Posts tagged Career Exploration

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. 

Online Panel Discussion on VersatilePhD

Kate Stuart
September 2, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Explore the Fall 2014 offerings of Versatile PhD, including two online panels. Panel Discussion Schedule for Fall 2014* September 22-26: Subject Matter Consulting Palooza (TWO simultaneous panels, one in each forum)* November 17-21: Government Research (STEM) Visit VersatilePhD to learn more.

Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café for Career Planning

Ashley Brady
August 26, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Calling all Postdoctoral Fellows! Opportunities await you! Come learn more about how you can get involved in the new Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program offered through the BRET Office of Career Development at one of our bi-monthly Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café for Career Planning sessions and find out about professional development activities available to you! 

Finding Your Personal Job Chemistry

Rachel Howell
July 7, 2014

As your enjoying the summer holidays, take some time to reflect on your personal wellbeing and professional life. This booklet from ScienceCareers, Career Trends: Finding Your Personal Job Chemistry, can help you identify your strengths and explore careers that suit your personality. The booklet is free to registered ScienceCareers users.

NextGen Voices Survey

Rachel Howell
June 30, 2014

A graduate of the Vanderbilt PhD program in Cancer Biology was recently featured in Science's NexGen Voices survey. Read Ines Macias-Perez's essay response to the question, "Describe a specific experience and how it changed your science, training, or career." 


Rachel Howell
June 26, 2014

Developed by the Vanderbilt University Graduate School, gradLEAF was created by pooling together all available professional development resources for graduate students at Vanderbilt University. This project is run out of the Peabody Office of Professional and Graduate Education (POPGE) and led by Dr. Craig Anne Heflinger, Associate Dean for Graduate Students.  

2014 AAAS/Science Careers Handbook

Kate Stuart
June 24, 2014

Science Careers has teamed up with some great organizations to bring you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields. The profiles included in this booklet give you a sense of the types of organizations that are accepting resumes and the kinds of positions they offer. We've also included some articles to help you improve your resume as well as some general tips and advice on job searching. Download your copy today

KGI Webinar: Transitioning from Academia to Industry

Kate Stuart
June 6, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The KGI -- Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences -- is leading a webinar series on "Transitioning from Academia to Industry." Listen to members of the KGI's Advisory Council who have completed the transition. Listen to their path and recommendations they have for today's graduate students and postdocs. On Tuesday, June 10, Gino Van Heeke, Executive Director, Biotherapeutics at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, will be speaking about his transition.