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10 Employers Grad Students and Postdocs Can Meet Next Week at the UC Davis 2017 Internship and Career Fairs

UC Davis students talking to Genentech employer at career fair.
Monday, October 9, 2017 (All day)

Each year, the Internship and Career Center (ICC) hosts a number of Internship and Career Fairs and Internship Fairs for the student and postdoctoral community at UC Davis.

This year, interest from both the students and the employers was so high that the fall fairs were spread across two days, October 18 and 19 with 3 career fairs - two general fairs and a fair specially for master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.  

“We wanted to ensure that every student with interest in attending has the opportunity to meet and discuss employment opportunities with participating companies,” said Marjannie Eloi Akintunde, Ph.D., senior career advisor for master’s, Ph.D. and postdoctoral scholars career services at the ICC.

“Many of the employers are specifically seeking talented and motivated UC Davis master’s and doctoral students to add to their workforce,” she said. “Graduate students and postdocs just have to be sure to make themselves and their skill sets known to the employer.”

Here are just a few of the employers slated to attend next week’s Internship and Career Fairs who are looking to hire graduate students and postdoctoral scholars:

1. Genentech

Are you seeking a career in biotechnology? Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Genentech is a leading employer of UC Davis graduate alumni.

2. United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Want to help fight drug trafficking and aid in national security? The DEA is a component of the U. S. Department of Justice, and it is the federal government’s main weapon in the fight against the illegal drug trade.

3. Morgan Stanley

Interested in financial advising? Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. Morgan Stanley’s financial advisors offer advice and an array of financial solutions to help people meet complex wealth management needs.

4. Lawrence Livermore National Labs 

Looking to continue in the realm of innovative scientific research? For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States' security through development and application of world-class science and technology.

5. Central Valley Autism Project

Have a passion for helping individuals with developmental Disabilities? The Central Valley Autism Project serves individuals with developmental disabilities including autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger's Syndrome and many others, and they need your help to continue to serve families in the San Joaquin, Sacramento and Stanislaus Counties.

6. United States Patent and Trademark Office

Interested in the intersection of science and law? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. The USPTO is dedicated to protecting U.S. intellectual property rights, and they want you to join them on the cutting edge of American innovation.

7. Varian Medical Systems

Want to play a role in fighting cancer? Varian Medical Systems equips the world with new tools for fighting cancer, and pioneers developments in the fields of radiotherapy, radiosurgery, X-ray tube technology, digital image detectors, cargo screening, and non-destructive testing.

8. Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Committed to improving air quality? The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s goal is to reduce and eliminate health problems caused by air pollution and create high-quality, relevant regulatory programs.

9. Workday 

Looking for a rewarding career in software development, finance or human resources? Workday, Inc. is an on‑demand (cloud-based) financial management and human capital management software vendor.

10. Syngenta

Interested in sustainable food growth? Syngenta is addressing the critical challenges the world faces to achieve food security. The world’s food security depends on sustainable natural resources, healthy ecosystems and thriving rural communities.

These are just a few of the employers eager to meet graduate students and postdoctoral scholars next week’s Internship and Career Fairs. A full list of participating employers and preparation tips can be found on the Internship and Career Center’s website.

Ready to register? Click the buttons below to submit your registration for next week’s Internship and Career Fairs.

General Internship and Career Fair (Day 1)
October 18 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | ARC Pavilion
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Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Internship and Career Fair
(Light Refreshments Provided)

October 18 | 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm | ARC Upper Level Pavilion
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General Internship and Career Fair (Day 2)
October 19 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | ARC Pavilion
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About the Internship and Career Center

The Internship and Career Center, located in South Hall, provides comprehensive career services for UC Davis master's and doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral scholars.

Career advisors can assist you with all aspects of your career search for all paths from government, industry, teaching or research as well as faculty.  Our career services include confidential one-to-one advising with individualized review of curriculum vitae (CV), resumes, and cover letters; workshops and panel discussions; recruiting and networking events; career exploration treks, and employer information sessions, all specifically designed for advanced degree holders.

Explore the ICC’s resources for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by visiting their Master's, Ph.D. Students, and Postdoctoral Scholars website or schedule an one-on-one advising appointment with a graduate/postdoc career specialist via Aggie Job Link.

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