Why did you choose to attend the Master in Drug Development and Product Management (DDPM) Program?
I believed that the educational experience provided by my master’s program would accelerate my growth toward leadership positions at my company and throughout my career. My focus was to gain a complete, end-to-end understanding of the drug development process, from pre-clinical research to market strategy.
What skills and proficiencies did you gain from this program and how did it benefit your career?
The combination of my process development experience and project management skills, coupled with a more complete understanding of drug development and product management provided by this degree, will lead me to new and exciting positions in the pharmaceutical industry.
Can you describe networking experiences that were initiated by the program?
Networking in the DDPM program was a huge focus. There was a wide variety of guess lectures with unique backgrounds that came to lecture our courses. I enjoyed the Alumni Mixer since it was a great event to network and meet people in a non-classroom setting.
What did you like best about the program?
I think this program gave me a fundamental understanding of drug development that will stay with me my entire career.
If you could give an incoming DDPM student one piece of advice, what would it be?
At times this program will become very difficult and stressful but the material you learn in this program will help you in so many ways outside of school especially in your career path.