Posts in Workshops and Seminars

PhD Career Connections: The Road to a Career in Writing with Your PhD

PhD Career Connections and the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training present: "The Road to a Career in Writing with your PhD"featuring Elise Lamar, PhD, Stephen Ornes, and Bill SnyderWednesday, March 128:30-9:30amPRB 206Registration requested.

Event: Careers in Campus Administration and Education: the Alternate Academic Path

Kate Stuart
January 31, 2014

Using your graduate degree in a university setting may take multiple paths. Join our alternate-academic panel, all of whom have used their degrees in non-faculty careers on a college campus.  Thursday, Feb. 274:00 – 5:30 pmLocation: Alumni Hall, Room 201 Panelists include:

Third Resume 101 seminar added, Feb 6

In this seminar, you’ll learn how to craft a compelling résumé that showcases your professional skills and accomplishments. We’ll discuss the differences between CVs and résumés, strategies for turning your CV into a résumé, and tips for clearly and concisely presenting your experience. Then, in a mock hiring exercise, you’ll play the role of hiring manager and select candidates to interview for a job based on their résumé. 

How to Create a Plan for RCR Education for Your NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2014

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 How to Create a Plan for RCR Education for Your NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award(Elizabeth Heitman) SummaryRCR CREDIT AVAILABLE. This presentation will explore the criteria of and recommendations for creating a Responsible Conduct of Research education plan for an NIH Fellowship or Career Development Award application.

VUWiSE Meeting, January 9

Kate Stuart
January 3, 2014

VUWiSE Meeting: 09 Jan, 2 pm, Light Hall 419 A-D  The next VU Women in Science and Engineering (VUWiSE) meeting will be Thurs, 09 Jan, 2pm, at Light Hall, 419 A-D. Please join us!  We will discuss updates about our programming (with a focus on outreach, mentoring, and social events), hold officer elections, form committees, and discuss plans for future events.  

ASCB offering a biotech course for PhD students and postdocs

Kim Petrie
December 19, 2013

The American Society of Cell Biology will be offering a 2014 course for PhD students and postdocs called Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs. The course will be held June 16-27 at the Keck Graduate Institute in California. The course will introduce PhD scientists to the culture and infrastructure of life sciences companies and to the competencies needed to thrive in industry.

ASM Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013

The goal of the ASM Kadner Institute is to give senior graduate students and early-career postdoctoral fellows hands-on training to develop the skills needed for a successful career in microbiology, and to introduce them to the broad range of careers in the field. The Institute takes place as an intensive, five-day workshop that mixes formal presentations, small group activities, informal discussions, and networking. Each Institute trains up to 36 participants.

Registration now open for (free!) annual GradSTEP conference sponsored by the VU Center for Teaching

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

Registration is now open for the annual GradSTEP conference sponsored by the VU Center for Teaching. Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend.

National Academies of Science to sponsor Communication Workshop on December 9-10

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

On December 9-10, the National Academies of Science is sponsoring a science communication workshop, Sustainable Infrastructure for Life Sciences Communication. Leaders from the life sciences community and research organizations can join in person or by webcast to explore the barriers to public communications in the life sciences.

Interested in a career in clinical genetics? Attend the special educational session for students at the ACMG annual conference in Nashville in March.

Kim Petrie
November 25, 2013

If you are a graduate student considering a career in clinical medical genetics, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announces a (FREE!) special educational session for students to be held at ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, TN. The 2014 ACMG meeting being held March 25-29 is the educational and networking event for medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and other medical practitioners who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetic

Career-related events at International Education Week

Kim Petrie
November 6, 2013

International Education Week is an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education,, to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.  Vanderbilt is celebrating IEW with a range of events, including some with a career and professional development focus.

"Students for Science Policy" events with the Academic Alliance of Life Science Tennessee

Kate Stuart
November 5, 2013

The Academic Alliance of Life Science Tennessee has a new program for graduate, law, and business students interested in learning about and gaining experience in science policy.  This program will complement LifeSciTN's initiatives to advance the life science industry in Tennessee and will connect their advocacy initiatives to our students.

Kenny Gibbs to discuss science policy and research on career choice of STEM PhDs

Don't miss the November PhD Career Connections seminar about Science Policy on Wednesday, November 13! The speaker is Dr. Kenny Gibbs, who recently finished a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation. During his AAAS Fellowship, Kenny conducted research about factors that influence career choice of STEM PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.