Dining With Professionals (DWP) is a more intimate approach to professional networking events. Here, students can dine with a diverse group of professionals from local San Diego industries, research, and academia with the goal of providing aspiring scientists and engineers with the opportunity to network and delve into career-related discussions. We welcome students of all majors, disciplines, and cultural backgrounds to attend the event. Everyone plays a role in shaping diversity.
Through this network, SASE UC San Diego hopes that affiliates will have an opportunity to achieve internships or jobs and also find information to any questions regarding career interests. In addition to advertisement of their company, professionals will encounter unique and talented individuals with high potential to be employees or interns for their companies.
Flashback to last year's event! Thanks to everyone who went!
Upon registration, attendees are able to choose professionals they desire to network with. Although we cannot guarantee your top choices, we will try our absolute best so that everybody is able to network efficiently.
There will be a total of 3 pre-assigned table rotations throughout the night. You MUST stay with these rotations. Attendees will be notified of which professionals they will be networking with prior to the event.
- Marvince Benjamin, SASE UC San Diego President 16-17
Our most recent Dining with Professionals (DWP) was held on February 24, 2018, which hosted a record amount of student and professional attendees. We have increased the quality of our events by seeking out only the best professionals who are willing to help curious undergraduate and high school students in their future professional careers. As each year passes, we accommodate the requests and desires of our SASE at UC San Diego community regarding who they would like to network with during the next DWP. Thus, it is because of our student body that we will host yet another DWP in Winter quarter, this upcoming February with professionals from a diverse range of industries so that each and every SASE at UC San Diego community member is able to reach their fullest potential.
Since the beginning of SASE UC San Diego in 2011, Dining with Professionals (DWP) has been the flagship event that has brought intensive publicity, growth, and innovation to our organization. Most importantly, our members have learned and achieved an incredible amount through DWP. Since then, DWP has been changing and improving rapidly year by year. We have more than doubled our attendance from the first DWP to our most recent DWP held in November 2016. We have increased the quality of our events by seeking out only the best professionals who are willing to help curious undergraduate and high school students in their future professional careers by reaching down through a network path to these students. As each year passes, we listen and accommodate to the wishes and desires of our SASE UC San Diego community on who they would like to network with during the next DWP. Thus, it is because of our student body that we will host yet another DWP in Winter quarter, this upcoming February with professionals from a diverse range of industries so that each and every SASE UC San Diego community member is able to achieve their best through us.
Attending Professionals (2020)
Engineering, people interested in grad school or transitioning from engineering to business
Abbott Vascular is operated under the larger entity, Abbott. The company focuses on advancing medical technologies in the field of cardiology. They seek to create minimally invasive technologies to allow individuals to continue living their best lives. With a large array of devices for managing cardiovascular disease and a network of 103,000 colleagues in over 160 countries, Abbott's work is profoundly critical in ensuring sustained health.
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering
BASF Enzymes is known for its chemical production and development of enzymes, and their site is based here in San Diego. BASF Enzymes aims for sustainability in their line of work, and are heavily involved in the chemical industry. Their research and chemical production are achieved with environmental protection and social responsibility in mind.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Consulting, Computer Science, All Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Data Science
Booz Allen Hamilton is a firm that focuses on management and information technology consulting. This US-based company is looking for students of all backgrounds! If you’re an engineering or science major then chances are they’ve got a spot for you
Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics, and Bioengineering
Combining over 20 years of marketing expertise and industry knowledge, Goldfish Consulting aims to help companies grow through the development of branding and marketing strategies.
International Business Machine Corporation (IBM) began in 1911 and was founded in Endicott, New York. IBM specializes in hardware, middleware, and software in addition to being a large research organization, having the most U.S. patents for 26 consecutive years. IBM has invented many technologies, such as the ATM, the floppy disk, the hard drive, and dram. IBM is a leading company in innovation which all comes down to their belief in progress: that the application of intelligence, reason, and science can improve business, society, and the human condition . IBM aims to make a lasting impact on our industry and the world.
Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Molecular Assemblies, Inc. is a biotechnology company based in San Diego that focuses on developing DNA synthesis technology using an enzymatic process. Its founders, more than 30 years ago, recognized the limitations of the traditional chemical-based method of DNA syntheses, such as the damage of the chemicals used on the DNA and the production of toxic waste. As a result, they are inspired by nature to design simple, high-quality and sustainable DNA syntheses with the enzymatic approach. This revolutionary technology has useful applications in industrial synthetic biology, personalized therapeutics, information storage, nanotechnology, and etc. Molecular Assemblies was named 2019 finalist for Xconomy Awards in San Diego in the Innovation category.
Myers Media Group
Computer Science, Marketing
Myers Media Group is a company that is based in San Diego and focuses on Macro SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Myers Media Group provides data-driven digital marketing solutions for top Internet brands around the world. They develop the core components of a sustainable organic search marketing infrastructure, including the abilities to catalog and prioritize all SEO opportunities, optimize large internal link hierarchies, and generate and manage massive quantities of quality Programmatic SEO optimized content. For clients like Expedia, Advance Auto Parts, Sears, GrubHub, and Travelocity, their technologies and tactics have achieved proven results for over a decade, through all Google updates, and in the most competitive organic and paid search markets.
Computer Science, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural Engineering
Northrop Grumman is a Virginia based company that focuses on global aerospace and defense technology for America. They believe in creating innovative products, systems, and solutions for customers worldwide. They also aim to culture quality, customer satisfaction, leadership, and integrity in their company.
Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics, and Bioengineering
One of the top app development companies in San Diego, Seamgen builds innovative user-first, digital products for various aspects in industry, including healthcare, hospitality, and automative. Working and having worked with companies, such as Microsoft, KIA, CapitalOne, Boeing, etc., the Seamgen team has extensive experience developing custom mobile and web apps that scale. Seamgen was founded in 2008.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Program Management
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion. They help their customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity.
Biology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences, and Marketing
United BioChannels specializes in brand management, sales outsourcing, and strategic planning for life science companies and their innovations to be successful in the market.