Careers in Industry Panelists (these lists will be continually updated as they are finalized)
Dr. Jeremy O’Brien – Aramco Services Company
Dr. Govinda Bhisetti – Biogen
Tim Bergeron – JEOL USA
Careers in Academia Panelist
Dr. Ed Brush – Bridgewater State University
Greg Banks – Urban Science Academy
Dr. Jonathan Rochford – UMass-Boston
Alternative Career in Chemistry Panelists
Jennifer Lanza – ThermoFischer Scientific
Michelle Armstrong – Interchim
Laura Celano – Propel Careers
Grad School Panelists
Jerry Gilligan – UMass-Boston
Whitney Hess – MIT
Kyle Cole – Boston College
Post Doc Panelist
Dr. Simon Breitler – Harvard
Dr. Ling-Fang Tseng – Living Proof Inc.
Dr. Mohammad Alaghemandi – UMass-Boston
Workshop #1: Innovation, Chemistry, and Jobs: Entrepreneurship Shapes Our Tomorrow
Dr. Mukund Chorghade, President & CSO, Chorghade Enterprises/THINQ Pharma
Dr. Mukund Chorghade is a serial entrepreneur, President and Chief Scientific Officer, THINQ Pharma / THINQ Discovery, and of Chorghade Enterprises. He is the Chief Scientific Officer of Chicago Discovery Solutions, an adjunct research professor at Northeastern University and has appointments at Harvard, MIT and Princeton. Dr. Chorghade will be giving advice from his many years of experience with starting his own company and how chemists can take their career far.
Workshop #2: Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews
This essential skills workshop will cover resume basics, cover letter tips, and interview preparation. The career consultants will teach attendees how to format resumes (or C.V.’s). Basic interview questions will also be covered and tips about the “job search” process will be discussed in relation to proper social media use.
Roy Simon, Freelance Consultant, Simmons Management Services, LLC
Professor Patrick Gordon, Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Roy and Patrick are career consultants with both industrial (R&D, Manufacturing, Project Management, Divisional Staff, and Department Management) and academic (Lecturer and Adjunct) experience. They have joined forces that apply to present career programs for undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and mid-career scientists/engineers.
Get your resume reviewed by an HR professional!
Professionals from JEOL USA will be providing 10 minute resume review session throughout the day. Find out how to make your resume stand out from someone in charge of hiring! Bring a printed copy of your resume and sign up for a time at the registration table. Spaces will be filled first come first serve.
The half-day event will end with a social event at The Banshee in nearby Dorchester where participants can practice their newly developed networking skills over a drink.
The conference is being hosted by the Department of Chemistry at UMass-Boston. The welcome and registration table will be in the main entrance of the Integrated Sciences Complex, University Drive S, Boston, MA 02125 (shown on the map below)