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Alumni Relations Launches A Day in the Life: Alumni Speaker Series for Students

By Colleen Chase

Published on September 16, 2019

The Office of Alumni Relations launched its A Day in the Life Series - a new program featuring several roundtable discussions for students featuring USciences alumni from across different sectors of health, science, and business. 

Externships and job shadowing are one of our students highly requested career-engagement opportunities. Through this initiative, the university can impact more students by bringing the "externships" to campus in this format. 

The program was developed through the feedback of our students and an interest from alumni to mentor students. The Office of Alumni Relations frequently fields requests from students, many of whom have expressed interest in the opportunity to engage and have more interactions with alumni to ask them questions about daily operations. 

We encourage all students to attend a session this Fall to network with alumni, and find out what they love about their work, how they forged their career path, and how USciences played a role in preparing them. Sessions will run about 45 minutes and most will be capped at 12 students. Registration required to attend, please contact if you have any questions about the program.  

The speaker series kicked off on September 10th with alumna, Ellie Cantor, MS’73, Board Member, Association for Women in Science - AWIS. 

Consider joining us at one of our upcoming sessions this Fall: 

September 20, 2019, from 1pm - 2pm, meet with Ed Mercadante, P’79, Hon’17, Founder & CEO, CompreCare Health and MediTelecare

October 8, 2019, from 6pm - 7pm, meet with Reecha Pandya, BMS’15, NPI Engineer, Abbott

October 16, 2019, from 7am - 8 am,Rosemarie Halt, P’89, MPH’12, Senior Director of Policy, Maternity Care Coalition & President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

October  18, 2019, from 1pm - 2pm, meet with  Lisa Cikowski, P’83, Medical Affairs Regional Director, Eli Lilly and Company

November 12, 2019, from 6pm - 7pm, TBD

November 15, 2019, from 1pm - 2pm, meet with Dan Halberstadt, P’83, Head of Medical Information, Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

November 20, 2019, from 7am - 8 am, Lisa Mackell, MPT’88, Physical Therapist and President, Theraplay, Inc.

September and October sessions are in Griffith Hall 210 and November sessions are in IPEX 139. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

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