Under the jurisdiction of KGI student government, there are several student-run organizations that promote professionalism within the KGI community and help inculcate formal, industry-ready skills into students' academic lives.
Bioscience Management Club
Lauren Breslin | email@example.com
Drug Information Association (DIA)
Mimi Ngyuen | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Drug Information Association (DIA) is a neutral, nonprofit, global, professional association of nearly 18,000 members who work in every facet of the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and related products.
KGI is currently in the process of starting one of the first West Coast DIA Chapters. The KGI-DIA chapter will bring together enthusiastic students with a deep interest in drug information as it applies to the life sciences industry. Our goals are to be an outstanding chapter in Los Angeles for the benefit of networking, outreach, and utilizing DIA's outline resource. Students will participate in professional networking events, have meetings with invited speakers, and explore publication possibilities.
The Entrepreneurship Club (Claremont Consortium Entrepreneurs or CCE) is the first intercollegiate club at The Claremont Colleges linking Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. The goals of the club are to stimulate conversation and activities promoting entrepreneurship throughout The Claremont Colleges. Opportunities are presented to students to build their professional networks through attendance of events and conferences, as well through the invitation of guest speakers. The club works to promote interaction with organizations such as the Tech Coast Angels, CONNECT, Biocon, SABPA, and OCTANE.
Megan Hill | email@example.com
The Ethics Committee is a student-run committee dedicated to promoting awareness of ethical considerations and behavior within the life sciences industry to the KGI community. The Ethics Committee publishes an ethics newsletter that discusses current life sciences topics and features opinion pieces written by KGI students. Committee members plan events with the intention to spark discussion of important ethical and moral topics. The spring Ethics Debate showcases students' opposing views on life sciences industry issues. The Ethics Film series shows films that beg ethical questions. Lunch events feature faculty speakers who discuss various angles of thought-provoking topics, such as the concept of falsifying data. The committee also works on initiatives to promote the academic honor code and serves to affirm a student's commitment to academic integrity within the KGI community. The Ethics Committee is advised by Professor Steven Casper the director of Student Services, Sue Friedman.
Keck Graduate Investment Fund (KGIF)
Alex Lee | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Keck Graduate Investment Fund (KGIF or The Fund) is a campus organization that seeks to provide an opportunity for students to learn about investing. KGIF serves as a platform for students to apply relevant technical and industry knowledge to professionally manage a stock portfolio focused largely on life science companies. The primary goal of KGIF is to educate students regarding various fund management strategies, valuation of risky assets, asset allocation, as well as understand industry dynamics within the life science space.
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Joy Wong | email@example.com
The world's largest non-profit society serving pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals now has a chapter at KGI. The 17-member chapter has held several events including mock job interviews with industry professionals. Mock interviews are part of the KGI student chapter's core events that originated here at KGI. The group also has conducted plant tours at Gilead Sciences in San Dimas which educated members on the operational activities in the drug manufacturing industry.