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Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events Category

Coffee Chat with alumna Abby Olena, Ph.D.

Aug. 30, 2019—If you have ever considered a career in science writing and communication, we encourage you to come visit with alumna, Abby Olena, Ph.D., over coffee to hear about her career as a science communicator.  Abby completed her PhD in Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University in 2015. During her PhD training, she was awarded a coveted...

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ASPIRE Internship: Advocacy Ambassador and Congressional Team Member, Alzheimer’s Assn Mid South Chapter

Aug. 14, 2019—ASPIRE Internship: Advocacy Ambassador and Congressional Team Member, Alzheimer’s Assn Mid South Chapter   Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite #220 Nashville, TN 37220 Would you like to assist the Alzheimer’s Association in building a relationship with Congressman Jim Cooper and his staff throughout the year, as well as educating them on the...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Preparing to Mentor

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:00 pm TBD Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences as she shares tips and strategies for mentoring undergraduate and rotation students. Learning how to help others learn, grow, and be more effective will also help you to succeed. In this...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Maximizing Your Research Efforts

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 407 Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences to discuss how to get the most out of your time as a PhD trainee. Topics will include the respective roles, responsibilities, and expectations of PI and trainee in project...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad Job

Aug. 13, 2019—October 2, 2019 2pm Light Hall 415 April 1, 2020 2pm TBD Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences to discuss how to begin preparing for your next position. When should you apply?  How should you apply? Should you do a postdoc? Learn tips about application...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Preparing for a Teaching Demo

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, September 19, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 407 Cynthia Brame, Ph.D. Asst. Dir. ,Vanderbilt Center for Teaching How do you put together an effective teaching demonstration for a job interview? How is it different from a research seminar and how can you link the two? Come learn about key considerations for developing this important...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Resumes/Industry CVs

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:00 pm TBD For more information on upcoming sessions: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-development/aspire-job-search-series-for-phd-students-and-postdocs/

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Leveraging LinkedIn

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kim Petrie, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration In this session, you’ll learn how LinkedIn can help you explore career paths, research companies and industries, build your professional network, create a professional online presence and find job opportunities....

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Informational Interviewing

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Have you ever heard of an informational interview? Come learn about one the most powerful, yet underutilized, networking tools available to you. Find out what an informational...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing 101

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Once you start applying for jobs, you may find yourself invited for an interview sooner than you anticipate! Start preparing now and join us for this session...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Writing a Better Cover Letter

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 407 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kate Stuart Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development Learn cover letter basics such as general cover letter structure, what should be/should not be included, & what it means to tailor your letter to the position.  We...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Savvy Science – Professionalism Strategies for Success

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:00pm Location Kate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development Your technical skills and knowledge are a critical component for career success, but they aren’t the whole picture. Learn how honing your soft skills, including emotional intelligence, communication (non-verbal, too!), and professional etiquette can help you stand out among other...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Applying for Fellowships & NRSAs

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Melissa Krasnove, Training Grant Development and Support Specialist Join Kim Petrie, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, and Melissa Krasnove, Training Grant Specialist, for a presentation about applying for fellowships...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Do you know the different types of academic faculty positions that are available in the U.S.? What skills do you need for each type? What type of...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: A Fair Look-How to Review a Paper

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Reviewing scientific manuscripts is an important skill to develop during your training, is a critical service to the scientific community that will be expected of you as...

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Joseph Conrad, PhD, Dawn Stults, PhD, and Oliver Vranjkovic , PhD

Aug. 6, 2019—ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: An MSL Panel Featuring Joseph Conrad, PhD , Regional Medical Scientific Director at Merck, Dawn Stults, PhD, Medical Science Liaison at Genentech, and Oliver Vranjkovic , PhD, Medical Science Liaison at Myriad An MSL Panel Come learn more about what a career as a Medical Science Liaison is like, as we hear from 3 alumni...

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ASPIRE Module: Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Spring 2020

Aug. 1, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Biomedical Research and the Media, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them with Confidence, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: EQ+IQ=Career Success, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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