Spotlight on Students

Sunday, May 5

speed networking

Career Catalyst: Speed Networking to Create New Professional Bonds

Sunday, May 5 | 3–3:45 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex

Facilitated by AOCS Divisions

All registrants welcome! A structured yet casual meeting format that allows you to connect with new colleagues — five minutes at a time — in a comfortable and inviting setting. You will discover how welcoming our Society is — just bring your curiosity, smile and business cards.

meet and greet

Meet-and-Greet at the flags during the President's Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 5 | 5:30–7 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex

Stand by the Student CIG Flag!!

Grab your food and drink and then meet with others from your specific career areas—this is where you begin making connections that could lead to life-long collaborations.


Learn more about publishing, reviewing and more? 
We Reviewers Reception

Sunday, May 5 | 7–8 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex

Organized for the Professional Educator and Student CIGs

Thank you AOCS journal manuscript, book proposal, INFORM magazine column and Lipid Library article reviewers! Let us show you our appreciation with free food and drinks (no ticket required). This will be a wonderful time to catch up with colleagues from universities around the world, to meet the editors-in-chief and editorial boards, and to learn more about future plans. Students, post-docs and faculty interested in getting involved as a reviewer are encouraged to attend!

Monday, May 6

Career Management & Networking Techniques: a guide to strategic partnership with recruiters

Monday, May 6 | 8–9 a.m.
Room 221

Opening Presentation
Lowell Isom and Ken Bopp, Hollander Horizon International, USA  

Upon completion of this session, you will have the skills to proactively manage your career through effective networking, self-promotion, and resume writing.  In addition, you will gain knowledge in the areas of effective interview preparation, social media best practices, and strategic partnering with an executive recruiter - both for your own career and for building your technical teams.    60-minute breakout sessions at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will provide time to speak with a seasoned Executive Recruiter in a small group format.  This is your opportunity to ask questions, engage one-on-one and gain specific insight into the career management process.  We will provide an "open book" to the entire recruiting process.    

You may be interested in Hot topic sessions


Speed Mentoring

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 1–1:45 p.m..
Expo Hall/Registration in America’s Convention Center Complex

Organized by a joint committee of the Common Interest Groups

Get and give career advice, find real-world business solutions and exchange ideas in record time. This informal and inviting activity will boost your confidence and connections. Meet with AOCS leaders, authors and recent graduates who can share their valuable experiences. The advice and connections that you make might just lead to your next career advancement!


Informal Student Get-Together

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 7–8 p.m..

Organized by a joint committee of the Common Interest Groups

All students, post-docs and friends should attend for fun and comradery. Student CIG leaders will identify the location soon—have an idea? Reach out to a SCIG leader.


Attend Sessions and the Happy Hour.

You may be interested in Division events!

Wednesday, May 8


AOCS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8 | 12:30–1:30 p.m.>
America’s Center Convention Complex
Hosted by the AOCS Networking Value Center

We appreciate YOU! Enjoy FREE food and fun as we celebrate our volunteers.

To celebrate the efforts and to honor our dedicated volunteers, we invite all attendees to join us for this FREE luncheon. If you have volunteered with AOCS in the past year, be sure to enter our special AOCS Volunteer Raffle and Giveaway! Looking to become involved and make a difference? Get inspired by those who make a difference through AOCS.


Students' Common Interest Group Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 8 | 2–3 p.m.
Room 361

Set priorities for next year’s activities and include discussions of possible webinars, technical sessions, meet-ups at other conferences and other future initiatives.