The Industry Exploration Program provides career development opportunities for those looking to transition into jobs in industry, and those interested in connecting with local business representatives in Oregon for funding, support and networking. The IEP wants to provide postdocs with informational and networking resources  at several levels of the interaction between research, industry and business, including resume and application development, job hunting and interview tips, discussion of career options and opportunities, and even starting your own successful business! If you are interested in participating in this committee or have suggestions for events you would like to see, contact one of our committee members.

Industry Exploration Committee

Co-Chairs: Daniel Montezano and Cheng Li

Committee members: Susanna Kerio and Jason Kelley

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2018: The Hiring and Immigration Process in the US: A Workshop for International Postdocs, with David Ware, Immigration Attorney.

May 9, 2018: Funding and Support for Clean Technology Business Ideas, with Johanna Brickman, Oregon BEST.

Previous Events

March 14, 2018: Bridging the Valley – A Commercialization Perspective, with Scott Weaver, president of the Business Enterprise Center.

May 2, 2017: Pursuing a Career in Industry.

September 28, 2017: Industry Explorations – A Casual Company Presentation for Postdocs,  The Commercial Mushroom Industry, with microbiologist Dr. Zolton Bair from Top Hat Mushrooms Inc.

January 19, 2017: The Hiring and Immigration Process in the US: A Workshop for International Postdocs.

July 21, 2016: Workshop on Informational Interviews.

May 7, 2015: Lab Visit at Hewlett-Packard

April 14, 2015: Careers Outside the Academy - A Networking and Resumes Workshop. Representatives from OSU and local industry discussed career options and planning.

March 12, 2015: The Hiring and Immigration Process in the USA Workshop for International Postdocs. A panel of international scholars and professionals shared their back-ground, visa type, and experience of the sponsoring, hiring and immigration process in the US. Supported by the expertise of Dena Neese, Immigration Attorney.