Virtual Career Development Workshop

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The Virtual Career Development Workshop is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to learn more about potential career paths, build their professional network, and apply practical advice to the next phase of their careers. 

Funding for this event was made possible by the National Institute of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Virtual Meeting Links & Agenda

July 28-29, 2021

The Leadership Alliance Executive Office, in partnership with Vanderbilt University, is pleased to invite you to participate in a two-day Virtual Career Development Workshop [VCDW].

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Keynote & Workshop Facilitators
Robbin Chapman
Keynote: Robbin Chapman
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Ashley E. Brady
kathleen gould
Kathleen L. Gould
Kayla Smith
Kayla Smith
Joy Jackson-Guilford
Joy Jackson-Guilford
Danjuma Quarless
Danjuma Quarless
Ornella Nelson
Ornella Nelson
Tamica Collins
Tamica Collins

Participants can expect to leave this workshop with:

  • Crafting your mentoring mosaic
  • Building Relationships for Professional Succes in the Virtual and Real World
  • Exploring the landscape of faculty careers with the Academic Career Readiness Assessment [ACRA]
  • Learn about career opportunities within industry
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Video Chronicles 2020

Last year we conducted a virtual Career Development Workshop in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. Here are videos of the Plenary Keynote and workshops that took place. 

Funding for this event was made possible by the National Institute of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

2020: Virtual Career Development Workshop Welcome & Keynote
Acing the Interview
Building a Professional Online Presence
Leadership Alliance Alumni Career Panel
Career Development Workshop Alumni in Industry
“The Career Workshop introduced me to a diverse group of people with many different stories to tell. The workshop provided a space where I felt I belonged to a community that is supportive of my goals.”
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Camila Uzcategui

Ph.D. Student, University of Colorado Boulder

100%

of participants expand their network of career mentors

9 out of 10

participants have a clear idea of how to market themselves in academic and non-academic careers.

95%

of participants leave with a clear understanding of the skills they need to be successful in their desired careers.