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ASPIRE in October!

Sep. 28, 2020—As it is finally feeling like Fall, we have some amazing things planned for this month. Don’t miss out. Be sure to register and mark your calendars! 10/8/2020 11am: ASPIRE Bistro: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc of Your Post-Grad Job 10/15/2020 11am: ASPIRE Cafe: What to Expect from a Faculty Interview 10/19/2020 1:30pm: PhD...

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How to Use the New ASPIRE Stamp Icons

Aug. 25, 2020—In order to better assist biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in making decisions about which of the ASPIRE programs and offerings are most beneficial to them at their current stage of training, we are now “stamping” session titles by training stage: early, mid-late, or all. These stamps apply to both grad students and postdocs....

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PhD Career Stories: Karen Vieira, PhD

Aug. 13, 2020—September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am   A don’t miss event! The September ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session will feature Dr. Karen Vieira, CEO of the Med Writers. Read more about Dr. Vieira’s background  and learn more about The Med Writers here. This session will be offered via Zoom. Be sure to register by midnight...

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ASPIRE Module: EQ+IQ=Career Success, Fall 2020

Aug. 12, 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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ASPIRE Module: Maximizing Your Potential- Leading and Managing People, Projects, and Your Career

Aug. 12, 2020—Description: Graduate school is challenging on multiple levels. For second– and third– year students, this module is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize your time, maintain your motivation, and minimize your frustration over the course of your training. This module will help you jumpstart your research training, with the topics and...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: ASPIRE for Career Planning

Aug. 3, 2020—Thursday, August 20, 2020 11am Virtual with the ASPIRE Team ***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.*** Kick off your professional development for the 2020-2021 academic year with ASPIRE Bistro for PhD...

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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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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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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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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Rachel Skelton, PhD

Jul. 15, 2020—August 14th, 2020 at 10:00 am   Be sure to attend virtually our first ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session of the 2020-21 academic year with Dr. Rachel Skelton. Dr. Skelton is a Vanderbilt alumnus who is using her PhD in business development. Come hear how she navigated her career path, and how you can use...

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence, Fall 2020

Jul. 15, 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 training....

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ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies in Strong Writing, Fall 2020

Jul. 15, 2020—In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Fellowships & NRSAs to Fund Your Postdoctoral Training

Jul. 1, 2020—Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00am Virtual Session ***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.** Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Join Kim...

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Wednesday Afternoons with ASPIRE

Jun. 30, 2020—Since the ASPIRE Bistro, Job Search Series, and Cafe seminars are on a summer hiatus until August, join us on Wednesday afternoons for an open hour of Q&A. Bring your career exploration questions for an open 60 minutes with at least two members of the ASPIRE Team! Zoom log-in and information is below. Questions? Email...

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ASPIRE Cafe: How to Give a Chalk Talk

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday November 12, 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: A chalk talk is an informal presentation and discussion of your research program given...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: K Awards-Which One is Right for You?

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday, December 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.** Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET Director of Outcomes Research, to learn the basics about the different types...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Grant Resources at Vanderbilt

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday, October 29, 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.** Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET, Director, Outcomes Research to learn how Vanderbilt can help you write your...

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ASPIRE Cafe: What to Expect from a Faculty Interview

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday October 15, 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  Nancy Carasco,  MD, Professor and Chair, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Walter Chazin, PhD,  Chancellor’s Chair in Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry...

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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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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Orientation to ASPIRE Resources for Postdocs

Jun. 29, 2020—***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.** With Ashley Brady, PhD Explore an overview of the Career Development ASPIRE programs and helps postdoctoral fellows find out how to become involved in our...

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