Posts tagged Networking

"PhD Career Finder" tool on Versatile PhD

Kim Petrie
July 31, 2015

The Versatile PhD (VPhD, for short, in this blog post) is an online resource and community for PhDs considering careers outside the "traditional" academic faculty route. The Vanderbilt Graduate School is an institutional subscriber to VPhD, so Vanderbilt students and postdocs have access to all of VPhD's premium content. This includes real-life examples of PhDs and ABDs who went into each of the careers portrayed: their stories, advice, inside information about their fields, even the actual resumes and cover letters they used to get their first post-academic jobs. 

Free Online Training: 20 Tips to Become a Networking Ninja

Kate Stuart
June 5, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Does the word "networking" cause you to break out in sweats? Well, this free online training may be the remedy to your perspiration problem. Discover how you can start building meaningful relationships that are beneficial to your career.  Online Training: 20 Tips to Become a Networking Ninja  Join us online on Wednesday, June 10 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT where you will learn:

2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!

The BRET Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and training grants in biomedical sciences, are happy to announce the annual Career Symposium – “Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!” -- on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Student Life Center on t

Global Health Networking Event

Kate Stuart
April 1, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Come learn about all the global health organizations and activities on campus at this Global Health Networking evening event, with an introduction by Dr. Heimburger from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. Organizations such as the VIGH Student Advisory Coucil, the VUSM Global Health Organization, and many more campus groups will be present. Finger foods and refreshments will be provided. School-wide event open to undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, faculty, and others. Sponsored by the VUSM GHO and the VIGH SAC.

VU-WiSE Lunch: Networking with LinkedIn

Kate Stuart
September 22, 2014

Monday, September 2912:00-1:00pmLocation: TBD Please join us for a short presentation about LinkedIn by Kim Petrie, PhD, BRET Director of Career Development, followed by an informal discussion. This is your opportunity to learn about LinkedIn from a pro.  Lunch will be provided. We will limit this lunch to 15 attendees to facilitate discussion. These lunches fill up quickly so please RSVP soon.

2014 NeXXt Scholars Program

Rachel Howell
September 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and a consortium of 38 women’s colleges launched the NeXXt Scholars Program, now entering its 3rd year, to help engage and advance American women and women from countries with predominantly Muslim populations in pursuit of undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) academic fields.

American Medical Writers Association annual conference, Oct 8-11 in Memphis

Kate Stuart
July 25, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The AMWA Annual Conference is the ultimate resource for medical communicators around the world, offering educational and networking opportunities beyond compare in the field. Join the AMWA's 74th Annual Conference from Oct 8-11 in Memphis. Learn more about the conference here: http://www.amwa.org/events_annual_conference   

Use Spreadsheets to Keep Your Job Search Organized

Rachel Howell
June 30, 2014

Spreadsheets are great for analyzing data, making lists, and sorting large amounts of information. But spreadsheets are also a wonderful resource for your job search. Excel -- or even a Google shared spreadsheet -- offers a multi-tabbed document option where you can store all aspects of your job search. Use one tab to gather deadlines and other applications of interest. Mark another tab to track your progress and where you have applied. Brainstorm networking contacts and future informational interviews on another. Save websites and email addresses for employers.

Polite Persistence

Rachel Howell
June 24, 2014

At a recent CV/Resume Drop-In Clinic, a postdoc asked us about the correct procedure for following up with an alumnus who had agreed to look at his resume. The postdoc felt the in-person interaction was worthwhile, but the alumnus had not responded to the email. Should he email again if he doesn’t hear anything? 

How to Get the Most out of a Scientific Conference

Rachel Howell
June 24, 2014

During your scientific conference or the BRET Career Symposium you wrote a bunch of notes in the program, heard some interesting advice, and maybe even made some connections. But now what? This is a great time to make some plans! Write out four different goals that you hope to achieve and when you hope to achieve them. Then, put them in your calendar for future referral so you don’t forget about your ideas. Some ideas include:

"Conference Commando," 15 Tips from Keith Ferrazzi

Kate Stuart
June 18, 2014

A conference is a huge opportunity to build a relationship with extraordinary people, people who might have significant impact on your professional or personal success. To make sure that you maximize the return on your (and your organization's) investment of time and money to attend, you can't afford to be a conference commoner. You have to be a Conference Commando.  - "15 Tip from Keith Ferrazzi: Conference Commando"

LinkedIn introduction requests: what NOT to do

Kim Petrie
May 6, 2014

LinkedIn is a very powerful tool in your professional toolbox. One of LinkedIn's most valuable features is that it helps you visualize who you know that knows someone you want to know. (Got that?) Let's say you applied for a job with XYZ company, and LinkedIn shows you that one of your 1st degree connections knows a manager at XYZ company (your 2nd degree connection). With this knowledge in hand, LinkedIn allows you to ask your 1st degree connection to introduce you to the XYZ manager.

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