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Last modified: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

IU Life Sciences Career Fair offers students opportunity to meet state’s health-care businesses

Oct. 31, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Seventeen companies will be on campus Thursday (Nov. 2) for the second Indiana University Life Sciences Career Fair.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IU Auditorium on the Bloomington campus. The fair is hosted by the IU College of Arts & Sciences Career Development Center, the Kelley School of Business and its Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the IU School of Informatics.

The cross-campus initiative is in response to requests from students and businesses in the health-care industry to connect life science companies with skilled students. More than half of the companies attending the Career Fair are based in Indiana.

Positions will be available for both internships and full-time employment and are open to both undergraduates and graduates.

IU is dedicated to preparing students for various fields within life sciences through programs such as the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Management Program, the Kelley School of Business Life Science Scholars MBA Program, the Kelley School of Business Entrepreneurial Management Academy and the School of Informatics Graduate Bioinformatics Program.

"This fair is an exciting collaboration between three great IU schools and the university's outreach to Indiana health-care businesses. This is a win-win situation for both our students and the state's life science business community," said Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Chair of entrepreneurship and executive director of the Johnson Center.

The Life Science Career Fair gold sponsor is the IU Research & Technology Corp. Eli Lilly is a silver sponsor and Baxter BioPharma Solutions is a bronze sponsor. Other companies that will be attending are: Cook Inc.; Guerbet, LLC.; IU Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics; IU School of Medicine-Graduate Division; Maxum Health Services; Midwest Bio-Tech, Inc.; On Assignment Lab Support; Peace Corps of the United States; Quadraspec; Teach for America; Volt Life Sciences; and Work One-Bloomington.