• Logistics

    "Here, you are not a faceless person in a crowd like you usually are at job fairs.

    This is an opportunity for you to stand out and improve your career."
    - Jonathan Luong, SASE UC San Diego President 15-16


    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Check in


    5:30 PM - 5:35 PM



    5:40 PM - 5:45 PM

    Presidential Opening Speech & serving dinner


    5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

    Keynote Speech


    6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

    Rotation #1


    Rotation Transition

    5 minutes


    6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

    Rotation #2


    Rotation Transition

    5 minutes


    7:20 PM - 7:50 PM

    Rotation #3


    7:50 PM - 8:00 PM

    Closing Speech


    8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

    Photo Session


    8:10 PM - 8:45 PM

    Networking Session

  • Table Rotation

    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.

  • History

    "Dining with Professionals is one of the best opportunities to interact with professionals from many industries in the same night! Where else are you going to get the chance to have a sit-down conversation over dinner with people with so much experience and knowledge?"

    - Marvince Benjamin, SASE UC San Diego President 16-17

    Event Recap: Winter Quarter 8

    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.

    Past Dining with Professionals Events

    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 (2019)

    Northrop Grumman

    Interested in:

    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.


    Interested in:

    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

    Interested in:
    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


    Interested in:

    STEM, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Bio-engineering, and other engineering disciplines

    Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. They work to advance disease research, drug development, and the development of molecular tests. Their mission: To improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.

    SD County Pharmacists Association

    Interested in:
    Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry

    The San Diego County Pharmacists Association is a chapter of the California Pharmacists Association that represents pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians in San Diego County.. They strive to promote pharmacists and further develop connections with patients in order to provide the optimal patient care, as well as be a political voice for pharmacy and serve as a liaison to other healthcare organizations.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Interested in:

    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.

    L3 Technologies

    Interested in:

    Software engineering, Electrical engineering, Systems engineering, Business, Manufacturing

    L3 Technologies develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions for pilot training, aviation security, night vision, and EO/IR, weaponry, maritime systems, and space. They are a worldwide leader in the engineering, development, manufacture and integration of power conversion and distribution systems for defense, governmental and advanced industrial applications.

    Solar Turbines

    Interested in:

    Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science

    Known for their innovative energy solutions, Solar Turbines has been a leading provider of industrial product technology and turbomachinery for over 60 years. They are also known for their commitment toward environmental compliance and sustainability. A company that creates a variety of products to help reduce detrimental emission and creates renewable energy.

    Network Medical Management

    Interested in:

    Business, Finance, Marketing, and Data management.

    Network Medical Management work to provide comprehensive administrative support to Independent Physicians Associations (IPAs) and medical groups, pursing both quality patient care and profitability. THey help IPA’s and medical groups achieve their goals financial goals.

    Tandem Diabetes

    Interested in:
    General Design, UI/UX Design, Computer Science

    Tandem Diabetes is a public US medical device manufacturer in San Diego. The company develops medical technologies for the treatment of diabetes and specifically insulin infusion therapy.

    NHN Global

    Interested in:
    Software Engineering, Game Design, Business, Fashion

    NHN Global is a group of companies that work in the video game and fashion industry. They specialize in web development and connecting vendors to retailers. They are a technology company that focuses on cultivating valuable platforms and experiences with solutions, services, and tools that connect people and ideas to progress industries forward.


    Interested in:

    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, and Software Engineering

    Vektrex is at the forefront of the electronics manufacturing industry. Vektrex pride themselves on providing high performance LED test solutions, such as light measurement systems, thermal control chambers, and more.

    United BioChannels

    Interested in:

    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.

    Golfish Consulting

    Interested in:

    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.

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