On Saturday, November 19th 2016, we held our inaugural Fall Career Symposium. We thank all who joined us and helped make the event a great success. Going forward, we plan to continue offering this event every Fall, separate from our Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) that we offer every Spring.
Below are photos from this first Fall Career Symposium.
Starting this year, we will begin hosting our annual Career Symposium in the fall, to allow us to offer even greater programming to both the Career Symposium and the Research Conference.
Schedule and Events
*Due to scheduling issues, we had to eliminate the Alternative Careers Panel. These topics will be addressed in the first workshop.
Workshop #1: How to Start Your Own Biotech Company
This workshop will be a town hall style discussion with Dr. Chaturvedi about the ins and outs of starting your own biotech company. Pravin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Oceanyx Pharmaceuticals, the President and CEO of Pivot Pharmaceuticals, and the CSO of Napo Pharmaceuticals. He has spent the last 25+ years in drug development and as an entrepreneur in the biotech industry.
Come prepared with questions!
Workshop #2: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews
This essential skills workshop will cover resume basics, cover letter tips, and interview preparation. The career consultants will teach attendees how to format resumes (or C.V.’s). Basic interview questions will also be covered and tips about the “job search” process will be discussed in relation to proper social media use.
Roy Simmons, Freelance Consultant, Simmons Management Services, LLC
Professor Patrick Gordon, Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Roy and Patrick are career consultants with both industrial (R&D, Manufacturing, Project Management, Divisional Staff, and Department Management) and academic (Lecturer and Adjunct) experience. They have joined forces that apply to present career programs for undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and mid-career scientists/engineers. http://chemistryjobs.acs.org/ementor/
After the symposium, attendee's are welcome to join us for food and drinks at the Red Hat. The bar is located at 9 Bowdoin Street a few blocks from the Simches Research Center. We will be there from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.