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CBS Bio-Science Employer-Student Networking Event

Join the CBS Career Team  as we host our second annual employer networking event created just for CBS students. This is a unique opportunity to network with science employers who are interested in hiring interns or soon to be graduates studying the biological sciences. Not sure about networking? Prior to the arrival of the employers we will have a networking practice session to warm up with CBS Career Coach, Rebecca Dordel.


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Event Details

  • Date: Friday, March 1
  • Time: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Coffman Memorial Union, President’s Room 3rd Floor
  • Pre-Register here:

To pre-register, you’ll first need to activate your free GoldPASS account. Follow the prompts in the light blue boxes to sign-up, then login with your UMN x500 and password. Visit the FAQ if you have questions or contact CBS Career Coach, Rebecca Dordel at

Event Agenda

12:30 p.m.: Student Check-In
12:30 p.m.: 1:00 p.m- Practice Networking Session for Students with Career Coach Rebecca Dordel
12:45 a.m.: Employers Arrive and Check-In
1 p.m.: Networking Kick-Off and Employer Introductions
1:15-3 p.m.: Open Networking

At the Practice Networking Session you will:

  • Practice your professional introduction/elevator pitch
  • Learn how to talk about your experiences, what to ask, and how to follow up

What are the benefits of attending the CBS Student-Employer Networking Event?

  • Gain experience and confidence having a conversation with a professional you don’t know before you have to do it for a job interview or career fair.
  • Learn about companies you could work for so you know where to look when you’re ready to apply for a job or internship.
  • Learn more specific information about what a company does to increase your understanding of what industry science is or options with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Begin the process of building relationships so if/when you apply for a position at a company you can reach out to that person for advice or mention your interaction in application materials.
  • Have an in- person opportunity to connect with professionals who are in a position to hire and increase your hireability versus cold applying online
  • Have an opportunity to gather contact information from recruiters to send follow up communication

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for members of all communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, such as accommodation needs, please contact CBS Student Services at or call 612.624.9717

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January, 2019