June 7, 2024

CMB Career Day Recap

The CMB Career Committee hosted a Career Day on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at Towsley Center at the University of Michigan. The day started with a wide variety of career talks from the following alumni:

  • Dr. Ishtiaq Mawla – Scientific Consultant at Boston Consulting Group 

  • Dr. Jenny Ro – Marketing Director at ThermoFisher Scientific 

  • Dr. Jeremiah Roeth – Founder and CEO of aerialPLOT, Owner of Buckeye Ag Testing

  • Dr. Becky Simons - Intelligence Lead, FirstWord Pharma

  • Dr. Jennifer Chase – Legislative Director at University of California, Office of President 

  • Dr. Anita Patel – Medical Science Liaison at Eli Lilly 

Following the career talks, a career panel took place where students asked a series of questions to each panelist to learn about their career journey. 

After lunch, students participated in a speed networking activity by rotating through individual meetings with each alumni which allowed students to expand their professional network. The speed networking event featured the 6 alumni panelist as well as the following alumni: 

  • Dr. Ilea Swinehart – Senior Clinical Research Associate at Premier Research

  • Dr. Jill Haenfler - Lecturer at the University of Michigan

  • Dr. Molly Thorson –Research Fellow, Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Intermittent Lecturer in Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan 

Thank you to the CMB Career Committee members, Desiree Gordian, Ziad Sabry and Amanda Linskens on all their efforts arranging the career day!

Group of panelists on stage

Group of people