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Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

Event: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Panel

Oct. 16, 2020—Join alumni of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship for a panel on their experiences being a fellow as well as applying to the program. (More details on the Fellowship and how to apply are here.) Thursday, November 5 1:00pm Zoom registration required   Panelists Lorena Infante Lara, PhD Lorena Infante Lara, PhD, was a graduate...

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Employer Info Session: Whitsell Innovations

Oct. 7, 2020—Wednesday, November 4, 1:00pm CST Join BRET alumna Allie Fuller, Medical Writer and Consultant, as she discusses careers in medical writing, working at Whitsell, and if that path would also be good for you! Furthermore, Allie will be discussing the Whitsell Innovations summer internship. Download the flyer to learn more. Alexandra Fuller is a medical writer...

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Interested in a Regulatory Workshop in December?

Sep. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to welcome regulatory expert Linda Bowen to facilitate a small virtual regulatory-intensive workshop. We are gauging interest for this event and collecting contact info so that those with interest can stay up to date with registration deadlines. See all details below: Transitioning to a Career...

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Oct. 29 panel with Vanderbilt’s Offices of Federal Relations

Sep. 28, 2020—Science & Research Policy and Advocacy: A Panel Discussion with Vanderbilt’s Offices of Federal Relations Thursday, October 29 2:00-3:00pm Brought to you by the Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations in partnership with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Federal Relations, Vanderbilt School of Engineering, The Vanderbilt Graduate School, the BRET Office of Career Development, and the Career Center Advance registration is...

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ASPIRE in October!

Sep. 28, 2020—As it is finally feeling like Fall, we have some amazing things planned for this month. Don’t miss out. Be sure to register and mark your calendars! 10/8/2020 11am: ASPIRE Bistro: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc of Your Post-Grad Job 10/15/2020 11am: ASPIRE Cafe: What to Expect from a Faculty Interview 10/19/2020 1:30pm: PhD...

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PhD Career Stories: Panel Discussion with AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows

Sep. 25, 2020—In lieu of our regular monthly PhD Career Stories seminar, we invite you to join the ASPIRE Program and campus partners for a special panel discussion with current and former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Monday, October 19 1:30-2:30pm on Zoom Co-sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, the Graduate School,...

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2020 Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy Virtual Seminars

Sep. 25, 2020—The VU and VUMC Offices of Federal Relations, together with several campus partners including the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, are hosting two virtual events this fall for the Vanderbilt community to learn more about federal STEM policy and advocacy, and careers in science policy. October 19: Panel discussion with AAAS Science &...

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How to Use the New ASPIRE Stamp Icons

Aug. 25, 2020—In order to better assist biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in making decisions about which of the ASPIRE programs and offerings are most beneficial to them at their current stage of training, we are now “stamping” session titles by training stage: early, mid-late, or all. These stamps apply to both grad students and postdocs....

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PhD Career Stories: Karen Vieira, PhD

Aug. 13, 2020—September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am   A don’t miss event! The September ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session will feature Dr. Karen Vieira, CEO of the Med Writers. Read more about Dr. Vieira’s background  and learn more about The Med Writers here. This session will be offered via Zoom. Be sure to register by midnight...

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ASPIRE Module: EQ+IQ=Career Success, Fall 2020

Aug. 12, 2020—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...

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ASPIRE Module: Maximizing Your Potential- Leading and Managing People, Projects, and Your Career

Aug. 12, 2020—Description: Graduate school is challenging on multiple levels. For second– and third– year students, this module is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize your time, maintain your motivation, and minimize your frustration over the course of your training. This module will help you jumpstart your research training, with the topics and...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: ASPIRE for Career Planning

Aug. 3, 2020—Thursday, August 20, 2020 11am Virtual with the ASPIRE Team ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since this is now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.*** Kick off your professional development for the 2020-2021 academic year with ASPIRE Bistro for PhD...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing and Onboarding Virtually

Aug. 3, 2020—Thursday March 18, 2021 11:00am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration...

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New ASPIRE Module!! SciComm for All, led by Abby Olena, PhD

Jul. 30, 2020—Successful science communication is at the core of just about everything in science. This module—essentially an eight-part workshop—will give trainees in the sciences greater skill, ease, and confidence in formal and informal science communication scenarios. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will gain experience speaking to and writing for a variety of audiences and...

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Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs application now open!

Jul. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to offer his workshops virtually, just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops in the area of...

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Interactive Webinar on BWF Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)

Jul. 28, 2020—Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents. Learn more and join us as we welcome Dr. Louis Muglia, MD...

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ASPIRE Module: Data Science Essentials 2020-21

Jul. 16, 2020—In the 2020-21 academic year, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering an ASPIRE module for biomedical graduate students and postdocs, Data Science Essentials. It is ideal for trainees who are interested in: learning what data science careers entail; acquiring introductory technical competencies to break into the field of data science; honing their communication skills, both...

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ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing, Fall 2020

Jul. 16, 2020—The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare participants to make the most of networking at an upcoming professional conference, networking event or through informational interviewing. Over the course of 8 weeks, we will break down the process of networking into approachable steps and provide real-world examples. The sessions will cover networking...

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Rachel Skelton, PhD

Jul. 15, 2020—August 14th, 2020 at 10:00 am   Be sure to attend virtually our first ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session of the 2020-21 academic year with Dr. Rachel Skelton. Dr. Skelton is a Vanderbilt alumnus who is using her PhD in business development. Come hear how she navigated her career path, and how you can use...

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ASPIRE Module: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR), 2020-2021

Jul. 15, 2020—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...

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