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Tell us about the spark that launched your STEM journey with #MySTEMspark

Nov. 29, 2018—What was your STEM spark? The National Science Foundation seeks to energize the STEM community around the importance of STEM education and is asking its partners, stakeholders and anyone who has a passion science to share the moment the moment that sparked their curiosity about or interest in science, technology, engineering or math. We want...

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The 2018 Lasker Essay Contest is now open

Feb. 15, 2018—The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine, and the role of biomedical research in our society today.  The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.  The Essay Contest topics are announced annually no later than the second...

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Seminar: The long game: finding the meaning of social media in scientists’ lives, 1/19/18

Jan. 4, 2018—Registration is requested No doubt you’ve been told to get on Twitter or LinkedIn or… fill in the blank. Maybe you ignored the suggestion because you just didn’t see the point. Maybe you followed through—and nothing happened. Your life didn’t change. Everything was the same. Social media can be an incredibly valuable resource. But like...

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Beyond the Lab is now a Podcast!

Jan. 3, 2018—The BRET Office of Career Development is excited to announce the podcast series, "Beyond the Lab." Thanks to the current YouTube series featuring BRET PhD student and postdoctoral alumni, this series is now available for your listening as well as watching! Tune in on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts to hear about Vanderbilt alumni...

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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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Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

Oct. 24, 2017—Seminar on Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS Monday, November 6 4:30pm Student Life Center Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 Register here. This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in...

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Apply now for Nov 6 workshop on STEM Policy & Advocacy featuring AAAS and Toby Smith of the AAU

Sep. 29, 2017—STEM Policy & Advocacy: Making Your Voice Heard Monday, November 6, 2017 10:45-5:30 PM  Vanderbilt University Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities "Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS) “Engaging the Public with Social Media” seminar facilitated by AAAS Sponsored...

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Utilizing Versatile PhD over the Holidays

Dec. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt has a partnership with the helpful resource, Versatile PhD. As we head into our winter breaks, consider these ideas for how to take advantage of downtime: USE THE PHD CAREER FINDER TO EXPLORE NON-ACADEMIC CAREERS Anyone can read the descriptions in the PhD Career Finder, even without institutional access. Each description is short, clear and...

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LinkedIn is Your Friend

Dec. 5, 2016—LinkedIn is Your Friend Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Alumni Hall 010 Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn for your job search, even for those with advanced degrees. LinkedIn offers tools to make connecting and finding jobs easier. We will demystify these and highlight its best uses for graduate students and postdocs....

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Call for Bloggers for NIH BEST Consortium

Dec. 2, 2015—Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for bloggers to write diary-style entries about...

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Job Postings now on Twitter!

Jan. 7, 2015—  In an effort to simplify the information found on the often-updated Office of Career Development blog, job postings can now be found on Twitter!  How do I access these tweets?  1. Follow us on Twitter @VUBRETPhDJobs ​2. Request to be notified on your mobile or email device when tweets are updated.   What if...

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6 Mistakes to Avoid Making With Your LinkedIn Profile

Jun. 26, 2014—LinkedIn is not just another social media time waster… it is the online, go-to place to represent your professional profile. Recruiters, hiring managers, and career service professionals are all using LinkedIn in a serious way.   Here is a great article on 6 Mistakes to Avoid Making With Your LinkedIn Profile.   The BRET Office of...

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Tips on How to Improve Email Communication

Jun. 24, 2014—For goodness sake, please stop with the subject line of “Question.” A majority of our communication is done over email, but surprisingly, we’re not that great at it! The GradHacker blog through Inside Higher Ed gives, “7 Tips for Writing Better Emails.” The tips are good reminders as well as new insights on how to make email communication concise,...

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Best Career Websites of 2013

Jun. 23, 2014—Check out what the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education names as the Best Career Websites of 2013. These 13 sites are great to explore, bookmark, and frequently visit while on your path to a career. 

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Journal Editors Get Twitter-Savy

Jun. 21, 2014—Journal editors… on Twitter? Check out this interesting article onScienceCareers that discusses the challenges and changing roles of science journal editors aligning with social media, specifically an unlikely source: Twitter.

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LinkedIn introduction requests: what NOT to do

May. 6, 2014—LinkedIn is a very powerful tool in your professional toolbox. One of LinkedIn’s most valuable features is that it helps you visualize who you know that knows someone you want to know. (Got that?) Let’s say you applied for a job with XYZ company, and LinkedIn shows you that one of your 1st degree connections...

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To Connect or Not To Connect

Sep. 16, 2013—This recent blog post from Allison Vaillancourt for the Chronicle of Higher Education outlines some of the pros and cons of being an “open networker” on LinkedIn. For the most part, I agree with Allison’s approach. Like Allison, I value “quality” over “quantity.” I rarely connect with people I don’t know, and this includes current...

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