Every Month Series: Navigating the Application to Your Career in Industry (Mission Bay)

This program occurs once per year in January. Sign up to the OCPD listserv to receive announcements when this program is offered again.


First, we'll introduce you to the difference between a CV and a resume, teach you how to craft a solid industry researcher resume, and show you four steps for tailoring your resume to each job you apply to. Bring a paper copy of whatever CV or resume you have and receive constructive coaching on how to improve it!

Next, learn how to prepare for interview questions you are guaranteed to be asked during interviews in biotech or pharma. We'll coach you through strategies that will help you respond effectively.

Finally, learn what goes into a typical industry job offer (salary, bonus, stock, benefits, etc), how to discuss compensation packages with your future employer, and how to ask for more before you accept a job offer.


Michael Matrone, PhD
Program Director, Non-academic Career Development


Slides used in January 2020

This program is part of the Every Month Series.


UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact Trish McGrath ([email protected]) at the Office of Career and Professional Development at least one week before the event.