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Emerging Professionals and Students

As an emerging professional or student, you will have access to the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry with countless opportunities to network, learn, and grow with professionals from every sector of the community and every career stage.

This is your chance to share your thoughts and create new connections for your professional development and engage with students and emerging professionals from around the world.

  • The DIA Student Case Competition

    Each year, DIA issues one or more specific challenges to which students are invited to respond. The competition will be judged by a committee of DIA Fellows, who include our most experienced and engaged members that encompass a broad range of expertise. Finalists and winners will have the opportunity for very high visibility and engagement within the global regulatory, biopharmaceutical, and healthcare products, academic, patient, and CRO communities. Representatives from each team of finalists will be given an opportunity to present their work at DIA’s Global Annual Meeting, with the Award presented to the winning team at that time.

Student and Emerging Professional Programming

  • Sunday, June 19

    • TIME TBD | Pre-Conference Networking Event for Students and Emerging Professionals
    • Kick-off DIA 2022 with a night of networking and fun! Join your peers to connect, meet new people, and celebrate the beginning of DIA 2022 in this informal networking event.

  • Monday, June 20

    • 9:00-9:45AM | Student and Emerging Professional Orientation: How to Maximize Your Experience at DIA 2022
    • Whether this is your first professional conference or just first time to DIA 2022, attend this informative session to learn how to make the most of your time at DIA 2022! This orientation will provide a how-to on navigating the exhibit hall, planning your daily schedule, networking, and enjoying all that DIA 2022 has to offer.

    • 3:00-3:45PM | Collective Connections: Networking with Leaders
    • There's no denying the power a strong professional network can have over your career success. Expanding your contacts can open doors to new opportunities and career development. Come network with DIA members and form connections to help you grow and learn in your professional journey.

  • Tuesday, June 21

    • 12:45-1:30PM | Career Ladder or Career Lattice? Strategies for Career Development
    • Millennials may be best known for the invention of the “selfie”, but their influence in the workforce is not to be underestimated. Millennials are on their way to making up the majority of the global workforce, yet many Millennials find themselves in the middle of the “Great Resignation.” Current trends suggest that opportunities for growth and development are a key engagement and retention driver for millennials. This session will highlight different strategies for managing your growth and development, and building your career as an emerging professional in this ever evolving job market.

    • 3:15-4:00PM | Collective Connections: Networking with Leaders
    • There's no denying the power a strong professional network can have over your career success. Expanding your contacts can open doors to new opportunities and career development. Come network with DIA members and form connections to help you grow and learn in your professional journey.

  • Wednesday, June 22

    • 12:45-1:30PM | Hashtag Your Way to a Job: How to Use Social Media to Promote Yourself and Start Your Career
    • Social media has a reputation of #fun. Many see social media as a way to connect with family, snoop on old high school classmates, or follow the glamourous lives of celebrities. The truth is that social media is a valuable job search tool that many candidates underestimate. Using social media to land a job goes far beyond updating your LinkedIn profile and setting your Facebook profile to private. In recent years, more and more companies are leveraging social media for job posting and hiring, including building employee engagement and expanding learning opportunities. This session will provide valuable strategies to promote yourself on social media and land a job you love.

    • 3:00-4:00PM | Mix and Mingle with DIA
    • They say it takes a village! Meet members from numerous DIA groups and committees and see first-hand the collaborations that ignite change in the life sciences field.

  • Thursday, June 23


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