Life Sciences Career Development Society
2020 Networking Reception
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The Purpose

This event aims to provide students with a structured and targeted opportunity to network with professionals outside academia in a range of life-science industries.

Why Participate?

Graduate Students/Trainees

This is a great opportunity to network with and gain insight from professionals in the field. You will have the chance to ask questions directly to our guests about their jobs and career paths at the roundtables or during the open networking period.

Professional Guests

This reception provides maximum impact on our attendees as you will share your experiences thus far. You will also have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of professionals across a range of industries.

Format

The event is formatted to include four unique round table sessions, which bring together 1 guest and 6 students in an intimate setting. This is followed by two traditional open networking sessions between all students and guests. Students may choose which their guests to sit with at the round table in advance to help facilitate meaningful interactions.

Guest selection will be optimized on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The event consists of:

  • 4 X 20-minute round-table interaction sessions between each guest and students (1:6 ratio),

  • A light serving of hors-d’oeuvres throughout the evening,

  • 2 X 30-minute open networking sessions.

Some of the industries typically represented by our guests include:

  • R&D
  • scientific consulting
  • management consulting
  • medical affairs
  • scientific communication
  • intellectual property
  • biotechnology

Guest

Registration

Time and Date

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Agenda

6:00 – 6:30 pm Registration/Open-Networking Session
6:30 – 6:35 pm Opening Remarks
6:35 – 6:55 pm Round-Table Session A
6:55 – 7:15 pm Round-Table Session B
7:15 – 7:45 pm Open Networking Session #1
7:45 – 8:05 pm Round-Table Session C
8:05 – 8:25 pm Round Table Session D
8:25 – 8:30 pm Closing Remarks
8:30 – 9:00 pm Open Networking Session #2

Location

Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

Price

$5 for U of T students, postdoc fellows and alumni. $25 for non-U of T members.

Register for the 2020 Networking Reception