Conferences – A Career Networking Must

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When transitioning to a new role, a new industry or just seeing what opportunities may exist; Conferences should be part of your career marketing mix. I often field calls from PhDs, PharmDs and MDs seeking to transition into the Pharma Medical Science Liaison role with no industry experience but having the building blocks for success;… Read more »

Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) 2017 Recap

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The Corporate Researchers Conference or CRC was a success, with 50+ exhibitors and talks from some of the world’s most innovative organizations including Facebook, Google and Airbnb. Simon Chadwick, Chairman of the Insights Association responsible for putting on this conference, started his opening remarks on Tuesday by reminding us that we are in a consistently… Read more »

Medical Affairs Career? You’re Certifiable!

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Being board certified in any healthcare related career has proven to be impactful. It is a credential that resonates because of its association with board certified physicians. That positive relationship can now be yours in your pharmaceutical medical affairs career. The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist or BCMAS is a credential that goes right up… Read more »

DMA Analytics Journal – 2017

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If you haven’t heard of this before, and you are a marketing analytics/data science practitioner, this is a resource for you. Published annually the Data and Marketing Association Journal is juried by statistical experts in the fields of direct and digital marketing. The original articles are written by data scientists, academicians and experienced practitioners in… Read more »

Medical Science Liaison – Career Care and Feeding

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Many PhDs love research based bench work, many PharmDs really enjoy filling prescriptions or running a medical center pharmacy and many MDs are fulfilled as primary care physicians. But, what if you have a doctorate and you’re looking for something different from these traditional roles? The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) position can be a rewarding… Read more »

I’m an Actuary. How I Can Become a Data Scientist?

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You’ve earned your ACAS or your FSA. You’re pleased with your level of success but a little concerned about your distance from actual statistical work. How can you continue to move ahead in responsibility and compensation, yet do the work you love? Data Science is fulfilling this need for Actuaries. How do you become a… Read more »

I’m an Actuary. Can I be a Data Scientist?

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Actuary Becoming a Data Scientist

The data science revolution is impacting actuarial careers.  We are re-running our very popular 8/8/16 blog titled:  I’m an Actuary.  Can I be a Data Scientist? to open the discussion on how actuaries can augment their skill set to take advantage of the explosion of available data.  What do you need to do as an… Read more »

Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics – A Critical Career Credential!

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The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) launched course offerings at the end of 2016 to grant credentials in Predictive Analytics. Kudos to the CAS in creating this accreditation, but it is really a “better late than never” step versus a cutting edge change for actuaries. Reader’s Digest, a powerhouse magazine at the time, was doing the… Read more »

Why Being an Actuary is So Exciting!

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Why Being an Actuary is So Exciting!

An actuary’s primary responsibility is to calculate expected insurance losses and risks. Seem boring? Too Vanilla? Not true! While the existing stereotype about a career in insurance is that it will be boring, the reality is actually quite different. Insurance is on track to become one of the most diverse and exciting industries for two… Read more »