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Monday, January 09, 2017
BEST site visit to P&G

We are extremely pleased to announce the recruitment of 2-6 BESTies to go on a site visit to Procter & Gamble's headquarters in Cincinnati, OH on January 9/10.  Limited participation.

Selected to participate were (pictured l to r) Ornella Nelson (Chemistry & Chemical Biology), Erik Skibinski (Chemistry), Sabrina Kelch (Soil & Crop Sciences / Biological & Environmental Engineering), Michael Weiner (Physics), Alicia Cintora (Materials Science & Engineering), Evgeniya Nazarova (Microbiology & Immunology), and Bo Yang (Mechanical Engineering). [BESTies in bold]

Please note this visit is not for the purposes of job placement, but rather to learn about the career possibilities and evaluation of fit to this industry.

Criteria for selection:

  • Within 1-2 years from graduation (preferably)
  • 2 PhD students who are Chemical Engineers (or Physicists) with Modeling and Simulation background
  • 4 students in any Ph.D. Physical or Life Sciences or Engineering field interested in a career in industry
  • Preference given to BEST participants

Direct questions to Susi Varvayanis. Application is a short email describing why you are a good fit and how it will help your career decision, what you hope to get out of it. Include a short description of your research and how it relates to what PG does. 

  • Expressed interest in an industry career, motivation for why P&G would be of interest
  • Willingness to meet Cornell alumni and network
  • Ability to be open to new topics, accept that the visit's success will depend on your input & energy
  • Attend a prep meeting for giving a 3 minute thesis presentation beforehand. You will be asked to give the flash talk during the visit
  • Supply a one-page "Getting to Know our Cornell PhD Visitors" covering your research and personal life
  • Provide brief feedback for posting on the website as a spotlight story

Not part of the BEST Program? To get involved and learn about our program please visit our FAQ pageand fill out the BEST application

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