Career Symposium for Postdocs and
Graduate StudentsExploring Your Passions and Recognizing Your Potential

4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 18 October
University Club, 123 University Ave., Ballroom B

This interactive workshop, presented by the Office of Academic Career Development–Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging employment opportunities in today’s job market.


Michael G. Wells Entrepreneurial Scholars Lecture
4:00–4:45 p.m., Wednesday, 18 October
Alumni Hall, Science Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

Attend a presentation illuminating the path to success in entrepreneurship.


Michael G. Wells Student Health Care Competition and Kuzneski Innovation Cup Winner Announcement
4:45–5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 18 October
Alumni Hall, Science Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

Early in the day, Pitt students will compete as they pitch their innovations to judges from the local business community. Here, the winners of both competitions will be announced.


Opening Reception and Innovation Showcase
5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 18 October
Alumni Hall, J.W. Connolly Ballroom, 1st Floor

Join the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute for a first look at the latest Pitt-generated innovations in health care, materials, Internet of things, information technology, analytics, energy, and more. Many of these technologies are available for licensing, and others already form the basis of local, early-stage Pitt spinoff companies.

The Wells Lecture, Wells Competition, Kuzneski Cup, Opening Reception, and Innovation Showcase are organized and sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute.