The Department of Chemistry hosts industrial recruiting events every summer to assist with the employment needs of graduate students. Traditionally, companies come to our department for a daylong event, that includes an informational session, followed by interviews for specific positions they are recruiting for. The interviews are usually 30 to 45 minutes. 

For Companies:

The Department of Chemistry staff are here to assist with scheduling a visit date, arranging informational sessions, and publicizing your visit within the Department. If you are interested, please contact Garrett Yoshitomi at ( or fill out the Industrial Recruiting at UCI form to arrange a recruiting visit. You may find the Department of Chemistry Visit Us information helpful when planning your visit. 

If you would like to publicize a career opportunity with the Department of Chemistry we can post the information on our Graduate Opportunities page. Please send any employment information you would like posted to

UCI Catering: If you would like to serve refreshments during your presentation, you are responsible for payment and placing the order through UCI Catering or 949-824-1423. UCI Catering requests 7-day advance notice and guest counts are due with-in 48 hours. Delivery of refreshments should be scheduled 30 minutes before the presentation begins. Your presentation location will be determined when your date is finalized.

For Students: 

  • Prepare and update your CV and research summary. It is strongly recommended that you consult your research advisor to review your materials. Keep both relatively short; 2–3 pages each is plenty. Pay special attention to format with an emphasis on clarity, and on research problems that you have solved. Send your CV and research summary as a single PDF to Garrett Yoshitomi at (
  • If you are selected for an interview, make sure to review the company’s website prior to the recruiting day and pay close attention to the morning presentation. Your advisor might also be a good source of information on the company. If you know the recruiter’s names in advance it might be useful to find out who was their research advisor and what they did in graduate school and/or during their postdoc. 
  • Business casual dress is recommended. Although the recruiting sessions might seem informal, act respectfully as though it is the final interview and focus on clear and courteous communication. 
  • Come prepared to talk about your research. You may bring slides, but be prepared to talk informally at the board. Many recruiters would like to see you focus on the problems you have encountered during graduate school and how you solved those problems. 

Industrial Recruiting Calendar

Company Name Visit Information

Recruiter(s): Dr. Nathan Bennett & Dr. Noel Wilson

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Open Information Session, Natural Sciences 1, room 4112, 9:00am
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Open Forum, Natural Sciences 1 4114, 10:00am
    • All students & postdocs are invited to discuss opportunities with Abbvie

Recruiter(s): Dr. Ana Gonzalez & Dr. Devon Mundal

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019. Open Information Session, Natural Sciences 1 4112, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Connor Martin, Dr. Alec Lebsack & Dr. Jocelyn Wang

  • Friday, August 2, 2019. Open Information Session, Natural Sciences 2 1201, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Salman Jabri, Dr. Eric Ashley & Dr. Aaron Whittaker

  • August 5th - 6th, 2019. Open Information Session on August 5, Natural Sciences 1 4112, 6:30pm

Recruiter(s): Dr. Lauren Chapman & Dr. Dennis Koester

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Information Session for interviewees only, Natural Science 2 1201, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Matthew Jeffreys & Dr. Neil Johnson

  • Friday, August, 16, 2019. Open Information Session on August 16, Natural Sciences 2, 2201, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. John Allen & Dr. Austin Smith

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Open Information Session on August 20, Natural Science I, 4112, 9:00am
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Recruiter(s): Dr. Nicholas Wurtz & Dr. Adrian Ortiz

  • Friday, August 23, 2019. Open Forum, Natural Science 2, 2201, 2:30pm
    • All students & postdocs are invited to discuss opportunities with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Recruiter(s): Dr. Nathan Genung & Dr. Kevin Guckain

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Open Information Session, Natural Science 1, 4112, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Douglas Behenna & Dr. Jennifer Lafontaine

  • Friday, September 20, 2019. Open Information Session, Natural Science 2, 2201, 9:30am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Hiroki Hiramatsu & Dr. Jiho Kang

  • Monday, October 21, 2019. Open Information Session, Natural Sciences 1, 4112, 11:00am