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Speed Networking Events for Biotech Professionals and City College of San Francisco Biotech Students
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The Bay Area powers a tremendous workforce engine for California life sciences, with over 72,500 jobs averaging $167,000. As we grow these companies in the Bay Area, it is imperative that we help local students gain the necessary skills to join the biotech workforce and benefit from the rewarding careers in our industry.

The California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) and City College of San Francisco (CCSF) are co-hosting a speed networking event for biotech professionals to meet and network with local community college students who are preparing to join the biotech field. The Speed Networking Event will take place at CCSF’s Ocean Campus on November 30th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Space is limited. RSVP here.

Bringing together industry professionals with biotech community college students provides an opportunity for them to give back to the communities where they live and work by sharing their expertise with students.  At the same time, it provides our companies the unique opportunity to find diverse talent and learn what the next generation has to offer.

CCSF’s nationally-recognized Biotechnology Program offers two internships and rigorous hands-on training in techniques such as PCR, ELISA, Western blot, cell culture, stem cell culture, protein purification, and recombinant DNA cloning. Taught by experienced faculty, including adjunct faculty from industry, the Biotechnology Program serves a diverse group of students and provides them with a robust education and hands-on skills needed for the competitive economy.

City College of San Francisco’s Biosymposium: Undergraduate Research, Career Exploration & Networking

Not available on November 30th? Want to engage further with up and coming diverse and talented biotech community college students?  The CCSF Biosymposium, which takes place on Friday, December 21st at UCSF Mission Bay Campus, provides additional opportunities to interact with and support motivated biotech community college students. Industry professionals can volunteer as mock interviewers (9:15am-11:15am) or poster judges (11am-12:30pm), or lead an informal lunch discussion around your expertise and career in biotech (12:30-2pm). Registration and volunteer opportunities can be found here.