CPDO hosts events relating to three broad areas of professional development: career options exploration, professional skill development, and community, communication, and resource building.
February 24. Panel on Entrepreneurship in Science
Organizers: Ben Klepser, Taylor Johnson
Guest speakers Dr. Rob Malezka (MSU Professor, Dept of Chemistry and co-founder, BoroPharm), Dr. Adam Matzger (University of Michigan Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and co-founder, ChemXLerate), and Dr. David Olson (president and CEO, Swift Biosciences). Each will provide their unique perspective into developing and managing start-up companies.
January 6. Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Job Applications and Interviews
Organizers: Carol Ann Pitcarn
Guest speakers Dr. Tim Machonkin (Whitman College) and Dr. Harriet Lindsay (Eastern Michigan University) talked with graduate students and postdoctoral researchers about applying to primarily undergraduate institutions. The application process, including submission forms, as well as onsite interviews and personal experiences were discussed.