Posts in Workshops and Seminars

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: https://goo.gl/forms/qx3oHLMGDHQnpxN22 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:  https://goo.gl/forms/uxX5r3Sz8A1XHKsB3 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.

Boston Consulting Group hosting numerous online and in-person events for PhDs interested in consulting

Kim Petrie
July 14, 2017

Join us for a Virtual Resume Workshop on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm ET. Learn tips for transforming your CV into a one-page business style resume. ADC consultants will share their experiences both as candidates and now interviewers at BCG. BCG July 18 ADC Resume Workshop: https://bit.ly/July18ResumeWriting

2017 ASM Grant Writing Online Course- register by July 15th!

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017

Get hands-on experience during the ASM Grant Writing Online Course. Beginning August 16th at 2:00 pm EDT, live webinars will take place every other Wednesday for one hour. The series will conclude on November 29th. Pre-and post-webinar assignments will allow you to put your newly developed skills into practice. Personalized feedback on your grant will be given by course facilitators. 

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy hosting workshop

Angela Zito
May 16, 2017

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017 Course dates: September 10 - September 16, 2017. Application deadline: May 30, 2017.   The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy is hosting a first-of-its-kind workshop in science diplomacy. The week-long experience incorporates academic lectures, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and leadership training.

Applications open for BRAINS 2017: symposium for early career neuroscientists

Angela Zito
April 28, 2017

BRAINS - Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators inNeuroSciences BRAINS is a national program to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups.  The BRAINS program was awarded renewal funding through 2021 from NIH’s National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

Maximizing Your Networking at the BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium

The BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium is coming up fast and we will be welcoming 16 invited alumni speakers.  In addition, many other alumni attendees will be present for small group rotations (networking huddles) and a networking reception.   How can you make the most of the networking opportunities that this event will present?  Kate Stuart, BRET Office of Career Development, Program Manager, will discuss the schedule of events and highlight where you will have the chance to meet and mingle with former trainees to learn about their career paths.  We will talk about how to prepare for the events, including doing research on the speakers and their workplaces ahead, and connecting with them while they are on campus.

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