How To: Virtual Biotech Career Fair and Industry Panels Registration
From Tyler Wentworth
Join us for the Virtual Biotech Career Fair and Industry Panels! This event is hosted by the St. Martin Career Office in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. The event will consist of 12 life science career fair employers and includes four industry panel sessions where you will learn more about areas of interest within the biotech sector.
The following four panels will occur throughout the career fair. Join us by selecting and attending any number of sessions of interest.
5:00-8:00 Students may register to meet with employers via Handshake from 5:00-8:00 PM and panel presentations will occur concurrently.
PANEL TOPICS and PRESENTERS
5:00-5:30 So You Want to Work in a Biotech Startup
Moderator: Nick Deal, Stratcuity; Lauren Rhodes, SMC rep)
Eva Quinn, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Biotech Consulting
Gang Yao, Associate Director, Analytical Immunology Team at Affinivax
Link to Panel presentation: https://unhcaps.info/biotechindustrypanels1
5:30-6:00 Looking Into The Future: What the Life Sciences Horizon Looks Like and Student Skill Development
Moderator: Lori Dameron
April Blodgett, East Coast Sales Specialist at InDevR, Inc.
Thomas Colarusso, CEO and Cofounder at Bio-AI Health
Link to Panel presentation: http://unhcaps.info/biotechindustrypanels2
6:00-6:30 Big Data/Computational Biology and Its Impact on The Biotech Sector
Moderator: Melissa Janetos
Amelia Raymond, Operations Lead at AstraZeneca
Gabriella Angelini, Associate Scientist at Vor Biopharma
Link to Panel presentation: https://unhcaps.info/biotechindustrypanels3
6:30-7:00 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Bench and Clinical Research
Moderator: Lori Dameron
Stacey Dameron, Human Resources Business Partner at Novo Nordisk
Tracy Yeung, Senior Researcher in Infectious Disease at Moderna Therapeutics
Elizabeth Suschana, Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital
Link to Panel presentation: http://unhcaps.info/biotechindustrypanels4
All students, from first-year to seniors and graduate students are encouraged to register for the event. A virtual format will enhance the experience, allowing you to:
- Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
- Discover new career opportunities. Get personalized recommendations based on your Handshake profile for which employers to connect with.
- Never wait in line, ever. Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers you’re interested in, or join an open session on the day-of the fair.
- Make an impression. Bring your unique perspective to the table, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.
We know this may be your first virtual fair experience and you might be unsure how to prepare. St. Martin Careers has put together a number of resources linked below, and you are encouraged to schedule a meeting with a St. Martin career advisor. Live chats will be available on September 8th via the CaPS website, unh.edu/career.
Helpful Links to Prepare for the fair:
- Virtual Career Fair Tips and Tricks from Handshake
- How to register for virtual career fair sessions in Handshake
- Resume Templates from St. Martin Careers
- Schedule an appointment via Handshake
During the fair, attendees are invited to visit St. Martin Careers' Zoom Help Center for questions, technical issues, and 1:1 conversations with career counselors throughout the event.
Keep checking here on Handshake to see the growing list of employers attending, more information and dates you’ll be able to register for sessions and meetings, and more tips on how to get the most out of a virtual career fair.