Posts in Workshops and Seminars

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.

Attend The Whole Scientist course to build skills for your career

Angela Zito
March 28, 2017

Am I prepared for the next step in my scientific career? What skills do I need to work in academia? Industry? Other careers? What if I don’t want to do research? How can I find a job?   The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.  

"PhD Careers in Think Tanks," VersatilePhD panel discussion, April 3-7

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

PhD Careers in Think Tanks April 3-7, 2017 STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in "think tanks", non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

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  

CTTC Medical Device Lunch and Learn Lecture March 28th

Angela Zito
March 14, 2017

Please join us Tuesday, March 28th from 11:45am to 12:45pm at Light Hall 202 for a lunch and learn hosted by Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization(CTTC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE). Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel, will be our featured speaker. She will discuss: “How the role of government affects efforts to develop new innovative medical technologies.”

Nashville chapter of American Medical Writers Association to hold networking event

Kim Petrie
March 1, 2017

The Nashville chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is hosting a networking event for members and those interested in medical communications. This meeting will informally discuss the establishment of a book club focused on medical writing topics. Please RSVP at When: March 13, 5:30pm Where: Fido’s, Hillsboro Village  

Vanderbilt Editor's Club Hosting an Open Workshop on Developing a Specific Aims Page, 11:00 am, Friday, March 11th, 2017

Ashley Brady
February 23, 2017

The Vanderbilt Editors' Club will be hosting a workshop on writing a clear, communicative Specific Aims page Specific Aims Page Workshop Friday, March 10th ​11:00-12:00 am Light Hall 433  We encourage Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to bring a draft of a Specific Aims page that we can fine-tune together; however, a draft in hand is not required to attend.

2017 Writing Studio’s 3MT Workshop

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2017

The Writing Studio’s 3MT workshop will take place from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in 306 Buttrick Hall. Gary Jaeger, the Director of the Writing Studio, will facilitate. In this one-hour workshop, we will analyze winning 3MT presentations to learn how narrative and argumentative structure can turn your dissertation or thesis research into a concise and compelling presentation.

Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

Kate Stuart
January 9, 2017

Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement, Monday, January 30, 3:00–4:30pm in the CFT Classroom online In this workshop we 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 disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. Facilitators will be Lydia Bentley and Alexis McBride, Graduate Teaching Fellows. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching.

Writing a Teaching Statement and Philosophy

Kate Stuart
January 9, 2017

The Graduate School Career Development office is sponsoring this workshop, which 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.    Sponsored by the Graduate School Career Development office.