Posts in "Path to Career" Resources

Beyond the Lab: Nuruddeen Lewis, Drug Discovery

Kate Stuart
April 8, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Nuruddeen Lewis, PhD, Scientist, Cellular and Translational Immunology group, EMD Serono. Dr. Lewis spoke at a PhD Career Connections seminar in November, 2014, and we were glad to meet with him for an interview for Beyond the Lab!

Beyond the Lab: Jeremy Richman, From Pharma to Foundation

Kate Stuart
April 4, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Jeremy Richman, a former Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellow and the founder and CEO of the Avielle Foundation.    This video is supported by a BEST award from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health* (DP7OD018423) Check out the video! Can't watch the video? Read the transcript below!

Beyond the Lab: Karissa Culbreath, Medical Genetics

Kate Stuart
April 3, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Karissa Culbreath, the Scientific Director at Tricore Laboratories. Dr. Culbreath was a speaker at the 2013 Annual Career Symposium, and she shares her bio below. 

Beyond the Lab: Kim Dahlman, Shared Resource

Kate Stuart
April 2, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Kim Dahlman, PhD, the Director of Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource at the Vanderbilt Ingram-Cancer Center. Dr. Dahlman speaks with the BRET Office of Career Development about her time since PhD training at Vanderbilt, including her current role directing a Shared Resource. 

Beyond the Lab: Seth Ogden, Patent Law

Kate Stuart
April 1, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  We are starting off the series with the most popular interview of the series. This particular video is with patent attorney, Seth Ogden. Dr. Ogden has since returned to Nashville, but he is still one of our popular interviews loaded with advice on getting your law school degree after his PhD, what life in a firm is like, and what skills are needed to be in the patent attorney role.

Former PhD Career Connections speaker Kenny Gibbs featured in new Chronicle Vitae article

Kim Petrie
March 23, 2016

In an article in Chronicle Vitae, From Bench Science to Analyzing Science Careers, Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, a program analyst at the NIGMS and previous speaker at the VU PhD Career Connections seminar series, is interviewed about his career in science policy, including his research on how research trainees make career decisions.

Vanderbilt is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
March 11, 2016

As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is an independent organization dedicated to professional development, training and mentoring, helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their careers. It comprises more than 80,000 graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

"PhD Career Finder" tool on Versatile PhD

Kim Petrie
July 31, 2015

The Versatile PhD (VPhD, for short, in this blog post) is an online resource and community for PhDs considering careers outside the "traditional" academic faculty route. The Vanderbilt Graduate School is an institutional subscriber to VPhD, so Vanderbilt students and postdocs have access to all of VPhD's premium content. This includes real-life examples of PhDs and ABDs who went into each of the careers portrayed: their stories, advice, inside information about their fields, even the actual resumes and cover letters they used to get their first post-academic jobs. 

Career Resource: How to Get a Job in Industry by Dr. Tom Novak

Ashley Brady
June 12, 2015

Dr. Tom Novak is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Cellular Dynamics International (CDI). Given his academic experience (PhD from Caltech and Postdoc from Yale) and industry experience (Wyeth-Ayerst, Roche, Fate Therapeutics, CDI), Dr. Novak has great advice for students and postdocs on how to successfully transition from academia to industry. Read below to find out all the tips and secrets on how to get that industry job you’ve been so excited about!

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