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For Students and Early Career Professionals

SLAS is pleased to offer activities at SLAS2018 specifically designed by and geared towards attending students and early career professionals. These programs provide a focused, valuable experience for those considering and embarking on a career in the field of life sciences discovery and technology.

Attendee programming and benefits include:

Discounted Conference and Short Course Registration for Students

SLAS is pleased to offer discounted SLAS2018 registration fees to students. Student registration is available online. Following receipt of their registration and payment, students will be contacted for a copy of their valid student ID to verify eligibility for registration discounts. Student registrations will not be confirmed until a valid copy of student ID is received by SLAS.

Student conference registration does not include short course registration, though a discounted rate for short courses is also available to students. For complete details or to register, click here.

Career-Focused Programming

Students and Early Career Professionals can take part in SLAS Career Connections at SLAS2018. Career Connections is one of the select few, highly discreet, automated employment programs that brings together its online professional services with its respected career center and development sessions at SLAS2018. Expert-led career workshops offered at SLAS2018 in San Diego, CA, include:

Colin White

Colin White, Ph.D, Director, Product Development, Anika Therapeutics, Inc.

Surviving a Non-Academic Interview: What to Say, and When

Interviews are notoriously nerve wracking for potential candidates, which often leaves them feel underprepared. In addition, mystery and an element of fear often surround the interview process, which can have a significant negative effect on job seekers performance. During this approximately one hour session we cover all aspects of an interview, from analyzing the questions being asked through directing the conversation towards where you feel most comfortable. We also teach techniques to alleviate stress before the interview, as well how to maximize the time you have available to learn more about the organization and follow up appropriately.

Sessions are being added to this program, check back for more details.

Free Career Mentoring

check back here for complete information on the SLAS Mentor Program. Details to follow.

Career Counseling

Sign up for a one-on-one career counseling sessions with industry professionals. Contact Suanne Determan for available slots. Get the most out of your time, and be sure to bring your resume, CV, cover letter, research summary, Linkedin profiles, etc. for a comprehensive review. These slots are on a first come-first served basis and will fill fast!

Students and Early Career Professionals — Network and Have Fun!

  • Monday, February 5th from 5:00-6:00 pm: Student and Early Career Professional Mixer in the SLAS Booth on the Exhibition Floor
  • Monday, February 5th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Off-Site Social Event at Tin Roof (Student and Early Career Professionals only)

See what’s new and exciting with SLAS! Visit with existing friends and make new acquaintances at the Student and Early Career Mixer on Monday, Feb. 5 at 5:00 in the SLAS Booth in the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks.

After the close of the Exhibit Hall, all students and early career attendees are invited to walk over to Tin Roof where you can relax and mingle while enjoying an evening of bowling, snacks and beverages! The evening will include lane rental, shoe rental, as well as appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available. Tin Roof is a short walk away, located at 401 G Street.

This evening is FREE to all student and early career attendees, but registration is required. Sign up here for this event.

Student and Early Career Professionals Membership

See what's new with SLAS! Join now to access to important programs and services that membership offers, including a direct connection to a network of peers and an array of resources that you can leverage to create pathways to success as a life sciences discovery and technology professional. SLAS offers Student Memberships for only $39/year and Early Career Professional Memberships for just $70/year. Members-only benefits of SLAS include:

  • Deeply discounted registration for SLAS conferences, exhibitions and short courses
  • Access to the SLAS Live and On-Demand Webinar series
  • Online access to SLAS Technology and/or SLAS Discovery Online searchable scientific journal archives
  • Full access to SLAS Career Connections tools
  • Direct engagement with others through the SLAS Student and Early Career Professionals Committee and SLAS Special Interest Groups
  • Full access to a global network of like-minded professionals via the SLAS Membership Directory and Social Media Sites

Click here for more information on how to become a member of SLAS!


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