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Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events Category

Employer Info Session: McKinsey & Company

Feb. 13, 2020—**NOW VIRTUAL! Greetings from McKinsey! Thank you for your recent RSVP to join McKinsey’s Vanderbilt Informational Session.  Given the University’s decision to cancel events and classes on-campus, we are moving our Thursday informational session online, where you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Laura Terry, Vandy alum and current Data Risk Senior Practice Manager and...

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Rachel Skelton, PhD

Feb. 10, 2020—NEW DATE AND TIME!! March 4th, 2020 at 11:am Be sure to attend our March ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session 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 your PhD in this...

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Communication expert Jean-luc Doumont to present “Making the Most of your Presentation” at VU on Feb. 27 – Apply today!

Jan. 21, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development, along with the Vanderbilt Graduate School, has invited back our 2019 ASPIRE to Connect keynote speaker, Dr. Jean-luc Doumont. He will be conducting his dynamic and hands-on workshop, “Making the most of your Presentation.” Participants of our Data Science Essentials ASPIRE module were fortunate to take part in Dr....

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Jennifer S. Sparks, PhD

Jan. 13, 2020—Come hear more about a career in defense/intelligence. Find out  from Dr. Jennifer Sparks about what her role entails and how you can use your PhD in this area. Check out Dr. Sparks bio below and be sure to register for this event. Registration is requested Dr. Jennifer Sparks works for the Defense Threat Reduction...

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Apply now! ASPIRE Mock Interview Day, March 9th

Jan. 13, 2020—The ASPIRE Program is hosting its first Mock Interview Day on March 9, 2020, from 2:00-5:00 pm. This event will provide biomedical PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to practice their interview skills with Nashville-area employers and alumni, and receive valuable feedback. Participants will have up to 4 mock interviews, each lasting about 20 minutes....

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Event: Biocentury Employer Information Session

Jan. 10, 2020—For 27 years, BioCentury has been providing essential biopharma industry intelligence to a global audience of biotech and pharmaceutical executives, investors, regulators, public policy makers, patient groups and the scientific community. Based in Redwood City, California, but with a global team of curious and creative minds, they provide analysis and commentary to support the creation of...

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Prepare for ASPIRE Mock Interview Day with our Job Search Series!

Jan. 9, 2020—ASPIRE Mock Interview Day is coming up on March 9th! The BRET Office of Career Development has several offerings that can help you prepare for this event: ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing 101  Wednesday, January 15,  2-3p, 419 Light Hall ADDED SESSION! ASPIRE Job Search Series: CV/Resume workshop Wednesday, January 29, 12:30-1:30p, 407 ABC Light...

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ASPIRE on the Road 2020 is here!

Dec. 11, 2019—The much anticipated announcement of the 2020 ASPIRE on the Road is here!  We are off to Boston, MA  April 29-May 1! We will spend time with area biotechnology and pharma companies learning about career paths, hearing from key leadership, touring the facilities, and meeting with alumni.  A maximum of 12 trainees will be selected to participate. Travel...

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2020 ASPIRE Module: Management and Business Principles for Scientists now accepting applications!

Nov. 7, 2019—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2020, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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ASPIRE Module: STEM Teaching in K-12 Schools, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to announce the STEM Teaching in K12 Schools ASPIRE Module, offered once again, this Spring 2020.  Each participant will have the opportunity to experience the K-12 classroom through a volunteer placement in a middle or high school setting. The placements will be tailored to each...

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 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: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Setting up and Running a New Lab

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Come hear from a panel of junior faculty about their experiences getting their new lab up and running. They will share their tips regarding what has worked for them, what were the greatest challenges, what they wish they had known beforehand, and maybe even where they really...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Writing the Science of a Grant

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 The most important principle for writing a fundable grant is for you to think like a reviewer. You want to make it as easy as possible on the reviewer to explain to others why your grant should be funded. This session will highlight some of the primary...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 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 faculty...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Developing Your Mentoring Style  

Oct. 24, 2019—*Note as of 3/10/2020–this session has been cancelled Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences...

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ASPIRE Cafe: A Fair Look: How to Review A Paper        

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2pm Light Hall 419 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 you...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Non-Tenure Faculty Track

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 12, 2020  2:00pm Light Hall 419 Alyssa Hasty, PhD Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Associate Dean for Faculty Development of the Basic Sciences, School of Medicine Vanderbilt University Research Health Scientist, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs Maureen Gannon, PhD Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and...

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PhD Career Stories: Larry Thompson, PhD

Oct. 15, 2019—Interested in a career in industry? Not sure but want to find out more about this field? Come hear Dr. Thompson as he discusses his role as Principal Scientist at Pfizer, how he got from Vanderbilt to where he is now, what his day is like and what he enjoys most about his career. Registration...

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The Role of an Editor: A Career Path Talk Featuring Manuel Breuer, PhD

Sep. 26, 2019—Do any of the following apply to you? you have an interest in science communication/writing/editing you have always wondered what it was like to work for a science journal you career path is still undecided, but you would like to learn more about science communication you know what you want to do, it’s not related...

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