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‘Communication Skills’

Communication expert Jean-luc Doumont to present “Making the Most of your Presentation” at VU on Feb. 27 – Apply today!

Jan. 21, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development, along with the Vanderbilt Graduate School, has invited back our 2019 ASPIRE to Connect keynote speaker, Dr. Jean-luc Doumont. He will be conducting his dynamic and hands-on workshop, “Making the most of your Presentation.” Participants of our Data Science Essentials ASPIRE module were fortunate to take part in Dr....

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ELC Academic Writing Workshops, Spring 2020

Jan. 14, 2020—ELC Academic Writing Workshops 12:00 to 2:00 PM (see dates below) 010 Alumni Hall These workshops cover writing topics especially relevant to international students and scholars. Snacks are provided, the workshops are free, but space is limited!Reserve your spot today. Jan 24: Improving Writing Clarity and Flow Jan 31: Strengthening Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing Skills Feb 7: Enhancing...

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Writers’ Accountability Group, Spring 2020

Jan. 14, 2020—  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/healthydores/

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Critical Conversations Workshop Series, Spring 2020

Jan. 8, 2020—This series is offered every semester but registration is capped at 15 people each.  RSVP available one week before each workshop https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gradlife/

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Collaborative Communication Workshop March 13th

Jan. 8, 2020—Today’s workplace requires more collaboration than ever before. Honing effective communication skills is essential for success ‐ and well‐being ‐ throughout your career. Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project by the authors of the bestseller Getting to Yes, this one‐dayCollaborative Communication Workshop is designed to help participants: Influence people effectively, even when...

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English Language Center (ELC) Spring Semester Programming

Dec. 11, 2019—The ELC offers various programs to meet the needs of those at Vanderbilt who have a first language other than English. Program courses and workshops are designed to target specific learning objectives. Here’s information on what’s open for registration for the Spring semester: For students: English for Academics and Professionals courses (Academic Writing, Academic Speaking,...

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Women in the Academy: Negotiating your First Academic Job

Nov. 20, 2019—The next session of the Women in the Academy series will be held on 12/4. Please see below for more information.

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ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—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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Learn more about AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Oct. 30, 2019—Learn more about AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship with the Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology. Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS, so it only makes sense that it recognizes the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general...

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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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Save the Date! Workshop for Postdocs with Dr. Carl M. Cohen, April 29, 2020

Sep. 25, 2019—  The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen to return to campus and offer a workshop just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Leveraging LinkedIn

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kim Petrie, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration In this session, you’ll learn how LinkedIn can help you explore career paths, research companies and industries, build your professional network, create a professional online presence and find job opportunities....

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Writing Studio to offer Satellite office hours in Light Hall starting August 23rd

Aug. 12, 2019—The Vanderbilt Writing Studio will now be offering a satellite office for the our BRET students and postdocs on Fridays from 2-4pm in Light Hall 433. No appointments necessary.  Starts on August 23rd! See below flyer for more information!

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them with Confidence, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—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: Networking Pacing, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let’s work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. The ASPIRE Networking Pacing...

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The Writing Studio is open for Maymester and Summer sessions!

May. 9, 2019—During Maymester (May 6-31) and Summer sessions (June 4-August 9), the Writing Studio will offer consultation hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Not on campus? Synchronous online appointments are available by request (follow link for request form and procedures). Requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to appointments (and by...

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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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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Critical Conversations-Dealing with Conflict

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00am 306 AB Light Hall Stacey Satchell, MSEd, M.A., M.A., Graduate Life Coach You may encounter difficult times in your postdoc term – sometimes this leads to conflict with your faculty supervisor or colleagues in the lab. In this session, we will talk about how to deal with these situations skillfully...

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Event: How to Give a Lightning Round Talk: Tips for the Annual Symposium

Mar. 6, 2019—The Lightning Round Talk at the Annual Postdoctoral Symposium is designed to be an introduction to your research and poster to generate interest in all the great things we do as postdocs. Think of it as a 5- 10 min elevator speech. During this session, we’ll answer all your questions about how to deliver a...

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Graduate Student Critical Conversations Series

Mar. 5, 2019—Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students These programs are most suitable for students in PhD programs but are open to all Graduate School students. These sessions will be held on the Wednesdays noted below, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Alumni Hall. Please RSVP as specific room location will be based on number of attendees. Communication...

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