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‘Career Exploration’

ASPIRE Module: Data Science Essentials 2020-21

Jul. 16, 2020—In the 2020-21 academic year, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering an ASPIRE module for biomedical graduate students and postdocs, Data Science Essentials. It is ideal for trainees who are interested in: learning what data science careers entail; acquiring introductory technical competencies to break into the field of data science; honing their communication skills, both...

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23rd Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium – Registration is open!

Jul. 16, 2020—Biomedical PhDs & Postdocs: Don’t miss the 23rd Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium – Registration is open! Provides trainees and early-career scientists with an opportunity to explore various career options in the biomedical sciences and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers. While this event is typically held in-person, with multiple...

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ASPIRE Module: Technology Commercialization, Fall 2020

Jul. 6, 2020—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research. The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research...

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Webinar for Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program Applicants—Postdoc opportunities at the NIH. Application starts in Sept 2020.

Jun. 26, 2020—A webinar for students and fellows interested in the PRAT Program for the October 2, 2020, receipt date: Tuesday, July 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET PRAT is a competitive 3-year fellowship program that prepares trainees for leadership positions in biomedical careers. Training includes a mentored laboratory research experience and intensive career and leadership development activities. PRAT fellows conduct...

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Careers in User Experience Zoom panel

May. 4, 2020—Join the Graduate School as they host: Career Chat: Careers in User Experience Wed., May 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Central time) Register:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/career-chat-careers-in-user-experience (Zoom info will be sent with registration confirmation) Have you wondered exactly what User Experience is? Would you like to know more about careers in this arena? Our panel of alumni...

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NIGMS webinar series next week, including Careers in Biotech

Apr. 30, 2020—Attend the New Webinar Series for the NIGMS Training Community We’re pleased to announce a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar will include a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance our trainees’ ongoing...

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Our pick: Top 6 online resources for starting to explore careers in the biomedical sciences

Mar. 23, 2020—So you’re home in self-isolation when you think: this would be a good time to research career options online! Two minutes later, you’re looking at the 1.2 million hits for the search terms “careers for biomedical PhDs.” Yikes! Rather than flailing about on the world wide web, we recommend you start your online research with...

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BCG PhD & Postdoc Program

Mar. 5, 2020— The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is excited to announce its PhD & Postdoc Program for current PhD candidates and Postdocs. We greatly value the problem-solving and critical thinking skills that PhDs and Postdocs from a variety of backgrounds bring to the table. At BCG, PhDs and Postdocs spend their time in a variety of industries (including Public Sector,...

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McKinsey & Co Diversity Connect opportunity

Mar. 4, 2020—Learn more about McKinsey & Company’s Diversity Connect event, supporting the professional interests and growth of talented Black, African-America, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American students who are pursuing a PhD, postdoc, MD, and/or JD degree. See more details on this flyer.

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Scipreneur Challenge 2020

Feb. 27, 2020—In a “Shark Tank”-like competition setting, the Scipreneur Challenge (formerly the Tech Venture Challenge) from Life Science Tennessee’s Academic Alliance offers university students and postdoctoral fellows hands-on experiences in commercialization of research and entrepreneurship. Participants in Scipreneur are assigned to 4- to 6- person teams and granted real-life intellectual property (IP) generated at area research...

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GCC’s PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo – February 26, 2020

Feb. 19, 2020—The Virtual Career Expo is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to interact with employers online via live-chat sessions. Share the Event!         GCC’s PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo February 26, 2020

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CITRL Network: Spring Online Event Series on Teaching at Community Colleges

Jan. 22, 2020—Have you ever thought about teaching at a community college? This spring we’re hosting an online event series about what it’s like to teach at these institutions, how to navigate their hiring practices, and what issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion look like on community college campuses. We hope you’ll join us for one or...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Aug. 13, 2019—Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:00 am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.*** Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental...

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ASPIRE Module: Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Spring 2020

Aug. 1, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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PhD Career Stories: Seth Ogden, PhD and Mark Kilgore, PhD

Jul. 18, 2019—If you have ever wondered what a career in patent law would be like, please come to our November PhD Career Stories session with Seth Ogden, PhD and Mark Kilgore, PhD. Both working at Patterson Intellectual Property Law right here in Nashville, they will be discussing what their journeys have entailed, what their work consists...

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PhD Career Stories: Jami Scheib, PhD

Jul. 17, 2019—Come learn more about what a career as Science Officer is like. Dr. Scheib is a Molecular and Cellular Neuroscientist with fifteen years of experience at the bench. In her current role she manages DoD-funded biomedical research awards, focusing on pain management, TBI, and hearing/balance. She will discuss how she entered this particular field, what her role is...

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Interested in defense, intelligence, or consulting careers? Attend the DTRA Chem/Bio Defense Science & Technology Conference this November.

May. 9, 2019—The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) will host the 2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference at the Duke Energy Convention Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18-21, 2019. Collaborate with more than 1,500 scientists, program managers and leaders from across the globe who are committed to making the world safer by...

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2019 PhD and Master’s Virtual Career Expo

Mar. 8, 2019—On March 20, 2019, Vanderbilt University is participating in the Virtual Career Expo for PhD and Master’s Students sponsored by the Graduate Career Consortium. The Virtual Career Expo is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to interact with employers online via live-chat sessions. Learn which employers are attending and what to expect at the...

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BCG is coming to campus, March 19

Feb. 27, 2019—Join us for an Employer Informational Panel with BCG! The event will provide highlights to the Bridge to BCG Program as well as understanding a day in the life of a BCG Consultant. This event is strictly for advanced degree students and postdoctoral fellows. This event is brought to you by the BRET Office of...

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Master of Public Health program hosts spring info session March 14

Feb. 27, 2019—The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health program will host an information session on Thursday, March 14, for any interested faculty, staff or students who wish to learn more about the MPH program at Vanderbilt and how to apply. The spring info session will begin at 4 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 310. For more information,...

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