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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: Events

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsors many events on campus, including grant writing workshops, tips for applying for faculty positions, and other career development activities.  To discover some of the many resources available, select an event below to learn more or search the OPA's Google Calendar .

View OPA's archive of past events.



LinkedIn is Your Friend

Wed, Oct. 3; 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Alumni Hall 201
Register here

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for doing research on careers, ONCE you know all the tips for using it.  We’ll look at elements of good profiles, talk about how to respond to requests to connect, see examples of “notes to total strangers,” and learn how to find people with interesting stories! Using LinkedIn may sound like as much fun as a root canal to you—but I promise it is better than that.

Sponsored by Graduate School Career Development

Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop

Thursday, October 4th, 2:30-4:00 PM
Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave. South, 3rd Floor Classroom

In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. Facilitated by Gregory Smith, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow. Open to Vanderbilt Graduate Students & Postdocs

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching

Non-Tenure Track Careers Panel

Oct 9, 12:30-1:30 PM
Alumni 201

Learn about non-tenured academic careers from a panel of successful non-tenured academics here at Vanderbilt. Panelists include: Susan Verberne-Sutton, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry; John Bradley, Director of Writing Studio and Tutoring Services, Senior Lecturer in English; Rosevelt Noble, Assistant Dean and Director of the Black Cultural Center, and Dr. Ashley Brady Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, BRET.

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


More on Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators

Thursday, October 11, 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.
Faculty/Postdoc viewing in Rand 306

Webinar by NCFDD

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence

Women at Vanderbilt: A Walking Tour

Friday Oct 12, 3 – 4 PM
The Women’s Center

Learn about women at Vanderbilt while going on a walking tour around campus.

Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

2nd Annual March for Black Women in STEM

Saturday Oct 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wyatt Center Lawn

This march brings together the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to raise awareness and disrupt gendered racism in STEM. We walk in solidarity to actively dismantle the structural oppression in the workforce and academia and celebrate the ways black women resist, speak up and out, and embody agency. RSVP here.


Sponsored by the Office for Inclusive Excellence

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

Thursday, October 18 3:00 – 4:00 PM
306 Light Hall

Sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development

Oct 18-19 - Vanderbilt STEM Policy in Washington

Oct 18-19, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Open to all Vanderbilt STEM + Social Science graduate students and postdocs.

Would you like to learn more about how federal STEM policy is made, the role of advocacy groups in achieving policy goals, and career opportunities for STEM and Social Science PhDs in science policy, advocacy, and government? Then this free workshop exclusively for Vanderbilt students and postdocs is for you! Airfare and shared hotel accommodations will be fully paid for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are selected to attend.

Applications are due Tuesday, August 21 at midnight.

This opportunity is offered every other year. You can see the 2016 agenda on the here.

Questions may be directed to either Kim Petrie (biomedical sciences students and postdocs) or Ruth Schemmer (all other STEM disciplines).

Hosted by the Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations in partnership with the Graduate School, the BRET Office of Career Development, the School of Engineering, and the Vanderbilt Career Center

Holistic Wellness in the Workplace

Monday Oct 22 12-1 PM
Sarratt 216/220

A lecture-based lunchtime program for faculty, staff, and graduate students, the Work-Life Workshops cover a blend of self-care and professional development topics such as navigating organizational politics, salary negotiation strategies, stress management, mindfulness and more. This month's workshop will cover holistic wellness in the workplace and will be facilitated by JaNiene Peoples, Student Wellbeing Coordinator in the Center for Student Wellbeing. Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis.

Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

An Evening with Anastasia Higginbotham

Tuesday, Oct 23 6:00 PM
Great Room, Warren and Moore Colleges

Join us for an evening with Anastasia Higginbotham, author of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. She will be doing a reading for her book as well as discussing her creative process. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., and discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, the Dean of the Residential Faculty, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, the Creative Writing Program, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

SPIN+ Workshop Sessions

Wed, Oct. 24, 2018
Kissam C216

11:00–12:00 STEM & Quantitative Social Sciences: SPIN background and overview (RSVP)

12:00–12:45 LUNCH for both groups

1:00–2:00 Humanities & Humanistic Social Sciences: SPIN and other funding identification strategies (RSVP)

The Graduate School is offering workshops on SPIN, Vanderbilt’s new sponsored research searchable database of funding opportunities. Two workshop sessions will be offered back-to-back, the first focusing on STEM and quantitative social sciences, and the second on the humanities and humanistic social sciences, with lunch offered in between for participants of both sessions. Because SPIN does not focus on opportunities for the humanities and humanistic social sciences, alternate methods of finding funding will be covered more comprehensively in the second session. Lunch will be provided.

Before you attend the session, we strongly advise you to set up your SPIN account and explore the features. Feel free to bring your laptops to continue to test the platform during parts of the workshop.

Directions for setting up a SPIN account:

  1. Go to and click on the “SPIN” link
  2. Click the “Sign In” link
  3. Click “Need to create a new profile”
  4. Fill out the boxes and click “Save.” After you click “Save” the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will approve your account manually, which may take 1–2 business days
  5. You will receive an email from with a prompt to set your password
  6. After you have set your password, you can log in to your account

Sponsored by the Graduate School Career Development Office and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

SIEMENS Information Session

Wed, Oct. 24, 2018; 4:30 – 6:30 pm
ESB 048 (Engineering & Science Building)

 Degree Levels:

  • Master’s, PhD, Postdocs

 Academic majors:

  • Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Computer Engineering), Physics, Math

Areas of Focus:

  • Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, Advance Manufacturing, Generative Design & Simulation, Computer Vision, Internet of Things & Cyber Physical Systems and Cyber Security

 Siemens is a fully integrated technology company that drives innovation in energy, healthcare, industry, cities, and infrastructure.  Join us for pizza, meet our recruiting representatives, and learn more about current Siemens Corporate Technology internship and fulltime opportunities for graduate level hires.

At Siemens, we dare to ask ourselves how we can make a difference. Ours is a team of creative thinkers with a restless curiosity. To foster continuous global innovation, Siemens is dedicated to offering development and technical training opportunities to students and recent graduates at the college level, ensuring a bright, sustainable future for generations to come. Through a career at Siemens, students and recent graduates will receive top of the line training, develop professional skills, and will be at the forefront of engineering innovation. Here, the opportunities are limitless.

Siemens in the U.S. employs approximately 60,000 people in all 50 states. Siemens AG has a 160-year heritage of innovation and employs approximately 360,000 people in 190 regions. To learn more, visit: and

Pizza will be provided; please RSVP to help us with planning!

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power documentary screening

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 PM
Black Cultural Center

Come watch the documentary about Anita Hill before seeing her keynote speech on October 28th.

Sponsored by the Project Safe Center and the Black Cultural Center

Interviewing 101: What Nobody Tells You About the Academic Job Interview

Thursday Oct. 25, 12:00-1:30 pm
Sarrat 216/220

Panel: Nicole Creanza, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Teresa Dunleavy, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning; Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics; Alexis S. Wells-Oghoghomeh, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

Coordinated by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and sponsored by the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Affairs.

VPA Happy Hour

Thursday, October 25, 5 – 7PM
Location TBD

Join your colleagues for our monthly Happy Hour on October 25 this time in Midtown. There will be appetizers and 1 drink ticket for attendees. More information to follow soon.

Sponsored by the VPA

Oct 26 - 2018 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

Friday, October 26, 8:00 AM
Vanderbilt Student Life Center

The 2018 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum will feature more than 25 nationally recognized Vanderbilt researchers presenting their translational science, as well as special guest speaker Patricia M. Griffin, MD, Chief of Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control. Everyone is welcome! You are free to attend talks without an RSVP, but having them does help us plan.

