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Individual Appointment Advising

Ph.D. 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.

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.

Is this something we can help you with quickly? You can drop in to the CV/Resume Drop In Clinic on Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm in Light Hall 340 for a quick review of your documents by someone on our team.

Confidential career advising appointments are available for biomedical sciences Ph.D. 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, resumes, 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! 

Want to check out some document guides first? See below to the PDF links: