Transferable Skills

Empathy as a Senior Project Manager in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

I collaborate with a lot of people in my work, and it's important to be understanding and connected. Sometimes people have things going on in their lives that makes meeting deadlines difficult, and findings ways to move forward as a team and support those who are unable to focus on the project at the moment is an important aspect of my position.


Empathy as a Senior Project Manager in Science Policy

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

I collaborate with a lot of people in my work, and it's important to be understanding and connected. Sometimes people have things going on in their lives that makes meeting deadlines difficult, and findings ways to move forward as a team and support those who are unable to focus on the project at the moment is an important aspect of my position.


Empathy as a Sr Scientist/CRO Coordinator in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

In teaching, advising, and mentoring students from diverse identities and backgrounds, it's essential to be empathetic and listen to their unique needs. That is the only way to best serve the students. The same is true in working with colleagues and employers from unique and varied backgrounds and identities. Start first with being a good human.


Empathy as a Computational Scientist in Data Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Empathy is important in almost every job that I know of. Empathy allows me to relate to coworkers who may be struggling or may not meet a deadline due to a personal issue.


Empathy as a Director, Bioinformatics and Data Science in Data Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?
Listen to people's needs and adjust management style around their needs/style.

Empathy as an Assistant Dean in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.


Empathy as a Medical Science Liaison in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Sometimes, thought leaders or other healthcare professionals use our meetings to vent, to get away from daily routines, and learn new and interesting information. Even though we are there to share information, we may need to listen and understand the other person’s frustrations. One main topic, physicians complain about is the complexities of the insurance approval and denial processes.


Empathy as a Design Strategist in Consulting

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Being able to understand and prioritize the pain points a user experiences with a process or system is central to design. Healthcare and design are both highly empathetic fields because they are both in service of people.


Empathy as a Design Strategist in Science Communication

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Being able to understand and prioritize the pain points a user experiences with a process or system is central to design. Healthcare and design are both highly empathetic fields because they are both in service of people.


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