Count me in!
Maybe, maybe not

Sponsored by VICTR


PhD Career Connections: Defense and Intelligence

Friday, October 26, 9:00 -10:00 AM
Light Hall 214

Join us for an event with alumnus Efrain Garcia, PhD, who is currently a Senior Health Scientist with the Division of CBRN Countermeasures, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Registration is requested

Sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development

Research Presentation: Strategies that Stick: Memorable Moments that Enhance Student Motivation

Friday, October 26, 10:30-11:30
CFT Classroom

Meet the newest assistant director at the CFT, Dr. Heather Fedesco! Prior to Vanderbilt, Heather served as the Mellon Pedagogy Researcher at Colorado College where she spent two years conducting research on student motivation. Please join us as Heather shares some of her research exploring the teaching strategies that students find memorable and motivating in their courses. RSVP

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching

No Longer Silent: Underrepresented Narratives of Sexual Violence- Conference

Sunday Oct 28 2:00-5:00 PM
Engineering Science Building

Join the Vanderbilt Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention committee for its annual conference on underrepresented narratives of sexual violence. This year's theme is "No Longer Silent" to reflect the current political moment and the #metoo movement in which people from all communities, backgrounds, identities and lived experiences are coming out to speak their truth about the impact of power-based personal violence. This year's conference leads up to a Keynote by Anita Hill, famous lawyer and activist, who is well-known for her role in the nomination process of current SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas.

The conference will feature breakout sessions led by various student organizations including Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), Hidden Dores, HeForShe, and the Muslim Students Association, and it will also feature a session from a representative from Student Health. Registration will begin at 2 pm and Opening Remarks and our 2 sets of breakout sessions will go from 2:30-5pm. Following the breakout sessions, we will have our keynote address by Anita Hill in Langford Auditorium. If you commit to the entire afternoon conference you will be guaranteed a ticket to the keynote, which we will provide you at registration. Please register for the conference using this form.

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Co-sponsored by the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, Vanderbilt Student Government, Owen Graduate School of Management, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Vanderbilt Law School, Women Law Students Association.

No Longer Silent: Underrepresented Narratives of Sexual Violence- Keynote

Sunday Oct 28 6:00 PM
Langford Auditorium

Keynote address by Anita Hill, a University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Brandeis University. Free and open to the public. Tickets available at the Sarratt Box Office.

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Co-sponsored by the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, Vanderbilt Student Government, Owen Graduate School of Management, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Vanderbilt Law School, Women Law Students Association.

Halloween Family Social

Monday, October 29, 4 – 6 pm
Alumni Hall 202

Ghouls and guys, enjoy a Halloween trick or treat with the VPA. We’ll have food, games, trick or treating for the kids, and, back by popular demand, Magic Wayne who will be performing some magic tricks. RSVP here.

Sponsored by the VPA. 

Big Help for Small Talk

Tuesday, Oct. 30; 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Alumni Hall 206
Register here

Even more terrifying than an interview may be an informal reception with other professionals! In this seminar, participants will learn the ins and outs of carrying on social conversations with professional contacts and potential employers outside the formal interview setting. We’ll cover some tips on business etiquette, and on making a good impression on people you encounter. Coffee, tea, and pastries provided.

Sponsored by Graduate School Career Development

40th Birthday Party for the Women’s Center

Thursday Nov 1, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Please join us as we celebrate the Women's Center's 40th Birthday with punch, cake, music, prizes, and more!

Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Nov 13, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Buttrick Hall 306

AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In every two-hour workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.

Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you’ll be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save for retirement. Register here.

A free workshop led by Rory Dicker, Director, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. If you have any questions, please email.

Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

Proposals 101

Tuesday Nov 13, 12:30-1:30 PM
Alumni 206

Presentation by the Vanderbilt University Office of Research Development & Support. This session will discuss the basics of developing research proposals at VU. The 1-hour workshop will cover finding funding opportunities, building relationships with sponsors, university resources, and best practices for writing grant and contract proposals.

Please register (lunch provided)

Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Registration is now open to postdocs for the Tiered Mentoring Program (TMP). The TMP was developed in conjunction with the Evidence Based Teaching Workshop to find new ways to provide support for our current and future STEM faculty. The TMP focuses on helping participants navigate issues of identity and authority in a variety of teaching contexts, including classroom instruction and one-on-one mentoring in the lab or office. Each TMP cohort is comprised of senior faculty members, junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from differing academic departments.  

