Industry Transition Spotlight: Mihaela Marinaj, PhD
What is your name, your full job title, and the full name of the company you work for?
Mihaela Marina, Medical Writer at MediTech Media/Nucleus Global for 4 months.
What is your biggest or most satisfying career goal you’ve reached since transitioning into industry?
I received an excellent 3-month review from my supervisor.
What’s been your biggest learning experience or Ah-Ha moment since transitioning into your new role?
How is your current industry position different from your academic postdoc or experience as a graduate student?
My current position involves dynamic teamwork and hard deadlines.
If you could go back in time, to before you received your job offer, and give yourself one piece of advice or encouragement, what would it be?
Know your strengths and weaknesses and be proactive, persistent, and patient.
What do you see as the next step in your career?
Joining a professional membership within the next 2 months, first promotion after one year, and becoming certified within 2 years in the field.
How can the Association and the Association’s members help you continue to achieve your career goals?
Brainstorm and share networking opportunities, and continue to share their success and challenges.
Now that you’ve spent some time working in industry, what is the biggest takeaway(s) you’d like to share with those who are still executing their job search?
Be confident, spend meaningful time on your job search, consider all viable options, emphasize your technical and non-technical skills, make allies, always present yourself in a very professional way, and don’t give up!
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