A networking and career event for University of Alberta graduate students and professionals
ENGAGING YOUR FUTURE
March 28, 2015
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
University of Alberta
Check out the individual sessions and their presenters by clicking here. All sessions are located at the bottom of the page.
WHY THIS EVENT?
The University training environment is academically focused and is extremely capable of preparing students for pursuing a career in academia. However, a large portion of graduate trainees will not go on to pursue a career in academic research. It is difficult to find exact numbers, but data collected by the National Science Foundation in the US suggest that in 2011 only 24% of PhD graduates went on to pursue Post-doctoral studies at graduation. In contrast, 32% had secured employment at graduation, while another 28% were still looking for opportunities
The current training environment is only preparing a quarter of PhD graduates for their actual career path. What about the rest?
Our campus needs to provide students with the opportunity to see not only what other career opportunities exist outside of academic research, but also what may lie outside of research all together. Furthermore, it is even more important that students get support in seeing how they can transition into industry or a non-research role and how to complement their degree to better prepare them for these career tracks.
Networking Lunch Industry Matching
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CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
Jobdoon Job Forum
BioAlberta LUNCH PRESENTION
Students and presenters welcome to attend!
Director, Corporate Relations, Student Biotech Network (SBN)
Kimberly Girling is currently completing her PhD in Neuroscience at the Brain Research Centre at UBC. Her research is focused on developing novel, preventative therapeutics for Huntington’s Disease. Kimberly is very excited to be joining the Student Biotechnology Network and is proud to be a part of an organization with such a high standard of excellence. She hopes to continue this tradition with a year full of first-rate events and opportunities.
In addition to working with the SBN, Kimberly sits on the advisory board for the Neglected Global Disease Initiative at UBC, an organization that works to increase research, awareness and funding for neglected diseases, and works towards medical advances for neglected communities worldwide. Kimberly is a student member of the UBC Chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and is a member of the Society for Neuroscience. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys playing guitar, snowboarding, and photography.