Posts in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

Tennessee Brew Works Internship Opportunity and Info Session

Learn more about the local paid internship opportunity with Nashville's Tennessee Brew Works, a quick bike ride from campus! This opportunity is ideal for PhD trainees in their last 6 months of training or who have recently finished their dissertation. Internship and Employer Information Session: Tennessee Brew Works Featuring head brewmaster Laura Burns, PhD Friday, July 10 1:00pm Light Hall 350 

Special ASPIRE Postdoc Cafe featuring Andrea Stith

Kate Stuart
May 15, 2015

Postdocs, join the ASPIRE Program and the Office of Career Development on Thursday, May 28th, 2015  for a special session (in lieu of the regular 9 am time slot) from 4:15-5:15 pm in 350 Light Hall:   “Mentoring and Being Mentored- How to Develop this Essential Leadership Skill” Featuring special guest speaker, Andrea Stith, PhD Asst. Dir. for Interdisciplinary Education, University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute, Boulder, CO

From Vanderbilt to AAAS Fellowship Information Panel

Kate Stuart
May 12, 2015

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills in the federal policy realm.  Learn about the opportunities, process, and outcomes from the personal experiences of alumni Hillary Hager Carter, Nicole Garbarini, and Efrain Garcia as well as current postdoc Barbara Natalizio who most recently interviewed and was accepted to the program.  Thursday, May 28 12 noon-1pm  Light Hall 415 A-D 

Career Case Session with Omari Bandele

Kate Stuart
April 15, 2015

Join Omari Bandele, PhD, FDA, as he discusses in-depth his daily work-life activities. Wednesday, May 6 11:30am-1pm Light Hall 415 A&B Registration is required. The closed group will have an in-depth discussion with Dr. Bandele about his role with the FDA and skills needed to obtain and maintain the position. Event limited to 25 people.

April 23 Postdoc Cafe: Crafting a Compelling Elevator Pitch

Kate Stuart
April 15, 2015

Dear 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 join me for: “Crafting a Compelling Elevator Pitch”

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

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.

Roundtable with Stephanie Dew: Teaching and Hiring in the Sciences at a Liberal Arts College

Kate Stuart
February 23, 2015

The Office of Career Development presents: Teaching and Hiring in the Sciences at a Liberal Arts CollegeA Roundtable, Brown Bag Lunch, Event Featuring Stephanie Dew, Centre College Bring your lunch and talk with alumna Stephanie Dew, a professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.  Monday, March 23, 2015 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Light Hall, Room 350

Next Postdoctoral Cafe - “Writing a Better Cover Letter” - 2/26/15

Kate Stuart
February 19, 2015

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 join us for our next meeting where we will be discussing: “Writing a Better Cover Letter”

ASPIRE to Connect postponed to March 3

Kim Petrie
February 16, 2015

Due to icy weather, the annual ASPIRE to Connect workshop has been rescheduled from February 17 to March 3, 2015.  The speakers, agenda, and location for the new March 3 date will remain the same. See the ASPIRE to Connect website for session times and speakers. If you were registered for February 17 and can attend on March 3, great! You don't need to do anything except show up.

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) opportunity 2015

Kate Stuart
February 5, 2015

In April, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is coordinating a workshop in Washington, D.C. for students in STEM disciplines to learn about science policy and interact with federal policy makers.  The workshop, entitled Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE), is April 12-15, 2015.  The tentative agenda can be found at the link provided.    

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