Posts tagged Professional Skills

ASPIRE Internships are here!

Ashley Brady
August 24, 2015

The ASPIRE Program along with the Office of Career Development is excited to announce the launch of ASPIRE Internships. Internships will be advertised on a rolling basis throughout the year, and applications are handled through SurveyMonkey.  Check out the current opportunities available including:

Evidence Based Teaching Workshop at Vanderbilt

Kim Petrie
August 12, 2015

The Evidence-based Teaching Workshop sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is designed for future faculty with no experience with teaching as research, however all Vanderbilt University graduate students, post docs, faculty, and staff are welcome. Workshop topics include how people learn, challenge-based learning, course design, assessment, classroom management, classroom technology, and scholarly resources. The next workshop is the afternoon of August 24th and all day on the 25th.

Learn Coding: courses and schools in Nashville

Kate Stuart
April 13, 2015

The BRET Office of Career Development does not endorse these opportunities, nor do we know the effectiveness of the programs. That said, here are a few options to learn more with your interest coding.    The Iron Yard (Nashville) The Iron Yard works directly with Launch Tennessee to bring tech education to the already-robust ecosystem they have built for startups.   Nashville Software School (Nashville)

Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotech Program

Kate Stuart
March 20, 2015
Posted in Announcements

What is SMDP Biotech? The one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with industry mentors who work at biotech companies. With their mentors, Scholars attend a 6-day training session to learn about career opportunities in the biotech industry and receive career development coaching.  They also attend a major biotech industry convention. Who may apply?

Postdoc Cafe date change to April 2, Informational Interviews

Kate Stuart
March 19, 2015

Attention Postdoctoral Fellows, If you have not already had the chance to attend, please come for coffee and pastries to a Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café for Career Planning session to learn more about the Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program and to explore topics in career development and professionalism.  Please note change of date and location! 

The Art and Science of Job Offer Negotiation for Women with Dr. Rebecca Bryant

Negotiation and the acceptance or rejection of an offer is the final step in the job search process. But only about 25 percent of job applicants attempt to negotiate even though negotiation is widely accepted and usually expected. Women are often more reluctant to negotiate than men, and this disinclination accounts, in part, for continuing wage discrepancies between the sexes. In this workshop, Dr.

Opportunity with Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence (FRAME)

Kate Stuart
March 6, 2015
Posted in Announcements

AGEP-TFRAME​ (Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence) provides professional preparation that will permit underrepresented minority graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the STEM discipline to compete and succeed in the Professorate. FRAME Fellows represent the highest levels of accomplishment and are dedicated to pursuing academic careers in which they will help mentor and encourage future scholars. For Advanced Doctoral Students: 

Management Bootcamp at Experimental Biology meeting

Kim Petrie
February 10, 2015

Are you attending the annual Experimental Biology meeting in Boston this year? The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is planning to offer their Management Bootcamp as a pre-session to the Experimental Biology (EB) Conference in Boston.  This two-day workshop is intended for postdocs, junior faculty, and advanced graduate students. More info/topics are below, and travel awards are available.  Registration is open until February 13: Click HERE to apply for the "NIH Boot Camp" and

Call for Graduate Applications - Writing Studio

Kim Petrie
January 29, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Writing Studio is now in the process of hiring Graduate Writing Consultants, the Arts & Science Graduate Writing Fellow, and the Peabody Graduate Writing Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. Writing Consultants primarily hold one-to-one consultation sessions with graduate and undergraduate writers, but also have opportunities to facilitate workshops, writing groups, and other events. The position pays $13.00/per hour. Graduate Consultants work no fewer than 5 hours per week, and may work as many as 15 hours per week if their other departmental duties allow.

Event: Accountability-The New Standard for Integrity in Authorship and Publication in Biomedical Research

Kate Stuart
January 21, 2015

Accountability-The New Standard for Integrity in Authorship and Publication in Biomedical Research Workshop Date: January 26, 2015 Start Time: 12:00pm End Time: 1:00pm Location: 214 Light Hall Presenter: Elizabeth Heitman, PhD, Associate Professor Target Audience: All faculty, staff and students performing research

Become a better communicator: Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Series!

Kim Petrie
January 15, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Are you a young scientist? Would you like to share the results of your biology research with an international audience? Are you interested in becoming a better communicator? Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminar Series by February 1st, 2015! If you are a Ph.D. candidate or postdoctoral researcher in biological sciences, this competition offers a unique opportunity to develop your effective communication skills.