Date: April 14th (Friday), 2017 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Venue: 330 Student Union Food: Networking lunch will be provided.
Salomón Ferrer (Pfizer)
Stewart (Western Digital)
Moore (Dow Chemical Co.)
Open to all UB students. No registration required.
Description: The goal of this mini-symposium is to address the questions of students who work (or plan to work) in the computational research groups at UB regarding their career prospects once they conclude their university education. Our speakers have typically conducted computational research during graduate school and then transitioned into employment outside the university domain. They share their experience of finding jobs coming from a computational background, their transition from academia to their new environment, and their thoughts on the computational R&D landscape in the industry. They report on the job situation in their chosen profession, give insights into the nature of their work, and talk about opportunities with their specific employers (we actually encourage speakers to use this event to promotion their company, their work, and, if applicable, as a recruiting opportunity). Each presentation is followed by an extensive Q&A session and we hold a joint panel discussion with all speakers at the end of the symposium. Students have the chance for personal conversations with the speakers during a light lunch.
The audience for this event is typically 2/3 graduate and 1/3 undergraduate students. A particular target audience are students at the stage where they try to decide if they should go into computational work. Another target audience are students who have already made that decision and want to figure out where to go from there, i.e. once they are released into the real world.