Science/UCSF Biotech Career Day, Thursday, April 1, 2010
Event: Science/UCSF Biotech Industry
Date and Time: April 1, 2010, Workshops: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Recruiters available: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Location: UCSF Mission Bay Campus - Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: Free to attendees; open to all; no registration required
Visit the Mission Bay campus for a chance to get valuable advice from career experts and to meet face to face with recruiters from some of the world's top scientific organizations. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with staffing professionals and hiring managers from the companies you want to work for.
Science and UCSF are teaming up to bring you a unique biotech day that includes five career development workshops and a chance to meet face to face with recruiters.
Details at http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/ucsf
• Industry Career Paths - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Brianna Blaser, Project Director for Outreach, Science Careers/AAAS, and panel)
Join us for a panel discussion with Ph.D.-level scientists who work in industry. Bring your questions to learn more about the opportunities in industry, the skills needed to succeed, and how to transition to your first year on the job.
• Transitional Education/Training for Alternative Careers in Science - 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
(Victoria Sharma, Program Director for Bioscience, UC Berkeley Extension)
Transitioning to a new career can be daunting, but getting the latest up-to-date training can give you a leg up on the competition. Explore new training options for various bioscience careers such as clinical and regulatory sciences and biopharmaceutical business.
• Making Connections: Networking and Career Fairs - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Brianna Blaser, Project Director for Outreach, Science Careers/AAAS)
This presentation will teach you the basics of good networking and how to employ those tactics in a career fair setting. Strategize about how to make the most of a career fair, how to introduce yourself, and what to do after the event is over. Using the techniques you learn will help you make the most of the career fair.
• Job Hunting in the Biotech Industry - 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Bill Lindstaedt, Director, Office of Career and Professional Development, UCSF)
Learn how to prepare resumes and cover letters for your industry job search. Also, you will learn about job search strategies necessary for success on the biotech/pharma job market along with some tips for interview success and effective negotiations after you receive your job offer. After this seminar you will understand how to apply the four job hunting techniques that comprise a comprehensive job search in the biotech industry.
• Q&A: An Open Forum with UCSF Career Counselors - 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
How to Prepare for the Career Event
You will need to bring several copies of your resume/CV for recruiters who may request them. Read Making the Most of Career Fairs for good advice.