Doreen Tho: Seminar & Workshop

ThoUCBA is proud to sponsor and welcome Doreen Tho, M.B.A. to the University of Chicago!

If you could do or be anything, what would you be? Are you clear on how your current experience is helping you reach your career goals better and faster? As Ph.D. students and post-docs conducting research in such an intellectually demanding environment, we often acquire tunnel vision and forget why we came here in the first place. Before you know it, you have completed your degree or fellowship, and look up to realize that, despite your academic accomplishments, you are in fact ill-prepared for the world beyond. If you are ready to gain clarity on your purpose beyond the bench, and tailor your graduate experience such that it will yield the career that will satisfy you most, this event is for you! Doreen Tho, M.B.A., is a highly skilled industry professional who focuses on innovative thinking to reform companies from the inside out. Her proven track record speaks to her expertise in optimizing success, and her highly inspirational ideas will reform you too! Come, and learn to map your path at the University of Chicago so that it makes sense to future YOU envision.

Seminar: Who am I?—Define your future to create a meaningful present.

Thursday, May 21st


BSLC 115 Auditorium

Industry titan Doreen Tho demonstrates how to think innovatively about one’s self to ensure a bright future for any career track.

Workshop: Strategic self-­branding: an innovative approach to defining your career path.

Thursday, May 21st 


BSLC 205

Limited seats available! Please register here:

Doreen Tho, M.B.A, is an expert and leader in innovation, marketing, strategy, and process re-engineering initiatives for global healthcare, electronics, telecommunications, and high-tech industries. Recent past positions include Director of Innovation Strategies at Hospira (now Pfizer), and Director of Marketing at Abbott. Doreen has a proven track record of top line growth, profitability improvement, and product development for developed and emerging markets. Currently, Doreen has left the industry to pursue her newest passion as a green energy entrepreneur.

CHIentist: Connections MATTER

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CHIentist’s first annual signature event, Connections MATTER, will gather stake holders within the life sciences from across the greater Chicago area. This unique, invite only, networking opportunity will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals in order to create connections between these often segmented communities.


6:00-6:30pm – Reception

6:30-7:00pm – Introduction and Keynote Address: Tim Walbert, President and CEO of Horizon Pharma

7:00-7:40pm – Structured Networking

7:40-8:30pm – Freestyle Networking

Light appetizers, local beer and wine will be provided.

Please RSVP at:

(*Note: Registration is only available for attendees from specific sectors of the Chicago biomedical community. Many categories are already at capacity.)

For further information on this or future events please contact:

CV and Resume Workshop with Mike Tessel, Ph.D.

UCBA is proud to present, along with the UChicago Chapter of SACNAS & the DDRCC, an RSVP-only CV and Resume Workshop aimed at teaching graduate students and post-docs how to effectively communicate your skill set for scientific research-related positions.

The session will be led by Mike Tessel, Ph.D. from Graduate Student Affairs (GSA).

Date: Wednesday, April 8th, 3:00-5:00pm
Location:  KCBD 9100

For more information and to RSVP, use the following link: CV and Resume UCBA EventBrite

Careers and Opportunities in Intellectual Property (IP) Law

UCBA is excited to present a seminar and networking event featuring members of Barnes and Thornburg LLP (a large law firm specializing in healthcare law and intellectual property) and UChicago Tech (the University center for technology development and ventures).


UChicago Tech

If you’re interested in a career in IP law, technology commercialization, patent practice, or just want to learn more about these areas, please join us for this exciting opportunity!

We would also like to thank the BSD Dean’s Council and myCHOICE for co-sponsoring this event.

Careers and Opportunities in IP Law
Seminar and Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 4:00-6:00pm
BSLC Auditorium 115

To RSVP and learn more about the speakers for this event, please use the following link:

Feel free to contact us directly with any questions. We hope to see you there!

The Art of Networking – featuring Craig Wortmann

craig wortmannThe second event in the Biomedical Sciences Networking Series (BSNS) is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Tuesday November 18th from 5:00-7:30pm. The one and only Craig Wortmann will be leading “The Art of Networking” workshop in the wonderful new space over at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) on 53rd Street. We hope to see you all there!
UCBA is proud to present this event with the help and support of the following co-sponsors/co-organizers: UChicago myCHOICE, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA), the Graduate Innovation Grant, and the BSD Dean’s Council.
RSVP for the workshop and reception using this link: The Art of Networking RSVP
About the Speaker
Craig Wortmann is the Founder and CEO of Sales Engine Inc., as well as a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Craig designed, developed and teaches the award-winning course called Entrepreneurial Selling, recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top Ten” courses in the country. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. Craig is the author of “What’s Your Story?”, a book that looks at how leaders and sales professionals use stories to connect, engage and inspire. In his book, he demonstrates the powerful impact stories have on the three most common performance challenges – leadership, strategic selling and motivation.
Event Description
Craig will give an interactive workshop discussing the value of building your network. He will also focus on the specific skills that can help us to expand and strengthen our own networks.
What to prepare
Please come with a roughly 20 second introduction of yourself (often called an “elevator pitch”), which will be utilized during the activities. This should cover basic info about yourself:
1. Who you are
2. What your background is
3. What you are looking to gain from this interaction (meet new people, find a job, explore career options, etc.).
Your personal sales pitch will be refined during the workshop.
Event Agenda
Tuesday November 18th, 2014 @ CIE
5:00-5:30 – Check-in and mingle time (Beverages will be served)
5:30-5:35 – Speaker introduction
5:35-6:30 – Seminar/Workshop
6:30-7:30 – Networking Reception (Refreshment and beverages will be served)
Transportation Information
The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) is located @ 1452 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park.
The University’s 53rd Street Shuttle picks up and drops off at the corner of 53rd and Harper Court, just south of the building entrance, on the hour (:00) and half hour (:30) from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.. The shuttle is free for UChicago and UChicago Medicine students, faculty, and staff. You can use the TransLoc website or app to plan your trip.
The new Chicago CIE Shuttle began running on Monday, September 29th, and picks up and drop off on the Southwest corner of 53rd and Harper Avenue (across from A10 restaurant) at the :15 and :45 every hour from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.. This shuttle is also free for UChicago students, faculty, and staff. The route will be added to the TransLoc website and app to help you plan your trip.