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Individual Appointment Advising

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPIRE Program is now advising virtually! Please complete this form to let us know you would like to schedule a Zoom meeting or call with someone on 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: Appointments are available during weekday hours of 10am-5pm.

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!