BME Discovery Day

Biomedical Engineering (BME) Discovery Day

Tuesday, November 16th from 9:00am-4:20 pm

 

BME Discovery day is a one-day virtual conference where BME students, faculty, staff, and alumni can come together to foster career exploration and occupational guidance, learn about industry trends, and build relationships through networking.

Logistics: All sessions will be held through Zoom and each session has a corresponding Zoom link. When utilized, breakout rooms will be created ahead of time and labeled so attendees can move autonomously. All sessions will have an Iowa College of Engineering representative to introduce the speaker(s) and facilitate the session when needed. 

Prior to the Event: 

1. If you have not already, download ZOOM and make sure that you are using the latest version.

2. Consider your attire, virtual background, and overall environment. You are encouraged to treat this like a professional conference. 

3. Plan your day by reviewing the schedule below.

 

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The Morning Schedule (9:00 am – Noon CST):

Time

Program

Description

9:00 -9:30 

 Round Table Discussions: 

  • Resume Tips (Applicant Tracking Systems) 
  • Finding & Utilizing Mentors 
  • Interview Best Practices 

Attendees will choose the topic most relevant to their interests or needs. Experts will be sharing insights related to each topic. 

9:30 -10:30 

Advanced Degree Tracks 

  • MBA 
  • Graduate School/Degree 
  • Medical School 
  • Law School 

Attendees will choose the topic most relevant to their interests or needs. Experts will be sharing insights related to the advanced degree they possess. 

10:30 -11:30 

Industry Panel: 

Large & Small Companies 

In this session, we will hear insights from industry professionals that work at large/small organizations to discuss some of the pros and cons for each. 

 11:30 - 12:00 

Round Table Discussions: 

  • Resume Tips (Applicant Tracking Systems) 
  • Finding & Utilizing Mentors 
  • Interview Best Practices 

Attendees will choose the topic most relevant to their interests or needs. Experts will be sharing insights related to each topic. 

12:00 –12:30 pm

Lunch Break

 

The Afternoon Schedule (12:00 pm – 4:30 pm CST):

Time

Program

Description

12:30 - 1:30 

The Young Professional Experience 

Hear from multiple young professionals about their job search, rationale for accepting their positions, how their transition has been, and where they have found success thus far. 

1:30 - 2:30 

Industry Panels: Emerging Trends 

  • Medical Devices - R&D
  • Imaging & Informatics 
  • Medical Devices - Quality & Manufacturing 
  • Regenerative Engineering 

In this session you will hear from several professionals about the emerging trends within the selected area. 

2:30 - 3:30 

Geographical Hot Spots 

View several presentations from professionals living and working in the listed cities to gain insights about that area. 

3:30 - 4:20 

Manasi Reardon, PhD, Head of Advanced Development, Abbot Neuromodulation

(Manasi Reardon bio)

Neuromodulation at Abbott

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