On Thursday March 31st, the Center for the Business of Life Sciences at the Kelley School of Business hosted the Spring Life Sciences Networking reception with the purpose of connecting students with internship and job opportunities in Bloomington. The networking event was attended by over 60 students, ranging from MBAs, Masters in Sciences, MSHSMs, and undergraduate business and science students.
We would like to thank our partners at the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation for assembling an impressive lineup of staple Bloomington companies in the life sciences industry who were eager to share numerous employment opportunities with IU students.
The students were joined by representatives from Baxter, Boston Scientific, Catalent, Cook Medical, and Singota Solutions, who each provided engaging presentations to introduce themselves and invite students to connect with them at their respective tables to discuss summer and post-graduation opportunities.
This networking event, thus, aimed to encourage IU students from a variety of academic departments and programs to consider pursuing a career not only in the life sciences industry, but also in Bloomington, IN. Each of the speakers spoke highly of working and residing in Bloomington after graduation and emphasized the steady growth of jobs that would be available for students once they begin looking for full-time employment. With the majority of our guests being IU alum, the students could connect and resonate with their passion for the city, which resulted in a strong engagement with our guests at their respective tables.
On behalf of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences, we would like to thank the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation for inviting our five Bloomington companies to connect with students at this event, as well as each of the engaging presenters representing:
Baxter-Jennifer Kelley, Sr. Manger of Human Resources and George James. Director of Engineering & Maintenance
Catalent- Alyson Norrick, Sr. Director of Operations; Kelly Callahan, Human Resources Manager; Gradley Jones, Sr. Human Resources Manager and Andrew Espejo General Manager.
Cook Medical- Kelsey Sloan, Sales Representative; Lisa Kale, Account Representative and Rich Florey, Human Resources Director
Singota- Alyssa Woolard, Associate Director of Business Development and Melanie Lewis, Sr. Human Resources Manager
Thank you to all of our remaining guests for attending the event and taking the time to connect with our students afterward.
Summary by Chris Anderson, MBA ’22
*At the Center for the Business of Life Sciences, we believe in the power of student talent. Undergraduate students and graduate students, Kelley School of Business students and people from across campus—we invite anyone passionate about a career in the life sciences and a desire for an understanding of how business and science interact to produce health-related outcomes to apply to be part of our program. After successful completion of your program, you will be granted the CBLS Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences. LEARN MORE