Friday, November 10, 2017
On November 7, a diverse panel shared their experiences in transitioning from academia into industry careers. The BEST Careers in.... Industry, Entrepreneurship and Management event was moderated by BESTie Jin Liang, Post Doctoral Fellow in the Yu Lab at the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. Around 25 postdocs and graduate students from 17 different fields who attended posed questions on how, where and the timeline to begin looking for jobs.
The panelists offered their insight from the employer and employee perspective and answered the participants' questions regarding internships, the job search, and what to look for in companies at which they would like to work.
Pictured, left to right:
Kent Göklen, Director of Downstream Process Development-GlaxoSmithKline
"I thought it worked out very well, having people from a wide cross-section of industries and roles, and at different points in our career – it gave the students access to a good diversity of thought."