University of California, Riverside

Highlander Connect

Highlander Connect is an online networking platform hosted on the last Tuesday of each month from 12 – 1 p.m (PST). During these online chat sessions, you can share your experiences, make professional connections, exchange career tips and get your career questions answered.

PhD Industry and Non Academic Job Search: Converting Your CV to a Resume 

PhD Advice Givers in attendance include:

Shruti Kapoor, Ph.D. ’10 Founder and CEO Sayfty 
Scott Campbell, Ph.D. ’00 Senior Vice President Oncology at Cepheid
Hani El Shawa, Ph.D. ’12 Chief Executive Officer Alpha Genomix Laboratories
Dan Chagnovich, Ph.D. ’96 Principal at 3elms Life Science Consulting
Jeff Evelhoch, Ph.D. ’81 Head of Translational Biomarkers at Merck

October 30, 12 – 1 p.m.


Network with Entrepreneurs and fellow UCR alumni in the start-up space

Alumni Advice Givers in attendance:

Noel Ballou, ’12 Co-Founder Foodeez and Creator Teez 
Leslie Hickle ’74, Ph.D. ’81 Vice President Business Development BioAtla
Jose Morachis ’04, Ph.D. Co-Founder and President at NanoCellect Biomedical Inc. 
Shripal Gandhi ’05 Founder and CEO at Swipe Technologies Pvt Ltd
Audun Utengen ’09 Co-Founder and CEO of Symplur


November 27, 12 – 1 p.m.


How it works:

Read – Our Networking Guide or our Guide to the PhD Industry Job Search

Register Connect your LinkedIn account or email address and complete the event registration

Attend On the last Tuesday of each month at 12pm, login and join the live session from anywhere

Chat You’ll be matched with other attendees for one-on-one timed chats

Follow Up All connections are saved, and transcripts recorded so you can easily follow up to thank your connection and quickly build your network

Need more help?
Contact Louise Jackson, Director of Alumni Career Services at