Cell & Developmental Biology PhD to Entrepreneur – Stephanie Guzik Lendrum, Ph.D.

By |2020-05-14T00:31:16+00:00May 7th, 2020|

What happens when the totally unexpected happens? How do you pick yourself up from a change in the world you didn't see coming?  In today's challenging world, Dr. Stephanie Guzik Lendrum's story of resilience and determination to take a risk and run with an idea is one we can and should take inspiration from. Let's [...]

Bioengineering PhD to Medical Devices Scheme Manager – Danielle Minteer, Ph.D., PMP

By |2020-04-24T22:42:51+00:00April 24th, 2020|

By Jillian Weeks Doctoral Candidate, Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Danielle Minteer, Ph.D., PMP, is a Medical Devices Scheme Manager for BSI, a major business standards company. I’m fortunate enough to know Danielle through our overlapping time in a student consulting group, and we’ve stayed in touch as she’s continued to build [...]

Bioengineering PhD to Marketing Program Manager (Part 2) – Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D.

By |2020-01-30T06:17:50+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Territory Account Manager to Marketing Program Manager: Career Transition Part 2 - Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D. The journey through a professional career can take us on interesting new paths. For PhDs who wish to leave the academic career ladder, you might be anxious about what happens after you start your first job.  What is it like [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Communications PhD to Hollywood Writer, Director & Producer

By |2019-05-08T06:34:44+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Dr. Annika Hylmö did not start her educational path in Communications specifically to do a PhD, but her desire to continue learning and satisfy her intellectual curiosity drove her to pursue her Ph.D. in Communications from Purdue University. Her expertise in storytelling and connecting with people informed her dissertation work, revolving around a very salient [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Neuroscience PhD to Senior Analyst

By |2019-01-29T05:28:36+00:00January 25th, 2019|

Megan Morrissette Megan Morrissette is currently a Senior Analyst of Customer Loyalty and Insights at Walgreens, but her transition from science to business started at Home Depot. She left her PhD program to pursue a business career, utilizing her critical thinking skills to help her navigate through the career change. Learn more about her transition [...]

Medieval History PhD to Marketing Assistant

By |2018-10-04T16:57:57+00:00October 4th, 2018|

From fashion student to history buff to a front-line member of the commercial world (and many roles in-between) - multiple career transitions are common in our day and age and should be expected and prepared for!  Let's check out Dr. Marian Toledo's enlightening journey to her current role in marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University Press.  [...]

Current Hiring Trends for PhDs

By |2018-10-04T00:38:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|

While many people pursue a PhD to expand their knowledge and critical thinking skills, it is usually assumed that a person can have any job that they want with those three magical letters after their name. But once the time comes, the task of finding a job can be daunting. Since jobs in academia are [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Chemistry PhD to Biotech Talent Consultant & Entrepreneur

By |2020-01-02T00:45:24+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Biotechnology Practice at Korn Ferry Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D., is a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry, a global management consulting and executive recruiting firm.  She took on an admirable number of internships and explored many career opportunities in her PhD and postdoc, before tackling a pile of consulting job interviews and landing [...]