Posts in Workshops and Seminars

AAU Vice President for Policy Toby Smith to talk, Nov 6

Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities, will present a talk on U.S. science policy including a discussion of the historical origins of government support for the U.S. scientific enterprise.  He will also talk about the current political and fiscal climate, its impacts on science and policy, and how scientists and engineers can effectively advocate for science in the polarized political environment that exists both in Washington D.C. and throughout the country.

Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in social media as a way to engage public audiences, and appreciation for public engagement approaches.

Big Help for Small Talk via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2017

Even more terrifying than an interview may be an informal reception with other professionals! In this seminar, participants will learn the ins and outs of carrying on social conversations with professional contacts and potential employers outside the formal interview setting. We’ll cover some tips on business etiquette, and on making a good impression on people you encounter. Coffee, tea, and pastries provided.

Academic Interview Preparation via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2017

The special guest will be four faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines who have led or served on search committees. At this workshop, you’ll learn more about phone, Skype and on-campus interviews for academic jobs, including postdoc positions. Come with your questions about how to survive the academic interview—you ask it, we’ll cover it!

Apply now for Nov 6 workshop on STEM Policy & Advocacy featuring AAAS and Toby Smith of the AAU

STEM Policy & Advocacy: Making Your Voice Heard Monday, November 6, 2017 10:45-5:30 PM  Vanderbilt University Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities "Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS)

October schedule for The Psychology of Peak Performance: A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Angela Zito
September 25, 2017

This workshop series is designed to promote expert performance by exploring common issues impacting graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars. During each session, we will briefly cover theory and research on the topic and provide a space for attendees to discuss their related experiences and to gain support and consultation.

From CV to Resume via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

From CV to Resume (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Wed, Sept 13 4:00 - 5:00 pm 100 Alumni Hall (Lounge) Registration encouraged: Using actual resumes from actual employed people with advanced degrees, we'll go over the basics. If you're exploring positions in business, non-profits, government or industry, you'll need to create a resume from your academic CV. Presented by Ruth Schemmer, Asst Dean for Career Development.

Academic Job Search via Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

Academic Job Search (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Thurs, Sept 21 4:00 - 5:30 pm 201 Alumni Hall Registration encouraged: Fall is the season for the academic job market. Whether you are applying for assistant professor positions or postdoctoral fellowships this year or are planning ahead for the future, this will help you know what to expect. We'll go over the documents you'll need, with plenty of time to answer your questions.

Making the Most of the Career Fair via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

Career fairs are one tool in the job-seeker's bag. When attending one, you'll want to make a good impression on any employer representatives you meet! We'll discuss proper etiquette, and familiarize you with the career fair setting. This year, the University Career Fair is a combined event, open to all majors and all degree levels (Sept 19, Rec Center, 4-7 pm). Presented by Ruth Schemmer, Asst Dean for Career Development.

Versatile PhD to host a web-based "Ask Me Anything" event with Dr. Desney Tan of Microsoft Health

Kim Petrie
September 5, 2017

AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Dr. Desney Tan of Microsoft Health September 6-8 in the AMA forum on the VPhD site Desney Tan (Ph.D. Computer Science, 2004) is Senior Director of Microsoft's Clinical Sensing and Analytics group and has been honored for his work on whole-body computing. He is a passionate believer in the creative utility of research and the contributions that PhDs in all disciplines can make in industrial settings.

Writing a Teaching Statement/Philosophy via Center for Teaching

Kate Stuart
August 28, 2017

In this workshop, the Center for Teaching will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome.