Career Center

SoMCC Event



Industry Insights - Biotechnology Industry Day Preparation: Building Professional Connections and Making the Most Out of Them

Date:   Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time:   12:00 -1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)
1:00-1:30 PM (Informal reception)

Location:   Clark Center Auditorium

Sponsor:   School of Medicine Career Center (SoMCC)

Event details:  

Industry Insights: this monthly series provides an opportunity for trainees to meet leaders from a variety of sectors who will share first-hand perspective and insights into their company’s technologies and professional opportunities.

Topics to be addressed include:

    • An overview of the annual Biotechnology Industry Day event: what you should expect/what company representatives expect;
    • Methods for building and getting the most out of your social capital at Biotech Industry Day and other professional networking events;
    • From the perspectives of hiring managers and recruiters, an introduction of networking do’s and don’ts, CV tips, and recommendations for appropriate post-event follow-up
    • Reception to follow

    About our Speakers:

    Stephanie K. Eberle is the Manager of Educational Resources and Client Services for the School of Medicine Career Center.  Within this role, Stephanie develops curricula focusing on professional skills/training and insights into roles for scientists and clinicians across multiple employment sectors.  Prior to joining the SoMCC, Stephanie was part of Stanford’s central campus Career Development Center, advising graduate students and postdocs from various disciplines across campus, teaching a “Career and Life Planning” course, and developing programs on both academic and non-academic job preparation. She has co-written a text book chapter, consulted on diversity issues at companies and organizations throughout the Bay Area, and held numerous counseling and program development positions in her 13 years of professional experience.  Stephanie holds both the M.Ed., and B.A.’s in Psychology and Sociology, from Ohio University.

    Michael Clay received his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry at University of Michigan in 1997, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia in 2002, and completed his postdoctoral work in Chemistry at Stanford University in 2005.  Michael currently works as a staff scientist and technical lead at Codexis, Inc. in the Analytical Biochemistry division.  His main area of research is focused on enzyme & metabolic pathway evolution, engineering & optimization for the development of fast, robust & efficient biocatalysts for commercial purposes.

    Darla Llewelyn, CSP is a recruiter with experience placing entry level to C-level executives. Her specialties include recruiting and sourcing candidates for open positions, temporary and direct hire placement experience, working with hiring managers at all levels, training, and account management.  Previous positions include account management, customer needs assessment and project management at BOLT Staffing Service and Sales Associate at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Darla received her BA in Communication Studies and Sociology from California State University-Sacramento.

    About Codexis:
    Codexis, Inc. is a clean technology company that applies enzyme evolution and metabolic pathway engineering to develop optimized biocatalysts that make industrial processes faster, cleaner and more efficient.  Codexis' technology is commercialized with leading global pharmaceutical companies and in development for advanced biofuels with Shell and carbon capture. Other potential markets for the company's biocatalyst-enabled solutions include chemicals and water treatment. For more information, see

Free and open to Stanford ID holders.
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Space is limited, register online

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