“The course helped me understand how to translate the skills I have from my research and make it applicable to industry, especially for non-research positions. I used these skills in applying for the position I’m currently being considered and expecting an offer for. I now have a better understanding of interpersonal communication and the forces that govern it. I’ve always thought of myself as a good communicator, but Larry and Randy showed me important nuances that made me even better. It helped me understand the road-blocks to effectively communicating with and developing a student I had been supervising!”

“The best part of this assessment is that it makes you think and analyze yourself, which we do not do very often and leave it for our employers to do that. I like the way it correlates your positives with the demands of the company and indicates the possible alternatives.  I know what is best for me based on this assessment and I am going to concentrate my efforts that way. Thank you so much for showing me the right path!”

faculty, Oklahoma City Community College

“I thought this was a terrific course and the test was very helpful.  The questions made me think critically about some things that I have taken for granted.  For example, I always thought I was a great collaborator, but now I see that I don’t initiate collaborations as often as I think I do.  Likewise, even though I do delegate responsibility,  I don’t do it to the extent that gives people the opportunities they need for their development. I think this self-assessment would be a useful tool for anyone who has a PhD and is planning a career in science.”

postdoctoral fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin

“I thought the seminar on industry jobs today was terrific.  Thank you for bringing those guys in – I learned a lot, and it gave me the confidence and tools to tackle my own job search.”

postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology

“I am absolutely enjoying the CSO class, I cant believe the amount of information I gain with each class.  I’ve already told a few interested scientists about it so I hope you all are planning on continuing the course.   I truly believe in the importance of this training and emphasizing the value of communication skills for scientists.”

postdoctoral fellow, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

“I am a post doctoral fellow at the National Institute on Aging. I attended your seminar at the NIA yesterday and completed the SciPhd online assessment. Your training seminar stood out primarily because it was one of the only training sessions that helps postdocs identify what their marketable skills really are in the context of the job market. The SciPhD assessment tool further augments that experiance by creating an  awareness about the various areas ( strengths and weaknesses with respect to both personality and specific skills sets) that need help as well as helping us identify what kind of job we would be best suited for, which typically is the single most difficult question to answer.”

postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Aging, NIH