I thought the way Larry and Randy had it scheduled was perfect. They didn’t ask for active participation (speaking) on the first day, which allowed attendees to get comfortable with them and the zoom environment. This made it easier for me to contribute the following days (less nervous). Length of time was appropriate and breakout rooms were useful.
Hi Randy thank you for all the support. I got the job I wanted with Flamingo! Thank you! SciPhD is a phenomenal program both in person and online.
-former NYU postdoc, now Molecular Core Unit Chief, NY Dept. Health and Mental Hygiene
I would highly recommend SciPhD to every Ph.D. students. I have gained deep insights into career planning, as well as essential social and business that are often neglected in graduate schools. This is a vital program that every graduate students should attend!
-Graduate Student, Rutgers University
Project design, structuring and time management with various tools
the difference between milestones and deliverables
How to deal with different situations using you intrapersonal skills (extroversion, intuition.)
Style flexibility and success criteria and assumptions
Success criteria and Gantt charts
Breaking a goal into smaller pathsHow to deal with people and assessing projects.
Probably some of the lingo, and the 3 m&m techniquemanaging risks and having a positive attitude at work
thank you so much! Very helpful! I think the emphasis of how social interactions and styles strongly support and increase the likelihood of being successful in meeting your group’s project goals is strong bc we often err on the side of expertise being sufficient to accomplish goals.
The importance of a truly tailored resume ESPECIALLY if you don’t have a connection within the organization you’re applying to. Randy & Larry talked about it (and how Flamingo makes it easier) and several of the VIPs mentioned its importance as well.
I think what really stood out for me was learning about the business side of science, and knowing how/when to switch up the language that I use, or the topics I focus on, based on who I’m talking to within the company.
Breakout rooms were excellent. I loved the VIP session. Really enjoyed getting a chance to network (and you both did an excellent job preparing us!). Regarding the VIP session, pharma/drug discovery is obviously a huge sector of biotech, but I think it could also be beneficial to incorporate a VIP from a biotech that is outside pharma (i.e. Phase Genomics, etc.). But that’s a super minor comment. Overall, the VIP networking event was an excellent opportunity!