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Career Possibilities and Networking Event

Posted by WEST Board Member on Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A STEM degree is one of the most flexible degrees available, but when pursuing one it can be difficult to engage with scientists who’ve moved away from the bench for their career path and see why that is true.  Who has the time to tear themselves away from lab or that coding project??  Worse still, even the most supportive mentors reinforce the notion that a job in the world outside is a sell-out and suggests failure in some sense.

At WEST’s Annual Career Possibilities Speed Networking Night, we bring to you, in one spot for one evening, a variety of STEM majors who’ve made successful careers in everything from writing to marketing to law to venture capital. You will hear the stories of people who have used their science and technical training to advance their careers in different directions. By educating the public about science. By ensuring scientific inventions are patented to form the basis for companies who bring them to the world. By helping finance those companies. You will learn the possibilities are many to find a niche in this chasm.

WEST Board Member, Jen Zarutskie Sieczkiewicz, who a Ph.D. biochemist turned life sciences attorney herself, will welcome the group and lead a facilitated networking activity, so you can meet the other attendees and panelists. This will be followed by a panel discussion to learn more about each panelist and how they made their way to where they are now. Then you will have the opportunity to break into small groups and talk with the different panelists. 

Please come seek your future by joining us on  December 7, 2016, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, 300 Third Street,  Bella A & B, Cambridge, MA 02142. 

Topics: Events, Transitions, Career, Network

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