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‘Communication Skills’

ELC Academic Writing Workshops, Spring 2020

Sep. 14, 2020—ELC Academic Writing Workshops 10:00-11:00 am (see dates below) Remotely via Zoom The English Language Center (ELC) offers a series of academic workshops with a particular language theme and focus. The Academic Writing Workshop series consists of individual sessions that cover topics especially relevant to students and scholars who use English as an additional language. Each session has a...

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Non-ASPIRE Programs to Enhance Your Career and Professional Development

Aug. 28, 2020—The ASPIRE program provides many opportunities for career and professional development, but there are numerous other terrific opportunities at Vanderbilt and in Nashville to test your interests and build your skills and network. This list of potential activities to enhance your career and professional development was originally compiled by VU alumnus Teddy van Opstal, PhD...

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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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New ASPIRE Module!! SciComm for All, led by Abby Olena, PhD

Jul. 30, 2020—Successful science communication is at the core of just about everything in science. This module—essentially an eight-part workshop—will give trainees in the sciences greater skill, ease, and confidence in formal and informal science communication scenarios. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will gain experience speaking to and writing for a variety of audiences and...

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Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs application now open!

Jul. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to offer his workshops virtually, 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 in the area of...

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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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iBiology Course – Share Your Research: How to Give a Good Talk, Starts July 27

Jul. 9, 2020—ABOUT THIS COURSE Giving a research talk (say, at a conference, to your department or in your research group meeting) is a really important part of a scientist’s career. But, putting together and delivering a talk can be a nerve-wracking struggle. Maybe you have little to no experience giving research talks. Or maybe you’ve been...

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Hello PhD podcast Episode131: How to Host a Dissertation Defense On Zoom

Jul. 4, 2020—Hello PhD podcast Episode 131. How to Host a Dissertation Defense On Zoom It’s finally here! The day you’ve been preparing for for the last five years! Your experiments are finished, papers published, and your dissertation has been typed, referenced, printed, and distributed. Now, it’s time to stand proudly before your committee and a room full of...

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Save the dates! Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs

Jun. 17, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to  offer his workshops virtually, 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 in the area of...

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Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop June 25

Jun. 17, 2020—Join the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center for an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop on Thursday, June 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CT. The workshop, conducted via Zoom, will be presented by the Women’s Center’s Rory Dicker and Brianna Nesbitt. Please RSVP using this form if you plan to attend. >>

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Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science: free webinar, “Alternative Facts and Fake News: Standing Up for Science Amid Misinformation Campaigns

Jun. 9, 2020—Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is offering a free webinar, “Alternative Facts and Fake News: Standing Up for Science Amid Misinformation Campaigns” on Friday, June 12, at 3:00 pm ET. Are you frustrated by the spread of misinformation about vital public policy issues affecting all of us, from COVID to Climate Change? Do you want to...

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Become a Summer Virtual Undergrad Mentor

Apr. 27, 2020—Expand your skill set in digital learning and science communication by becoming a summer virtual undergraduate mentor!  Mentor undergraduate students completing a virtual summer research experience. Mentors will help support a virtual summer program broadly addressing cardiovascular research and health. A major role will be working with a small group, 2-5, students who will develop...

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“Writing in the Sciences” course from Coursera

Apr. 13, 2020—This unprecedented “free time” away from the lab can be a good opportunity to brush up on fundamental non-bench skills, like writing! This free online Coursera course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics covered include principles of effective writing (cutting unnecessary clutter and verbs), crafting better sentences and paragraphs,...

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Save the Date! Workshop for Postdocs with Dr. Carl M. Cohen, Sept 22 2020

Apr. 8, 2020—  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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Writing Studio Satellite Hours moving online!

Mar. 10, 2020—In light of the university’s decision to cancel classes this week and move to on-line interactions next week, the Writing Studio will not being holding in-person consultations or in-person office hours at our satellite locations. We will, however, offer consultations via our online platform.  To make an on-line appointment with the Writing Studio during this...

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ComSciCon 2020 Application Due on March 1

Feb. 27, 2020—Applications for ComSciCon 2020 are due on March 1 at 11:59 PM! The 8th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in Boston, MA, on June 11-13, 2020. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close...

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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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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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