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CNMS Virtual Careers Conference (updated with links)

TOMORROW: February, 16th, 3:30-5:30PM

February 15, 2021 9:28 AM
Are you pursuing a degree in science but are unsure about your career path? Want to learn what industries hire students with a degree in science? Consider attending the second annual CNMS Careers Conference!

Attend this virtual event and hear from UMBC alumni and employers talk about exciting career paths in science! All majors/years welcome!

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 3:30-5:30 PM

Where: Please join us in the Virtual Ballroom (Webex Event) for the main session and panel discussions. Breakout sessions with specific employers and alumni will be hosted via individual Webex meetings. Please follow the links in the agenda below throughout the course of the Conference.

Who: All undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a science-related discipline

3:30-3:40 PM - Welcoming Remarks [Virtual Ballroom]
Dr. William LaCourse, dean CNMS

3:40-4:20 PM - Employer Panel [Virtual Ballroom]
Listen to the following panelists talk about why they hire students with science degrees:
  • Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, Ph.D., Training Director
    National Eye Institute Institutes National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • Russell Hill, Ph.D., Director and Professor
    Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)
  • Mina Idazjoo, Ph.D., President & Chief Science Officer
    Integrated Pharma Services and Omni Biosciences
4:20-4:40 pm - Employer Breakout Sessions
At this time please exit the Virtual Ballroom and click on one of the links below to join a breakout session.
4:40-4:50 pm - Break
Please exit the breakout session you were attending and rejoin the Virtual Ballroom.

4:50-5:00 pm - Overview of UMBC Career Center [Virtual Ballroom]
Susan Hindle, Assistant Director, Internships & Employment

5:00-5:30 pm - Alumni Stories [Virtual Ballroom]
Listen to the following alumni share their career paths to where they are now.
  • Lipi Mukherjee, Ph.D., Physics ('20), Postdoc Fellow
    National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • Yi Liu, Biological Sciences ('16), Genetic Counselor
    National Institutes of Health
  • Daniel Stonko, Biological Science ('17), R & D Analyst
    KeraLink International
  • Anne Saba, Math ('15), Investment Fellow
    T. Rowe Price
5:30-5:50 pm - Alumni Breakout Sessions (optional)
At this time please exit the Virtual Ballroom and click on one of the links below to join a breakout session.
To indicate you are going, click on the green "Going" button below.

Questions: Email Susan Hindle at

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