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PhD Career Stories

Many of our PhD Career Stories series this year will be virtual, offered via Zoom! Be sure to register for the sessions you wish to attend by midnight the Thursday before in order to receive the Zoom login information.

PhD Career Stories is a monthly seminar series about career options for PhD scientists. Speakers from a diverse range of exciting scientific careers present their career path and share insights from their professional experiences. Come hear about the career journey from Vanderbilt Alumni and professionals working in the field, and see if this is a career path that could suit you.

The series is sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development.

For more information on the series, to suggest a speaker, or to become a member of the PhD Career Stories Planning Committee, please contact Angela Zito


2021-2022 Schedule

September 10, 2021Sarah C. Petersen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Kenyon College.College Teaching
October 29, 2021
10:00 am via Zoom
Dan O'Brien, PhD Assistant Scientific Director at AbbVieScience Writing/ Project Management
November 1, 2021
via Zoom
Science Policy Career PathsScience Policy (Part I)
November 8, 2021
via Zoom
Policy Fellows PanelScience Policy (Part II)
December 10, 2021
10a via Zoom
Clinical Research PanelClinical Research at Sarah Cannon
January 14, 2022Caroline Benoist, PhD, Medical Science Liaison at Arvelle TherapeuticsMSL/International Career
February 25, 2022Ryan Bender, PhD, FACMGGClinical Research/Research Administration/Pharma
March 9, 2022Marquicia Pierce, PhD, MBABusiness Consultant at Michigan Small Business Development CenterBusiness/Entrepreneurship
April 15 2022Alex Nackenoff, PhDEquity Research Associate at Raymond JamesMike Nedelcovych, PhDVice President of Equity Research at Cowen, Inc.Finance/Equity Research