Each cohort meets monthly over the course of a year to discuss and learn about various topics pertaining to success in teaching within a faculty career. Topics addressed include self-presentation in the classroom, documenting teaching effectiveness, establishing relationships with undergraduate and graduate student mentees, time management, and self-advocacy. Additionally, there are several peer to peer meetings for the faculty group and grad student/post doc group which wll allow for discussion of level specific topics.

Register here.

Sponsored by VU-CIRTL, VU-WISE, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate School

Thursday afternoons, beginning September 13, 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Alumni Hall Cafe (formerly Bamboo Bistro)

Come for coffee, cookies, colleagues and board games – just a relaxed space.  The Graduate Life Coach will host and campus colleagues will also hang out on occasion to chat. 

Sponsored by Vanderbilt Graduate School Career Development Office


The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, is to assist Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The certificate focuses on the research on learning and best teaching practices, and supports the university’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. The certificate is ideal for graduate students and postdocs whose goals are to become more effective educators and who want to prepare for future careers in higher education teaching.

To receive a Certificate, participants must complete the following:

  • Seminar in College Teaching. A one-semester seminar which explores and develops teaching skills. Participants attend 8 group sessions, complete a microteaching experience and develop a philosophy of teaching statement with feedback provided by a private 1:1 consultation. Additionally, participants may attend an optional  teaching visit.
  • College Teaching Practicum. A one-semester practicum in which participants enhance the effectiveness of their current teaching and assessment practices. Participants complete an observation of their classroom teaching. Additionally, participants will refine their philosophy of teaching. 

The Certificate in College Teaching Program is highly popular and now maintains a wait list with no less than a semester wait to get in.  Wait list applicants are considered on a first come first serve basis till all sections are full. If you do not get into the upcoming semester for the Seminar, your position on the wait list will be maintained for the next cohort by the date you applied.

More information and a link to seminar sign up can be found here.

Peak Performance Workshop Series

Starting Friday, October 5, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Center for Student Wellbeing

This workshop series is designed to promote expert performance by exploring common issues impacting graduate and professional students and postdocs. During each session, we will briefly cover theory and research on the topic and provide a space for attendees to discuss their related experiences and to gain support and consultation.  Sign up required (, space is limited to 20 people/session


Oct. 5: Session 1: Perfectionism and “Imposter Syndrome”
Oct. 12: Session 2: Motivation and Mindset
Oct. 26: Session 3: Performing under Pressure
Nov. 2: Session 4: Managing Conflict and Relationships
Nov. 9: Session 5: Effective Goal Setting
Nov. 16: Session 6: Fighting Procrastination/Increasing Efficiency
Nov. 30: Session 7: Finding Work/Life Balance

Sponsored by the University Counseling Center and the Graduate School.

While all postdocs are welcome to visit the Graduate School Career Development Office, two offices collaborate to provide career and professional development opportunities for postdocs. Postdocs in the natural sciences, engineering, nursing, business, education, social sciences, or humanities receive their primary career services from Dr. Ruth Schemmer . To make an appointment with Dr. Schemmer, call 615-343-0844 (Sheri Kimble, Administrative Assistant). Dr. Schemmer’s office is in 010 Alumni Hall of the Graduate School.

Postdocs in biomedical departments and programs** (see list below) should email Dr. Kim Petrie if you wish to make an appointment. Dr. Petrie’s office is in the BRET Office of Career Development, 340 Light Hall. Visit the career development page on the BRET website, and the BRET programs for postdocs.

**Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care
Biomedical Informatics
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cancer Biology
Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Cell and Developmental Biology
Clinical Pharmacology
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Endocrinology and Diabetes
General Internal Medicine
Genetic Medicine
Health Policy
Hearing and Speech Sciences
Infectious Disease
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, and Nephrology
Radiation Oncology
Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Reproductive and Development Biology
Rheumatology & Immunology
Section of Surgical Sciences
Surgical Oncology

Summer schedule, June 5 through August 10

Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Fridays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1801 Edgehill Ave., Suite 112

Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Much like our Dissertation Writers’ Retreats, writing groups for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows provide participants with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, supportive atmosphere. A Writing Studio administrator will be present as a guide and a participant, facilitating brief check-ins at the beginning and end of each session. You may sign up for one of our 3-hour sessions on a weekly basis, every other week, or as needed based upon your project deadlines and goals. Light refreshments will be provided.

