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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing and Onboarding Virtually

Aug. 3, 2020—Thursday March 18, 2021 11:00am 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.** Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration...

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Maximizing Your Virtual Potential

Jul. 24, 2020—By Ashley Brady, PhD July 14, 2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic has compelled us all to shift abruptly to a virtual world, embracing video conferencing tools like Zoom and Skype to conduct our normal business. This has certainly created challenges as we learn to operate in this new environment, but this virtual world has also opened...

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ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing, Fall 2020

Jul. 16, 2020—The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare participants to make the most of networking at an upcoming professional conference, networking event or through informational interviewing. Over the course of 8 weeks, we will break down the process of networking into approachable steps and provide real-world examples. The sessions will cover networking...

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Hello PhD podcast Episode131: How to Host a Dissertation Defense On Zoom

Jul. 4, 2020—Hello PhD podcast Episode 131. How to Host a Dissertation Defense On Zoom It’s finally here! The day you’ve been preparing for for the last five years! Your experiments are finished, papers published, and your dissertation has been typed, referenced, printed, and distributed. Now, it’s time to stand proudly before your committee and a room full of...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Preparing for a Teaching Demo

Jul. 2, 2020—Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:00am 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.*** Cynthia Brame, Ph.D. Asst. Dir. ,Vanderbilt Center for Teaching How do you put together an effective teaching demonstration for...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Preparing a Faculty Position Application Package

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday September 10, 2020 11:00am 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.** Featuring a faculty panel Description: Please join our faculty panel as they share their tips and strategies for preparing...

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Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop June 25

Jun. 17, 2020—Join the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center for an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop on Thursday, June 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CT. The workshop, conducted via Zoom, will be presented by the Women’s Center’s Rory Dicker and Brianna Nesbitt. Please RSVP using this form if you plan to attend. >>

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Wondering how you can still grow and nurture your network during a pandemic?

Jun. 6, 2020—Check out this podcast :Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel with Reid Hoffman on ‘How to Network Now’ A lot of people are between jobs right now. In the past, “go network” would have been Jessi’s first advice on how to change that. But there is no “let’s grab coffee” right now. And even if you can...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad Job

Apr. 24, 2020—Thursday, October 8, 2020 11am Virtual Thursday,  March 4, 2021 11am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since this is now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.*** Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean...

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Skill Building in Your Time at Home

Mar. 18, 2020—With all of this time practicing social distance it is a good opportunity to work on some skill building for your personal and professional development. Check out the links below for some free online course to explore in business, data science, programming, personal development and more! Here are 450 Ivy League Courses you can take...

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Workshop: Developing a Written Diversity Statement

Feb. 12, 2020—In this workshop, we will discuss evidence-based practices for writing a diversity statement for the academic job market. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their professional lives. Sometimes, a job ad will request that applicants address diversity in...

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Apply now! ASPIRE Mock Interview Day, March 9th

Jan. 13, 2020—The ASPIRE Program is hosting its first Mock Interview Day on March 9, 2020, from 2:00-5:00 pm. This event will provide biomedical PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to practice their interview skills with Nashville-area employers and alumni, and receive valuable feedback. Participants will have up to 4 mock interviews, each lasting about 20 minutes....

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Neuroscience Scholars Program Application Window Jan 15 – Feb 19

Jan. 8, 2020—The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is an extensive two-year training program open to underrepresented neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. NSP offers live events and webinars, a library of educational resources, and an online community for career connections and scientific and professional development guidance. NSP provides researchers with resources to cultivate long-term success through mentoring...

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Informal VU SciComm group just started!

Oct. 23, 2019—Grad students Cole Harris and Stephanie Castillo, postdoc Allison Whitten, and alumna/staff member Lorena Infante Lara have started an informal group on campus called VU Scicomm. The group is meant to be a community for all scientists on campus (any discipline) who are interested in some form of science communication or other, including but not...

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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop – 11/6/19

Oct. 23, 2019—Join the Women’s Center for an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop! Wednesday, November 6 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Calhoun 109 Feel free to bring your lunch! Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/7u6tUC7rPkyrM9Lz5 Questions? Email Brianna Nesbitt at brianna.nesbitt@vanderbilt.edu

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Women in the Academy 10/29: Establishing and Understanding Authority in the Classroom

Oct. 18, 2019—The next session of the Women in the Academy series will be held on 10/29. Please see below for more information.

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LinkedIn is Your Friend, workshop on 10/16

Oct. 8, 2019—LinkedIn is Your Friend, Register Here Tuesday, Oct. 16; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Alumni Hall 201 Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn for your career search, even for those with advanced degrees. There are many good tools that LinkedIn can provide that makes connecting with other professionals easier. We will demystify the process and highlight its...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Maximizing Your Research Efforts

Aug. 13, 2019—Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:00 am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since this is now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.*** Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences to discuss...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Leveraging LinkedIn

Aug. 13, 2019—Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:00am 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.** Ashley Brady, Ph.D. Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Informational Interviewing

Aug. 13, 2019—Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:00am 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.*** Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration...

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