Careers Reception

Pauley Ballroom (3rd floor) in MLK Student Union
April 25th, 2018
12:30 – 4:30 pm

Cost: Free! $5  RSVP refunded upon checkin
First 200 attendees receive a free padfolio for their resumes.

The Careers Reception is a networking event designed for PhDs and postdocs who are interested in learning more or applying to work outside academia by talking to representatives of companies and organizations directly. All of the participating representatives are interested in hiring PhD holders. Use this opportunity to ask any questions you may have or hand in your resume and follow up by applying for a position!

Attendance is free, but requires a $5 RSVP fee which will be reimbursed upon check in at the Careers Reception. First 200 attendees receive a free padfolio!

Food and drinks will be provided to attendees for the duration of the event. Must be 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages (we will be checking IDs).

Registration open now! Resume submission information is sent via Eventbrite to registered attendees.

Careers to Explore

We are proud to have doubled the size of the Careers Reception since its inauguration last year. With feedback from attendees, this year we have expanded the types of companies to include those who are hiring:

  • Data Scientists
  • Science Researchers
  • Curriculum Development
  • Management Consultants
  • Technical Consultants
  • Research and Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Teachers
  • UI Designers
  • and more

Explore the companies participating. Many are hiring across their company for a variety of positions. You might find a career you never thought of before or find a position in a company you never would have thought to search within. Join us for this event to make new connections and learn about new careers.


This event opens with a panel discussion and is followed by a speed networking session. Unlike a normal career fair, instead of waiting in line, we provide banquet tables to sit, eat, and converse with representatives allowing for a more relaxed general discussion. During speed networking we will encourage attendees to change tables every 15 minutes in order to give everyone a chance to speak with popular companies but to also encourage exploring other career avenues. After speed networking there will be a general time to speak with representatives. There will also be private presentations by companies ongoing concurrently in a separate room.

Attendees are encouraged submit a resume before attending and have the option of also submitting directly to companies and organizations they are interested in. Companies and representatives will be able to see all resumes and may contact you if they are interested. Check your emails from Eventbrite or email to find out how to submit your resume.


12:30 pm:  Panel  Discussion
East Pauley Ballroom
  • A panel discussion with representatives speaking about the value of hiring PhDs and what you can bring with your skillset.
  • Panelists are IXL Learning, Koniku, IndieBio, and Calico
1:30 pm: Speed Networking
West Pauley Ballroom
  • 15 minute interval speed networking.
2:00 pm: Company Talks
Stephens Lounge (across from Pauley Ballroom)
  • 15 minute private presentations given by companies followed by Q&A from the audience.
    • 2:00 pm: D.E. Shaw
    • 2:20 pm: Clorox
    • 2:40 pm: Koniku
    • 3:00 pm: Calico
3:00 – 4:30 pm:  Social Mixer
West Pauley Ballroom
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to converse longer with companies and with each other. There is a lot to be learned by speaking with PhDs from other fields and in various stages of their career search.

Click logos to view information about the company and representatives.

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Other Participating Companies

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