Ready, Set Connect!

A Science Career Networking Event
Thursday, March 10, 1-2:45 p.m.

The best way to get information about organizations and possible future job opportunities is directly from the source. Join the Faculty of Science and several organizations that generally hire for science backgrounds (or provide essential networking opportunities) to get some face time with real industry professionals! This event is beneficial for all science students, as many companies hire for varied educational backgrounds. A list of companies that will attend is below, and information will be updated as it is received.

Even though we have gone virtual, the design of this event will ensure you are able to chat with the company reps. Enrollment is limited to keep groups small. Those registered will be split into breakout rooms, with the company representatives rotating to a different virtual room every 7 minutes. This means you will get to meet reps from all of the organizations to learn about: internship programs, possible career opportunities, networking opportunities, resources, and general info on the company or organization.

It is a good idea to do some preliminary research on the companies and prepare the questions you might ask. Some sample questions can be found here.

SmartICE – Sea Ice Monitoring and Information Inc. SmartICE offers a variety of employment and training opportunities from coast to coast.

Attending: TBD

qualiTEAS – Founded by Memorial science grads, qualiTEAS envisions next generation corrosion inspection solutions.

Attending: Abhijit Chatterjee (Managing Director)

Department of Fisheries and Oceans – helps to ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protections and sound science.

Attending: Heidi Leamon (HR Advisor)

3F Waste Recovery – A Newfoundland-based company working hand-in-hand with local fishers, farmers and foresters to extract premium quality, sustainable and natural ingredients from their by-products.

Attending: Sara Cheema (Lead Research Chemist)

Avalon Laboratories – Oil and Gas sampling services, food pathology and safety testing, water quality analysis, toxicology testing, field services and Covid-19 testing.

Attending: Suzette Winter (Laboratory Supervisor)

Vale – A global mining company with opportunities across Canada. This large company often has opportunities for varied science backgrounds.

Attending: TBD

FDM Group *Voted #1 Career Program for Recent Grads in Canada in 2021*

Are you passionate about Tech & Finance and looking for a full-time entry-level job (Software Dev, DevOps, Quality Assurance, etc.)? Check out FDM Group!

Attending: Charlene Nieves (Recruitment Consultant)

Biovectra – BIOVECTRA, recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, is a global biotech and pharmaceutical CDMO (contract development and manufacturing organization).  Our clients are among the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.  We care about patients and the companies we support to develop life-saving drugs and therapeutics. BIOVECTRA specializes in clinical-to-commercial scale production capabilities for: biologics, bioreagents, fermented small molecules, synthetic small molecules, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Attending: Airalee Oulton (Talent Acquisition Specialist), Krista Affleck (Director of Analytical Services Process Development), Paul Mugford (Process Development Complex Chemistry)

Mitacs – Mitacs is the platform to allow you to reach your goals, whether they’re analyzing the impact of your projects or developing innovative products or processes. We provide funding for projects – up to 55% - and connect highly trained researchers with the businesses, not-for-profits, municipalities and hospitals that need them and help guide you through the process.

Attending: Niraj Shukla (Team Lead, Business Development), Libby Carew (Director, Business Development)

TechNL – A not-for profit dedicated to the growth of the tech sector in NL, they are a hub for networking in the industry!

Attending: Liam Flanagan (Local Talent Lead)