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Everything You Wanted to Know About Biotech Venture Capital

Jeroen Bakker, Associate, Merck Ventures Merck Ventures is the corporate, strategic venture arm of Merck KGaA. Merck is a leading science and technology company specializing in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Merck Ventures invests globally in emerging companies active in areas strategic to Merck. Their investment team is located in Amsterdam, Boston, Tel Aviv, Geneva and Darmstadt.

The Artist & the Industry: Bringing Your Yale Experience to Stage and Screen

A professional panel and reception moderated by Broadway producer Debbie Bisno and focused on career strategies for the theater, film, television, and entertainment industries.

How to Overcome a Career Slump

From time to time all of us can experience a career slump; however, it can be a meaningful experience. It allows us to identify the gaps in our work and career. Together we will explore your interests, motivated skills, personality style, needs and values to allow you to achieve greater career satisfaction.

Careers in Writing and Publishing Panel

Panelists with diverse writing and publishing experience share with you information about breaking into the field, their career paths, skills and experience that helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field.

Careers in Start-Ups Panel

Learn from Yale alums and other entrepreneurs who have opted for the road less traveled. Our distinguished panelists discuss their professional trajectories and share advice with students contemplating entrepreneurial endeavors.

Careers in Media Panel

Have you ever wanted to be on television? How about working behind the scenes in TV, radio, or press? Learn about careers in media from Yale alums and find out how they started on the career paths which have led them to the jobs that they have today.

What Are Careers in Research & Development?

Join panelists from United Technologies, Medtronic, and Reservoir Labs as they discuss their careers in the world of research and development. Gain a clearer understanding of how these roles differ from that of academic research. Dr. John Khalil, United Technologies Dr. Khalil is an Associate Director of Research at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) in East Hartford, CT. During his past 13 years at UTRC, Dr. Khalil led a portfolio of projects including hydrogen storage for the Department of Energy, unmanned aerial vehicles for the Department of Defense, use of flammable refrigerant in chiller systems, new products development, solving technical problems for UTC divisions. He has six patents and patents pending and over 100 invention disclosures. He is UTRC’s technical focal point on Probabilistic Rik Assessment, Reliability Engineering, and Product Safety. In addition to his positions in industry, he has been a full professor (adjunct) of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale school of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where he was named a Yale faculty champion of online education by the past Dean (Mary Miller) of Yale College. Dr. Khalil is the current Operating Agent for the Hydrogen Safety Task of the International Energy Agency (IEA). He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Hydrogen Safety Journal of IEA, an editor for the Journal of Process Safety & Environmental Protection, and a Senior Editor for Journal of Environmental Engineering & Ecological Science in the UK. Dr. Richard Lethin, Reservoir Labs Richard Lethin is the President of Reservoir Labs, a privately held technology research and development company headquartered in New York City. Reservoir's engineers and computer scientists work on some of the most interesting and challenging problems related to high-performance computing and compilers, cybersecurity, advanced algorithms, and high-performance data analytics. Richard also holds the position of Associate Professor Adjunct at Yale University, teaching courses in VLSI and computer architecture. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1985 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1992 and 1997. Dr. Sachin Budhabhatti, Medtronic Sachin Budhabhatti serves as a Strategic & Portfolio Manager at Medtronic. Through this role, he is responsible for completing product and procedural opportunity assessments consistent with divisional strategies. In assessing customer and procedural needs, he generates product concepts, assesses feasibility, strategic fit, and financial metrics. Sachin received his M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) and PhD (Applied Biomedical Engineering) from Cleveland State University.

Hired in Hollywood: Entry-Level Entertainment Careers in NY or LA

Entry-level jobs in the entertainment industry are competitive and hard to find. How do you get your foot in the door? How do you prepare? This 1-hour online workshop is tailored for those seeking entry-level jobs as assistants in the business and development side of the entertainment industry in either New York or Los Angeles. Even for those who aspire to be writers, producers, and directors, it is often best to start your entertainment career on the business side of the industry and learn the ropes first, and we will discuss this path for success. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood Assistant culture and the entertainment industry's hiring process. You will learn tips on how to network your way into Hollywood, how to revamp your resume, and how to interview like a pro. You will gain insight into different career paths in the business and development side of television and film, and perhaps most importantly, you will learn the importance of developing the survival skills, thick skin, and savvy needed to successfully start a career in Hollywood.

What are careers in CyberSecurity?

Panelists discuss their varied roles in the field of CyberSecurity, and share their points of view on the skills, education and motivations for pursuing the career.

U.S. Department of State Information Session

Interested in working for the U.S. Department of State? Want to learn more about the Foreign Service? Watch this video to hear the latest advice and information from Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat in Residence for New England, Jon Danilowicz.