Chair: Brian Hagopian, Clear Water Consulting, Inc.
Vice Chair: Paige Kane, Merck
The Student Development Committee creates a pathway for students to follow from their college or university to careers in the local life sciences industry. To do this, the committee establishes and nurtures ISPE Student Chapters at local colleges and universities and provides students with “real world” information regarding careers in the life sciences. Our 14 Student Chapters currently represent over 250 students, many of whom will pursue careers locally following graduation.
In order to accomplish its goals, the committee’s activities include:
Identifying and establishing new Student Chapters
Providing support to Student Chapter leaders and academic advisors
Coordinating on-campus educational programs and career training
Organizing plant tours for students
Running a full-day career workshop each year
Designing programs to help graduating students secure positions locally.
The committee meets 3-4 times a year which includes an annual planning and strategy session in August to brainstorm activities for the upcoming academic year. In addition, committee members may travel to local campuses to meet with Student Chapter leaders and should be available to help lead one or more of the activities listed above.
If your passion is guiding our industry’s future leaders and helping students navigate their way into the “real world,” the Student Development Committee is the place for you. To get involved, contact the Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Online Volunteer Form.