Careers in Health and Science Exposition (CHaSE) is a career fair organized by Karolinska Institute’s Medical Student’s Association (Medicinska Föreningen), to bring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health sector, outside academia- in Sweden or abroad – in contact with their possible future employers.
Is CHaSE an event for me?
If you have a background in health sciences, biotechnology or life sciences and you would like to learn more about job opportunities, you are very welcome to attend CHaSE! Registration is free and you do not even have to be a Karolinska Institutet student. Plus, if you want to contribute to the cause, you can even volunteer in the organizing of the fair (link for the CHaSE page in the end of the post)!
What is happening in this event?
CHaSE 2017 took place on Thursday, the 9th of March 2017 at Aula Medica and Medicinska Föreningen, from 09.00-17.00. During the event, companies presented themselves at stands. You could walk by their and get informed: about the company itself, job opportunities, how it is to work at the particular company – whatever you would like to know, you could ask directly a company representative! In addition, there were presentations and workshops that you could attend (and needed to register to in advance, during sometime in February).
What I enjoyed so much in this event was the fact that there were workshops and presentations to equip you with the skills for efficient networking or to enlighten you in what recruiters and employers are seeking.
After the workshops and presentations, I felt ready and confident to reach out to many companies at their stands and ask the appropriate questions. I seized the opportunity to speak with representatives from almost all the major Pharma Companies, like MSD, Bayer, Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca and more!
Here is a timelapse video of the company stands – for more detailed videos visit the Prospective Student at Karolinska Institutet page, where the live video team posted the interviews of the representatives and more!
It was an amazing event to go to and a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by people who have succeeded in our field! Who knows? Maybe thanks to CHaSE I will secure a job in the future, too! 😉
‘Till the next time!
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For more information about CHaSE 2017 and the events of previous years, click here.