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BioSciences Career Fair – students and postdocs

BioSciences Career Fair

Thursday 24th October, 2019
1-4pm, Colket Translational Research Building, 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

View registered employers:

You can see the most recent list of employers by activating your Handshake account and visiting: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9858. This fair is for STEM graduate students and postdocs, and all employers are looking for candidates with your STEM knowledge, research abilities, and experiences. A selected number of employers will also be presenting information sessions during the career fair in an adjacent room – these are great opportunities to learn more about the employers and their open positions. download the career fair flyer and list of some of the jobs employers are coming to the career fair to talk about by clicking on the images below:

List of employer information sessions during the career fair:

Employer presentations
1:15pm McCann Health 2:30pm L.E.K.
1:30pm Nucleus Global 2:45pm Navigant
1:45pm Cello Health Communications 3pm Herspiegel Consulting
2pm Pharmawrite 3:15pm Alcimed
2:15pm BD

Submitting your resume to the career fair resume book:

This year, for the BioSciences Career Fair, we will be sending a resume book to registered employers prior to the career fair so that they can reach out to students/postdocs directly before, during, or after the event. If you would like to have your resume included in this resume book, then please follow the instructions below. These steps will need to be completed by the 17th October for your resume to be included.

Step 1:
Pre-register for the career fair by visiting https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9858 and clicking on “Join Event” under the Career Services logo on the right hand side of the page. Follow the direct link to the career fair below this message.

Step 2:
Make your Handshake profile visible to employers by following these instructions: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218692638-How-to-Change-Your-Student-Profile-to-Private-Public-for-Employers

STEP 3:
Upload a resume to your profile and make this your “featured” document by selecting “Feature on Profile”. You can find instructions here: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/219426647-Video-How-to-Upload-a-Document

Please note:
A 1-3 page resume is ideal for resume books. Academic CVs that are >3 pages don’t work as well in this format. Please come for walk-ins at Career Services (2-3pm on weekdays in the basement of the McNeil Building, and 12-2pm in Stemmler 105 on Wednesdays) to get a review of your materials prior to the career fair.

To have your resume included in the resume book, you must complete the steps above by end of day on Thursday 17th October

Making the most of career fairs:

The employers attending this fair provide an insight into many of the common careers pursued by STEM graduate students and postdocs. Begin your exploration to determine career options for when you complete your graduate degree 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 degree/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.

Directions:

A map of the career fair location is provided below:

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Who can attend?

  • Current Penn graduate students
  • Alumni from Penn graduate programs
  • Current postdocs at Penn
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center postdocs and graduate students