2023 Career Conference in Chemistry

Career Conference in Chemistry

The Career Conference in Chemistry was founded in 2015. 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.

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."


Conference Date

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Where: UC Davis Student Community Center

Sponsored In-Part By: Chevron Corporation and Gilead Sciences



REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MARCH 2023 ... Please check back on this webpage for the latest information about conference registration once posted. For questions, please contact Perry Gee at prgee@ucdavis.edu.


Health and Safety Protocols

This year's conference is being held in-person on the campus of UC Davis. While mandated protocols have progressively been lifted, we plan to remain cautious to ensure a safe and healthy event. Daily symptom surveys and/or vaccination cards will be checked on the day of the conference. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged unless you are eating or drinking.

We encourage you to check back on this website for updated information once posted. If you have any questions at this time about how we are addressing COVID-19 and its variants, please contact Perry Gee at prgee@ucdavis.edu.


Career Conference Program Agenda

The following is our projected program of events for this year's conference. We encourage you to check back periodically for updates.

8:30-8:50a = Check-In

9:00-9:20a = Keynote Speaker

9:30-10:30a = Alumni Panel Discussion

10:30-10:40a = Break

10:40a-12:00p = Career Development Panel Discussion

12:00-1:00p = Lunch

1:00-2:30p = Tabling Fair with Companies, Organizations, and Services


2023 Funding Partners

Gilead Sciences 

Gilead is dedicated to developing innovative medicines for life-threatening illnesses. As we pursue this goal, we strive for positive social and environmental change within our company and our supply chain. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program is built to focus on patients, society, the planet and our business practices.

Gilead’s management approach is designed to create a sustainable future that reflects our integrity and commitment to excellence. Year after year, internal and external stakeholders work to evaluate the effectiveness of our management approach. They identify strengths and opportunities that become guideposts as we reach for new breakthroughs and look at what’s next.

Chevron Corporation

We believe in the power of humanity to solve any challenge, to overcome any obstacle, and to find responsible solutions that work for all of us. We’re a global team united by a shared set of values, called The Chevron Way. From our volunteering initiatives to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, you’ll see that our values are so much more than words on a screen – they’re our way of life. The Chevron Way explains our beliefs, vision, purpose and values. It guides how we work and establishes a common understanding of our culture and aspirations.

Human ingenuity has the power to solve any challenge and overcome any obstacle. Meeting the world’s growing energy needs demands pursuit of innovations and advancements that deliver a better future for all.


Our Keynote Speaker

To Be Announced ... 

Keynote speakers in previous years have included Dr. Mark Kurth, Dr. Susan Kauzlarich, Dr. Marie Heffern, Dr. William Casey, and Dr. Frank Osterloh.


Our Alumni Panelists

To Be Announced ... 


Our Career Panelists

To Be Announced ... 


Our Tabling Fair Partners

To Be Announced ... 

The tabling (or open fair) portion of the conference gives invited companies and organizations the opportunity to meet our majors first-hand. During previous years, we were pleased to feature such companies and organizations as Allure Labs, the American Chemical Society, ACS Chemistry Club at UC Davis, BioMarin, E&J Gallo Research Laboratory, GenentechGilead SciencesTerracon ConsultantsSacramento County District Attorney's Laboratory in Forensics, Merck, NASA, Origin Materials, US Army Corps of EngineersUCD CalTeach/MASTUCD Health Professional AdvisingUCD Internship and Career CenterUCD Masters Program in Forensic ScienceUCD Office of Educational Opportunities and Enrichment Services, and the UCD Undergraduate Research Center.


Advisor to the Conference Planning Committee

Perry Gee, Committee Staff Advisor, Chemistry


Student Members of the Conference Planning Committee

Aaron Buchanan, BS in Chemistry (ACS Accredited)

Zoe Cipriano, BS in Chemistry (ACS Accredited)

Emily Jimenez, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Ryan Katz, BS in Applied Forensic Chemistry

Elissa Lee, BS in Applied Environmental Chemistry

Wendy Tran, BS in Chemistry (ACS Accredited)

Rima Vyas, BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Jason Yi, BS in Chemical Physics


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The Conference Planning Committee would like to thank our sponsors and donors for their generous support of the Career Conference in Chemistry over the years: UCD Department of Chemistry, Chevron Corporation, Gilead Sciences, ACS Chemistry Club at UC Davis, Noah's Bagels, UCD Bookstores, UCD Aggie Compass, and Starbucks.