Comprehensive Cancer PhD (CCPhD) Program is seeking industry professionals to connect with PhD students

Posted: 14 July 2022

Call out for Healthtech professionals!

The Comprehensive Cancer PhD (CCPhD) Program is seeking around 10 Healthtech industry professionals to attend a career speed-dating session at their upcoming annual symposium.

About the CCPhD Program
The CCPhD Program includes approximately 250 PhD students from academic, research and health organisations affiliated with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Alliance (VCCC – including the Peter Mac, the University of Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne, Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, the WEHI, the Austin, St Vincent’s Institute and Olivia Newton John Institute of Medical Research). The symposium is usually attended by approximately 100 PhD students.

Ideal professionals for this event
The CCPhD Program is currently seeking interested industry professionals who would be willing to have a chat with PhD students about their career path and their current roles. Ideally, your organisation will be associated with the healthcare, pharma or biotech sector and you will hold PhD or hire PhD candidates.

About the career speed-dating session
Selected professionals will present a short introduction to the audience. The remainder of the session will focus on small groups in a round table setting. Each round of “speed-dating” will last approximately 20 minutes and there will be 3 rounds during the session. Professionals will chat with PhD students about how they got into their role, skills they require for their past and present roles and what comprises their day-to-day work. PhD students will be encouraged to ask questions to make the session as interactive as possible.

Not all students will have the chance to engage with each professional, so professionals will be invited to stay for casual chats over lunch with students who may not have spoken to them yet.

Post-event contact
Post event we plan to develop a list so students can reach out to professionals if they feel they would like to.

Session: Career speed-dating
Date: Friday 14 October 2022
Venue: Melbourne Connect: The Forum, 700 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053.
Time commitment: 12pm to 2pm (AEST)
Delivery: face-to-face

Register your interest here

Open until 15 August 2022

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