Exploring Careers in the Biosciences event

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September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom

All students interested in exploring career and internship opportunities in Biology and the life sciences are invited to attend the Exploring Careers in the Biosciences” event on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

Beginning at 6:00pm in the IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom, the event will feature keynote speaker, Jennifer Davis Ruff, an executive with 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical/biotechnology industries. Davis Ruff is a University of Iowa alumna with a B.A. degree in Biology and a minor in Political Science. She is currently Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations for TESARO, Inc. (an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company).

At approximately 6:45pm, students will have the opportunity to meet with employers about various career and internship opportunities in the biosciences. Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) headquartered in nearby Coralville and other employers and graduate programs will be in attendance.

A networking prep session on how to interact with employers will be offered prior to this event beginning at 5:30pm (check-in at the 2nd Floor Ballroom lobby).  

Students do not need to register in advance. Business casual attire is suggested. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. For more information and to see a list of employers attending this event, please visit: bit.ly/exploring-bio

All students are also invited to a question & answer session (and FREE PIZZA) with Jennifer Davis Ruff on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 11:30am in Room 106 Biology Building East (BBE). This will be informal and a great opportunity for you to personally meet Ms. Davis Ruff and ask questions related to her career, education, and experiences.

This event is sponsored by the UI Pomerantz Career Center and the Departments of Biology, Health & Human Physiology, Political Science, Psychological & Brain Sciences, the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, the Tippie College of Business (Departments of Marketing, Finance, and Economics), the Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank, and the UI Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing.