Posts in Workshops and Seminars

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:  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.

Vanderbilt's CCTC and Innovation Center now offering 8 week entrepreneurship program - apply today!

Kim Petrie
August 22, 2016

As part of its “Startup Vanderbilt” initiative, the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Vanderbilt Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is pleased to offer the Entrepreneur Center’s Pre-Flight Program for aspiring entrepreneurs. The program will be held at the Vanderbilt Innovation Center.

Event: Gold Star Communications Medical Writer Workshop

The Gold Star Communications Medical Writer Workshop will focus on demonstrating how to parlay the skills you already have for a job as a medical writer within a healthcare communications agency. During the workshop, participants will be provided with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews. Additionally, general preparedness insights will be shared (e.g. understanding how medical communications agencies are run, client management, insight on US-based companies, and more).

What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoc Position; a Perspective from St. Jude

Kate Stuart
August 17, 2016

Dr. Linda Harris, PhD, Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will present, "What to look for when searching for a postdoc position; a perspective from St. Jude" on Wednesday, October 5, at 12:00pm, in Light Hall 512. Lunch will be provided, so advance registration is required. Register here.

Academic Job Search Workshop & Panel

Kate Stuart
August 17, 2016

Get advice from recent hires at Vanderbilt—clearly, they did something right in their job search. Bring your questions, too! We will have panelists from the Humanities, Social Sciences/Education, Biomedical Sciences, and Engineering/Natural Sciences. Then, we’ll go over what documents you need to prepare, as well as the process itself. This session will serve as an overview to guide your approach.

"Balancing Health & Science"-- Health and Wellness Series for Scientists 2016-2017

Ashley Brady
August 14, 2016

As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science. All basic scientists with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., MPH, MSCI, and all post-doctoral fellows involved in research (bench and/or clinical) are invited to attend any or all of the sessions focused on wellness and professionalism topics that pertain to the scientist. A total of 13 interactive, 1-hour lecture-discussions and workshops will take place throughout the year.  Registration is required.