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Career Events in San Francisco - City Wide

Postby Dave Jensen » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:15 pm

If you are anywhere near San Francisco, please attend the AAAS/UCSF combined job fair and career seminars, all of which take place on April 24th at the Mission Bay campus of UCSF (easy to get to from all parts of the Bay Area).

You\'ll find more details on the job fair elsewhere on this site. The Career Seminars are as follows, and I am sure that they will be very well attended. Please get there in time to be seated:

HOW TO WIN A JOB BY IMPROVING YOUR NETWORKING AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS Thursday, April 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Auditorium

Everyone tells you that you must “network” and “sell yourself” in order to win a job in industry, but what does this really mean? In this seminar, you will learn why most of the hiring in industry happens scientist-to-scientist. You’ll learn how to more effectively connect with your industry counterparts and gather useful career information from them. Finally, panelists will discuss techniques you can use to make the best impression in a job interview setting. Presenters include: Dave Jensen (AAAS Science Careers columnist), Salvador Rivera (Amyris Biotechnologies), Harvey Yau (Kelly Scientific Resources), and Kurt Vorheis (V2 Bio-Consulting Inc.).

HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR FIRST YEAR IN A DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT CULTURE Thursday, April 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Auditorium

The transition from academia to industry can be difficult. Why do some scientists seem to thrive from Day 1 of their first industry jobs, when other scientists need a long time before they figure it all out? Your moderator and a top-flight panel will help you better understand what it takes to succeed in this new environment. Presenters include: Dave Jensen (AAAS Science Careers columnist), Judy Heyboer (H/R Consultant and formerly Senior VP Human Resources at Genentech), Mary Gerritsen (Exelixis Inc.), and Andrew Spencer (Alvine Pharmaceuticals).

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