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Individual Appointment Advising

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPIRE Program is currently advising virtually. PhD students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences at VU or VUMC may use this form to request a meeting with a member of the ASPIRE Team.

**Need a confidential meeting space on campus? Let us know in the form or when we contact you for follow-up. We can book one for you!**

Note:We are available at any point in your career exploration process. Advising appointments are held weekdays 9am to 5pm and some document reviews can be done via email. Please plan ahead to request an appointment time or document review. Same or next day appointments are usually not available and our calendars typically fill 1-2 weeks out.

Confidential career advising appointments are available for biomedical sciences PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from the School of Medicine or VUMC to discuss any aspect of their professional development or job search activities, including:

  • preparing and applying for academic positions and post-docs.
  • graduate school survival skills.
  • salary negotiation.
  • presentation skills and interview tips.
  • writing CVs, résumés, and cover letters.
  • opportunities for scientists outside the academe.

Although we are not a job placement service (we don’t find a specific job for you), the Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is happy to help you strategize your next career move. We strongly encourage you to visit the Office of Career Development at least a year before you finish your post-doc or graduate education. It’s never too early to start positioning yourself for a productive career!