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Beyond Academia

March 22, 2013

CONSULTING PANEL

What exactly does a consultant do? What is the difference between technical and strategic consulting? Join us for a discussion on how a PhD prepares you for a career in consulting and how best to harness the skills youve learned in graduate school.

Morning panel: 11:30am-12:15pm Chevron Auditorium HOST

Afternoon panel: 2:00pm-2:45pm Home Room

Marty Nemko
Career counselor

Andrew Green
UC Berkeley Career Center

PANELISTS

Albert Lang
C1 Consulting

Albert Lang
C1 Consulting

Craig Brozinsky
Exponent

Craig Brozinsky
Exponent

Nick Halpern-Manners
IMS

Nick Halpern-Manners
IMS

Laura Elias
BCG

Elizabeth Stone
The Education Planner

Jake Dunagan
Institute for the Future

Hosts Marty Nemko Career counselor (AM Panel) Marty Nemko is living proof theres life after academe. After finishing his PhD at UCB in Ed Psych and then gypsy professoring, including at Cal, Marty found career nirvana as a career coach. While his clients have included 15 college presidents, he has a special place in his heart for people like himself who are looking for a life that doesnt require you to publish or perish.

Beyond Academia

March 22, 2013

Andrew Green (PM Panel) Andrew Green holds a PhD in political science from Berkeley and has spent the past 14 years as a PhD career counselor for UC Berkeley graduate students, PhDs, and postdocs. Before joining the Career Center, Dr. Green taught for 6 years as an Assistant Professor at Connecticut College. He has given invited presentations at major scientific meetings and research universities across the country, and appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and NatureJobs.

Panelists Jake Dunagan - Research Director at Institute for the Future (IFTF) (AM Panel only) IFTF is a Palo Alto-based think tank that helps corporations plan for their long-term futures by providing practical foresight in areas ranging from social sciences, public policy, and technical domains. Laura Elias - BCG Consulting (AM Panel only) BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. They partner with clients from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Elizabeth Stone - Founder of The Education Planner (PM panel only) Elizabeth Stone is the founder and owner of the educational consulting firm, The Education Planner and its sister company, Creative College Tours. She is also a freelance journalist reporting on higher education and a member of the National Education Writers Association. Nick Halpern-Manners - Associate Consultant at IMS Consulting Group IMS Consulting Group is the worlds leading specialized advisor on strategic and commercial issues in life sciences. With a deep industry focus, evidence-based insights, analytical drive, and a presence across five continents, they partner with leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and other life sciences clients to help optimize decision making and maximize future value. Craig Brozinsky - Exponent

Beyond Academia

March 22, 2013

With over 90 scientific and engineering disciplines, Exponents consultants combine technical expertise with the ability, when necessary, to focus this knowledge in extremely short time frames. Multidisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants perform either in-depth scientific research and analysis, or very rapid-response evaluations, to provide clients with the critical information that both day-to-day and strategic decisions can require. Albert Lang - C1 Consulting C1 Consulting is an integrated marketing and market research consulting firm committed to helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients successfully launch and grow their products. C1 is recognized for their expertise in integrating analytic consulting methods with market research and financial analysis.