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Details for events that Propel Careers Organizes such as the FILS and CDSS are below as well as Propel speaking engagements and other worthwhile events.     

Futures in Life Science Series (FILS)

Developing the Future Leaders of Life Sciences


About the FILS Event Series Partnership:  Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd joined together in 2011 to organize a series of network­ing and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for indi­viduals with advanced degrees. This Futures in Life Science program brings together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry to detail their roles and provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions. Attendance for this program is open to current graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry. The goal of these events is to profile the various career paths including business, commercial, consulting, research and development, clinical, medical affairs, regulatory, bioinformatics systems biology, reimbursement, pharmacoeconomics, patient advocacy, finance, legal and operations. Since 2011, more than 2,500 individuals have attended these events. 


Individuals from companies like these below have participated on panels during this series: Novartis Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Satori Pharmaceuticals, Cubist, GNS Healthcare, EMD Serono, Inc, Polaris Ventures, Cooley LLP, Genzyme, Extera Partners Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Verastem, Merck Research Laboratories, KCAS Laboratories, Halloran Consulting Group, Synageva BioPharma, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Link Medicine, INC Research Tessella Inc, Metrum Research Group, Sanofi Pasteur Biologics, Collaborative Consulting, LLC Medimmune, Analysis Group, Wolf Greenfield, Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi-aventis,  Safety Partners, Inc., Cytel, Inc, Third Rock Ventures, Health Advances Atlas Venture, Deallus Group, Putnam Associates, Lumleian, LLC, Children’s Hospital Boston, Genzyme Ventures, TrialNetworks, Sample6 Technologies, Inc, Epizyme, Sanofi Oncology, EMD Millipore, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec, GfK Bridgehead, Global Prior Art, Addgene, Sarepta Therapeutics


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Propel Careers Career Development Seminar Series (CDSS)

In Jan 2014, Propel began a rotating weekly seminar series that starts with an overview of the job search process (Job Search Boot Camp), and then delves into the details of how to land a new role, including Networking Insights, Building a Positive On-line Personal Brand, Looking your Best on Paper, and Acing the Interview. The kickoff event for the 2014 CDSS series was on January 27th 2014.  To learn more about the CDSS, click here:


Speaking Engagements at Universities and Conferences

Propel Careers is passionate about developing future and current leaders in the life sciences industry. Our representatives routinely speak at universities, postdoctoral institutions, and industry conferences throughout the United States on topics pertaining to career development and industry opportunities for individuals with scientific and technical training. Propel Careers Career Development Seminars provide valuable guidance to individuals working in, or looking for, opportunities in the life sciences sector.


Seminars can be given as a single seminar or as a series of three one-hour seminars that have been packaged together to focus on a particular aspect of career advice. Our seminar series are tailored by career level to best meet the needs and interests of the audience.  To learn more, click here:



Other Networking Events:

Propel believe networking is extremely important to cultivating careers and success in the industry.   We highlight a number of networking events worthwhile to attend in the life sciences sector.  To view more details, click here:  

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