About the Career Connections Summit

In 2021, CLS launched the RSE Career Connections Summit, with Slone Partners ENVISION Mentoring Program, to support historically excluded Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) students (high school through graduate) in their career journey. In addition to learning about an expanded range of science-related careers, the quarterly virtual summits are designed to provide students with practical career navigation tools and connections to help them embark on their science careers.

Industry professionals who wish to participate will be invited to become ENVISION mentors and will have the opportunity to introduce their companies and personal career experiences, while forging connections with diverse student talent.

What Racial & Social Equity (RSE) Career Connections Summit
Who • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & Other People of Color) high school – graduate students in CA and beyond
• Industry professionals seeking access to diverse talent
Topic Building Your Brand to Support Your STEM Career
When Wednesday, October 20th, 4:00-5:30pm PT / 7:00 – 8:30pm ET via Zoom
4:00 – 4:30 PT STEM Career Panel
Moderator: Candace Nortey, Executive Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Slone Partners
Panel: TBD
Agenda 4:30 – 5:00 PT Career Connections Networking Breakouts
Students and industry participants will be guided through a set of questions aimed at helping them get to know one another and build their professional networks
5:00 – 5:30 PT Career Navigation Workshop: Building Your Brand to Support Your STEM Career
Yanira Guzmán, Founder, The Career Gem

Each Summit Will Consist of:

STEM Career Snapshots

Short introductions from industry professionals designed to expand students’ perceptions of STEM careers by exposing them to a variety of roles and functions.

Career Navigation Tools

Engaging workshops delivered by industry professionals designed to equip students with practical tools to begin and augment their STEM career journey, such as: Making Your STEM Resume Pop; Building Your Brand through LinkedIn; Finding Your Next Internship; Interviewing & other Job Search Secrets.

Career Connections

Intimate networking groups will facilitate industry-student and peer-to-peer introductions between high school students, undergraduates, and industry professionals, with the goal to expose students to potential career opportunities.

Interested in Learning More?

Lori Lindburg
SVP, Innovation & Inclusion

This program is part of the California Life Sciences’ Racial and Social Equity Initiative, a unified effort to do more for the historically excluded Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) populations in California. #WeCommitToChange.