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Yale Career Panel – A Candid View of the STEM Professions, Part 1: Biotechnology – April

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Yale Career Panel – A Candid View of the STEM Professions Part 1: Biotechnology

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:30-5:30 EST

This free event is the 20th Yale Career Panel in a series covering different professions. During Part 1, panelists from biotech, medical devices, and investors in these fields will provide candid perspectives of the industry and profession.

The panel discussion will be conducted simultaneously in New York City and at Yale, with the panelists and the moderator in New York. The two meeting rooms will be connected via video conference and the audience will be at both locations. Yale students and alumni are welcome to attend at either location. In addition, the panel discussion will be broadcast over the internet as a streaming video for those who cannot attend in person.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:30pm to 5:30pm EST (Panelists will stay an additional 30 minutes from 5:30pm to 6:00pm to answer additional questions)

REGISTRATION: Free Please register for just one venue (NYC, Yale, or Webinar)

LOCATIONS: New York Location: Baker Botts, LLP, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, Conference Room 44F Yale Location: Yale University, Linsly Chittenden Hall, Room 211 Webinar: Streaming video

PANELISTS: Luke Beshar, Former EVP and CFO of NPS Pharmaceuticals and Cambrex Doug Jamison, Chairman and CEO, Harris & Harris Group, Inc. Emily Davis, Senior Development Engineer in Research & Development, Medtronic

MODERATOR/ORGANIZER: Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young & Partners (BA Economics, Yale; MS Accounting, NYU; MBA, Harvard Business School)

TOPICS: Where is the profession heading (good and bad)? How do you get into the profession and what is the typical career path? What are the myths versus the realities? What are the characteristics of people who tend to do well and are happy in the profession? What types of people tend not to do well or end up unhappy and why? If you don’t stay in the profession until retirement, what are the exit routes to other professions?

RSVP by registering at For additional questions, email Trish at

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