Grad students invited to Muscle Health Research Centre Career Day

Muscle Health Research Day
Participants at the 5th Muscle Health Research Day

York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, presents its second Career Day for graduate students, hosted by the Muscle Health Research Centre on Feb. 24.

The event will feature eight guest speakers from industry, academia and a number of other fields who have gone through graduate school in a science- or biology-related field and have moved on to a diverse range of careers.

Guest speakers will deliver short talks describing their academic and career path, their current position, along with their roles/responsibilities, and skills/tips that a graduate students looking to enter the workforce may find valuable.

The event is an important educational resource for graduate students who are interested in exploring career options outside the traditional academia path, or hearing first-hand accounts and experiences from former biology and science graduate students who have pursued careers related and unrelated to academia.

Invited to speak at the event are: Mark Dekker, senior scientist, Pepsi Co; Stuart Menzies, account manager, CTC Communications; Kristy Menzies, project manager, McKesson Specialty; Alex Hutchinson, translational writer, Runners World/Freelance; Ayesha Saleem, professor, Humber College; Erin Connelly, MSL, Janssen Inc.; Chris Rand, product consultant, Aurora Scientific; and, Chris Gerling, marketing and analytics manager, Bioventus Global.

“We believe this event is an excellent opportunity to expose graduate students to a variety of possible career avenues. We have invited a diverse set of speakers from several unique fields, and we hope graduates students take full advantage of this great event,” said MHRC Student Committee Chair Meghan Hughes.

Career Day runs from 9am to 1pm in the Life Science Building, 101 and 103. The cost is $10 for all attendees, and payment is made on site and in cash only the day of the event. The fee includes morning refreshments and a catered lunch.

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The first Career Day ran in 2014.