April 8, 2016

Designing and Building Secure IT Systems was an open meeting held in conjunction with the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2®, New Jersey Chapter and MITRE, a not- for- profit company that operates federally funded research and development centers. The... Read more



April 8, 2016

I was excited and honored to be selected as a speaker on a panel with three other professional women from the Northeast SWE Region F Conference at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, which ran from February 26 to February 28, 2016. The title of our panel was, “Say What!? ... Read more



March 3, 2016

Chemistry Isn’t Just for Chemists Anymore: Understanding Job Demand in the Personal Care Science Industry So you want to work in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Science industry? But how do you know what jobs are in demand where and how best to tailor your Masters of Business and Science (MBS)... Read more



March 3, 2016

I’ve got a confession to make, I’m not an IT person, and I don’t have a computer science degree. I’ve got a degree in philosophy and psychology. I’ve spent the last 15 years of my career understanding what people need and what motivates them. Having said that, I’m also fascinated by technology and... Read more



March 3, 2016

In my last post, I talked about the fact that to become a truly digital business, you must take a cue from industry disruptors and focus on people before technology. In other words, look at changing how people live and work as the goal, with technology as an enabler. This may seem counterintuitive... Read more



March 3, 2016

On December 4, 2015 BioNJ held its inaugural Inspiring Women in STEM conference at Sanofi US in Bridgewater, NJ. It was a high-energy day featuring panel discussions with industry leaders and talks from executive coaches tailored to women in the STEM community. With over 200 women across all STEM... Read more



March 2, 2016

On December 10, eleven experienced judge-coaches and an audience of students, alumni, visitors, faculty, and staff welcomed the student presenters at the Masters of Business and Science Capstone Venture Forum. Ten teams presented as audience members and judges armed with investor analysis sheets... Read more



March 2, 2016

On Thursday December 3, leaders from pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms shared their views on industry trends and provided guidance to students in the program regarding how to shape successful careers in a period of rapid change. Dr. Matthew Sills and Dr.Michael Shakarjian led a panel of... Read more



March 2, 2016

There are many job titles in the burgeoning field of Data Analytics, but how are these titles defined? What skills do job seekers need to develop to be a Business Intelligence Analyst, a Data Scientist, a Data Engineer, or another of the multiplying job titles in the field? Students – as well as... Read more



March 2, 2016

Great managers can inspire, motivate and train employees, but they ultimately can't get the job done without solid verbal communication and public speaking skills.  "Since most communication today occurs on a verbal level, it is critical that people learn to speak clearly and convincingly," says... Read more



March 2, 2016

Data Analytics Employer Panel on October 22 Reinforces the Importance of Mixing Business and Science Skills On Thursday October 22, PSM students packed the board room in the CoRe building to hear from and talk to leading employers in the field of data analytics. Seven employers participated in a... Read more



March 2, 2016

Rutgers Graduate MBS students IKEA field trip On September 23, 2015, for my Rutgers University graduate class in Market Assessment and Analysis, I was pleased to orchestrate a trip for 35 students in the MBS Master of Business & Science program. The students participated in a unique project... Read more



March 2, 2016

A big question that has been debated among business professionals and academic institutions is whether the skills needed to successfully build, launch, and run a startup can be taught. This Forbes article (published 6/19/2014), discusses several characteristics that define successful entrepreneurs... Read more



March 2, 2016

One of the most popular courses offered by the Professional Science Master’s Program at Rutgers University concentrates on understanding and forming strategies surrounding intellectual property (16:137:501 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property). The course is taught by Professor Dipanjan “DJ” Nag,... Read more



March 1, 2016

Tinder gets a bad rep because everyone knows it as the hook-up app for millennials. It has encouraged the idea that dates are quick, cheap, and disposable. Swipe left, swipe right, drinks and dinner, see you later. The app is actively lowering the value of individuals in the dating world. But make... Read more



March 1, 2016

It’s six months into the year, with six more months left to go.  Now is as good a time as any to take stock and re-energize.  What are the three things you are most proud accomplishing in your business during the past 90 days, and what did it do to generate a return for you? What are the three... Read more



March 1, 2016

Dr. Matthew Sills, who joined the Professional Science Masters program in July, 2015, worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of drug discovery for 27 years at both large pharmaceutical and small biotechnology companies. He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Ciba-Geigy (... Read more



January 14, 2016

The Leadership and Communication course taught by Kathleen Cashman, a required class for all MBS students, is often a transformative experience for students. The class teaches MBS students to network effectively, communicate their strengths effectively, and develop the qualities needed to lead... Read more



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