Field Trip to Epsilon Systems Solutions

The Gordon Center in the Jacobs School of Engineering invites students and faculty to take a field trip to Epsilon Systems Solution on February 18, 2020. This is free of charge and all class level (undergraduate and graduate) students are welcomed to attend. All those who are interested, must RSVP by Thursday, February 6th. Please also encourage students to bring their resume to this event, if they would like to get their resume critiqued.

Here is the RSVP link for the Epsilon field trip as well as a quick overview of the day.

Agenda for the field trip on February 18, 2020:
Bus leaves UCSD at 12:30pm (pick-up spot Engineers Lane, which is the loading area between PFBH and Jacobs Hall)

For those driving on their own, here is the address:  9242 Lightwave Ave #100 San Diego, CA 92123

Epsilon will provide:

  •  a corporate brief
  •  demonstration stations (including VR, hardware, and software development)
  •  a round table with UCSD alums and interns working at Epsilon
  •  a resume review

Bus will depart from Epsilon at 5pm

UCSD BMES: Lab Expo 2020

You are invited to the large-scale multidisciplinary research symposium Lab Expo this Friday, Jan 31st. The event is designed to bring research closer to the undergraduate community. This year, it will run from 10 AM to 5 PM in Price Center Ballroom East and West
Aside from the keynote, the event will include poster presentations, a research lightning talk competition, and a networking luncheon. We feature more than 50 research groups from a wide range of departments including the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Many of them will be looking to recruit research assistants or to start collaboration projects.
Our keynote speaker this year is Kate Yoshida, member of popular science YouTube channel, MinuteEarth. The keynote speech will take place at 11:30 AM in Price Center Ballroom East. In it, Kate will share her insight into scientific education and communication. 
Please feel free to look us up on Facebook for more details: Hope to see you there!

Scientific Literature Reading

Come join ChemPAL, a mentorship org helping undergraduates navigate careers in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields, to learn how to critically read scientific articles. Whether pursuing a career in academia or industry or pursuing graduate school, knowing how to read scientific articles is a crucial skill.

Location: Natural Sciences Building (NSB), Room 3211

This workshop will be led by current graduate students who are actively involved in research and have experience in analyzing scientific literature.

*Chemistry students highly encouraged to attend. Related majors will benefit. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, January 27th, 2020

UCSD SASE Dining With Professionals 2020

See more details here.

Veeva Workshop: How to Prepare for a Behavioral Interview!

Meet the Boss: Beyond Your Science Degree

The Student Alumni Associates (SSA) is hosting an event to connect students and alumni. “Meet the Boss: Beyond Your Science Degree” explores different career paths that biology (and related majors) can take, besides pre-med, as we know that it’s a decision a lot of students who decide not to go to Medical School struggle with.

The event includes a moderated Q&A, followed by an open networking session, with alumni who majored in Biology (or related majors) at UC San Diego, but pursued careers besides those that require Medical School training. Our speakers will be announced soon  via our Facebook event page. Furthermore, attendees can learn more via our Facebook Event Page and RSVP here.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, November 18th (Week 8)

Time: 6-8pm

Location: The Loft at UCSD

Great Opportunities for Internships and Networking!

Triton Networking Day: Life Sciences

Nov. 18, 2019 at 12-1:30 p.m. | Horizon Room, Career Center

Connect one-on-one with leaders in the life sciences industry, from top companies including Illumina, Takeda, Thermo Fisher Scientific and IQVIA, and learn how they found success and overcame challenges to advance in their chosen career path. Lunch provided.


  • Sean Hui, Research Technician at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (B.S. ’15, Biology)
  • Victor Constantinescu, Associate Director, Lead Investigator at Takeda (M.Eng. ’12, Bioengineering; B.S. ’08, Bioengineering)
  • Jon Hill, Head of San Diego Clinical Support, Clinical Operations at IQVIA
  • Nicky Burbidge, Director, Product Management, Molecular Biology R&D, Biosciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • More panelists will be added.

How to Succeed in Your Internship: Soft Skills Training

Nov. 18, 2019 at 5-7 p.m. | Horizon Room, Career Center

Gain a competitive edge in your job or internship by strengthening your communication and leadership skills. Learn from a panel of hiring managers at Illumina, Pfizer, Genentech and Sanford Burnham, then practice these skills with them and get their feedback. Dinner provided.


  • David Orr, Associate Director, Software Engineering at Illumina (B.S. ‘98, Biology)
  • Anne G. Bang, Director, Cell Biology at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (PhD ’93, Biology)
  • John Picuri, Senior Manager, Product Management at Illumina (Certificate ’12, Project Management)
  • Jon Grimaud, Sr. Manager of Technical Training at Genentech (B.S. ’96, Biology)
  • Weiwei Tan, Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacology Oncology at Pfizer
  • Dawn Lam, Associate Scientist, Drug Development and Product Management at Illumina (B.S. ’14, Nanoengineering)