Career Conference in Chemistry

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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."


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Program Agenda



Keynote Speaker

Dr. William Casey, Distinguish Professor in Chemistry


Companies and Resources Represented in Previous Years

  • ABCO Laboratories
  • American Chemical Society, Sacramento
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • BioMarin
  • CA Department of Justice (CDOJ)
  • CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
  • Chemistry Club @ UC Davis
  • E&J Gallo Winery Research Laboratory
  • Emerald Cloud
  • Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (affiliate of the DTSC)
  • Genentech
  • Intertek 
  • Merck & Co.
  • Multerra Bio, Incorporated
  • Origins Materials
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Laboratory of Forensic Sevices
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory
  • Target Excellence
  • Terracon
  • UCD Health Professional Advising
  • UCD Internship and Career Center
  • UCD MAST/Calteach
  • UCD Masters Program in Forensic Science
  • UCD Risk and Safety Solutions
  • UCD Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Zymergen


Alumni Panelists Represented in Previous Years

  • Jessica Gee, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2016
  • Teresa Huang, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Hilary Garcia, BS in Chemistry (Environmental), Class of 2018
  • Gabriela Mackey, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of 2018
  • Jenny Shao, BS in Chemistry, Class of 2007


Career Professional Panelists Represented in Previous Years

  • Khevna Desai, Director of Laboratory Operations, Emerald Cloud Lab
  • John Esparza, Supervisory Chemist, US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Keith Herron, P.E./Founder, Target Excellence
  • Kellan Lamb, Senior Environmental Health and Safety Technician, University of the Pacific
  • Huy Nguyen, Scientist, Genentech


2019-20 Conference Planning Committee

  • Perry Gee, Committee Staff Adviser
  • Cindy Alvarenga, Committee Staff Adviser
  • Danielle Asiain
  • Courtney Craig
  • Michael Gex
  • Michelle Luo
  • Lauren McNamara
  • Olivia Matsumoto-Elliott
  • Faith Rekte
  • Janki Sukhadia
  • Julia Weidner


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The Conference Planning Committee would like to thank our sponsors and donors (past and present) for their generous support of our event: UCD Department of Chemistry, Chevron Corporation, ACS-Sacramento Chapter, UCD Dean Witter Funds, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Insomnia Cookies, Philz Coffee, and The Sacramento Kings.