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  • Biopharma: The First Months

    Marielena Mata
    Career Paths
    Biopharma Research
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    The call came one week after the first interview.  I had a job offer in industry, and I would start in two weeks!  The next two weeks were a frantic attempt to get ready.  I bought a car, as I would have to commute.  I bought a new wardrobe since my free reagent t-shirts and jeans did not quite fit the business casual style held in industry.  I read the information provided by the company website.   I reached out to all the friends that were already in industry (just a handful of them) to get the inside scoop.  After two weeks, I had prepared myself as much as I possibly could, leaving myself feeling completely unprepared.   That Monday, I dressed in my new clothes, drove to work in my new car, and spent the morning ...