There are two versions of the BioSciences Career Fair this year, with different employers at the in-person and virtual events. Students, postdocs, and alumni will need to register for both events:
- 29th September – in-person (Houston Hall) – registration is open
- 30th September – virtual via Handshake (virtual registration opens on the 22nd September)
Organized by Penn Career Services, these events will be a helpful part of your professional and career development if you are a graduate student or postdoc at Penn interested in internships, industry postdocs, or full-time opportunities in these broad industry areas:
- Science/medical communication
- Life science law (including intellectual property/patent law)
- Data analytics
- And more!
Find a list of currently registered employers in the flyer below. These smaller career fairs are perfect for more meaningful conversations with recruiters about their opportunities, the skills they are seeking, and the best way to apply.
Career fairs are perfect networking and career exploration opportunities even if you are early on in your academic program at Penn. Learning what employers are looking for in ideal candidates gives you the opportunity to build new skills or seek out new experiences on campus to prepare you for future applications.
If you want to submit a resume for the resume book that will be sent to employers registered for both the in-person and virtual events, then please follow the instructions on either of these pages:
- Information for students/postdocs for the in-person BioSciences career fair
- Information for students/postdocs for the virtual BioSciences career fair
The deadline for submitting your resume is 11:59pm on Tuesday 20th September.
PREPARE FOR THE FAIR – Tuesday 13th September, 4-4:50pm
If you are interested in getting advice on how to put together an effective career fair resume, how to navigate a virtual/in-person event, and how to network effectively during career fairs, then feel free to register for this virtual workshop:
Making the most of the BioSciences Career Fair for exploring, networking, and applying https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1105824
DEI INDUSTRY NETWORKING – Wednesday 21st Sept, 6-7:15pm
Join us for the BioSciences Industry Networking night to hear from employers in different industries about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives, and open positions, as well as ask questions and network in breakout rooms. All students and postdocs are welcome to attend. In particular, students/postdocs who identify as underrepresented in their industry of interest, Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse Individuals, People with Disabilities, Veterans, and First-Generation are encouraged to attend.
Biosciences Diversity and Inclusion Networking Night https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1056010