The Engineering PhD Circle Gets PhDs Like You Hired In Industry

Introducing The Engineering PhD Circle By Cheeky Scientist

  • Get information specifically about transitioning into a wide variety of industry careers where you can apply the transferable skills you developed during graduate school
  • Learn how to write a resume & CV that hiring managers will actually respond to
  • Become more confident in your interviewing skills
  • Create the perfect LinkedIn profile targeted to your dream industry position
  • Find out what industry positions will fit your personal circumstances and professional goals
  • Know what options you have outside of your niche subject area
  • Get insights into the importance of networking and how you can take advantage of your network to propel your industry career

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Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Technology Licensing Officer
Nova Southeastern University

First I went to the career development center at my university, and I was very disappointed with the feedback that I got. The main issue with career development centers at various universities is that the advice they give is tailored for undergrads. While going through this process I was trying to find some organization or some person that would be able to give me the proper advice. The whole concept of Cheeky Scientist being by PhDs, for PhDs, and how to transition out of academia, these three things are very unique. I wish that I had got this before graduating, but I'm getting it after graduating and now I'm in a position to help others.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Paige Castleman, PhD

Paige Castleman, PhD

Evidence Evaluation Specialist

Job search techniques? I had none. I didn't know where to start, and I only knew how to make an academic CV, I did not know how to make a resume, I didn't know that it didn't need to be longer than two pages maximum. And then networking, I'd only networked on campus, which still gave me good connections but they weren't industry connections. So since then I've been networking on LinkedIn and just anywhere I go. If I learn that someone could potentially help me or I could help them, "Hi, my name is Paige. Nice to meet you."

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

WHOM WE SUPPORT

There was a time when getting an Engineering PhD was a thing of glory. It was deeply challenging to obtain an advanced degree, but once you had it, career success was inevitable. You were treated as valuable in academia.

But this is no longer the case.

For most Engineering PhD students and postdocs, tenured professorship is a lie. Day in and day out, Engineering PhDs exhaust themselves and allow academia to chip away at their mental and emotional well being. The Engineering PhD Circle is not satisfied with this trend. We are dedicated to showing PhDs something they have forgotten about themselves…

Their incredible value.

Industry needs what Engineering PhDs have to offer, and we have the resources you need to change your life with a high-paying, top-level industry career that fulfills you personally and professionally. It’s time to remember your value as an Engineering PhD and take your career into your own hands.

Here’s The Targeted Training You’ll Receive From The Engineering PhD Circle…

Module 1 –  Your Journey Into Industry

You need the right mindset and a proven job search strategy to transition into the industry. This module covers…

  • Job Search Motivation. This module presents 11 reasons why you should expect a satisfying future industry role; the reasons that resonate most with you will propel your job search.
  • Finding Your Strengths. You’ll learn 7 questions you should ask yourself to identify your strengths so you can target a role that uses them.
  • Personality Traits And Your Career. This module outlines 4 dichotomous categories and 3 action-driving “centers” you can use to gain fresh a perspective on how you work best.
  • PhD Job Search Strategy. You’ll find out how you should allocate your time among the 4 main job search components for optimal job search efficiency.

Module 2 – Know Your Options

Your Engineering PhD qualifies you for more top careers than you may realize. This module covers…

  • Career Tracks For Engineering PhDs. This module organizes the most suitable jobs for Engineering PhDs into 3 tracks based on primary function.
  • Research And Development Careers. There are 14 jobs for those who favor designing research projects, conducting experiments and collecting data.
  • Information And Data Management Careers. You’ll learn about 8 roles that are ideal for Engineering PhDs who enjoy creating data infrastructure, analyzing data, and articulating data-driven insights.
  • Sales And Marketing Careers. This module features 4 roles for those who thrive on interpersonal activities such as relationship building and interacting with customers.

Module 3 – Finding The Perfect Fit

You know your technical skills, but you also need to know your transferable skills to secure a job offer. This module covers…

  • Why Transferable Skills Matter. You’ll discover how the 2 types of transferable skills count as experience for roles that aren’t explicitly in your work history.
  • Transferable Skills. This module presents 25 in-demand transferable skills and explains how your PhD work showcases them.
  • Personal Skills. There are 7 personal skills that most Engineering PhDs have that can set them apart from other job candidates.
  • Additional Training And Certifications. This module directs you to 14 additional courses and certifications for those wanting to further boost their professional profile for their target position.

Module 4 – Networking & Interviewing

Few Engineering PhD programs provide training on personal branding for the job market. This module covers…

  • Resume. You’ll master the 3 parts of compelling bullet point construction and the 5 components of modern resumes.
  • LinkedIn. This module describes the 13 LinkedIn profile sections and how to craft each so that your LinkedIn stands out.
  • Networking. This module demystifies networking by presenting 5 accessible networking outlets and explicit strategies for using them.
  • Interviews. You’ll learn the 3 interview stages and 10 questions employers use to screen Engineering PhD job candidates.

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Get Access To Engineering PhD Circle Training Program & Network

If you’re determined to transition into industry and you’ve chosen the Engineering PhD Circle to make that happen, we’d like to welcome you.

As fellow engineering PhDs who oversee the EPC at the Cheeky Scientist Association, we know firsthand the challenges you face, the questions you have, and the information you’ll need to succeed.

We’re ready to empower you to make the transition, and we hope to meet you in the private group soon.

To your success,

The Engineering PhDs at the Cheeky Scientist Association

Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Technology Licensing Officer
Nova Southeastern University

First I went to the career development center at my university, and I was very disappointed with the feedback that I got. The main issue with career development centers at various universities is that the advice they give is tailored for undergrads. While going through this process I was trying to find some organization or some person that would be able to give me the proper advice. The whole concept of Cheeky Scientist being by PhDs, for PhDs, and how to transition out of academia, these three things are very unique. I wish that I had got this before graduating, but I'm getting it after graduating and now I'm in a position to help others.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Paige Castleman, PhD

Paige Castleman, PhD

Evidence Evaluation Specialist

Job search techniques? I had none. I didn't know where to start, and I only knew how to make an academic CV, I did not know how to make a resume, I didn't know that it didn't need to be longer than two pages maximum. And then networking, I'd only networked on campus, which still gave me good connections but they weren't industry connections. So since then I've been networking on LinkedIn and just anywhere I go. If I learn that someone could potentially help me or I could help them, "Hi, my name is Paige. Nice to meet you."

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

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12.2% Percentage of Engineering PhDs who secure employment in academia by their graduation date (NSF).
3X Increase in the number of PhDs who have had to apply for food stamps, unemployment, or other government assistance because of the current recession (NPR).
68,000 Postdocs in the U.S. alone are waiting for tenured professorships (The Economist).
85% Percentage of jobs filled through networking (LinkedIn).
1/2+ Of faculty members currently teach part time (Forbes)
57% Percentage of Industry leaders who say transferable skills are more important than technical skills (Fast Company)

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