Posts tagged Path to Career

“Creativity in the Shadows: Working Beyond the Tenure Track” Wednesday, April 5th

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

Kim Petrie, from the BRET Office of Career Development will be a featured panelist in the final event in the Women in the Academy Series. This program sponsored by thr Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center offers PhD students a chance to reflect on the ways gender affects their experience as they begin their professional journey in the academy.    “Creativity in the Shadows: Working Beyond the Tenure Track”

Science Careers 2017 Career Handbook available for download

Angela Zito
March 24, 2017

  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 with some general tips and advice on job searching.  

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

"So You Want to Be a.... Medical Science Liaison," Scizzle Blog

Kate Stuart
April 26, 2016

At its core, an MSL provides medical data to Health Care Professionals (HCPs) about a specific pharmaceutical drug product. An MSL is basically a library of knowledge for all groups who might be interested in a specific disease state or drug.

Vanderbilt is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
March 11, 2016

As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is an independent organization dedicated to professional development, training and mentoring, helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their careers. It comprises more than 80,000 graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

"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. 

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.

"The Afterbirth and the Academy," Vitae

Kate Stuart
August 6, 2014

"When people asked me what I expected from childbirth, I told them that I thought it would be bloody and painful. And it was. But what nobody tells you about having a baby is that the delivery may be the easiest part. Contrary to popular belief, what comes afterward isn’t instant bliss; the first weeks and months of parenthood are largely uncharted territory for many new parents. They’re often just as difficult and terrifying as labor and delivery themselves, if not more so."

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.

How do I tell my PI?

Kim Petrie
April 21, 2014

Grad students and postdocs are often apprehensive about talking to their faculty adviser about their career interests, especially if their interests lie outside the "traditional" career path of becoming a tenure-track professor at a university. But did you know that only ~15% of biomedical sciences PhDs go on to become tenure-track professors? That's right... 85% of biomedical sciences PhDs ultimately pursue a non-tenure-track faculty career!