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For Students and Early Career Professionals

SLAS is pleased to offer activities at SLAS2019 specifically designed by and geared towards attending students and early career professionals. These programs provide a focused, valuable experience for those considering and embarking on a career in the field of life sciences discovery and technology.

Attendee programming and benefits include:

Discounted Conference and Short Course Registration for Students

SLAS is pleased to offer discounted SLAS2019 registration fees to students. Following receipt of their registration and payment, students will be contacted for a copy of their valid student ID to verify eligibility for registration discounts. Student registrations will be confirmed once a valid copy of student ID is received by SLAS.

Student conference registration does not include short course registration, though a discounted rate for short courses is also available. For complete details or to register, click here.

Career-Focused Programming

Take part in SLAS Career Connections at SLAS2019. Career Connections is one of the select few, highly discreet and automated employment programs that brings together its online professional services with its respected career center and development sessions.

Led by Deborah G. Nguyen, Ph.D., this year's workshops include:

What Do You Want From Me? Getting an Industry Position from the Hiring Manager’s Perspective 

Tuesday, Feb 5 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Location: 140AB

In this interactive session, attendees will learn more about the types of non-academic positions available and how to achieve them, including tips on reviewing job descriptions, structuring the CV, and interviewing. This hour-long presentation includes two brief breakouts to practice evaluation of job description fit and a sample interview session. A 15 minute Q&A session will conclude the session.

How to Survive – and Thrive – In Industry

Tuesday, Feb 5 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: 140AB

Learn more about what it takes to advance in a non-academic career, including tips on leadership and management skills, teamwork and responding to feedback. This session will also conclude with a 15 minute Q&A session. Make sure to grab a box in the Exhibition lunch first!

OFFICE HOURS
Wednesday, Feb 6 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: SLAS Booth

Attendees can schedule 15-minute sessions to receive feedback and advice on their CVs, LinkedIn profiles or practice responding to one interview question. DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, NO ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.

 

Deborah G. Nguyen, Ph.D. is a pharma/biotech leader with over 15 years of experience in drug discovery and development. She is currently the Vice President of Research at two biotech startups, Cellular Approaches and Anexigen, guiding the discovery and development of novel therapeutics to combat bacterial infections. Additionally, she provides career coaching through Pain Point Lifeworks, a resource for scientific trainees and junior investigators looking to identify, obtain and thrive in non-academic careers.

Deb received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles.

Follow Deb on LinkedIn and Twitter.

ATTEND the SLAS Author Workshop: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication

Wed., Feb. 6 (Room to be Announced), 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Join the editors-in-chief of the SLAS journals for a step-by-step overview of how to design and write scientific research papers more clearly and effectively to improve their chances for publication. Attendees will learn what editors want, what they don't want, common mistakes, insider tips and how reviewers evaluate manuscripts. Presented by SLAS Discovery Editor-in-Chief Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D. (Eli Lilly & Co.) and SLAS Technology Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D. (National University of Singapore). All SLAS2019 participants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Free One-on-One Mentoring Sessions

All paid attendees are welcome to participate in the SLAS2019 Career Connections offerings! Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in a 45-minute one-on-one mentoring session and career counseling with an industry expert. Sessions take place during exhibition hours in private rooms at the SLAS Booth.

Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5

10:00 am - 12:15 p.m.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Deadline is Wednesday, January 30. Please contact Suanne Determan to reserve your time slot. 

Students and Early Career Professionals — Network and Have Fun!

Student and Early Career Professionals Mixer

Monday, February 4

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Mingle with other young professionals and aspiring researchers in the friendly confines of the SLAS Booth in the Exhibition. Complimentary beverages and snacks are provided.

 

Student and Early Career Professionals Social Event 

Monday, February 4

6:30-8:30 p.m.

After the mixer at the SLAS Booth, head over to Fado Irish Pub in Chinatown (0.3 miles from the convention center) for a fun night of trivia and socializing. Heavy appetizers and soft drinks will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Student and Early Career Professionals Membership

Not yet an SLAS member? Join now to access to important programs and services that membership offers, including a direct connection to a network of peers and an array of resources that you can leverage to create pathways to success as a life sciences discovery and technology professional. SLAS offers Student Memberships for only $39/year and Early Career Professional Memberships for just $70/year. Members-only benefits of SLAS include:

  • Deeply discounted registration for SLAS conferences, exhibitions and short courses
  • Access to the SLAS Live and On-Demand Webinar series
  • Online access to SLAS Technology and/or SLAS Discovery Online searchable scientific journal archives
  • Full access to SLAS Career Connections tools
  • Direct engagement with others through the SLAS Student and Early Career Professionals Committee and SLAS Special Interest Groups
  • Full access to a global network of like-minded professionals via the SLAS Membership Directory and Social Media Sites

Click here for more information on how to become a member.


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