Below is an overview of our events. Follow the links to find more information on each of the upcoming YSN events that aim to bridge the gap between Academics and Industry!
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Aiming to expand the horizons of young scientists in pursuit of a career as well as increasing their network, the Zurich Life Science Day brings together around 800 young scientists every year. In two parallel sessions with around 20 presentations, the participants gain an insight into careers in industry, academia, consulting, non-governmental positions, start-up companies and others. During breaks between sessions, companies sponsoring the event with a booth have the opportunity to meet the most talented young scientists in the country at the heart of the event; the company exhibition. Likewise, attendees looking to see what the various life science sectors have to offer can take the chance to speak with representatives from exciting young start ups, established international names and everything in between!
If you are a life science related company looking to gain visibility among the next generation of Scientists and leaders, we invite you to join the next Zurich Life Science Day:
- as a Company exhibitor
- as a Sponsor
- by Giving a presentation
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Every year, we organise the Zurich Life Science Week to help Master, PhD and Post doc graduates be prepared to find a job outside of academia. Over five evenings, expert coaches will teach a small group of 20 participants key aspects of carrier management, the DO’s and DON’T’s of job interviews and how to build a strong LinkedIn profile. Participants will also discover how the hidden labour market works and the importance of self-marketing. Dynamic interaction with the coaches and exercises will provide the tools to prepare participants for successful job applications.
Interested in knowing how is like to get a job as a life scientist in a company?
Then the Career Chats are for you! Throughout the year we organize several career chats where company representatives with a life scientist background are invited to give a talk about their career path in a specific field. During the event, the employees from a variety of different types of companies share with the audience their transition from academia to industry, their career experience, and give tips on how to better prepare for the job application process! Come and learn from the first-hand experience of successful life scientists!
Throughout the year, we organise several Company Visits in renowned biopharmaceutical companies to give young life scientists an insight into different career opportunities outside of academia. On-site visit gives participants the chance to establish a direct connection with representatives from different fields of the company and get an idea of the various positions it has to offer.
MindSet is an annual panel discussion which brings together experts from different parts of the world in order to debate about scientific topics of current social impact. We work hard all year to find the right topic and invite only the best experts on their fields to start a public debate on pressing topics that need our attention. It’s a free event open to everyone, and our audience is always encouraged to be very interactive with the panelists.
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