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SAPA 2021 Career Development Workshop (CDW) Part 1: For Students and Young Professionals

March 27 @ 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual Digital Session
Cost: Complimentary for SAPA members and friends
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Career Development Workshop (CDW)

Part 1: Breaking into the Industry: For Students and Young Professionals

2021 SAPA Career Development Workshop (CDW) for Students and Young Professionals: Breaking into the Industry will be held on Saturday, March 27th.

If you are a graduate student, a post-doctoral researcher who is interested in biotech and pharmaceutical industries, or you just started your career in the industry, attending this interactive career development workshop will provide you:

  • a basic understanding of the biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • an opportunity to hear the stories from young professionals of how they break into the industry
  • a chance to talk to HR professionals, hiring managers, and immigration lawyers about networking and immigration challenges and issues.
Program Agenda:
1:00 – 1:10 pm SAPA CDW Opening Remark: Yong Guo
President’s Remark: John Sun
1:10 – 1:30 pm An Overview of Drug Development Process: Yong Guo
1:30 – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion on Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries:
Yvonne Cheng, Chenchao Gao, Andy Han, Xue Liang, Susie Wang,Xiaowen Wang, Yulan Zhang, and Jing Zhen
3:00 – 3:10 pm Coffee Break
3:10 – 4:30 pm Round Table Discussion on Networking and Interviews with HR, Professionals and Hiring Managers:
Xiaodong Chen, Alessandra Rober Christensen, Brian Freeman, Sara Gao, and Li Wan
4:30 – 5:30 pm Round Table Discussion on Immigration Issues:
Brian Freeman and Catherine Wadhwani
5:30 – 7:00 pm Virtual Networking with Experienced Industry Professionals:

Please join us for this very important program. Click here to register for free.

Once registered, you will receive your Zoom login the week of the program. Please contact event@sapaweb.org with any questions.


March 27
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Complimentary for SAPA members and friends
Event Category:


Virtual Digital Session