Posts in Workshops and Seminars

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 http://evite.me/rG3kSZysQD 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. 

Paying Uncle Sam: Understanding Taxes for Stipends, Grants, & Fellowships

Kate Stuart
January 9, 2017

Graduate School Career Development, our partner of the BRET Office of Career Development, is hosting this very helpful session.  So you have a fellowship that doesn’t take out any federal tax. Do you have to pay it during tax season? What about the other funding that is taxed? What tax credits and deductions should you take advantage of?

Paying Uncle Sam: Understanding Taxes for Stipends, Grants, and Fellowships

Kate Stuart
December 5, 2016

So you have a fellowship that doesn’t take out any federal tax.  Do you have to pay it during tax season?  What about the other funding that is taxed?  What tax credits and deductions should you take advantage of?  Come and have your tax questions answered by CPAs Briana Mullenax and Cindy Anderson, senior managers of Lattimore, Black, Morgan, & Cain.  They will cover issues about how to file taxes for both domestic and international students.

Webinar from National Research Mentoring Network: Protecting Yourself and Others from Stereotype Threat

Kim Petrie
November 23, 2016

Those interested in becoming better prepared to combat rising stereotypes, please tune in to Protecting Yourselves and Others from Stereotype (Social Identity) Threat Webinar, with experts Dr. Michelle van Ryn & Dr. Sean Phelan of the Mayo Clinic.  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1pm central time

Event: Collaborative & Career Opportunities with the FDA

Kate Stuart
November 9, 2016

Collaborative & Career Opportunities with the FDA Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 12:00 – 1:00 pm ESB 044 Guest Speaker: Brian Beard, PhD (BME, Vandy ’95) Deputy Director, Division of Biomedical Physics FDA/CDRH/OSEL   Many people in industry and many graduates do not realize the breadth of research that goes on in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  

PhD Career Connections: Teaching and Education Landscape in High Schools

Join us as we welcome Dr. Paulianda Jones, PhD, former postdoctoral fellow in the Conn Lab, for PhD Career Connections. Dr. Jones is a science teacher for the Upper School of Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Bronx, NY. Monday, November 14, 2016 11:00am-noon Light Hall 411 A-D Registration is requested.

Exploring careers in management consulting? Check out this webinar series from Bain

Kim Petrie
October 24, 2016

Bain & Company cordially invites you to register for an upcoming webinar(s) in a series we are calling BainStrategies - where consultants will be leading topics from interview preparation tips to how Bain partners with their clients. Hear from industry leading experts and alumni as they discuss what makes Bain & Company a great place to work!   Upcoming Webinars

NCI Senior Investigator Dr. Munira Basrai to speak on career options at the NIH

Kate Stuart
October 19, 2016

Dr. Munira Basrai, Ph.D. (Senior Investigator, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute) will hold an informal discussion about training and career opportunities at the National Institutes of Health. Programs/positions encompassing every level of experience will be discussed.  Please note that this session will follow the conclusion of Dr. Basrai’s research presentation (4:10pm in 1220 MRBIII).  Participants are welcome to attend one or both presentations. Held on October 31, 2016; 5:15pm in 1220 MRBIII.

STEM Pedagogy Club welcomes Dr. Kelli Kazmier

Kate Stuart
September 29, 2016

The STEM Pedagogy Journal Club first journal club meeting this semester will be on Thursday, Oct. 13th from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be joined by Dr. Kelli Kazmier, a Vanderbilt alum and assistant professor at Hillsdale College. Our topic will be quiet students, and you can read more on the subject here: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Whats-the-Problem-With-Quiet/124258/  No previous experience needed, and we welcome all interested students!

ASPIRE Networking Pacing Workshop

Ashley Brady
August 31, 2016

The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Workshop is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities. Sessions will break down the process of networking into approachable steps, provide real-world examples, and peer feedback.  The workshop will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The workshop will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking - group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 3, 2016 in Nashville. 

Find Your Voice: How to Write an Op-Ed, an interactive workshop

Scientists have opinions that the world could benefit from hearing. This workshop will give you the tools to combine your experience and expertise with clear and compelling writing to craft an op-ed with the potential to influence readers and impact public policy.

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