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Oral: Preparing for Careers in Industry


Private sector career paths with insights for preparation.
D. MCDUFFEE (1) (1) Valent USA Corporation, U.S.A.

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Multiple career paths exist for those who are interested in a career in the private sector. Landing a position doing work similar to your studies would be ideal, but is often not the case. The pace and scope of your work may alter based on your assignment, position or career changes. The roles of individuals in R&D, regulatory, marketing and sales depend on one another and often the lines between them are blurred. This presentation will view a plant pathologist from each of these positions and see how their training has benefitted them. A strong foundation in plant pathology can lead to a successful career which involves one or all of these aspects of a private sector career.