Apr. 21, 2010 - Student/Industry Forum

Student/Industry Forum

Note: A Wednesday Meeting to be held at Boston University

The NES/OSA in association with the Optical Society of America and its Student Chapters will be holding a Forum on Optics Jobs in New England. The optics industry is invited to join area students to talk about what graduates can look forward to when they have completed their formal education. The program will include speakers sharing their insights and experience making the transition from student to industry.

Forum Speakers will include:

The meeting will begin with networking including refreshments and a light meal, followed by a panel of up to four 10 min talks and a Q&A session, finishing with time for further discussions. Our industry panel will draw speakers from New England's diverse industrial base such as Aerospace, Metrology, Lighting and Bio-Medical.

We encourage our regular members to bring their stories, feel free to share any information about your companies or institutions, and we welcome postings for jobs or internships.


5:30 - 7:00 Networking time with a light meal.

7:00 - 8:00 Invited Talks with a Panel Discussion and Q&A

8:00 - 9:00 Time for additional conversations


DINNER reservations are required by noon, April 18, 2010, the Sunday before the meeting. MEETING ONLY reservations are required by noon, April 20, 2010, the day before the meeting.

Please make reservations online. Reservations may also be left on the answering machine at 617.584.0266. We no longer have an email address for reservations due to SPAM. When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:

  • DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
  • Name(s) and membership status
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancellation)


Boston University Photonics Center (9th floor Colloquium room)
8 Saint Mary's St.
Boston, MA [Map]

Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:30, Meeting—7:30 PM.


Parking is available in the 766 Commonwealth Avenue Lot, which is a short walk away from the Photonics Center. The lot is located directly across the street from the GSU and is located next to the former Guitar Center Building. The pay on entry rate will be $10/vehicle and this rate will increase to $15 at 6pm due to the Red Sox game.

NOTE: Please indicate that you are arriving for the 'OSA Meeting' to get the discounted rate.


Dinner will include --- and coffee, tea, or milk.

Vegetarian option available on request

Dinner Prices:

Members and their guests $15  each
Students No Charge   
Non-members $15



General Information on NES/OSA Meetings

Cancellations and No-shows:

If the meeting must be canceled for any reason, we will try to call you at the phone number you leave with your reservation. Official notice of cancellation will be on our answering machine.

We have to pay for the dinners reserved as of the Tuesday before the meeting, so no-shows eat into our cash reserve. If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Otherwise, no-shows will be billed.

Membership Rates:

Regular members $15.00
Student members free




NOTE: The extra $5.00 of the non-member dinner fee can be used toward membership dues if the nonmember joins and pays dues for the current year at the meeting.