YBC Life Science Career Fair
April 20-21, 2023
The Yale Biotech Club invites you to join us at our annual Life Science Career Fair on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 2023.
We are delighted to announce that the 2023 YBC Life Science Career Fair will be a 2-day event with an all-day in-person series of events on Thursday, April 20th hosted at Alexion (100 College St) and an industry night networking event at Via Gastropub followed by an all-day virtual series of events on Friday, April 21st.
Stay posted for more information on this page throughout April!
Day 1: In-Person
April 20, 2023
12 - 8 p.m ET
Day 2: Virtual
April 21, 2023
9 a.m - 6 p.m. ET
Primary: Alexion (100 College St.)
Industry Night: Via Gastropub
Attendee Registration IS OPEN NOW!
Are you a Graduate or Undergraduate Student, Post-Doc, MBA, or Medical Student looking to connect with recruiters in the biotech space or exploring alternative career options?
The Life Science Career Fair will feature industry-leading companies across multiple fields, including:
Venture Capital and Investment
...and other non-academic careers!
Want to increase your visibility to companies? You will be able to submit your resume in our registration form for inclusion in the Resume Book that will be made available to the companies in attendance.
The virtual component of our Career Fair is free and open to current Yale students, trainees, affiliates, alumni, and ALL members of the broader biotech community.
The Office of Career Strategy (OCS) and the Yale Biotech Club (YBC) are co-hosting two workshops for students and postdocs in preparation for the YBC Life Science Career Fair. In these dedicated 1-hour workshops, we will cover essential skills of building and writing strong resumes and help you ease the nerve for networking with employer representatives. Whether you are interested in attending the Life Science Career Fair or not, please join these workshops to gain practical and essential skills universal to job hunting for every career trajectory.
Craft a Resume That Stands Out to Employers
Thursday, April 6, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET on Zoom
A professional resume is typically the first impression an employer
gets of you as a potential candidate. Consequently, you want to craft a strong resume that highlights your most relevant skills and experiences and showcases your fit for the job. Join us for this workshop that will explain the differences between resumes and academic CVs and give you tips on producing an effective resume that will market your strengths and stand out to employers. We will also cover another essential part of a successful job search – how to build professional connections to tap into the “hidden” job market and gain valuable information about career paths.
Unlock Your Career Potential: Master the Art of Networking & Pitching at Career Fairs!
Tuesday, April 11, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET on Zoom
Join this workshop for Masters and PhD students! Learn how to network with confidence and make a lasting impression at your next career fair. Tips for before, during, and after the event.
Please email your questions to YBC's VPs of Career Development:
Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org and Zhongyu at email@example.com.
Welcome and Company
Showcase and Seminars
Career Fair Agenda
Thursday, April 20, 2023
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Welcome and Company
Showcase and Seminars
Gold and Sapphire sponsor companies present either a 10 minute showcase or an in-depth 20 minute seminar to students; lunch will be served.
1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Students will have the opportunity to visit and interact with employees from your company at a booth (2 representatives per company can fit at one booth). The venue is the Alexion building at 100 College St., which is a short walk from the medical campus where the majority of graduate students attending the career fair work.
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
at Via Gastropub
Connect with more Yale graduate students for the evening at Via Gastrobar, a new restaurant in downtown New Haven, which is only a short walk away from Alexion! We have rented out the entire restaurant and will have food and drinks available.
Friday, April 21, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address of the Day
Our distinguished guest speakers, Dr. Ajay Dhankar and Dr. David Altshuler, will share their advice and insights to Yale students.
Dr. Ajay Dhankar
Managing Director at Lazard
Former Senior Partner at McKinsey
Dr. David Altshuler
EVP, Global Research and
Chief Scientific Officer
at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
10:35 - 11:25 a.m.
Company Showcases and Seminar
10 minute showcases and in-depth 20 minute seminars will be presented to all attendees as a way for companies to gain additional
exposure to Yale students
11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Panel Discussion #1
Careers and Hiring Advice in Biotech
Yale alumni and other prominent professionals with STEM PhDs in biotech will explore careers and hiring in the industry and will answer questions from current Yale students.
Nilesh Zaware, PhD
Principal Scientist @ Halda
Kevin Rocco, MS
CEO and co-Founder, Biorez
Howard Davis, PhD
CEO, Akamis Bio
Elissa Hobert, PhD
Associate Director, Flagship Pioneering
12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Panel Discussion #2
Diverse Careers Across Industries and How to Break Into Them
Prominent professionals who have followed various career paths in life sciences will trace their career trajectories and answer questions from students exploring alternative careers.
Alex Teng, PhD
Partner at Fifty Years VC
Xiaochu Ma, PhD
Sara Sarnoski, PhD
Social Impact Consultant, McKinsey
Catherine Branda, PhD
Manager, Applied Bioscience and Engineering at Sandia National Laboratories