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Fall NIH workshops for grad students and postdocs on developing resilience

Sep. 11, 2020—The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is opening much of their fall programming to trainees in the extramural community.  They are going to offer a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge...

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Virtual Professional Development Opportunities for Postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sep. 3, 2020—With challenges, comes innovation. Join the National Postdoctoral Association for the first virtual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration, a multi-institutional collaboration, on September 21-25, 2020!  NPAW is about celebrating YOU and the contributions you make to U.S. research and discovery. In light of COVID-19, organizations across the country are opening up events to allow for more virtual...

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Postdoc Academy: Fall Workshop Series

Sep. 2, 2020—Welcome to the Postdoc Academy The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive digital and in-person professional development program from Boston University, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the program and share opportunities to be join our community. Join us for monthly workshops to build your...

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Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc -Starts Oct 19, 2020- Registration open

Sep. 2, 2020—Welcome to the Postdoc Academy The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive digital and in-person professional development program from Boston University, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the program and share opportunities to be join our community.   Register on edX   Succeeding as a...

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Time well spent: tending to your career and professional development

Sep. 1, 2020—“I’m a postdoc being paid by an NIH training grant. Can I take time out of the lab to participate in this ASPIRE module?” “I’m paid by my PI’s research grant. I’ve heard people say that means I have to spend 100% of my time doing research and I can’t go to the Career Symposium....

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Fall 2020 digital literacy workshop series from the Vanderbilt library

Aug. 28, 2020—Digital Literacies Series Both media and scholarly outputs are shared in increasingly open, diverse ways. The increasing production and consumption of digital media, necessitates an understanding of the cultural logics of information sharing ecologies, of the processes and rationales for digital output creation, and of our own ethical responsibilities in sharing those outputs. These types of digital literacies...

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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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Fall workshops in programming from VU libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) Office

Aug. 24, 2020—The libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) Office is offering a variety of learning opportunities this fall. They include both remote synchronous workshops and lessons, and self-paced learning. The offerings include beginner- and intermediate-level programming on GitHub, GIS, Python, R, Research Productivity, and Digital Literacies. For more information, schedules, and registration details, visit https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/disc/workshops ....

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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 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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Maximizing Your Virtual Potential

Jul. 24, 2020—By Ashley Brady, PhD July 14, 2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic has compelled us all to shift abruptly to a virtual world, embracing video conferencing tools like Zoom and Skype to conduct our normal business. This has certainly created challenges as we learn to operate in this new environment, but this virtual world has also opened...

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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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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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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Preparing for a Teaching Demo

Jul. 2, 2020—Thursday, September 17, 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.*** Cynthia Brame, Ph.D. Asst. Dir. ,Vanderbilt Center for Teaching How do you put together an effective teaching demonstration for...

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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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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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Wondering how you can still grow and nurture your network during a pandemic?

Jun. 6, 2020—Check out this podcast :Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel with Reid Hoffman on ‘How to Network Now’ A lot of people are between jobs right now. In the past, “go network” would have been Jessi’s first advice on how to change that. But there is no “let’s grab coffee” right now. And even if you can...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad Job

Apr. 24, 2020—Thursday, October 8, 2020 11am Virtual Thursday,  March 4, 2021 11am Virtual ***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.*** Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean...

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Skill Building in Your Time at Home

Mar. 18, 2020—With all of this time practicing social distance it is a good opportunity to work on some skill building for your personal and professional development. Check out the links below for some free online course to explore in business, data science, programming, personal development and more! Here are 450 Ivy League Courses you can take...

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