When: Week 10 (Date/Time TBA)
Come interact with the ISPE officers and other ISPE members! If you are new to ISPE, this is the perfect opportunity to come learn more about the club and hear about our upcoming events. If you've been with us for a while now, come meet other ISPE members and bond over your love for pharmaceuticals & biotech! Keep checking the website and iPhone app for updates on location and details. We have fun things planned!
Agensys Plant Tour (Co-hosted with UCI ISPE)
When: Friday, March 7th, 11AM - 2PM
Where: Agensys, Santa Monica Site
Interested in visiting Agensys? Agensys, a therapeutic Antibody manufacturing biotech company located in Santa Monica, is having a plant tour open to students interested in learning about their manufacturing processes. Here is there site for more info on them: http://www.agensys.com/overview-and-mission/
The plant tour will be co-hosted with UCI (Irvine's ISPE Chapter). This will be our FIRST co-hosting event with UCI, and will be very exciting for us!
For now,15 spots for UCLA and 15 for UCI is maximum capacity. There are still spots open but are filling QUICKLY! Due to anticipated high demand (but low amount of drivers), we are opening up priority spots to people who have a car and willing to drive other attendees. To register, Email with your full name, membership status, and whether or not you can offer a car to drive.
Questions? Feel free to email us: email@example.com
Biotech Career Night
When: Wednesday, January 29th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: UCLA Career Center, Room 200Participating Firms Include (subject to change):
Zymo Research Epigenetics Corp.
St. Jude Medical
Interested in a career in pharmaceuticals or biotechnology? Take this chance to prepare for your future by attending the Biotech Career Fair Night. This event provides the optimal opportunity for you to meet and network with professionals in the biotech industry. Visit the table of each participating company to learn about their mission, job functions, recruitment possibilities, and more. Questions? Please firstname.lastname@example.org.
**ISPE Membership is HIGHLY encouraged as many of the companies there will also have ties with UCLA ISPE and UCLA Career Center and hence you will have future benefits to events on campus. ISPE Membership Card or Bruincard required for entry.**
When: Tuesday, January 21st, Meet & Greet -5:30PM, Infosession - 6PM
Where: UCLA Career Center, Career Lab on 2nd Floor
Looking for a career in biotechnology? Interested in medical device technology and therapies?
Join ISPE on January 21st at our Medtronic Infosession! Medtronic is the world's largest medical technology company, with development of innovative therapies to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.
We will be hosting Dr. Walt Baxter of Medtronic. Dr. Baxter, a senior principal scientist, will talk about the implantable medical device industry, his area of expertise, and opportunities for careers at Medtronic.
Free food will be provided!
Resume Workshop (co-hosted with AIChE)
When: Thursday, January 16th, 7-8 PM
Where: MS 5147
Get your resume critiqued and get important insider advice on how to construct a professional resume, including graduate school vs. industry resume points, internship vs. research experience, etc.
ISPE Winter General Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 15th, 6-7PM
Where: ESUC Lounge (Boelter 5800)
Looking for a research position in biotech or life sciences? What about an internship or a full-time job? Need help getting your resume out to BioTech companies? If your answer is yes to any of the above, you should come out to ISPE's Winter General Meeting!
Whether you are a freshman undergrad or a postdoctoral researcher, ISPE provides many opportunities to network and interact with academic and industry professionals. The meeting will cover all the events coming up for the year including company infosessions, the BioTech Career Fair, research-based events, and more!
Many of these opportunities are exclusive to ISPE members – but it is NOT too late to join! All students, regardless of year and major are welcome.
Pizza will be provided.
Questions? Feel free to email ISPE at email@example.com or come and talk to the Executive Board or new ISPE committee at the meeting. We hope to see you there!
ISPE Committee Applications
Ready to take on a higher leadership role and help further ISPE's mission to help all UCLA students interested in biotechnology and pharmaceutical science? Apply to be on the ISPE Committee for the 2013-2014 school year! Whether you are a returning member or a new member who just joined this quarter, you are welcome to apply! Any year or major is welcome and open for consideration.
Applications must be e-mailed to the current ISPE Executive Board at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Nov 29th (application time has been extended!). After your application has been received and processed, you will be contacted for a private interview for a committee member position over the weekend. Interviews will take place on Week 10. For your interview, please come dressed in business attire.
If you have any questions or concerns or if for some relevant reason, these times and deadlines do not work for you, please e-mail email@example.com as soon as possible.
Thank you and good luck!
ISPE Fall Research Networking Fair
When: Friday, November 1st, 1PM-3PM
Where: California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Interested in becoming a graduate researcher or a doctor? Want to gain hands-on experience now to better prepare you for the future?
A range of graduate students from chemical and bioengineering, to pharmacology will be present at the fair. All the presenters are actively looking for undergrads to work in their lab. Keep an eye out for more details regarding this event in the future as the date comes closer!
Please note that this event is only for ISPE members. If you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity, be sure to join ISPE at an event prior to this one, or come prepared with the membership fee. If you have any questions regarding the research networking fair, contact Shayan, firstname.lastname@example.org or Vish, email@example.com.
When: Wednesday October 30th, 2013, 7 - 8:30 pm
Where: Young Hall 2033
Considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, Genentech has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 35 years, using human genetic information to discover, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, Genentech is among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.
Genentech representative will be speaking about the company as well as internship opportunities offered next summer.
Resumes will be accepted! Food will be provided. THIS EVENT IS FOR ISPE MEMBERS ONLY.
Genentech's US Biologic Technical Development Department in South San Francisco is looking for interns for the summer. Apply online through http://www.gene.com/careers/detail/00416244/US-Biologics-Technical-Development-Summer-Internship and also send in your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Getting Into Research Workshop
When: Friday, October 25th, 5PM-6PM
Where: Viewpoint Conference Room, Ackerman Union
Interested in research but struggling to find research opportunities? Come to ISPE's Getting into Research Workshop to learn about the various ways through which you can get into a lab at UCLA. Students currently conducting research will share their experiences and give you important tips on emailing professors and polishing your CV. But more importantly, rather than the brute force method of mass-emailing professors, you will learn about other research-iving opportunities, particularly the Biomedical Research Minor program and ISPE's Research Networking Fair. Don't miss out on tips and advice on having a successful research career here at UCLA!
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, contact Vish, email@example.com.
Genentech College Ambassadors: Meet and Greet
When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 6PM-8PM
Where: Engineering V Rm. 2101 or 5101
Come meet the campus ambassadors of Genentech! They will be offering insight on what it’s like to intern at one of the most accomplished and prestigious companies in the biotech industry, as well as providing advice on how to secure an internship with Genentech. Pizza and drinks will also be provided!
Fall Quarter General Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, 6PM-8PM
Where: Bunche 3178
Looking for a research position in biotech or life science? what about an internship or a full-time job? If you need help getting your resume out to biotech companies, you should come out to ISPE's General Meeting!
The General Meeting will cover all the events coming up for Fall Quarter and you will have a chance to meet the staff of ISPE. Whether you are a freshman undergrad or a postdoctoral researcher, ISPE provides many opportunities to network and interact with academic and industry professionals so don't hesitate to check us out!
See you there! We look forward to meeting you! Food will be provided!
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