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Non-traditional Background

 
#1 Non-traditional Background
15/06/2007 12:03

d

am currently a pharmacist with 7 years pharmacy experience and would like to make a transition to life science/healthcare consulting as I would ideally like to combine my clinical background/technical background in a commercial context.I have an interest in the pharma/biotech industry and am particularly interested in R&d analysis and strategy also in product/therapy analysis. I feel i have the tranferable skills to offer and am motivated and a quick learner. I would appreciate on any advice of what channels to pursue in my transition. Is an MBA a must for someone like myself without a formal financial background? do i just cold call consulting companies witjh my CV ? and what are some life science consulting companies that would be worth looking into?

Being a neophyte, I Would very much appreciate any advice offered

thanks

:)D

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#2 RE: Non-traditional Background
15/06/2007 13:34

honest to d (#1)

A few pointers:

7years is a bit of time, you have guys who are 31/32 who started as grads at consulting firms and probably lookin at manager/senior type positions. You won't have that. You'll probably come in a grade lower.

Plus you need to get to learn the ropes. If youre bright it might not take too long, but still.

As for MBA, well PA, ACN, Deloitte, EY none of these players ask for one. In many cases apart from the strat houses, you dont need one to become partner.

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#3 RE: Non-traditional Background
15/06/2007 14:21

Pharma to d (#1)

Why not try one of the big Pharma companies? they have have strategy consulting type positions in house?

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#4 RE: Non-traditional Background
15/06/2007 14:24

Me to Pharma (#3)

PA have a big life sciences division, that regularly hire people like yourself...

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#5 RE: Non-traditional Background
15/06/2007 14:52

d to honest (#2)

hi

thanks so much for the advice. i have a few replies from firms and they all tell me that i dont have experience in consulting..!!!!! very frustrating...i am willing to learn the ropes and i was assuming/hoping that a company would train me????? do i need to sell myself better?

thanks

d

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