Posts tagged Career Exploration

"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. 

Versatile PhD: Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs (June 8-12)

Kate Stuart
June 5, 2015
Posted in Announcements

STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs: Versatile PhD will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs, June 8-12. All panelists are PhDs from STEM fields, including: - a Market Insight Manager at a health insurance company - a Marketing Development Manager at Eastman Kodak - a Data Scientist at a marketing agency - an Associate Medical Director at a pharmaceutical marketing agency - a high-level Manager at a global research company who has a great deal of marketing responsibility

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

Guest Blog Post: So you want to be a science writer?

Abby Olena
January 12, 2015

While moving away from the bench toward a science-writing career can feel daunting, it is possible (and as this collection of science writer origin stories shows, lots of folks have done it). When you’re interested in any career, whether it’s one at the bench or not, the best way to eventually get the job that you want is to demonstrate interest.

Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café for Career Planning, changes for Spring 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. 

P&G Student Programs

Kate Stuart
December 4, 2014
Posted in Announcements

  P&G will host a number of unique student programs at our global headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. These workshops are designed to give top students a variety of opportunities such as: ·         • Learning about various careers and functions at P&G ·         • Providing an early opportunity to interview for intern positions

Use VersatilePhD to learn more about careers

Kate Stuart
November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving weekend, why not dedicate a couple hours to learn about nonacademic careers and open your mind to some new possibilities? The PhD Career Finder is an excellent tool for that. Everyone can read about a wide variety of good careers for PhDs. Those at subscribing institutions get to read the "How to Break In" materials on the right as well - SUPER helpful. They also get the Power Search feature which helps them connect with real post-academic contacts.

Case Session with Medical Science Liaison Molly Seale

Kate Stuart
November 10, 2014

Join PhD Career Connections speaker Molly Seale, PhD, in a small-group career case session to talk more in-depth about her daily life as a Medical Science Liaison. Tuesday, December 1611:30-12:30pmLight Hall 306 A&B Registration required for admittance. Career Case Session attendance is capped at 25. 

Vanderbilt students travel to Washington DC for science policy event

Kate Stuart
October 30, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Twenty-six Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event in Washington, D.C. The Oct. 16-17 workshop was designed to explain and demonstrate federal STEM policy and advocacy processes, and introduce the students to potential government sector and related careers many had not considered or didn’t know existed.

Fellowship Opportunities at the intersection of science and policy

Kate Stuart
October 9, 2014

Along with the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, there are many other opportunities and resources available for those interested in learning about the intersection of science and policy, and applying and communicating scientific and technical information to support well-informed policies, programs, and practices.

2015 Lindau Meeting, Nominations accepted for 5 VU students

Kate Stuart
October 1, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt is again invited to nominate students to participate in the 2015 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates (June 28-July 3, 2015, in Lindau, Germany).  Next year’s meeting is focused on Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Chemistry.  We may nominate a total of 5 graduate students; details are available at the website. 

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