, March 17, 2022Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers Kathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
Thursday, April 21, 2022Writing a Better Cover LetterKate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development
Thursday, May 19, 2022Resumes/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

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