Highlights of Past Events
At CSN we believe mentorship is the key to bridge from college into a career path. Learning from the experiences of professionals can help students figure out what they want to do and how to get there. The mentorship orientation is the program kick off event. Mentees and mentors meet for the first time, learn about CSN and core programs, understand what a mentor is and is not, and get to know what inspires each other. CSN has been running mentorship programs in the Philly area since 2017.
Every year CSN hosts an End Of Year Celebration in April to celebrate the end of another academic year. This year the party was hosted at CIC’s open space. The theme is “This is Us” and participants get to fill out signs sharing 5 things that make them who they are today. Seniors shared their experiences with CSN and future aspirations. Students, professionals, and board members all get to network and know each other over tacos and churros. Raffle prizes were generously donated by board members to take each winner out to lunch as well as experiences such as a visit to the Franklin Institute, a game of badminton, or visit to the Barne Museum.
Building a career
CSN hosted the “Building a Career in Pharma” panel with Bristol Myers Squibb and Dragon’s First (CSN chapter at Drexel University). A lively discussion was held among 6 STEM-based first gen panelists about ways to enter the pharmaceutical industry, how to present yourself as a strong candidate, and personal career path stories within R&D and management career paths. The panel was followed by Q&A and networking session with pizza.