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Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality; conference and livestream event presented by The Rockefeller University

Angela Zito
August 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where does science communication fit into this mess? And how can science communicators navigate a political climate that's increasingly hostile to both science and journalism? 

Headshot Day for Graduate Students

Kate Stuart
August 21, 2017
Posted in Announcements

We are thrilled to announce that the BRET Office of Career Development is providing Headshot Picture Day for Graduate Students on Friday, September 8th! You can sit for a professional headshot at no cost to you.  (We hope to offer this opportunity quarterly, and postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to get headshots in December.)

Seminar: Making BioVU Work for You

Kate Stuart
August 18, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Oh, the things you (may not know you can) do with BioVU!  Let Dr. Celestial Jones-Paris and Angelica Soto-Freita of VICTR tell you how to make the most of this awesome resource for your research.  Learn why you might want to use this repository and the nuts and bolts of how to get your application submitted and approved.  Bring your questions! Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:00 PM • 206 Preston Research Building • Lunch

Volunteer Opportunity: Co-Editor-in-Chief for BRET Newsletter, "Results and Discussion"

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The BRET Office of Career Development is seeking a volunteer Content Editor to assist in the preparation and publication of the biannual newsletter, "Results and Discussion".  This newsletter highlights research accomplishments of BRET graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and features stories on activities and resources available to BRET trainees.  

Registration now open for the 2017 Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories

The BRET Office of Career Development and the Training Grants in Biomedical Sciences are excited to announce the 2017 BRET Annual Career Symposium, "Alumni Career Trajectories: Blaze Your Own Trail."  Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00am-4:15pm Student Life Center  

Re-posted: Inspirational "Beyond the Lab" Career Videos

Kate Stuart
February 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

https://vanderbiltbiomedg.com/2017/02/09/inspirational-beyond-the-lab-career-videos/

This post was originally posted on the Vanderbilt blog: Materials & Methods, a blog for emerging biomedical scientists. One of the greatest joys of working in the Office of Career Development is helping our graduate students and postdocs find meaningful careers after their time at Vanderbilt. We prepare them in a number of ways – through seminars, workshops, individual coaching and more – and it is exciting to see them engaged in career exploration and self-discovery.

Graduate & Professional Student Town Halls on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kate Stuart
February 9, 2017
Posted in Announcements

You are invited to the Graduate & Professional Student Town Halls Hosted by the Chancellor's Strategic Planning Committee on Mental Health and Wellbeing Two opportunities to give your input on mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt University. Refreshments will be served at each event.   Sessions for Graduate and Professional students will be:             Monday, February 13th, 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center BOT Room

Paying Uncle Sam: Understanding Taxes for Stipends, Grants, & Fellowships

Kate Stuart
January 9, 2017

Graduate School Career Development, our partner of the BRET Office of Career Development, is hosting this very helpful session.  So you have a fellowship that doesn’t take out any federal tax. Do you have to pay it during tax season? What about the other funding that is taxed? What tax credits and deductions should you take advantage of?

Life Science Tennessee podcast episode features BRET Office of Career Development team

Kate Stuart
January 5, 2017
Posted in Announcements

New episode of Life_Science.FM is now available for download! Interested in how one Tennessee university connects graduate students and post docs to industry experiences? Kathy Gould and Ashley Brady of Vanderbilt University talked to Life Science Tennessee about the nuts and bolts of Vanderbilt's BRET office and how they're encouraging students to look beyond academia.

Volunteer Opportunity: Co-Editor-in-Chief for BRET Newsletter, "Results and Discussion"

Ashley Brady
November 21, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The BRET Office of Career Development is seeking a volunteer Content Editor to assist in the preparation and publication of the biannual newsletter, "Results and Discussion".  This newsletter highlights research accomplishments of BRET graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and features stories on activities and resources available to BRET trainees.  

How to Use the BRET Office of Career Development Blog

Kate Stuart
November 21, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The BRET Office of Career Development blog can really pack a punch! There is MUCH more to the blog than just the first page. We use it as a repository for career information and professional development opportunities, and you can essentially use it as a gateway page to learn about any career path. Read this post for some Tips and Tricks!

New Tool for Building Mentor/Mentee Connections

Kate Stuart
September 22, 2016
Posted in Announcements

MyNRMN is designed for scientists at every career level. Faculty in more senior roles and established researchers can sign up as mentors. Early career faculty can serve as mentors or be mentees, depending on their needs. Undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs can elect to be peer mentors or sign up to be mentored.

PEO Scholarship for female US and Canada resident doctoral students, 2016 applications

Kate Stuart
September 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is a unique advocacy group for women that has roots dating back to the 1860′s.  The sisterhood runs several projects designed to advance education among women, including its International Peace Scholarship, Program for Continuing Education, Doctoral Scholar Awards, and the P.E.O.

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