Upcoming TIBBS sponsored events

Here you’ll find a list of upcoming TIBBS career awareness and professional development activities designed specifically for UNC PhD students. For a general list of upcoming campus-wide events go to the Calendar section of the site.

Thursday, May 1st at 3:00 pm in the Bioinformatics Lobby
Find your Graduate Guide

Do you have questions or need advice from someone who can more closely relate to what you are going through in graduate school? Sometimes the most helpful and relatable mentors are people who are only a few years ahead of you in the same process. WinS invites you (especially 1st-3rd year students) to join us for some light refreshments and helpful conversations with more experienced graduate students (4th-6th year students). After all, it has only been a few years since they, too, had to navigate graduate school challenges such as choosing a thesis lab, passing quals, applying for a fellowship, publishing papers and exploring their next career move in a challenging job environment. Older students will be at this event to answer all of your questions and share the important lessons they have learned from their own graduate school experiences.

We welcome and encourage participation from all genders, as these topics are relevant to all! Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by Women in Science (WinS) at UNC. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/nj8vwls

Wednesday, May 7th from 12-1 pm (location TBD)
Career Networking Lunch with David Saravitz, JD, PhD

Are you interested in learning more about careers in intellectual property law/patent law? Attend our next Career Networking Lunch and meet David Saravitz, JD, PhD, partner in Alston & Bird’s Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Patent Group. David graduated from Duke University with a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology in 1993 and received his JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2003. Dr. Saravitz has more than 10 years of experience providing legal advice relating to patents in the biotechnology/life science field. If you are interested in learning more about a career in patent law, Dr. Saravitz is enthusiastic to share his experiences about his career path. Lunch will be provided, but please bring your questions and a beverage. Registration is limited to 20 individuals, and priority is given to graduate students for this event. Interested postdocs may inquire about attending by emailing Erin Hopper at hoppere@email.unc.edu.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/qef94s2

Thursday, May 8th at noon on the MBRB Lawn
TIBBS Locopop Social

Back by popular demand: Locopops on the Lawn! Join your fellow grad students for refreshing snacks and conversation. No registration is required.


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