Speed Networking Event
Since 2013, the Jefferson Speed Networking event has provided a great opportunity for students and postdocs to interact with scientific professionals from a variety of career paths, learn about their career trajectories and their current roles.
2023 Speed Networking Event
The 2023 Speed Networking Event is being organized in collaboration between
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), Jefferson Postdoctoral Association (JPA), Business and Biotechnology Group (BizBio) and the JCLS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
When? Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6-8pm
Where? Eakins Lounge, Jefferson Alumni Hall
Why should you do this? This is a unique opportunity to build and expand your network for professional growth and development, and learn about science career options from the source. It is never too early to start thinking about your next career step! This event is appropriate for all MS and PhD students and all postdoctoral fellows from first year to final year.
Career paths covered during the 2023 event: Science Communication, Consulting, Academics - Core Facilities, Non-Profits, Government, Program Manager, Scientist Pharma, Science Outreach, Science Policy, Technology Transfer, Scientist Biotechnology, Academics - PI, and Entrepreneurship.
The registration process? More information to follow.
Speed Networking Preparation Workshops
Each year, precedeing the Speed Networking Event, the JCLS Office of Postdoctoral Affiars and the Jefferson Career Development Center collaborate to provide preparation workshops focused on professional communication skills.
The 2023 preparation workshops included the following:
- CV/Resume Writing
- Informational Interviewing
- The Elevator Pitch
The 2019 Speed Networking Event was a collaboration between the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Jefferson Postdoctoral Association (JPA), Business and Biotechnology Group (BizBio) and the JCLS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
When? Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6-8pm
Where? Bluemle Life Science Building (BLSB) Room 101
Speed Networking Preparation Workshops (see FLYER for more information)
Thursday, November 1st 2018
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), Jefferson Postdoctoral Association (JPA), Business and Biotechnology Group (BizBio) and the JCLS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs have teamed up once again to provide a wonderful opportunity to network with scientific professionals from a variety of career paths in the form of Speed Networking.
In 2018 we had 16 professionals from 14 different career paths.
2018 Event Schedule
- 5:30 pm: Check-in at BLSB 101
- 5:45 pm: Welcome remarks, introduction and instructions
- 6:00 - 7:10 pm: One-on-one meetings with the selected professionals
- 7:10 - 8:00 pm: Enjoy refreshments and mingle. This is a great opportunity to network with individuals you formed a connection with or maybe didn’t have time to meet during the formal part of the event.
Career paths that were covered: Biotechnology, Drug discovery, Government, Public health, Clinical trials, Hospital labs, Market research, Clinical research, Intellectual property, Management consulting, Medical writing, Undergraduate faculty (teaching)