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.
"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
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.
"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 (2018)
A current list of attending companies' biographies for 2019 will continue to be updated.
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.
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
SD County Pharmacists Association
Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry
The San Diego County Pharmacists Association is a chapter of the California Pharmacists Association. They strive to promote pharmacists and further develop connections with patients in order to provide the optimal patient care
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Project 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.
Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine
The Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine focuses on providing top care for their patients, making breakthrough discoveries, and teaching top doctors of the future.
vScenario is a company that focuses on construction projects and security using technology that tests scenarios virtually before physical construction. This US-based company is looking for students with any background in engineering.
San Diego Gas & Electricity
You might know San Diego Gas & Electric from your bills. The company provides natural gas and electricity to San Diego County and southern Orange County in southwestern California, United States. It is owned by Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego
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.