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Leveraging Your Science or Engineering PhD: Start-ups
Thursday 29th November, 4:00-5:30pm, Houston Hall 218 - Ben Franklin Room
Over the last few months many of you have been exploring possible careers in the consulting industry. There are many scientists and engineers who go on to become successful consultants, but consulting is not for everyone. If you are looking for ways to make use of your extensive hands-on research expertise in more applied settings, then working in the biotech start-up field may be a good option for you. Indeed, with a little business smarts, you can even be a founder of your very own start-up!
Join us for this panel discussion to learn about what scientific research looks like in a start-up environment, and whether this might be a good fit for your future career path. Come and explore another career option open to you where your academic research skills are highly valued. Four panelists with diverse start-up experience will talk about their own journeys into the start-up world, how they adapted to the faster-paced environment, what their average day looks like, and how you might be able to get your foot in one of the many start-up doors that exist in the local Philadelphia region and beyond. You can find out just how much business know-how you need to succeed (an MBA or not), and what job security and benefits are like as an employee or founder of these types of organizations.
Whether you know little about the start-up culture, or know for sure that you want to be involved, come and participate in this career exploration to gain additional insights into start-up opportunities and get your questions answered.