Career Day

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College of Graduate Studies Annual Career Day

November 8, 2019

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8:15 – 9:00am 

 Continental Breakfast (Gazes, Room 125) 


Welcome (Gazes, Room 125)

Paula Traktman, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Hirschmann Endowed Professor

Cynthia Wright, PhD, Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Development, College of Graduate Studies

 9:15 - 10:30am

The World Beyond the Bench

  • Heather Davidson, PhD – Medical Science Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

  • Laura Demarse, PhD – Assistant Dean for Professional Development & External Relations, College of Graduate Studies, NC State University

  • Shanmugam Panneer Selvam, PhD – Technology Transfer Associate, Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research Development

  • Lauren Wills, PhD – Assistant Professor of Biology, Charleston Southern University

10: 30 - 10:40am 



Keynote Speaker

Josh Henkin, PhD, STEM Career Services

11:30 –12:00pm 

Panel Discussion with the morning speakers


Networking Lunch (Served in the Lobby of the Bioengineering Bldg.)

1:45- 2:30pm

At the Bench: Focus on Research-Intensive Careers (Gazes, Room 125 )

  • Andrew Brown, PhD – Bioinformatics Scientist, Arrayo, Norfolk Scientific, Liberty BioSecurity

  • Cara Burns, PhD – Team Leader, Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control

  • Michelle Theus, PhD - Associate Professor and Co-director Translational Biology Medicine and Health Graduate Program, Virginia Tech

  • Jennifer Thompson, PhD - Senior Clinical Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


 Panel Discussion with afternoon speakers


 Raffle and Wrap-Up

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