Posts tagged Networking

Award winning Management and Business Principles Module, now accepting applications

Angela Zito
November 8, 2017

In spring semester 2018, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business and Management Principles for Scientists. 

Nashville Healthcare Analytics Meetup Tuesday, November 14

Angela Zito
October 26, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The interdisciplinary field of data science has become a sought-after career for PhDs in science and engineering disciplines, but what does a data scientist really do and how do postdocs and graduate students break into this field? In this talk, we’ll explore (1) activities of a data science team at a small healthcare startup and (2) tangible actions you can take to break into a healthcare data science career. Information and discussion will focus primarily on career development steps and advice for postdocs and graduate students and early-career data scientists.

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum, Dr. Jacob Corn speaking

Kate Stuart
September 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Dr. Jacob Corn, Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute and a leader of the CRISPR/Cas9 revolution will speak as part of the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum.  Also on deck for the day are plenary and breakout talks by more than 25 local investigators across the spectrum of translational research who have recently won major federal funding. Join us on Friday, October 13.

ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2017

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let's work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  Sessions will break down the process of networking into approachable steps, provide real-world examples, and peer feedback.  The module will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The module will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking - group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 9, 2017 in Nashville. 

VU-Wise BBQ Picnic June 21st 2017

Angela Zito
June 12, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Come join us for our summer bash and meet other VU-WiSE members! We’ll be providing the food, so bring your sunglasses, frisbees, and friends for an afternoon in the sun! All students, postdocs, faculty and staff invited.

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy hosting workshop

Angela Zito
May 16, 2017

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017 Course dates: September 10 - September 16, 2017. Application deadline: May 30, 2017.   The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy is hosting a first-of-its-kind workshop in science diplomacy. The week-long experience incorporates academic lectures, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and leadership training.

Maximizing Your Networking at the BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium

The BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium is coming up fast and we will be welcoming 16 invited alumni speakers.  In addition, many other alumni attendees will be present for small group rotations (networking huddles) and a networking reception.   How can you make the most of the networking opportunities that this event will present?  Kate Stuart, BRET Office of Career Development, Program Manager, will discuss the schedule of events and highlight where you will have the chance to meet and mingle with former trainees to learn about their career paths.  We will talk about how to prepare for the events, including doing research on the speakers and their workplaces ahead, and connecting with them while they are on campus.

Science Salon hosted by VU-WiSE, April 18

Kate Stuart
April 12, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Join Vanderbilt Women in Science and Engineering (VU-WiSE) for a Science Salon celebrating the work of women in STEM at Vanderbilt. VU-WiSE is a community and support network of women in science, engineering and mathematics at Vanderbilt. Our members range from undergraduate students to faculty and staff.

VU-WiSE Event: Elevator Talk Salon

Kate Stuart
April 3, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Elevator Talk Salon April 18, 2017 4-6 PM Alumni Hall 201 4-5 PM Elevator Talk presentations 5-6 PM Reception – Meet and Mingle This event is a chance for our members to present and learn about the work in STEM being done by women at Vanderbilt and to meet and network with VU-WiSE members.

Attend The Whole Scientist course to build skills for your career

Angela Zito
March 28, 2017

Am I prepared for the next step in my scientific career? What skills do I need to work in academia? Industry? Other careers? What if I don’t want to do research? How can I find a job?   The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.  

CTTC Medical Device Lunch and Learn Lecture March 28th

Angela Zito
March 14, 2017

Please join us Tuesday, March 28th from 11:45am to 12:45pm at Light Hall 202 for a lunch and learn hosted by Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization(CTTC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE). Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel, will be our featured speaker. She will discuss: “How the role of government affects efforts to develop new innovative medical technologies.”

Nashville chapter of American Medical Writers Association to hold networking event

Kim Petrie
March 1, 2017

The Nashville chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is hosting a networking event for members and those interested in medical communications. This meeting will informally discuss the establishment of a book club focused on medical writing topics. Please RSVP at When: March 13, 5:30pm Where: Fido’s, Hillsboro Village  

PhD Career Connections: Forensic Science

Kate Stuart
January 13, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion on careers in Forensic Science featuring Christina Wells and Eric Warren. Friday, February 3 8:45-9:45am Light Hall 202 Networking immediately after the event.Register here. Join us for a panel discussion on careers in Forensic Science featuring Christina Wells and Eric Warren.