Posts in Workshops and Seminars

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.

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!