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Past Events

Math Industry Day: Careers in Finance

On September 16th, the Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the Student Success Center, hosted a "Math Industry Day: Careers in Finance" webinar that featured presentations by industry speakers. They shared more about their academic and career journey, their current company, top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more! Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the live Q & A. Featured speakers included: UCSD alumnus and Head of Quantitative Strategy at Millennium Dr. Thomas Fleming, UCSD alumna and Senior Finance Manager Amanda Horowitz, Data Scientist at Intuit Dr. John Jack, and UCSD alumnus and Business Lawyer Dr. John Karayan.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here

August 2020

Lam Research Industry Day

On August 19th students heard from Dr. Jeffrey Marks of Lam Research as he spoke about “Innovation at an atomic level, enabling the information revolution”.  In addition to Dr. Marks's talk, the event featured a UCSD alumni career panel who currently work at Lam. Students were able to ask questions and engage with the panelists.  Featured panelists included: CVP for Lam Research Dr. Jeffrey Marks, Process Engineer Jasper Nie, Systems Engineer Hossein Sadeghi, and Product Engineer Qingqing Yang. 

As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam Research is a fundamental enabler of the silicon roadmap. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology.  Their innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services allow chipmakers to build smaller, faster, and better performing electronic devices. They combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, a strong values-based culture, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation, enabling our customers to shape the future. 

If you missed the event, watch the video here

July 2020

Teaching Students of Color in STEM

In collaboration with the Graduate Division and Jacobs School of Engineering, we hosted a webinar called "Teaching Students of Color in STEM" on July 31st. This event was the third workshop of "Woke: A Series in Solidarity with People of Color in STEM." The event was open to students, recent graduates, postdocs, staff, and faculty members. The webinar provided best practices for supporting and teaching students of color in STEM. It featured a moderated discussion and a Q&A session with faculty members from the Jacobs School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in a live Q&A. Panelists included: Distinguished Professor of Physics R. Sekhar Chivukula, Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dontarie Stallings, Associate Professor of Statistics Jelena Bradic, Professor of Mathematics Ioana Dumitriu, and Assistant Professor of NanoEngineering and Mechanical Engineering Tod A. Pascal. 

If you missed the event, watch it here.

Math Industry Day

The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center hosted a virtual Math Industry Day on July 22nd! The event included presentations by guest speakers about working in industry. Attendees had the opportunity to submit advanced questions as well as participate in the live webinar's Q&A. Panelists included Cognitive Science UCSD alum Kyle Shannon, Data Scientist at Viasat and UCSD alum Laura Wilke, and Senior Scientific Technical Manager at the Naval Information Warfare Center Charles F. Yetman

If you missed the event, watch it here.

Job Hunting for New Graduates in the Age of COVID-19

For all physical science students or recent graduates. Held on July 9th,this webinar addressed the changing landscape of the job market for graduates with degrees in the physical sciences. Students heard from a panel of industry professionals with insight in hiring plans and strategies of industry sectors in the age of COVID-19. Industry professionals addressed communication strategies and interview skills for a hiring environment dominated by online interactions. Students had the opportunity to ask questions during this online webinar. Panelists who attended: Web Developer Kevin Ball; Founding Director of Perihelion Capital Advisors Dr. Richard Libby; CVP of Lam Research Corporation Dr. Jeffrey Marks; and University Relations Program Manager at General Atomics David Freeman

Watch the webinar here

June 2020

Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Division of Physical Sciences and the Student Success Center sponsored another Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day. On June 3rd, this event featured asynchronous talks from speakers in biotechnology and pharma companies. The live Zoom panel discussion focused on providing advice to students and postdocs on how to pursue a career in industry in the age of COVID-19 and address communication strategies and interview skills for a hiring environment dominated by online interactions. Attendees had the opportunity to submit advanced questions as well as participate in the live webinar's Q&A. 
If you missed the event or want to refresh your memory, watch it here

May 2020

Catalent Pharma Solutions Industry Day

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Division of Physical Sciences, and the Student Success Center worked in partnership to host a Catalent Pharma Solutions Industry Day on Thursday May 28th.  The event will feature an Industry Overview presentation and a Career Panel Q&A. This event discussed different industry career avenues, educational and career advice from industry professionals, and Catalent San Diego's internship opportunities. Attendees had the opportunity to submit advanced questions as well as participate in the live webinar's Q&A. Catalent's volunteering and philanthropy programs amplify the enthusiasm they have for giving back to our communities—especially in the areas of health and STEM education. With 42 facilities across four continents, Catalent touches thousands of people every day; helping people live better healthier lives. Panelists included Senior Project Manager Hannah Reynolds, Program Manager Matthew Rota, Forumulation Scientist Kirk Reynolds, Ph.D, former Metrology Engineer and current Training Coordinator Roger Parks, and Formulation Chemist Ivy Cai

If you missed this event, watch it here

Student Success Center Information Session

On May 27th, Dean Steve Boggs and division leadership shared how, in the midst of a pandemic, we are starting new initiatives and hosting online events to help students find pathways to meaningful careers and build professional networks outside academia.

About The Center: As the first of its kind for any physical sciences program in the nation, The Center provides students with resources for professional training beyond the classroom and career preparation beyond a degree. The Center connects students with individual research experiences in academia and internships in industry, supports them with an alumni mentoring program, and hosts industry outreach and recruitment events.

If you missed it, watch the full session here.

Job Hunting for New Graduates in the Age of COVID-19

This event was held virtually on Wednesday May 6, 2020. For Chemistry and Biochemistry students graduating in 2020, but open to all students. This webinar addressed the changing landscape of the job market for graduates with degrees in the physical sciences. Students heard from a panel of industry professionals with insight in hiring plans and strategies of industry sectors in the age of COVID-19. Industry professionals addressed communication strategies and interview skills for a hiring environment dominated by online interactions. Students had the opportunity to ask questions during this online webinar. Alumni panelists included: Dr. John Williams from Neurocrine Biosciences in San Diego, Dr. Shiva Malek from Genentech and UCSF, and Ken Abeloe from Centauri (formerly Integrity Applications Incorporated).

April 2020

Seminar on Transitioning to Online Instruction

Tips from Dr. Thomas Bussey on excelling remotely as a student and instructor. He discussed the current events and practical solutions being used to move to an online format. If you missed the seminar, watch it here. 

February 2020

Chemistry Industry Interaction Day

ACS-SA and the Student Success Center brought to you to our first ever Industry Interaction Day! The event was held on February 21, 2020 in the NSB Atrium. The event included presentations by speakers about working in the industry and a networking lunch where students met the speakers and asked all their questions. 

November 2019

2019 Semi-Conductor Industry Interaction Day

UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD Materials Science and Engineering Program, Division of Physical Sciences Dean's Office, and Division of Physical Sciences Center for Student Success sponsored an industry interaction day. Our goal is to enhance the interaction between our PhD students and postdoctoral associates with our colleagues in industry. The event was held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. The program included talks by industrial scientists, lightning talks by postdocs and doctoral students, and a panel discussion to provide advice to our graduate students on how to pursue a career in industry.

June 2019

Pharm-Chem Industry Outreach Day

The UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Chemistry-Biology Interfaces Training Grant (CBI), and Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology (CRIN) training grant hosted their annual Industry Day event on June 21, 2019 in the NSB Auditorium. The event  enhanced the interaction between our PhD students and postdoctoral associates with our colleagues in industry. The event featured speakers from biotech, pharm, and nanotech fields. The program included talks by industrial scientists, lightning talks by doctoral students, and a panel discussion to provide advice to graduate students on how to pursue a career in industry.