Career Conference in Chemistry

Career Conference in Chemistry

The Career Conference in Chemistry is a half-day outreach event scheduled to take place at UC Davis. The purpose of the event is two-fold. It is a vehicle where majors in Chemistry can learn from recruiters or representatives about what they need to develop when entering their post-graduate careers. It also gives invited companies or organizations the opportunity to meet our majors first-hand. We're grateful to have featured E&J Gallo Research Laboratory, MAST/Calteach, California State Department of Justice, Genentech, Origins Materials, the American Chemical Society, BioMarin, and Allure Labs during previous conferences. Holly Vickery, a graduate in Chemical Biology at UC Davis, noted that our conference had been very informative and insightful with her own career search. She explained, "I appreciated the advice each presenter shared about how to be a competitive applicant for an internship or job. And to learn more about their respective company was especially rewarding to hear."

 

Save the Date

To Be Determined ...

 

Registration 

Our sincerest thanks to all who registered to our most recent conference in February 2020. We appreciate your interest and support. We hope you found the experience rewarding as you begin to define your post-graduate plans. The hope is that you are now a little more informed, inspired, and motivated to do more and dream bigger. That hard work, persistence, and networking does matter when applying to post-graduate opportunities whether it be in industry, academia, graduate school, or professional school.

 

2020 Career Conference Program Agenda

8:30-9:00a = Guest Check-In and Morning Breakfast

9:15-9:30a = Keynote Speaker's Opening Comments

9:30-10:30a = Alumni Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:30-10:40a = Break #1

10:50-12:00p = Career Professionals Panel Discussion and Q&A

12:00-12:30p = Break #2

12:30-3:00p = Career Tabling and Resource Fair

 

Previous Keynote Speakers

2020 - Dr. William Casey, Distinguish Professor in Chemistry, UC Davis

2019 - Dr. Marie Heffern , Assistant Professor in Chemistry, UC Davis

2018 - Dr. Susan Kauzlarich, Distinguish Professor in Chemistry, UC Davis

2017 - Dr. Mark Kurth, Distinguish Professor in Chemistry, UC Davis

 

Previously Featured Companies and Resources

  • ACS Chemistry Club @ UC Davis
  • Allure Labs
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
  • BioMarin
  • CA Department of Justice (CDOJ)
  • CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
  • CA Department of Transportation
  • E&J Gallo Winery Research Laboratory
  • Emerald Cloud
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Geek + Makeup + Wisdom
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCSF
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intertek Caleb Brett
  • Merck & Co.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
  • Novogene
  • Origin Materials
  • Regional San Environmental Laboratory (Division of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant)
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Laboratory of Forensic Services
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory
  • Terracon Consultants Incorporated
  • Test America
  • UCD Health Professional Advising
  • UCD Internship and Career Center
  • UCD Calteach/MAST
  • UCD Masters Program in Forensic Science
  • UCD Undergraduate Research Center
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Drug Enforcement Agency

 

Previously Featured Alumni Panelists

  • Haley C. Fulton, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2019
  • Catherine Chen, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Hilary Garcia, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Teresa Huang, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Gabriela Mackey, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Marina Shatskikh, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Emma Willard, BS in Chemical Engineering, Class of 2018
  • Blanca Gomez, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2017
  • Christina Martinez, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2017
  • Corrine Penrod, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2017
  • Amy Stas, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2017
  • Holly Vickery, Chemical Biology, 2017
  • Shyhara Chandrasena, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Jessica Gee, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Ashley Jess, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Anna Johnston, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Carolina Ryklansky, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Rachel Caynak, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2015
  • Galen Shearn-Nance, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2015
  • Michelle Tin, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2015
  • Chloe Grinberg, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2014
  • Shannan Takhar, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2014
  • Jenny Shao, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2007

 

Previously Featured Career Professional Panelists

  • Daniel Ayala, CA Department of Justice
  • Khevna Desai, Emerald Cloud 
  • Sam Dhatt, Allure Labs
  • Lisa Dobeck, CA Department of Transportation
  • John Esparza, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Hilary Garcia, Terracon Consultants Incorporated
  • Chloe Grinberg, Origin Materials
  • Jeff Henderson, CA Department of Justice
  • Keith Herron, Target Excellence
  • Jeremy Heavlin-Martinez, River City High School
  • Jack Hwang, Intel
  • Kellan Lamb, University of the Pacific
  • Amela Mehmedovic, E&J Gallo Winery Research Laboratory
  • Gabriella Nepomuceno, CA Department of Toxic Substance Control
  • Huy Nguyen, Genentech
  • Mica Oba, Geek + Makeup + Wisdom
  • Naomi Rajapaksa, Genentech
  • Oliver Rene, Genentech
  • Andros Rios, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Arlene Romero, E&J Gallo Winery Research Laboratory
  • Daniel Shore, Genentech
  • Kristel Suchland, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • Chris Torres-Garcia, UCD Forensic Science Student Organization

 

Advisory Staff to the Conference Planning Committee

  • Kate Creveling, Committee Staff Advisor, Chemistry
  • Perry Gee, Committee Staff Advisor, Chemsitry
  • Cindy Alvarenga, Committee Staff Advisor, Economics

 

Contact Us

chemundergrads@ucdavis.edu

 

The Conference Planning Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for their generous support of the Career Conference in Chemistry: UCD Department of Chemistry, Chevron Corporation, ACS-Sacramento Chapter, ACS Chemistry Club at UC Davis, Armadillo Music, Avid Reader, Barista Brew Cafe, Baskin-Robbins, Blaze Pizza, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Insomnia Cookies, Lazi Cow, Noah's Bagels, PepsiCo, Philz Coffee, Sacramento Kings, Starbucks, and The Paint Chip.