Campus Philly to host Life Sciences & Tech career event
The virtual career fair and networking event is in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, and will take place Feb. 9.
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The tech and life sciences are two industries that are rapidly growing within the Philadelphia region.
To help fill the many positions within these industries, Campus Philly and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia are partnering for a virtual Life Sciences & Tech career fair and networking event.
The event is an opportunity for area companies to connect with diverse students and recent graduates to build the region’s talent pipeline further.
“This event will directly connect employers with talent from over 30 higher education institutions to network, share opportunities, and provide insight,” said Campus Philly President Dr. Jennifer Johnson Kebea, in a press release.
Attendees and representatives will be able to engage with companies by visiting virtual employer booths, joining panel discussions with other industry professionals, and building their professional networks.
The list of confirmed regional companies and graduate schools that will attend are:
- University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program
- Rush Street Interactive
- Center for Breakthrough Medicines
- Spirovent Sciences
- Spark Therapeutics
- Federation Early Learning Services (FELS)
- Graduate school programs at Saint Joseph’s University
Among the other companies recruiting are members of the Life Science Talent Pipeline Collaborative, a group of cell and gene therapy companies and specific academic research labs working with the Chamber to address the industry’s future talent needs.
“I am so proud of the work of the Collaborative in connecting prospective employees with jobs in these growing industries, said Sarah Steltz, vice president of economic competitiveness at the Chamber.
“Students can study at Greater Philadelphia’s leading colleges and universities and then go on to build their careers here, taking advantage of the region’s connected and collaborative environment and great quality of life,” she added.
The Campus Philly Life Sciences & Tech career event is set for Thursday, Feb. 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“While the companies present at the event will have a focus on life science and tech industries, the event is open to students of all majors and academic backgrounds,” added Dr. Johnson Kebea.
To register or learn more about the event, click here.