Mentor for a Moment: Healthcare Edition

Are you exploring career options in the Healthcare Industry? Seeking an internship, job, or research opportunities? Are you a STEM student?

Looking to connect with fun people who are doing work that interests you? Mentor for a Moment is a connection event featuring alumni and employers from a variety of industries who are doing work in STEM. It’s an evening of conversation with alumni just for undergraduate and graduate students in Natural Sciences & Mathematics and the Ritchie School. Featuring RSECS and NSM alumni and friends of DU from across the STEM industries including:  

*Imran Choudhry | BS Molecular Biology | Orthopedic Surgeon | Orthopedic Associates of Denver

*Josh Goetz | BS Molecular Biology | Doctor of Optometry | Altitude Eye Care

*Jessica Buzbee | Bioengineering | Principal Quality Engineer | Zimmer Biomet

*James Gasper | BS Biology | Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Disorder Pharmacist | CA Dept of Healthcare Services

*Shannon Beins | BS Environmental Science | Associate Veterinarian  |Blair Doon Veterinary Hospital 

*Heather Wilkins | PhD Biology, Neuroscience | Asst Professor | University of Kansas Medical Center

*Michael Bagg | BA Integrated Science | Medical Student | U of Texas Health Science Center Houston

*Katie Swan | BA Biology | Neurological Physician Asst | Elite Brain & Spine of Connecticut

*Ken Phi | BS Molecular Biology | Clinical Field Director of Integrations | MyEyeDr

*Sarah Wilson | BS Mathematics | Engineer | AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador | Tortuga AgTech

* Zeina Dajani | Genetics and Cell Biology | Dermatologist | Owner, Denver Skin Doctors

* Patrick Parkinson | BS ’13 Mechanical Engineering | Program Manager | ViewRay

* Rahwa Netsanet | BS Biology | Clinical Research Coordinator, Dept of Orthopedics | University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

*Michael Jursinski |PSM Biology | Owner | Private Studio Training

* Nancy Lorenzon | Biology | Director | Pre-Health Advising and Director Professional Science | University of Denver

* Jennifer Hellier | Teaching Assistant Professor | University of Denver 



**Check back soon for a full list! We are hard at work gathering alums for you.** 

Not seeing a job title you’re interested in, but like some of the organizations? Or vice versa? Come anyway. Connecting with others can help you learn about job functions as well as certain organizations. 

Interested in joining us, but not sure what to ask our alumni? We’ve got you covered!

  • What sparked your interest in field? How did that spark influence your career trajectory?
  • Why did you choose the program of study you did when you were at DU?
  • What skills from my program of study might an employer want to learn more about? Which skills should I sharing with others?
  • In what ways did your program of study help prepare you for your career?
  • What was the most valuable learning experience you gained while at DU?
  • Were there any challenges you faced in finding internships/jobs related to your interests? How did you overcome them?
  • How did you find your job? How have you found previous internship or work experiences?
  • Who, or what, influenced your career goals as you were deciding on what to do after graduation?
  • Has anyone or anything had a profound, positive effect on you that you didn’t realize until much later?
  • What has been your most fulfilling experience in giving of your time, effort, or talent?

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully – Persons with disabilities please see below. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact event host listed below.

Check back closer to the event to receive a list of alums and companies that are attending.

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