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.
Student and Emerging Professional Programming
Monday, June 20
- 3:00-3:45PM | Collective Connections: Networking with Leaders
- 4:00-5:00PM | DIA Student Case Competition Presentation
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.
Each year, DIA hosts a Student Case Competition at our Global Annual Meeting that provides students the opportunity to respond and propose viable solutions to current challenges faced throughout the drug development lifecycle. 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.
Tuesday, June 21
- 12:45-1:30PM | Career Ladder or Career Lattice? Strategies for Career Development
- 4:15-4:45PM | Poster Showcase Session
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.
Hear our student travel award winners share their research in this engaging oral poster presentation session.
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.
Thursday, June 23
- 9:00-9:45AM | It’s About the Journey Not the Destination: Lessons Learned in Professional Development
Professional development is not always a linear path forward. In this panel discussion, speakers will comment on the ups and downs of their professional development, address how they overcame challenges, and share what inspires them to keep evolving professionally.