Industry & Professional Development

Our chapter provides undergraduate students with opportunities to develop the technical and soft skills required for progressing into industry and helps to establish early connections with representatives in the field. Our opportunities for development include industry representative speakers, research lab tours, resume critiques, mock interviews, conference presentation practices, and professional attire workshops.

Also check out our internship listings on our Opportunities page!

Upcoming Industry & Professional Development Events

SMILE Lab (Dr. Fang) Info Session

  • Description: Join us for an informational session with Dr. Fang where she will discuss her research and opportunities in her lab, the Smart Medical Informatics Learning and Evaluation (SMILE) Lab. Dr. Fang's research focuses on medical data, brain health, and higher image quality at lower clinical risk. Please bring your resume to the event, as she is looking for interested students with programming experience. Email Justina at justinachan1130@ufl.edu to sign up as spots are limited or if you have any questions.
  • Time/Location: Friday, September 21st at 4:00pm in the BMS building, room J280.

Edwards Recruitment Presentation

  • Description: Edwards Lifesciences is looking for young and motivated interns, so you should definitely check out their recruitment presentation. For more information on Edwards, visit their website.
  • Time/Location: Monday, September 24th from 4:30-5:45PM in TUR L011

UF BME Industry Connect Career Fair & More!

  • Description: The Industry Connect Career Fair & More is the perfect place to build your professional network, impress potential employers, practice interviewing/giving your "elevator pitch," get your resume reviewed, and explore career opportunities (especially at the entry-level). It will include three Open Discussion Sessions among other events, so make sure to stop by!
  • Time/Location: Thursday, September 27th from 9:00AM-12:00PM in the BMS Building

OrthoBME Lab (Dr. Allen) Tour

  • Description: Dr. Kyle Allen leads the Orthopaedic Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OrthoBME Lab) at the University of Florida, which is centered on preclinical research for joint diseases. They engineer new methods and technologies that will improve the clinical impact of preclinical models. Come get an exclusive tour of Dr. Allen's lab space from one of his graduate students. The tour is full! For more information on their research, check out the OrthoBME Lab website.
  • Time/Location: Friday, October 5th at 2:30PM in the BMS Building

BMES Poster & Podium Practice

  • Description: Are you presenting research at the annual meeting for BMES this year? If so, we would love to practice with you. Bring your poster or your talk and practice in front our your peers. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students! Please RSVP to by emailing your poster or talk to Justina Chan at justinachan1130@ufl.edu so that we can get an approximate headcount and compile the presentations for ease.
  • Time/Location: Thursday, October 11th from 5:00-6:30PM in BMS JG05 & JG32

Tucker-Davis Technology Tour

  • Description: UF BMES will be touring the Tucker-Davis Technologies facility in Alachua. Tucker-Davis Technologies is a leading manufacturer of real-time acquisition and stimulus generation systems for neurophysiology. For over 25 years, TDT has been building products for basic and applied research in the neurophysiology, hearing, and speech sciences. Join BMES on a tour with TDT and see the products they produce from development to manufacturing. The group is limited to 10-15 participants. To sign up, please see the Google Form below and then text our Director of Industry & Professional Development, Justina Chan, at (850) 368-1066. A carpool is being arranged, and we hope you can make it!
  • Spots Remaining: 5
  • Time: Friday, October 12th from 2:30-3:30PM

Past Industry & Professional Development Events

Free Professional Headshots

  • Description: Come get a FREE headshot from UF BMES. Please make sure that your top-half is dressed professionally (contact an officer if you are unsure of what that means) because only your shoulders and chest will be seen in the photo.
  • Time/Location: Monday, September 17th at 6:00PM in the BMS car loop (in front of BMS Building)

Resume Critique Office Hours

  • Description: Career Showcase is rapidly approaching, so get your resume ready. Bring either a digital or paper copy of your resume, and our officers will give you important feedback in a walk-in, one-on-one session. Anyone is welcome to get their resume critiqued, not just members attending Career Showcase.
  • Time/Location: Wednesday, September 12th from 6:00-8:00PM in Marston Science Library L132 (Tesla) & L133 (Tyson)