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Equal Pay Day/Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mar. 25, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is hosting an Equal Pay Day Series of events on the week of April 1 (no joke!). Please see the information below, including the AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop.  

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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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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley

Dec. 13, 2018—In the months of January, and February on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am, Roger Chalkley is offering to help postdocs who are currently interviewing for research faculty jobs by doing an individual practice interview session. Participants must have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you will...

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Event: What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment

Nov. 6, 2018—What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment Wed, Nov. 7 1:15 – 2:45 pm Owen Averbuch Auditorium (Walk-in hours after the event from 3:15 – 5 pm with Dan: Career Center lobby, Student Life Center, Suite 220) Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside?  Dan Beaudry, former head of campus...

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CIRTL Online Workshop: Developing a CV or Resume

Jun. 25, 2018—The CIRTL Network, which is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education, provides resources and other opportunities for learning. See below for the most recent offering:   Developing a CV or Resume (Online workshop) July 10 & 17: 12-1:30PM ET / 11AM-12:30PM CT / 10-11:30AM MT / 9-10:30AM PT Draft and refine...

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An Employer’s Perspective on Perfecting Your Pitch: An Application Strategy Workshop for Biomedical PhDs

May. 11, 2018—The BRET Office of Career Development is excited to welcome Heather Dillon from the Jackson Laboratory.  This interactive workshop is for PhD students and postdocs who are interested in developing skills to effectively market themselves for postdoctoral or faculty positions at academic and non-profit research institutions.  Learn strategies for conducting a productive job search, how...

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Download the 2018 Science Careers Handbook

May. 8, 2018—Each year, Science Careers creates a handbook of career-related information for graduate students and postdocs. This year, the group has teamed up with organizations to provide profiles of company culture and the types of positions they offer. Download the 2018 guide here.

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Event: Applying for Industry Postdocs

Apr. 9, 2018—Join graduate student Alex Andrews for a brown bag lunch about applying for industry postdocs. Alex is completing his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology this spring and will begin a postdoc at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in July. Alex will talk about his experience applying and interviewing for industry postdocs and take questions from session participants...

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Teaching Statements: an expansive guide via the VU Center for Teaching

Jan. 2, 2018—If you are not sure where to begin or your current one needs some work, this Vanderbilt Center for Teaching website covers a lot of useful ground on Teaching Statement execution, evaluation, and exercises. Don't miss out on this excellent resource: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/teaching-statements/

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley, PhD

Nov. 15, 2017—In the months of December, January, and February on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am, Roger Chalkley is offering to help postdocs who are currently interviewing for research faculty jobs by doing an individual practice interview session. Participants must have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you...

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Graduate School event: LinkedIn is Your Friend

Nov. 7, 2017—The Graduate School presents:  LinkedIn is Your Friend (seriously, it is!) Wednesday, Nov 8 4:30 – 6:00 pm 201 Alumni Hall Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn for your job 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...

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From CV to Resume via the Graduate School

Sep. 11, 2017—From CV to Resume (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Wed, Sept 13 4:00 – 5:00 pm 100 Alumni Hall (Lounge) Registration encouraged: https://goo.gl/forms/qx3oHLMGDHQnpxN22 Using actual resumes from actual employed people with advanced degrees, we'll go over the basics. If you're exploring positions in business, non-profits, government or industry, you'll need to create a resume from...

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CIRTL Network presents Developing a CV or Resume

Apr. 24, 2017—Description **Registration for this workshop will be open from 11AM Central Time on May 29 through June 14. This workshop has a cap of 60 students.** As grad students and postdocs prepare to launch their careers, they'll need to prepare different types of CVs and resumes for different types of positions and institutions. In this...

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Negotiation Workshop

Dec. 21, 2016—Join us for the Negotiation Workshop led by Elliott Kruse, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Dr. Kruse will talk about critical concepts to use in your daily life, for negotiations big and small. You will hear about the research behind effective negotiation and learn practical tactics to help in almost any negotiation scenario. In the...

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Do You Speak Resume?

Dec. 21, 2016—Your CV is a long and detailed record of your achievements. Education, research, teaching, service — it’s all there. By contrast, a résumé is like a highlight reel. There’s a lot you’re going to have to leave out as you transform your CV into a résumé. And what you leave in will have to be...

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The Calculated Risk of a Cold Email

Dec. 21, 2016—In a job search, some unsolicited requests for information over email are much more effective than others. Robert D. Pearson gives advice on how to make yours one of them.  Read more: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/12/12/how-send-cold-emails-pay-job-search-essay

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Dr. Chalkley

Nov. 17, 2016—In the months of December, January, and February on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30am, Roger Chalkley is offering to help postdocs who are currently interviewing for research faculty jobs by doing an individual practice interview session. Participants must have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you will...

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Postdoctoral Cafe: Crafting a Compelling Elevator Pitch

Jul. 22, 2016—Postdoctoral Fellows, if you have not already had the chance to attend, please come for coffee and pastries to a Postdoctoral ASPIRE Café for Career Planning session to learn more about the Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program and to explore topics in career development and professionalism.  Our next meeting will be: Tuesday, July 26th 9:00-10:00am 306 A&B Light Hall...

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New Web Portal to identify Federally-sponsored STEM Internships and Fellowships

Apr. 27, 2016—  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the other participating agencies in the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM), have launched a pair of web-based portals for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and...

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Webinar: Building a Career Portfolio, via VU Alumni Association

Apr. 13, 2016—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association and VU Alumni Career Services are hosting a webinar of interest:  Learn how to demonstrate your impact with a portfolio through this free webinar led by Tiffany Franklin (BA'96) on Tuesday, April 19 at 1pm EST. More information and registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/285055359395380995   Webinar Summary: Portfolios have grown in popularity in recent years...

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