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‘“Path to Career” Resources’

ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Orientation to BRET Career Development Resources for Postdocs

Jan. 24, 2019—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 activities. This session should only be attended once, as the content will be repeated each time. 2019 Sessions Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:00am 407 AB Light Hall Wednesday, June 19,...

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Exploration, Self-Assessment, Goal Setting

Jul. 30, 2018—How do your interests and skills translate to a career choice? What do certain industries do? What steps do I need to take in order to reach my goals? Find the resources to help you explore your career choices here. Exploration Don’t Let Your Dissertation Run Your Life by David A. McDonald, Carpe Careers, Inside...

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Networking

Jul. 30, 2018—Personal relationships and personal well-being help carve out your next career steps. The relationships around you can assist you in finding a job as well as shape your decisions. Find out more about how networking and maintaining that work-life balance is essential to having a successful career. Networking Advanced Networking: Six Techniques for Maintaining Professional...

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Choosing a Mentor

Jul. 30, 2018—There are many resources to assist you in choosing a mentor and maintaining that relationship. Choosing a Mentor Choosing a Thesis Lab by Skip Brass for ScienceCareers.org Choosing a Graduate or Postdoc Advisorby John Andraos for ScienceCareers.org Forecasting Compatibility: How to Select Your New Boss by Dave Jensen for ScienceCareers.org An Insider’s Guide to Choosing...

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Skill Development

Jul. 30, 2018—Hone and polish the skills necessary to make you the most competitive candidate on the job market. Skill Development The NPA Postdoctoral Core Competencies Toolkit by the National Postdoctoral Association Understanding Emotional Intelligence: perhaps a secret to success? for the NIH Office of Intramural Training Education OITE Careers Blog gradLEAF from the Peabody Office of Professional and...

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Grant Writing

Jul. 30, 2018—The Office of Career Development highly recommends visiting the Funding page on the BRET website. This site includes: Information from the October 18, 2011, Grants & Fellowship Workshop Tools for Identifying Funding Opportunities Previous Pre- and Postdoctoral Funding Awards at VUMC Training Grant Support Vanderbilt Resources for Writing Your Grant NIH Resources for Writing Your...

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Resume & CV Writing

Jul. 30, 2018—There is no easy formula to create the perfect CV, resume, or cover letter. Fortunately, the articles below can assist you in building these documents, and we encourage you to have your CV, resume, or cover letter reviewed at our weekly drop-in clinic. The Guide to Resumes and Curricula Vitae by the NIH OITE is a great...

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Search Strategies

Jul. 30, 2018—Career guides Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty: This book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists: Seven chapters of career advice from sciencecareers.org Career guides from American Society for Cell Biology: Career Advice...

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Navigating Dead Ends

Jul. 30, 2018—Opportunities that did not pan out, a time crunch, or a change in path may have you panicking about what to do next in your job search. Take a deep breath, and know there are a few solutions to pursue. It’s April and I Still Don’t Have a Job! The Panicked Scientists’ Guide to Accelerated...

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Post-Doc Search

Jul. 30, 2018—Industry Postdoctoral Programs Some Real-World Observations on Industrial Postdocs by Allan Lanthes for Science Careers List of (some) NIH postdoctoral opportunities (as in academia, not all postdoctoral opportunities are advertised; students are encouraged to reach out directly to potential postdoctoral mentors even if the person doesn’t have a position listed at the website above.) The...

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Non-Faculty Search

Jul. 30, 2018—Your PhD Degree can take you many places, not just to academia. Find out more about nonacademic career search. Start Here In the Beyond the Lab video series, the BRET Office of Career Development interviews Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path in different industries. Branching Points blog, a collection of resources designed to...

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Faculty Search

Jul. 30, 2018—Jump into your faculty job search with these resources. General academic job search Demystifying Faculty Searches by David Evans for The Chronicle of Higher Education Tomorrow’s Academia by Rick Reis for Stanford University The Adjunct Project, a resource to collect and share information about pay and working conditions of adjunct faculty How to Cope on...

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Teaching Statements: an expansive guide via the VU Center for Teaching

Jan. 2, 2018—If you are not sure where to begin or your current one needs some work, this Vanderbilt Center for Teaching website covers a lot of useful ground on Teaching Statement execution, evaluation, and exercises. Don't miss out on this excellent resource: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/teaching-statements/

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Considering a Career in Biomedical Data Science? What you need to Consider via NIH OITE Blog

Jan. 2, 2018—To provide tangible insights into strategies trainees can undertake to transition in the field of Data Science, the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) recently hosted a panel workshop on Careers in Data Science and Computational Biology. Read the workshop recap with many tips on Data Science and the considerations on choosing the career field. Written...

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Bain & Co Advanced Degree Recruiting Info

Jul. 17, 2017—Bain & Company: 2018 Full-Time Consultant Recruitment If you’re interested in applying for one of our full-time Consultant positions starting in 2018, you can find more details on the role and the application process in our attached flyer or by visiting our Bain Careers Website – AD Page. ·         Full-time Application Deadline: Friday, July 21st,...

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Science Careers 2017 Career Handbook available for download

Mar. 24, 2017—  Science Careers has teamed up with some great organizations to bring you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields. The profiles included in this booklet give you a sense of the types of organizations that are accepting resumes and the kinds of positions they offer. We've also included some articles with...

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Coursera Opportunity: Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization

Jan. 16, 2017—Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong...

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The Calculated Risk of a Cold Email

Dec. 21, 2016—In a job search, some unsolicited requests for information over email are much more effective than others. Robert D. Pearson gives advice on how to make yours one of them.  Read more: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/12/12/how-send-cold-emails-pay-job-search-essay

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Do You Speak Resume?

Dec. 21, 2016—Your CV is a long and detailed record of your achievements. Education, research, teaching, service — it’s all there. By contrast, a résumé is like a highlight reel. There’s a lot you’re going to have to leave out as you transform your CV into a résumé. And what you leave in will have to be...

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