Last Wednesday, the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME), with help from the Graduate Students of Biomedical Engineering (GSBME), hosted its 21stAnnual Corporate Dinner in the ballroom of the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. One of the biggest events of the year, this night is reserved for exclusively for students interested in the medical device, research, biotechnology, and healthcare industries. Representatives from Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Alcon, Biotronik, Dexcom, Edwards Lifesciences, Genetech, Medtronic, and PwC were all in attendance, meeting with members to discuss potential internship and job opportunities.
The keynote speaker for this event was one of the leaders of the research and development divisions of Medtronic. He outlined his entire career path, from earning his degrees in biomedical and mechanical engineering, to working on rocket engines straight out of college, to transitioning into the healthcare space by designing pacemakers and insulin delivery machines. It was inspiring hearing him talk about the connections and similarities in R&D teams across industries. Although I am still years away from completing my PhD, I’m already looking forward to working on projects that will more directly impact patients and consumers. This was my sixth Corporate Dinner at USC (crazy, right?), and I have to say that I’m still learning more and more every year. I’m excited to meet more industry representatives at the next one in 2018!!
Published on July 28th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2017