From Science to Business: Lessons on Communicating Your Value to Industry

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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Please join us for the inaugural event of the S2BN in Waterloo, and learn how to successfully communicate the value of graduate studies and pharmacy training to land a career in industry.

As a scientist who successfully made the transition from academia to industry, Bruce Seet (PhD) is a passionate advocate for the training and career development of young scientists.

This event will allow you an opportunity to learn about how you can translate the importance of your degree and the value it brings to a business. It will allow you to acquire the business-savy knowledge that can propel you into a career in industry and provide you the opportunity to network!

        6:00 pm - Event Registration 
6:30-7:30 pm - Plenary Talk
7:30-8:30 pm - Networking Opportunity 

Pre-register as seats are limited. Dinner will be provided by the Society of Pharmacy Students (SOPhS).

The Speaker

Bruce T. Seet, PhD, MBA
Director, Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur Canada

Portrait of Bruce T. Seet
Bruce Seet earned a B.Sc (Honours human physiology) and Ph.D.  (Microbiology and Immunology) from Western University (London, Canada), followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto). He later completed his MBA (part time) at the Rotman School of Management (Toronto). Following a decade of research in academia, Dr. Seet joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2006 and held a variety of roles in Medical Affairs, Marketing, Policy and Market Access and Reimbursement and supported a range of therapy areas such as vaccines, oncology and other specialty care products. He is currently a Director, Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur Canada. Among his volunteer work, he guest lectures at the Rotman School of Management, serves on the Research Management Committee and the HQP Development Committee for BioCanRx, an NCE that accelerates the development of biotherapeutics for cancer treatment, and is the President and founder of the Science to Business Network (S2BN).

About the Science to Business Network

S2BN organizes outreach and networking events for graduate students to complement their academic training. Students obtain professional training with transferable skills to gain a competitive edge in both the academic and business job markets. We accomplish our goal by linking highly qualified personnel from research intensive universities and institutions with subject matter experts and industry professionals.