Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Day

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Day is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of Penn State College of Medicine. This daylong student organized event showcases a variety of career options and experiences available to graduates with advanced degrees in the biomedical and public health sciences.

The Career Day planning committee invites a wide range of speakers for a number of moderated panels covering various careers including, but not limited to, research, business and industry, education and outreach, public health, science communication, and science policy and law.

This event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Career Day Co-Chairs


Registration for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is closed.


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8-9 a.m.

Registration and breakfast Expand answer

Outside C3621

9-10 a.m.

Consulting/Finance Expand answer

Business – C3621

Academic PI Expand answer

Research – C3860

Teaching at Large Universities Expand answer

Education – C3700

Public Health Expand answer

Alternative – C2860

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Large Pharmaceutical Companies Expand answer

Business – C3621

Non-profit Expand answer

Research – C3860

Anatomy / Higher Ed Expand answer

Education – C3700

Science Communication Expand answer

Alternative – C2860

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch - C1845 Expand answer

Session 1: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Everyone will receive lunch in C1845. There will be the opportunity to network with panelists.

  • C1810 – Consulting/Finance
  • C1811 – Teaching at Large Universities
  • C1812 – Public Health
  • C1814 – Academic PI
  • C1818 – Large Pharmaceutical Companies
  • C1842 – Non-profit Research
  • C1844 – Anatomy/Higher Ed
  • C1846 – Science Communication
  • C1848 – Liberal Arts
  • C1850 – BioTech and Small Pharmaceutical Companies
  • C1852 – Outreach/Education
  • C1830 – Science Policy/Law
  • C1832 – Science Administration

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

BioTech Expand answer

Business – C3621

Liberal Arts Expand answer

Education – C3700

International Panel Expand answer

Alternative – C2860

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Small Pharmaceutical Companies Expand answer

Business – C3621

Science Administration Expand answer

Research – C3860

Outreach / Secondary Education Expand answer

Education – C3700

Science Policy / Law Expand answer

Alternative – C2860

4 - 6 p.m.

Networking Reception Expand answer

University Conference Center