For Students: Biomedical and Life Sciences Fair

Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair 
Wednesday September 30, 2015

1-4pm, Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Registered employers

There are 30 employers participating in the 2015 Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair, and they are on campus to talk to you about their full-time opportunities and to answer your questions. This fair is only for PhD students and postdocs, and so they are looking for candidates with your STEM knowledge, research abilities, and experiences.

Pharma, Biotech, and medical devices:biomed_bd-logo.png

  • BD biomed_gsk.PNG
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnsonbiomed_JJ.png
  • LifeSensors
  • Merckbiomed_Merck_Logo.svg.png
  • Pfizer
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticalsbiomed_Pfizer.svg.png
  • WuXi AppTec

Research:

  • FDA Office of Compliance
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
  • USDA-ARS

Consulting, market research, and analytics:

  • Adelphi Research Global
  • Alcimed
  • BluePrint Research Group
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • Insight Strategy Advisors
  • Putnam Associates
  • Tessella
  • The Dedham Group
  • Windrose Consulting Group

Medical and science communications:

  • BGB Group
  • MedErgy HealthGroup
  • Nucleus Global

Policy, scientific associations, and non-profits

  • AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • Contact Singapore

Tech transfer

  • Penn Center for Innovation

Teaching

  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation



Info sessions

The following organizations will be giving info sessions during the career fair. The times for these 10-minute info sessions will be added prior to the fair. Check this website and the Penn CareerFair+ app for more details.

biomed_CF_school_logo.pngHuron Consulting Group
Putnam Associates
Insight Strategy Advisors
Alcimed
Tessella
Penn Center for Innovation
USDA-ARS
AAAS
Nucleus Global
MedErgy HealthGroup
WuXi AppTec
Pfizer
Johnson & Johnson


Get the App!

This year, all the information about the employers attending the career fair can be found on the Penn CareerFair+ app. Get it free from the App Store and Google play today, and you'll be able to see the updated list of registered employers, their location, the time of their info sessions, and more. We won't be printing booklets this year, so download the app today and you will ready for the fair!

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Incentives and resources

Fitbits!
biomed_fitbithr_resize.jpgThanks to our career fair sponsors (PBG Healthcare Consulting, BGB Group), by attending the Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair you will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit Charge HR. In addition to the great opportunity to speak with employers, apply for jobs, and explore careers, you can also win the latest in fitness accessories. Want to know how many steps it takes to talk to 30 employers? Want to see how your heart rate increases when you hear about opportunities that are a great fit for your skills? Participate in the career fair this year and you may be equipped to find out next year.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Career exploration:
The employers attending this fair provide an insight into many of the common alternative careers pursued by STEM scientists. Begin your exploration to determine career options for when you complete your PhD or postdoc. Talk with the employers and/or sit in on the info sessions to gain an unprecedented insight into opportunities that match your career goals

But I am in the middle of my PhD/postdoc!
Great! The best time to network is when you are not looking for a job, and when information is all you are looking for. Employers want to be kept busy during a career fair. They want to talk to as many interested and interesting students/postdocs as possible. The more engaged they are at the fair, the more likely it will be that they will keep coming back to future career fairs. You may not be applying for job this year, but at some point you will be, and so take this opportunity to make a connection at employers that might one day be on your shortlist. You can connect with these employers each year (and throughout the year) to learn more about future opportunities, and when you are ready to apply, you'll be glad that they are attending this event.

Resources:
Take a look at advice from employers, recrutiers, and alumni about how to make the most of your career fair experience - see the resources here!


WHO CAN ATTEND?

  • Current postdocs within Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) from:
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Veterinary Medicine
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • Monell Chemical Senses Center
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Students in Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS)
  • SEAS PhD students & postdocs
  • SAS PhD students & postdocs in related disciplines (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Graduates of SEAS/SAS PhD programs
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center postdocs

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CAREER FAIR RESOURCES

Get advice from employer representatives at the career fair



Biomedical Career Fair: Advice from Recruiters from Penn Career Services on Vimeo.

Biomedical Career Fair-- Alumni Interviews from Penn Career Services on Vimeo.

Click here to watch interviews with Penn Alumni representing their employers at previous career fairs
Hear their useful advice that you can use for the Biomedical & Life Sciences Career Fair. For more general career fair advice, you can also view this video.

    Employer

    Time

    Nature Publishing Group

    1:15pm

    L.E.K. Consulting

    1:30pm

    ETHOS Health Communications

    1:45pm

    Tech Atlas Group

    2:00pm

    Graphene Frontiers

    2:15pm

    Global Prior Art, Inc.

    2:30pm

    LifeSensors, Inc.

    2:45pm

    AAAS

    3:00pm

    Nucleus Global

    3:15pm

    PriceSpective

    3:30pm

    Alliance Pharma, Inc.

    3:45pm