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AAPS Career Fair

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Careers Page PhotoPlan now for our upcoming 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Career Fair!

We had a very successful 2013 Career Fair, and you won't want to miss next year! We will host our upcoming Career Fair in conjunction with the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center on November 2–6, 2014.  

Employers

The AAPS Career Fair is a full-service career fair for pharmaceutical scientists and biotechnology professionals, as well as manufacturers and suppliers interested in reaching life sciences professionals. The AAPS Career Fair provides the perfect backdrop for professionals looking to discover potential career opportunities, make industry contacts, sharpen networking skills, and see the latest technology all in one place.

Career Fair Exhibitor Registration Information 

  • Interested in exhibiting as an employer? 
  • Want to place a job advertisement on-site?
  • New: AAPSCareers LIVE—Career Fair preconference résumé alert system.  
  • Visit the Employer Exhibit page  

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Candidates

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers at many top pharmaceutical organizations. Candidates will also benefit from résumé/CV review and attend professional development workshops presented by career consultants as an additional free resource!

Candidate resource information coming soon! 

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Thank You to the 2013 Career Fair Participating Employer Partners! 
Allergan 
Amway 
Aptalis Pharma 
Catalent Pharma Solutions 
DPT Laboratories  
Evonik Corporation 
Gilead Sciences, Inc.  
GlaxoSmithKline 
Lupin Pharmaceuticals 
Noven Pharmaceuticals 
Perrigo  
SiO2 Medical Products 
University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
Upsher-Smith Laboratories 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

 

Onsite Schedule/Location

Hours of Operation 

Sunday, November 2 6:30 pm–8:30 pm, "Welcome Reception"
Monday, November 3 9:30 am–5:00 pm, Career Fair Reception 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 4 9:30 am–5:00 pm


Location
 
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 

 

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Professional Development Sessions

CareerCenterPhotoRegister for the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition today and attend these on-site sessions.

Résumé and Curriculum Vitae Consultant  (Registration opens in September) 

Need help with your résumé? Schedule a 15 minute one-on-one appointment with a consultant at the Career Fair. Preconference sign-up is required.  

Monday, November 3

8:00 am–10:00 am
Successful Interviewing Strategies in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry: Résumé Building and Other Helpful Tips

Megan Driscoll
PharmaLogics Recruiting

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
A World Wide Web—The ABCs of Networking 
Nicole Buist, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Annette Bak, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Sharon Liu
Oracle

Tuesday, November 4

8:00 am–10:00 am
Developing Your Career Plan: Skills to Grow within Your Company and Advice on When and How to Look for a New Job Externally if Necessary
Megan Driscoll
PharmaLogics Recruiting

8:00 am–10:00 am
Essential Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceutical Scientist: A Live Session of Regulatory Affairs 101 eLearning Course
Monica Lee Whitmire, M.S.
PPD Development, LLC

Lynn Gold, Ph.D.
Camargo Pharmaceutical Services

Kim Huynh-Ba, M.S.
Pharmalytik

Shanthi Sethuraman, Ph.D.
Eli Lilly & Company

10:00 am–noon
Women in Pharmaceuticals Sciences—Career Development Facts, Myths, and Tips
Marilyn Morris, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo

Annette Bak, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Nurulain Zaveri, Ph.D.
Astraea Therapeutics, LLC 

10:30 am–12:30pm
How Economic Pressures and Employment Trends Affect the Science of Pharmaceutical Development and How You Should Respond to Secure and Retain a Job in the Industry
Grant Hanson
Tangent Partners

Jennifer Hanson
GlaxoSmithKline 

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Creating and Developing Your Professional Brand
Allen Templeton
Merck & Co., Inc.

Robert Reed
Celsion Corporation 

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Running Out of Time? Learn to Manage It!
Mac McGuire
The University of Texas at Austin 

Thomas Harris
University of Alabama

Moderated by Sujay Kharade, Vanderbilt University and Nisha Nanaware-Kharade, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Develop Your Influencing and Negotiation Skills

Annette Bak, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Joy Fuerst
Merck & Co., Inc.

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