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The Only Industry Association Specifically For STEM PhDs Like You
Here's what you'll learn...
--Get information specifically about transitioning into industry
--Learn how to write the perfect resume & CV
--Be more confident in your interviewing skills
--Create the perfect LinkedIn profile with our LinkedIn experts
--Find out what jobs will fit your personal circumstances
--Know what options you have outside of research
--Get beginner and advanced networking advice


You were probably told that academia and obtaining your PhD would provide you with security. It was your way to get the job title and lifestyle you always wanted. People would admire and respect you because you worked hard and became a doctor, which is something less than 2% of the population will ever do. But somehow you ended up stuck living a lifestyle that's less than you imagined. What if you didn't have to beg for money to pursue your interests? What if you were free to take on the projects you wanted to? What if you could have a bigger impact on the world and feel great about it? Transitioning your unique set of skills into a respected and cutting-edge career is how you’ll create financial freedom and do work that matters. But first you have to learn to think like a strategist. You have to find a position that fits your personal desires and circumstances and carefully map out a plan to achieve it. The Association will show you how.

Here's What Current Associates Are Saying

"At the beginning of my graduate studies I already knew that I did not want to stay in academia. I was always drawn to industry because I felt like that’s where I could have the most impact in patient’s lives. When it came time to make the transition I was lost, clueless and frustrated with the lack of responses to submitted resumes. I have followed blogs from the Cheeky Scientist for quite some time and have always found them useful and empowering. I decided to join the Cheeky Scientist Association when I hit a very frustrating low point in my job search and it was the best decision I could have made both personally and professionally! I took every step of the transition plan very seriously and within 2 weeks I have gained tremendous knowledge on resume building, interviewing, contacting hiring managers, successfully reaching out to strangers on LinkedIn and gained fantastic self confidence. The Association’s private group has been the most amazing group I’ve ever had the pleasure of belonging to; the amount of support and help between associates is fantastic! I recently landed my dream job at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. as a Drug Evaluation Research Scientist and I know it would not have been possible without the Association! If you are interested in a career in industry, joining the Association is a must! Do not waste anymore time!"

Nikolett Biel, Ph.D. Drug Discovery Research Scientist, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.

"The Cheeky Scientist Association completely changed my career and life. Before joining the Association, I was doing a postdoc face-to-face with a dead end. There was no future for me in academia and I had no idea how to do anything else. I knew there were non-academic jobs in the world but I didn’t know how to find them, let alone how apply to them or get hired. I tried doing things on my own for a long time but kept coming up short. I was too busy and too stressed. This all changed when I joined the Association. I couldn’t believe how much value I received from the program right away. The bimonthly webinars were incredible. The resume and CV training modules made an unbelievable difference. I went from being ignored to having hiring managers and recruiters reaching out to me. Yes, reaching out to me! The best part was the Association’s group was there supporting me every step of the way. I have never, ever seen such a positive group of PhDs together in one place all willing to help each other. Whenever I had a question, it would get answered by 10 people who knew what they were talking about the very same day. As a result of joining the Cheeky Scientist Association, I got called into interviews with companies like Roche and Estée Lauder and ended up having my pick of jobs! Now, I’m a Senior Scientist at Estée Lauder Companies. I couldn’t be happier. If you’re considering a job in industry, join the Association now."

Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Estée Lauder Companies

"Similar to many PhDs, I ended up unemployed after graduate school. I felt stuck in so many areas–I didn't know how to network online or offline and I really struggled to get a response back from anyone after sending out my resume. I had no idea what position were available or where to start in general. This all changed when I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association. The Association showed me how to actively network and build an online presence which greatly increased my visibility and helped me get noticed by companies. I was really impressed with how quickly the Cheeky Scientist team members would get back to me when I had questions. They were very responsive and helpful. The Association”s private online group offers an open, friendly forum where you can feel at ease expressing your thoughts and concerns. Joining the Association showed me that there are a lot of other PhDs who are having trouble transitioning into industry. Most importantly, it showed me how to make this process easier. My favorite part of the Association was learning which industry positions are available and how to best sell myself for these positions. If you don”t know either of these things, you should join this amazing group of professionals right now."

Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. Publishing Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry

"Like a lot of postdocs, I was interested in transitioning into industry but didnt know where to start. I had no idea how to network or how to interview. I kept thinking that things would eventually figure themselves out on their own but they never did. I just kept doing the same thing over and over again. I finally decided to stop fooling myself and get the help I needed. I decided to join the Cheeky Scientist Association. The Cheeky Scientist Association is your real mentor for finding a job outside academia…the one that you never had during your PhD! I was immediately impressed with the program. It gave me everything I needed to succeed. The program was so encouraging that I found myself taking action to build my network and apply to positions right away. The Association showed me where and how to start. It showed me how to write the perfect industry resume and how the perfect LinkedIn profile for getting an industry job. First and foremost, the program was designed by scientists and academics like me, meaning they”ve encountered and studied the same issues as me. They knew exactly what I was up against and exactly how I could succeed to get the industry job I wanted."

Roberto Magliozzi, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Hubrecht Institute

"Prior to joining the Association, I was a post-doc and working in a lab just like I had been for the last several years. Though I love science I realized that academia was not for me. Since budgets are cut more and more a lot of labs turn into an environment full of fear and jealousy where publications are “produced” under high pressure which has nothing to do with the innovative cool science I would have wanted to be doing. I wanted to move on and do something new but at first I felt stuck and felt like I didn't have any job options or good connections. I realized I needed to change strategies and joined the Association. Since becoming an Cheeky Scientist Associate, I've been on several interviews and have had numerous recruiters contact me. I recently got the industry job of my dreams and I'm still having recruiters contact me. The Cheeky Scientist Association continues to keep me one step ahead in my industry career. I really enjoy interacting with the private online groups and know that I can ask questions and get support whenever I need it. The Association is a great resource for any postdoc, PhD, or Phd student.

Karin Weigelt, Ph.D. Sales Account Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories

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