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Recruiting Talent? Virtual Life Sciences Career Fair Opened to Pharma Participation


Based on the highly successful virtual career fair held earlier this year for the chemical industry, the Sociéte de Chimie Industrielle will offer its Virtual Life Sciences Career Fair and Forum on November 19.

The virtual career fair will bring students and recent graduates from 50 of the highest ranked undergraduate and graduate schools together with pharmaceutical and life sciences organization. After a one-hour panel on valuable career-related issues, the remaining 90 minutes will be devoted to the career fair where students can meet with representatives from those sponsoring companies and organizations.

The event is currently being promoted via the department heads and career services units of each school, which includes California Institute of Technology; Cornell, University of California, San Francisco; University of California San Diego; NYU; MIT; Princeton, Cold Spring Harbor; Univ. of California Davis; Baylor College; Columbia; University of California, Los Angeles; and Yale University.

Students will sign up via a section of the Sociéte website by filling out a registration form and submitting their resume. The resumes are then distributed in advance to sponsoring pharmaceutical companies.

The virtual career fair will be held in a virtual “ballroom” where the students can privately visit each of the companies, ask questions, and interact with company representatives through the platform.

Benefits of joining this event as a pharmaceutical sponsor, include meeting students and graduates from a large pool of first-class candidates without travel; an electronic listing and description in the event program, and one or more dedicated tables during the virtual career fair. Sponsoring organizations will also have the opportunity to post a YouTube video recording where you can pitch the opportunities at your company, which will be available to the students who have registered on the Sociéte website.

The Sociéte de Chimie Industrielle (Sociéte) www.societe.org, founded 102 years ago, is a leading independent non-profit industry organization serving the chemical and life science industries that is involved in numerous educational activities including research scholarship grants, mentoring, networking events and more.

To find out more about this event and sponsorship, please contact Peter Young, President of Sociéte at pyoung@youngandpartners.com or Bob Kenworthy, V.P. of Administration at Sociéte, at kenworthy@comcast.net. The spring event featured over 150 students, from 25 schools and 10 companies. The companies reported making job offers to at least one student each, and very much enjoyed the format of the event.


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