Posts in "Path to Career" Resources

Inside Higher Ed: Don't Let Your Dissertation Run Your Life

Kate Stuart
July 24, 2017

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/07/24/tips-phds-having-life-beyond-their-research-projects-essay

When it comes to careers, the spread of research into your time will hold you back. From graduate school, you will gain a degree, technical skills, broader research skills and subject-matter expertise. But if you allow research to take over, you will be missing these important aspects: working with people outside your field, seeing what different careers actually look like, having experiences other than your research, developing key transferable skills, building a network of people who can refer you to jobs -- as well as maintaining and enhancing physical health, mental health (read the research if you haven’t), a social life and an understanding of who you are in the world.

Bain & Co Advanced Degree Recruiting Info

Kate Stuart
July 17, 2017

Bain & Company: 2018 Full-Time Consultant Recruitment If you’re interested in applying for one of our full-time Consultant positions starting in 2018, you can find more details on the role and the application process in our attached flyer or by visiting our Bain Careers Website - AD Page. ·         Full-time Application Deadline: Friday, July 21st, 2017

Science Careers 2017 Career Handbook available for download

Angela Zito
March 24, 2017

  Science Careers has teamed up with some great organizations to bring you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields. The profiles included in this booklet give you a sense of the types of organizations that are accepting resumes and the kinds of positions they offer. We've also included some articles with some general tips and advice on job searching.  

Coursera Opportunity: Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2017

Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects.

Do You Speak Resume?

Kate Stuart
December 21, 2016

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1643-do-you-speak-resume

Your CV is a long and detailed record of your achievements. Education, research, teaching, service — it’s all there. By contrast, a résumé is like a highlight reel. There’s a lot you’re going to have to leave out as you transform your CV into a résumé. And what you leave in will have to be reworded.  See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1643-do-you-speak-resume

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

Dissertation Writers' Retreat

Kate Stuart
May 2, 2016

The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats are meant to provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere.  We couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops meant to focus writers on their argumentation, chapter structure, and daily writing goals. Lunch will be provided each day, courtesy of the Graduate School.

Our pick: Top 5 online resources for starting to explore careers in the biomedical sciences

Kim Petrie
May 2, 2016

So you're in the lab doing an experiment, and you have 45 minutes to kill while a solution mixes.You contemplate refreshing your Instagram feed (again), but decide instead to use your time more effectively by researching career options online. Two minutes later, you're looking at the 1.2 million hits for the search terms "careers for biomedical PhDs." Yikes!  Rather than flailing about on the world wide web, we recommend you start your online research with these five top-notch resources:  

Beyond the Lab: Efrain Garcia, Government Administration

Kate Stuart
April 30, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Efrain Garcia, PhD, who held the longest title of all of our interviewees! Here it is: "Senior Science Analyst, Project Officer, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Department of Health and Human Services." Despite the long title, we really enjoyed talking to Dr. Garcia!

Beyond the Lab: Andrea Bauman-Carnegie, Research Administration

Kate Stuart
April 29, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Andrea Bauman-Carnegie, Director of Administrative Operations, Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Beyond the Lab: Kathleen Goss, Medical Communications

Kate Stuart
April 29, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Kathleen Goss, Senior Science Writer and Director of Strategic Partnerships at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Goss spoke at the 2015 Annual Career Symposium and we were delighted to host her for an interview.

Beyond the Lab: Amy Moore, Research Administration

Kate Stuart
April 29, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Amy Moore, PhD, Director of Research Programs at the Georgia Research Alliance. Dr. Moore attended our 2013 Career Symposium as a speaker, and we were excited to interview her while she was on campus. 

Beyond the Lab: Nicole Speed, Strategic Consultant

Kate Stuart
April 28, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight consultant and medical communications specialist Nicole Speed, PhD, who came to speak with us in early 2013. 

Beyond the Lab: Molly Seale, Medical Science Liaison

Kate Stuart
April 27, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Molly Seale, PhD, a Medical Science Liaison, now manager, at Amgen. Dr. Seale presented at a PhD Career Connections seminar in December 2014. This video is supported by a BEST award from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health* (DP7OD018423)

Beyond the Lab: Harold Olivey, Faculty

Kate Stuart
April 26, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Harold Olivey, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest. Dr. Olivey was a speaker at the 2014 Career Symposium, "Exploring Avenues to Careers in Academia"

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