Posts in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2016

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

PhD Career Connections: Liberal Arts College Faculty

  Dr. Kelli Kazmier is a 2014 graduate of the Vanderbilt Chemical and Physical Biology program and former trainee of Dr. Hassane Mchaourab in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Upon graduation, Dr. Kazmier defied her advisors' recommendations and conventional wisdom by declining a prestigious postdoctoral position and jumping directly into teaching at a liberal arts institution as a visiting professor. She spent two years teaching at two very different colleges, while applying to over 50 positions before landing a tenure track position this past fall. Based on these experiences, Dr. Kazmier will be speaking about how to successfully apply to teaching-focused faculty positions and answering questions about teaching and conducting research at liberal arts colleges.

PhD Career Connections: Preclinical Research Services

Join us in welcoming back alumnus Chris Rogers, PhD. Dr. Rogers is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Exemplar Genetics, a company focused on the development and study of improved models of human disease.

An Insider's Look: Applying for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Kate Stuart
June 10, 2016

Are you interested in a career in science policy? Have you thought about applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program? Join us for this informative roundtable discussion with Carlos Faraco, a finalist for the 2016 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program. Carlos will share his experience about applying and interviewing for this prestigious program, and provide hints for future program applicants. Bring your questions and your lunch! Cookies will be provided.

It's Symposium time! 2016 brings Careers in Industry.

This year, the BRET Office of Career Development is excited to welcome research and development professionals in industry. The unique perspectives, as well as practical tips about applying to jobs in industry, will be helpful to explore as well as strategize a career in industry.

Resume 101 is back for 2016!

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2016

In this seminar led by Dr. Kim Petrie, 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. 

Medical Communications Happy Hour, 2/12/16

Kate Stuart
January 14, 2016

The Vanderbilt Editor's Club will be hosting a happy hour at the Flying Saucer at 6-8 pm on Friday, February 12th. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about science and medical writing as a career, as local members of the American Medical Writer's Association will be attending. Validated parking provided. For more information, contact