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In the Spotlight: Alicia Berger, PhD

Quickly gaining business expertise while applying PhD training and skills to management consulting

Stanford Affiliation: Graduate Student
Department: Cancer Biology
School: Medicine
Degree: PhD
Industry:Management Consulting
Position: Consultant
Location: San Francisco

"Early on in my PhD I realized that I wanted to find a way to use what I was learning in my PhD and apply it in a business setting where I would see more immediate impact. This is exactly what I've experienced at BCG. Last year I spent 9 months working on integrating the oncology portfolios of two large pharma companies and I actually leveraged my scientific background almost every day! I would recommend management consulting to anyone who would like to quickly gain business expertise in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment."

Alicia Berger
September 2010

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