To sign up, visit our website, click on “Schedule an Appointment,” at the top of the right-hand sidebar, and look for a sign-up box labeled “Grad/Postdoc Writing Group.”

Space in each session is limited to 8 participants.

Questions? Contact Beth Estes.

Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10:30 AM
LOCATION CHANGE:  2525 West End Avenue,

6th floor Boardroom* on 1st Tuesday
6th floor EPC Conference Room other Tuesdays


You know that paper that won’t get finished?

You need Shut Up and Write (SUAW) to get dedicated writing time to finally do it. SUAW groups provide a time and place to show up, shut up, and write your grant or manuscript. Learn more here.


Summer and Fall 2018:

  • July 3*, 10*, 17, 24, 31
  • August 7*, 14, 21, 28
  • September 4*, 11, 18, 25
  • October 2*, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6*, 13, 20, 27
  • December 4*, 11, 18

Spring 2019:

  • January 8*, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5*, 12, 19, 26
  • March 5*, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2*, 9, 16, 23, 30

Let us know if you can be there so we can have your seat and coffee ready. RSVP to Aimee Edgeworth

Shut Up & Write! is sponsored by Edge for Scholars and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Drop in on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to noon
The Women's Center

Questions?  Contact Rory Dicker.

Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center

Whether you’re having trouble breaking out of the block or want a few colleagues to run alongside, now is the time to join a Manuscript Sprint, coordinated by the Office of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development. Sprint Teams of 3 to 5 authors who have at least one previously published paper form small groups of investigators from across public health, psychosocial, clinical, translational and basic sciences.

Sign up  September 5 to start writing in September 2018. Sprints will run until early November.

  •  Fall Sprint #1, Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 PM in Light Hall 419A, beginning September 18
  •  Fall Sprint #2, Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM in Light Hall 415A beginning September 19

If you can't make either of these times but still want to sprint, let us know.  If there is enough demand, we will organize a third sprint at another time and day of the week.

Email Rebecca Helton to sign up for a Sprint. In your email, please let us know:

  1. Your general area of research and
  2. Draft title of your manuscript

Sponsored by the Office of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development

Creative Coping

Tuesdays 5-6
Project SAFE

The Project SAFE Center offers a free, guided, low-stress approach to building support, resiliency, and cultivating self-expression. No skills or experience needed. Participants will be guided through simple activities, creating with variety of materials and media that are easy to use. Themes explored include building confidence, prioritizing self-care, channeling courage, trusting in self-knowledge, and identifying coping skills. All supplies provided. The activities offered are designed to help you to process feelings, thoughts, and events. Participation in the guided activity is always optional. Curriculum varies. Sample activities include: Abstract painting, Guided mindfulness practice, Writing prompts, Trauma-informed yoga, Assertiveness training, Jewelry making.

Sponsored by Project SAFE.

Yoga for Trauma Survivors

Fridays 9:30 – 11 am
Center for Student Wellbeing

In collaboration with the Center for Student Wellbeing, Project Safe offers this 90-minute program for Survivors of Trauma. The first 30 minutes will be an informative session about the ways trauma impacts the body and the benefits of yoga practice. The last hour will be an opportunity for students to practice newly learned skills. Students of all levels are welcome to join. Contact Project SAFE to learn more.  Sign up via Anchor Link.

Sponsored by Project SAFE and the Center for Student Wellbeing.

From their website: ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing users to:

  • assess their career-related skills, interests, and values
  • explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines
  • create self-defined goals
  • map out next steps for career and professional development success

Create your account and begin using this tool at



Visit the Edge Bulletin Board to check their current list of national research funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines, updated often.

To submit national opportunities, email Edge for Scholars.