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From Academia to Industry and Beyond
November 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a critical framework for envisioning and implementing alternative career paths for PhDs and postdoctoral researchers considering the startup path or joining the industry.
Participants selected for this workshop will receive a link prior to the session to complete a self-awareness test assessing their personal values, thinking content, thinking style, connection style and leadership character. Each individual will receive a personalized report to be used for developing an alternative career strategy beyond academia.
Anecdotes from Dr. Azarmina’s career journey (from UCL and NHS to Pfizer Headquarters and Thinkocrats) as well as stories from his other clients who made similar transformative journeys will be shared to illustrate certain key points and core concepts. Participants will also have a chance to utilize the tools introduced throughout the workshop and ask questions regarding some practical aspects of a career transition (e.g. customizing CVs, interview techniques, entry-level positions for academics and how best to time this move).