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Biomedical & Biosciences Industry Expo 2019:
Stanford alumni work with biomedical firms, institutions, to realize the promise of precision medicine
Animated discussions about precision medicine, artificial intelligence, translational research, and drug discovery filled the room at the LKSC during the 20th annual Biomedical & Biosciences Industry Expo (BBIE) in early April. Many Stanford alumni were among the representatives from an array of institutions, and, like explorers returning from their journeys, they were excited to share with current trainees their tales — tales about the conduct of science in biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, consulting, government, law and academia...
What is the Biomedical & Biosciences Industry Expo?
The Biomedical & Bioscience Industry Expo (BBIE) is an annual event was originally developed by the student group Stanford Biosciences Students Association (SBSA) and is currently hosted by BioSci Careers. More than just a career fair, the event allows students to develop relationships with a core group of companies and professionals from various sectors. BBIE is also a formal channel for learning about job opportunities and company culture, it showcases current research and trends, and it stimulates the exchange of scientific ideas and dialogue between employers and Stanford students, alumni, and faculty.
Event highlights include:
- Connections to organizations in biotechnology, business, entrepreneurship, education, communications, government, healthcare, consulting, and law
- On site career coaching
- Coffee cart for casual networking with alumni, company representatives, and peers
- Convenient, open floor for easy access to companies and organizations
*Be sure to upload your resume/CV to Handshake before the event. For this, go to your Handshake account, go to My Profile, go to Documents tab/section and add your resume/CV. Once added, make sure you click on Feature on Profile/Visible for that document. If you do not click on Feature on Profile/Visible, employers will not be able to view your document.
Resources to Help You Prepare
- 9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair
- How to Stand Out at a Job Fair
- Career and Job Fair Dos and Don'ts
- 5 Things You Must do Before a Career Fair
Participation in BBIE is free for all Stanford trainees and alumni. (Trainees include undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, medical students, and residents.) Trainees may register prior to the event or at the door. SU ID required.
Most of our employers hire graduate students because of both their direct scientific knowledge and their transferable skill sets, which include innovative problem solving, analytical thinking, teamwork, and communication. In the past, employers seeking to hire graduate students have included:
- 10X Genomics
- Acumen LLC
- American Cancer Society
- CB Partners
- Healthcare Consultancy Group
- L.E.K. Consulting
- McKinsey and Company
- Merck & Co., Inc.
- Morrison and Foerster
- National Heart and Lung Institute (NIH)
- Navigant Consulting
- NGM Biopharmaceuticals
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Quintiles IMS
- Sandia National Labs
- Yamana Science and Technology
Biotech Startup Career Fair
Due to consistent feedback from our student population, we are excited to announce our new Biotech Startup Career Fair every fall. This career fair provides an outstanding opportunity to build connections with local biotech startups and learn more about internships and various career options within startups. It is also a formal channel for learning about job opportunities and company culture, it showcases current research and trends, and it stimulates the exchange of scientific ideas and dialogue between employers and Stanford students, alumni, and faculty.
Event highlights include:
- Connections to local startups that are hiring now
- A fun chance to network with employers and students over an informal pizza lunch
- A diverse representation of new companies from the Biotech sector
- Support and preparation from BioSci Careers before and after the event
Participation in the Biotech Startup Career Fair is free for all Stanford trainees and alumni. (Trainees include undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, medical students, and residents.) Trainees may register prior to the event or at the door. SU ID required.
*Be sure to upload your resume/CV to Handshake before the event so that recruiters can contact you about job and internship opportunities. For this: Handshake account - My Profile - Documents -resume/CV - click on Feature on Profile/Visible for that document.
- 3T Biosciences
- 4D Molecular Therapeutics
- Adverum Biotech
- AVM Biotech
- BOLT Therapeutics
- Boom Capital
- Chimera Engineering
- Coral Genomics
- Dorian Therapeutics
- Hepatx Corp
- Lassogen, Inc.
- Lyell Immunopharma
- Mission Barns
- PACT Pharma
- Pionyr Immunopharma
- Protillion Biosciences
- SyntheX, Inc.
- Tempus Labs
Industry Insights showcases employers from a variety of sectors and industries. Industry Insights provides opportunities for students to meet a wide range of employers who will share insights into their technologies and professional opportunities. Previous Industry Insights guests have included:
- The Institute of Cancer Research
- McKinsey and Company
- Kaiser Permanente
- …and many more!
One of the best ways to understand the culture and technologies of an organization is to experience them firsthand. We work with employers and alumni to enable you to visit organizations so that you may directly experience organizational culture. While there, you will learn about hiring practices and connect with members of the organization’s team. Industry Onsites are typically offered during the summer. Previous Industry Onsights visits have included:
- Google Ventures
- …and many more!
Industry Happy Hours with SBSA
BioSci Careers is proud to support the Stanford Biosciences Students Association (SBSA) Industry Happy Hours initiative. These quarterly events feature new companies and organizations. This is your opportunity to connect with potential mentors and future employers in a relaxed environment.
For more about alumni connections and networking, please see What Our Alumni Are Doing Now. For general alumni programming, please visit the Alumni Association website.