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Management Consulting


for Members

Management Consulting

Monday, September 20, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance


If you're thinking of alternative careers and have an interest in business and aptitude for solving problems, management consulting may be a career path for you. McKinsey & Company, the top global management consulting firm, will lead this session and discuss what it means to be a consultant, address making the transition from academic research or medicine, and provide real-world examples of the type of business problems that they are hired to solve. Attendees will learn problem solving strategies and interview preparation tips, as well as have an opportunity to participate in a mock consulting engagement.

The aim of this workshop is twofold; firstly to show the wider NYAS community of graduate students, post-docs and medical students about how they can apply their skills to solving problems beyond the pure sciences or medicine, and secondly to demystify an exciting career option outside academia.


Jeremy Buzzard, PhD

McKinsey & Company

Jeremy completed his PhD in molecular and cellular biology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on hormonal control of reproductive cell development. Following his PhD, Jeremy spent several years working as a research scientist at ES Cell International, a start-up biotech based in Singapore, where he worked on developing clinical applications for human embryonic stem cells in treatment of type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He then relocated to Boston, where he spent a short time as a post-doc at Harvard University in Doug Melton's lab in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

In 2005, Jeremy joined McKinsey & Company's New York office as an associate. He spends most of his time serving Fortune 500 companies in the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices sector, helping them with Research & Development strategy and Business Development (such as product licensing or mergers and acquisitions). Jeremy also leads McKinsey's recruiting efforts for MDs, PhDs and non-business masters degrees at Harvard University.

Ting Jia, PhD

McKinsey & Company

Ting Jia is an Associate in the McKinsey New York office, where he has severed major pharmaceutical clients in the US and Asia. Before joining McKinsey, Ting was a post-doctoral research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He studied mechanisms of immune cell recruitment following infection, and published several articles in renowned journals. Ting holds a Ph.D in Immunology from the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University and a B.Sc. from Sun Yat-sen (ZhongShan) University in Guangzhou, China.

Jingwen Wang, PhD

McKinsey & Company

Jingwen Wang is an associate in McKinsey's New York office where she primarily works with pharmaceuticals companies. Prior to McKinsey, Jingwen earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Columbia, where she was also a fellow at Columbia Technology Ventures, and worked for a short time at Lux Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on life sciences and nanotechnology.

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