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The Department of Chemistry has announced that the 2020 Career Network and Recruitment Fair (formerly known as Sponsors Days) will be held as a virtual event this year, in response to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. 

Career Network and Recruitment Fair Moved to Virtual Format

When is the Career Network and Recruitment Fair?

The annual Career Network and Recruitment Fair will be held from August 24 to 26, 2020. 

What is the Career Network and Recruitment Fair?

For more than 40 years, the Career Network and Recruitment Fair (formerly known as Sponsors Days) has brought industry representatives and recruiters to the Department of Chemistry in order to meet students and faculty. This two-day event enables recruiters to meet and interview our graduate students as well as discuss science and possible collaborations with faculty.

What Can the Career Network and Recruitment Fair Do For You?

Students who participate in the Career Network and Recruitment Fair have the opportunity to promote their research, form relationships with companies and industry professionals, and interview for jobs. Each year, many chemistry students are hired because of the Career Network and Recruitment Fair! 

Companies that participate in the Career Network and Recruitment Fair have access to a pool of talented and highly qualified young scientists before they are even on the job market. Not only are our corporate partners first in line to hire top-notch candidates, they also have the opportunity to form relationships with students over the years to see how they have developed and progressed in their research!

How Can You Get Involved Involved? 

If you're interested in being involved in the Career Network and Recruitment Fair, please contact Megan Kuhlman (mak902@psu.edu). If you would like to register for your company to attend the Career Network and Recruitment Fair, please complete our registration form.

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Testimonials 

"The Career Network and Recruitment Fair is a great source for graduate students to gain visibility with a wide array of chemical, pharmaceutical and material science companies all in one convenient venue. Moreover, it afforded me the opportunity to learn about and interview with companies I would have otherwise never considered as a graduate student with a more biochemical background. These interactions led to several on-site interviews and eventually a position at a large, competitive, material science company."

- Erica Frankel, Former Graduate Student

"We find the Career Network and Recruitment Fair a great opportunity for top students and post docs to showcase their work and talent. Additionally, we enjoy providing information about our companies and potential career paths for graduate students and post-docs." 

- Christopher Strulson, Associate Principal Scientist at Merck