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) 

9:00am

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 

Break

10:40-11:30am 

Keynote Speaker

Josh Henkin, PhD, STEM Career Services

11:30 –12:00pm 

Panel Discussion with the morning speakers

12:10-1:30pm  

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

2:30-3:00pm 

 Panel Discussion with afternoon speakers

3:00pm   

 Raffle and Wrap-Up

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