Career Development Symposium
Monday, October 16, 2017
IU Memorial Union - Alumni Hall/Solarium

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Welcome to the IU-CDS website!

Registration is now open!

Professor Richard DiMarchi, Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences will be our keynote speaker!

Joe Palca from NPR has signed on to be our keynote speaker!!

Registration for recruiting companies and students is now open!

The IU CDS aims to provide our chemistry graduate students and post-docs with insights into available career paths as well as opportunities to establish contacts with potential employers. The day-long, graduate student led event will facilitate dialogue between successful PhD-holding professionals, potential employers and students to generate excitement and alleviate confusion in the search for a path after graduate school.

The event will include:

  1. A keynote presentation (TBA).
  2. Student poster presentations, allowing for industrial recruiters to make contact with employee candidates.
  3. A panel discussion featuring a variety of professional PhD holders.
  4. A networking social and Recruitment Fair that will transition into an informal social allowing for graduate students to interact with speakers, recruiters and faculty. 

The following day will be used to arrange on-campus interviews with recruiters from companies attending the CDS. Students will also have the opportunity to submit a CV for consideration by companies in attendance.

Tentative IU Chemistry CDS Schedule

Time Event Location
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check-In TBD
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Remarks TBD
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote Speaker TBD
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion TBD
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch TBD
1:00 PM -3:00 PM Career Fair TBD
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking Social & Poster Session TBD