Posts in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

ASPIRE to Connect: Building Professional Relationships

ASPIRE to Connect: Building Professional RelationshipsTuesday, March 181:00-5:30pm, Student Life Center Gain practical tips and learn techniques to meet new people and cultivate authentic professional connections. ***REGISTER TODAY!***

PhD Career Connections: The Road to a Career in Writing with Your PhD

PhD Career Connections and the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training present: "The Road to a Career in Writing with your PhD"featuring Elise Lamar, PhD, Stephen Ornes, and Bill SnyderWednesday, March 128:30-9:30amPRB 206Registration requested.

Third Resume 101 seminar added, Feb 6

In this seminar, you’ll learn how to craft a compelling résumé that showcases your professional skills and accomplishments. We’ll discuss the differences between CVs and résumés, strategies for turning your CV into a résumé, and tips for clearly and concisely presenting your experience. Then, in a mock hiring exercise, you’ll play the role of hiring manager and select candidates to interview for a job based on their résumé. 

Developing and Maintaining Effective Communication Skills in the Research Environment (for School of Medicine Postdocs only)

Kate Stuart
January 14, 2014

WHAT:           Developing and Maintaining Effective Communication Skills in the Research Environment (for School of Medicine Postdocs only) WHEN:           March 4th  OR  March 6th  from 1:30-3:00 WHERE:       Light Hall (specific location will be determined later this month)

TWO PhD Career Connections seminars this week (Science Education/Outreach and Entrepreneurship)

Kim Petrie
December 8, 2013

This week, there are not one, but TWO PhD Career Connections seminars. The first is a rescheduled event from October about Science Education & Outreach. The second is about Entrepreneurship. Advance registration is requested for both. Please click on the program title to register.

PhD Career Connections on Science Outreach and Education is rescheduled for December 11

Kim Petrie
November 25, 2013

The October 2013 PhD Career Connections about Science Outreach & Education has been rescheduled for December 11 at 4:00PM in 415A-D Light Hall. Speakers include alumni Dr. Melissa Fischer and Dr. Kimberly Mulligan, and Dr. Kristin McGraner, Executive Director of Nashville's STEM-focused charter middle school, STEM Preparatory Academy.  Advance registration is requested at Please note: this event was originally scheduled for October but was cancelled due to a speaker conflict.

Join us January 14 for PhD Career Connections: Technical Sales and Support

Kim Petrie
November 15, 2013

Join us January 14, 2014, for a PhD Career Connections seminar about Careers in Technical Sales and Support, co-sponsored by the Chemical Biology Association of Students (CBAS). This panel discussion will be from 8:30-9:30am in Preston Research Building Room 206. The discussion will feature Dr. Sara Fitzgerald, Dr. Christine Rozanas, and Dr. Eric Roush of GE Healthcare.

International Opportunities: A Going Global Workshop

Are you an American student or postdoc looking for employment abroad? Are you an international student or postdoc looking for employment in the US? Don't miss this workshop on November 13 about Going Global, a valuable resource for your international job search.  Going Global, a service provided to Vanderbilt students at no cost by the Vanderbilt Center for Student Professional Development, provides country-specific career and employment information, including worldwide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries.

Kenny Gibbs to discuss science policy and research on career choice of STEM PhDs

Don't miss the November PhD Career Connections seminar about Science Policy on Wednesday, November 13! The speaker is Dr. Kenny Gibbs, who recently finished a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation. During his AAAS Fellowship, Kenny conducted research about factors that influence career choice of STEM PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

What Every International Student Needs to Know about the US Job Search

International students and postdocs, you don't want to miss this upcoming workshop on the US Job Search by author Dan Beaudry! On Wednesday, November 13 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Room 103, Dan Beaudry will present, "What Every International Student Should Know about U.S. Employment: A Recruiter's Perspective." Following his presentation, Mr. Beaudry will sign copies of his book, Power Ties. A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the book signing.

Career development at ADDC/LST conference next week

Kim Petrie
September 30, 2013

The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of Life Science Tennessee, our state life science advocacy organization. Student registration rates are $150, which includes an invitation to the opening reception, conference activities, and breakfast and lunch both days. Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to register at student prices.