Be on a Committee
To participate more fully in the Office of Career Development events, including the PhD Career Connections series and the Annual Career Symposium, graduate students and postdocs can be member of the planning committees. Responsibilities include:
- Researching and contacting event speakers
- Facilitating speaker visits to campus
- Moderating events
- Providing refreshments and other logistics for events
- Networking with alumni
- Assisting with the decision-making and narrowing of career industries and topics.
Write an Alumni Spotlight Article
If you are interested in volunteering your time to interview and write about PhD alumni who will be highlighted in future newsletters and on the BRET site, please contact Kate Stuart for more information. See examples of past Alumni Spotlight articles.
Share Your Knowledge of Citation Management Software
Are you a pro at using citation management software like End Note and Reference Manager? Want to share your knowledge with others? The BRET Office of Career Development seeks several upper level grad students (post-qualifying exam) or postdocs to develop and teach a 60-minute enrichment session about citation management for first year PhD students. This is a great opportunity to gain some teaching experience!
To apply, send your CV and a brief email describing your experience with End Note and/or Reference Manager to Kate Stuart.
Join an Organization
The BRET department sponsors many student organizations depending on career or extracurricular interest. Please visit this site for more info.
Opportunities for Postdocs
- Join the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association.
- Postdocs are encouraged to visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
- Join us at the Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café that meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month may also be of interest to you. Learn more about all that the ASPIRE Program and the BRET Office of Career Development has to offer.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, contact Kate Stuart.