Posts in Workshops and Seminars

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.

Public Policy, STEM & You: Past Participants Tell All!

Kim Petrie
July 22, 2016

Interested in learning about ways to engage in STEM Policy through Vanderbilt resources? Join the Graduate School for this informative panel discussion with graduate students who have participated in past STEM policy events.   Public Policy, STEM & You: Past Participants Tell All! Thursday, Aug. 11 5:00 – 6:00 pm 201 Alumni Hall Sponsored by the Graduate School 

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

Need to write a teaching philosophy? Learn how at this online workshop from CIRTL

Kim Petrie
April 6, 2016

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is running an online workshop about writing a teaching philosophy. It's free, but advance registration is required. See below for details. Developing a Teaching Philosophy StatementRegister for the workshop here: by April 6; enrollment is limited to 40 students

PhD Careers in Consulting, hosted by VUADCC

Kate Stuart
March 21, 2016

The Vanderbilt University Advanced Degree Consulting Club invites you to: PhD Careers in Consulting Wednesday, March 30 12-1PM Featheringill Hall, Room 136 Lunch served! Want to apply your PhD training in the real world? Have passion for solving problems? Want to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? Come learn what consulting has to offer!

Making Communication Effective Workshop on 2/25

Kim Petrie
February 23, 2016

This Thursday night, before the 3-Minute Thesis competition on Friday, February 26, the 3MT keynote speaker, Alan Kantrow, Chief Learning and Communications Officer of The Governance Lab at NYU, will lead a professional development workshop on effective communication. Seats are limited so please register here.   Making Communication Effective Thursday, February 25 5:30-7pm

Science policy workshop sponsored by AAAS - an opportunity for Vanderbilt PhD students

Kim Petrie
February 10, 2016

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington D.C. for students in STEM disciplines to learn about science policy and interact with federal policy makers.  The workshop, Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE), is April 17-20, 2016.