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1 Finding a Career in Biomedical Engineering Brendan Johnson

2 Topics for today:  Resources available to you  How to find companies  Important keywords & codes  How to network and find posted positions  Let’s find some contacts!

3 Career Services Library Assistant  Services:  Guidance and instruction to career resources  Where:  What:  Careers blog  Contact info  Workshop PowerPoint  Vault Career Insider  Biomedical Engineering research guide

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5 Career Exploration: Books and E-Books  Career development in bioengineering and biotechnology Career development in bioengineering and biotechnology Career development in bioengineering and biotechnology  Career opportunities in biotechnology and drug development Career opportunities in biotechnology and drug development Career opportunities in biotechnology and drug development  Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers

6 Biomedical Engineering Research Guide

7 Vault Career Insider Research companies, industries, and professions Download full PDFs of Vault Career Guides Get career advice, sample resumes and cover letters, and much more!!

8 Finding Companies  ES&P archives in DrexelOne  Company directories and databases  FDA drug approvals  FDA device approvals  Patent searching

9 Keywords & Codes  Some important words to use in your search:  Biotechnology  Medical Devices  Biomaterials  Bioprocessing  Pharmaceuticals  Nanotechnology  Biodevices  Imaging  Subject-specific keywords

10 Keywords & Codes  Search industries by Industry Codes  SIC Codes SIC Codes SIC Codes  NAICS Codes NAICS Codes NAICS Codes  Some relevant SIC codes:   Medicinal Chemicals & Botanical Products   Pharmaceutical Preparations   In-Vitro and In-Vivo Diagnostic Substances   Biological Products, except Diagnostic Substances   Surgical & Medical Instruments & Apparatus   Orthopedic, Prosthetic & Surgical Appliances and Supplies

11 D&B Million Dollar Database D&B Million Dollar Database Find companies only located where you are looking Find companies in specific industries using SIC or NAICS industry codes Find the contact information for these companies in your results.

12 HOOVERS Research the companies you find Read a company description Look at how the company is making news, and what they’re making Check out other similar competitors Look up contacts in HR or Engineers in the R&D departments

13 FDA Drug Approval Reports  Find FDA-approved drugs and the companies that manufacture them  includes most of the drug products approved since 1939  da/index.cfm?fuseaction= Reports.ReportsMenu da/index.cfm?fuseaction= Reports.ReportsMenu da/index.cfm?fuseaction= Reports.ReportsMenu

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15 FDA Approvals of Medical Devices  Find FDA-approved medical devices  Recently-approved devices Recently-approved devices Recently-approved devices  Each listing contains info on what medical uses the device is approved for  For more info visit the EngLibrary blog on the Library’s website EngLibrary blog EngLibrary blog  Latest FDA Medical Devices approvals Latest FDA Medical Devices approvals Latest FDA Medical Devices approvals

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17 Patent Searching  Use the EngLibrary blog to find patent-searching resources, like the US Patent and Trademark Office database EngLibrary blogUS Patent and Trademark Office databaseEngLibrary blogUS Patent and Trademark Office database  Try searching by in the ‘Assignee Name’ field.  Try searching by company name in the ‘Assignee Name’ field.

18 Networking Build your network Sustain your network  Professional Associations  LinkedIn LinkedIn

19 Finding posted BioMed positions  Professional associations  Industry-specific job listings  Try the Biomedical Engineering Career Guide for Biomed- Specific job sites Biomedical Engineering Career Guide Biomedical Engineering Career Guide  DragonJobs  General job sites

20 Job Search Activity  Using 3 different resources discussed here, find 3 target companies and at least one contact person for each company.  To view & download this presentation, visit my reference page at library.drexel.edu/careers and click on the Finding a Career in Biomedical Engineering workshop library.drexel.edu/careers  Suggested resources:  D&B Million Dollar Database D&B Million Dollar Database D&B Million Dollar Database  Hoovers Hoovers  FDA Drug & Device Approvals FDA Drug & Device Approvals FDA Drug & Device Approvals  LinkedIn LinkedIn  Professional Associations Professional Associations Professional Associations


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