For those of you interested in industry, P&G’s Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent (FIRST) Conference may be the conference for you! It’s a recruiting conference mainly aimed at African American, Hispanic and Native American doctoral and postdoctoral scientists from STEM disciplines. It’s a three-day, all-expenses-paid program for top early career scientists who are looking for a broad overview of research in industry as well as getting an opportunity to network and interact with P&G managers. Discussions will include what companies are looking for in a new employee as well as cultural and workforce diversity and future innovations.
This conference will be held on September 16-19, 2012. Attendance will be limited so applicants must have a doctoral degree or expect to receive one by September 2013. Applications are due by June 30, 2012.
–Susy Kohout, Early Careers Committee member