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!

“What I learned in the CSO course was very helpful during [my job] selection process (especially everything related to communication), and I hope it will help me to keep my job for a very very long time.”

“Both Randy and Larry were super-approachable and available for individual discussions after class. -The venue was beautiful–even though I was tired at the end of the day, I looked forward to going to class. -For me, taking the course coincided with my academic job search and the interview process. The course really kept me in the mindset of transitioning to becoming a faculty member. Soon after the course ended, I got my first offer! -Thanks to the course content, I now feel prepared to manage my own lab.”

“The Scientist to CSO course has helped me broaden my horizons. As scientists, we tend to spend almost all our time in our little cocoons. The Scientist to CSO course introduced me to several important and broadly relevant concepts in the management of both people and projects and I have found these ideas extremely beneficial in my current activities as a research scientist in industry.”