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JCBS Speed Networking Event
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Jefferson Postdoctoral Association (JPA), Jefferson Business and Biotechnology Group (BizBio), and the Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences Office of Postdoctoral Affairs teamed up to provide a wonderful opportunity to network with scientific professionals from a variety of career paths in the form of the 4th JCBS Speed Networking event. Students and postdocs signed up to meet with up to 3 of 13 professionals (8 of which were JCBS MS and PhD alumni). Career paths included drug discovery, grants administration, industry postdoc, undergraduate teaching, business development, biotechnology, management consulting, technology transfer/patent law, and medical writing. The one-on-one speed networking hour was followed by a reception that allowed more time to network. The aim of the event was to give our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows a unique chance to build connections for professional growth and development as well as for the professionals to offer any job opportunities.
"It was inspiring for me to get back to my alma mater and try to help out the next generation of bright scientists!" - Touraj Abdollahi, J.D., Ph.D. (GlaxoSmithKline)
Event planning committee