CSULA Alumni Industry Panel Spring 2019

Scott Baker
Scott Barker
BS Chemistry, 2008
Process R&D Chemist
Monica McDowell
BS Biochemistry, 2005
R&D Manager
Eduardo Morales
BS Biochemistry, 2001
Supervisor-Organic Department
Hui (Kevin) Zhou
MS Biochemistry, 2012
Senior Technical Consultant

Industry Panel of Cal State LA Alumni 

Thursday, March  28th at 7:00 PM in BIOS 352

We have invited four Cal State LA Alumni who have careers in industry to come and share their work experience. All students are welcome to come learn about how to better prepare themselves for careers in industry. The panelists represent different areas and sectors including manufacturing, cosmetics, and analytical chemistry and are willing to answer questions about industry jobs.

Students who have questions about applying for a job, preparing for the interview, and/or want tips on what they can do now as students to build their resumes are welcome. The event is FREE and refreshments will be served, however students need to register by clicking below.

Download a flyer for this event here.

All Welcome - please register for this event here.



Since this event took place last spring, several great things have happened for both our students and our alumni!

  • Kevin Zhou was invited back to speak to our students in a broader industry panel event organized by ASI.
  • One of our students was hired at Weck Labs Inc.
  • One of our students was hired at Phenomenex. 
  • Over 50 students attended this event and are now aware of careers in chemistry.

“The industry panel was a key factor that helped me transition from academia to industry. The Ahmad Alwaznapanelists were CSULA alumni who gave us a better understanding of jobs in industry. Each alumnus described different experiences, some are still working in a laboratory while others moved to a managing position. I learned about Phenomenex from Kevin Hui. Surprisingly, I’m currently working in the same building with him.” Ahmad Alwazna, MS Biochemistry, 2018 

Spring 2019 Survey Report