Hiatt hosts fifth annual Biotech, Health and Science Forum

This year’s Biotech, Health and Science Forum expects to draw more than 250 students, with more than 150 alumni participating online through a live video stream. This annual event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center.
The event will begin with a cocktail reception for members of the Alumni Club of Greater Boston and other guests in the biotech, health and science industries to network with one another.
Following the reception, Steve Usdin, senior editor at BioCentury, will moderate an alumni panel discussion about technology’s role in advancing health outcomes. Panelists include Willis Chandler ’97, executive vice president of Shields Pharmacy; Kimberly Lindfield ’96, director of biometrics at Cubist Pharmaceuticals; and Jon Waldstreicher ’05, principal at Apple Tree Partners.
The Hiatt Career Center strives to create innovative recruiting opportunities and affinity programming to best serve the Brandeis community. Thanks to a partnership between Hiatt and the Brandeis Alumni Association and Media and Technology Services, the panel portion of the event will be broadcast live online for the first time, enabling non-local Brandeis alumni, students studying abroad, and the greater Brandeis community to interact with the panel via a live video feed and conversation on Twitter using hashtag #DeisForum.
Following the panel discussion, students will engage in networking sessions hosted by alumni and industry volunteers to explore and gather information on different organizations. Brandeis graduates will facilitate more than half of the 37 networking tables, giving students an opportunity to build relationships with alumni in their chosen industries.
“The Hiatt Career Center has transitioned from the traditional, career-fair model where students walk up to an employer, introduce themselves and hand over a resume,” says Alexandra Anweiler Stephens, associate director of alumni career programs and engagement at the Hiatt Career Center. “These networking nights are industry-specific and provide students with time for meaningful small-group conversations with experts in the field.”
Students are encouraged to register for the forum prep workshop on Nov. 7 to learn about how to maximize both in-person time and follow-up.
For more information and to register, please visit the Biotech, Health and Science Forum webpage.

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