Career Symposium

2019 Career Symposium!

Check back here for more details. The 2019 Career Symposium will be held at Boston College on Saturday, November 23rd.


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Our 3rd annual Fall Career Symposium will be held at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus on Saturday, November 17th.

The symposium will be held in the University Hall building. For information about transportation, contact Meredith Ward,

Registration is required and can be accessed at the NESACS Eventbrite link here

Career Symposium registration has closed. Limited on-site registration will be available. Cash or check payment of $15 per person at the registration table.

For general inquiries, contact NSYCC Chair Elizabeth Draganova,

2018 Fall Career Symposium Schedule

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Location of 2018 Fall Career Symposium


The 2018 Career Symposium will be held in University Hall on the UMass Boston campus. University Hall is building #14 on the above campus map. For transportation related inquiries, please contact Meredith Ward,


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.


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