Wednesday, October 30, 2019
COST Pathways 2019
Pathways in Science and Technology (link to photos) is an annual event where students are exposed to many different career opportunities, as well as a great opportunity to interact with alumni working in science and technology. The program includes discipline-specific panels, business and graduate program tables, and a free networking lunch.
This year 65 alumni attended and participated in 10 different panel discussions that were attended by over 600 students. Running concurrently with the event was the "Recruitment Expo - Connections to your Future".
New this year was a keynote address, given by Gene Kinney. Dr. Kinney, 1989 BU alumnus, is currently president and chief executive officer of Prothena. Dr. Kinney is a recognized leader in the field of neuroscience drug discovery, including both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease research and therapeutics.
After the keynote address, alumni and faculty enjoyed a reception (link to photos) at the Greenly Center downtown.
Pathways provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to network with alumni working in prospective career fields. This is a great way to help prepare for the job market, internships and graduate schools.
Pathways is also an opportune time for freshmen and sophomores to gain insight into how to make the most of their college experience and prepare for post-grad life.
Below are pictures from the Networking Luncheon.