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Registration now open for the 2017 Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories

Mar. 23, 2017—The BRET Office of Career Development and the Training Grants in Biomedical Sciences are excited to announce the 2017 BRET Annual Career Symposium, "Alumni Career Trajectories: Blaze Your Own Trail."  Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00am-4:15pm Student Life Center   This career symposium will be held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary BRET Reunion, and the symposium...

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It’s Symposium time! 2016 brings Careers in Industry.

Apr. 11, 2016—The Annual Career Symposium is a large event to bring together PhD students and postdocs for 1 day of career and professional development. The Annual Symposium is typically attended by 300+ trainees. This year, the BRET Office of Career Development is excited to welcome research and development professionals in industry. The unique perspectives, as well as practical tips about applying to jobs...

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2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!

Apr. 3, 2015—The BRET Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and training grants in biomedical sciences, are happy to announce the annual Career Symposium – “Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!” — on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt University campus. Explore many...

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Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government

Jan. 9, 2015—Graduate students and postdocs: You now have official permission from the U.S. government to attend that career event.  That’s the message of a recent policy clarification from the Council on Financial Assistance Reform, which was created in 2011 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The clarification states that graduate students and postdocs...

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View 2014 Annual Career Symposium presentations again!

Jul. 1, 2014—Did you miss the 2014 Career Symposium? You can still watch the presentations! Please follow the School of Medicine Media Site link to watch the presentations of the 2014 Annual Career Symposium.  Watch the following speaker presentations:  Dr. Shari Barkin, M.D., William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Medicine, Marian Wright Edelman Professor of Pediatrics, and Director of Pediatric Obesity Research...

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2013 Career Symposium presentations are now posted online

Oct. 23, 2013—If you missed the 2013 BRET Career Symposium, Influencing Human Health with Your PhD Degree, the presentations are now available to view online at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-symposium2013/agenda. You can view the presentations by clicking on the speaker name. The Symposium speakers addressed careers ranging from global health to drug development, and they included: Linda Distlerath, Senior Counselor, Worldwide...

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Ten Take-Aways from the Career Symposium

Aug. 7, 2013—Your professional journey will be unpredictable and unforgettable. Begin your journey by understanding your strengths. Strengths Finder 2.0 is a great place to start. (Linda Distlerath) Have a good dose of humility. In your first job, find a buddy who can help guide you through the unwritten protocols and etiquette of your workplace environment. (Linda...

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2013 BRET Career Symposium

Apr. 30, 2013—The BRET Office of Career Development, along with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association, invite you to this year’s annual career symposium on July 31, 2013, in Light Hall. This year’s theme is “Influencing Human Health with Your PhD Degree.” This year’s keynote speaker will be Linda Distlerath, PhD, JD, senior counselor for APCO Worldwide.  ...

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