Posts in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

PhD Career Connections: Influencing Research through Scientific Foundations

Angela Zito
September 1, 2017

We welcome Kevin Lee, PhD,  Executive Director for the Lawrence Ellison Foundation, Chief Scientific Officer of Grace Science Foundation, Senior Advisor of Medical Research for the JPB Foundation, and Senior Scientific and Programmatic Advisor of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, for our September PhD Career Connections.

ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2017

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let's work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  Sessions will break down the process of networking into approachable steps, provide real-world examples, and peer feedback.  The module will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The module will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking - group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 9, 2017 in Nashville. 

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The online Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. 

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

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.

Registration now open for the 2017 Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories

The BRET Office of Career Development and the Training Grants in Biomedical Sciences are excited to announce the 2017 BRET Annual Career Symposium, "Alumni Career Trajectories: Blaze Your Own Trail."  Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00am-4:15pm Student Life Center  

PhD Career Connections: Forensic Science

Kate Stuart
January 13, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion on careers in Forensic Science featuring Christina Wells and Eric Warren. Friday, February 3 8:45-9:45am Light Hall 202 Networking immediately after the event.Register here. Join us for a panel discussion on careers in Forensic Science featuring Christina Wells and Eric Warren.

Negotiation Workshop

Kate Stuart
December 21, 2016

Join us for the Negotiation Workshop led by Elliott Kruse, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Dr. Kruse will talk about critical concepts to use in your daily life, for negotiations big and small. You will hear about the research behind effective negotiation and learn practical tactics to help in almost any negotiation scenario. In the latter part of the workshop, participants will engage in a case study of a job offer negotiation to learn how to effectively manage a conversation about salary, benefits, etc, that accompanies a job offer.

ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2017

Kate Stuart
December 14, 2016

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

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