Ariel Ackermann

Prehealth & Career Advisor

Ariel Ackermann

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Ariel helps students develop their educational and career plans, especially those pursuing careers in medicine as well as in the Life Sciences, Biotech, and Pharma career community. Ariel’s background includes extensive international administration in higher education and NGOs in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She earned her Bachelor’s in Culture & Communication from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Theology from Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany.

 

Do you collect anything? My favorite souvenir to pick up while traveling is a drinking glass from the country. I love seeing which glass guests choose for themselves when they come over for dinner. My favorite glass in the collection is a clay wine glass with an octopus design that I brought back from Cyprus. You can practically feel the Mediterranean sea breeze when drinking from it!

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Here’s What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Capitalize on Your Resume

By Leto Papadopolous

As a career coach, I’ve worked alongside recruiters and heard their complaints as they review resumes. I remember one squinting at the screen as she tried to read a resume with tiny font, and another telling me …

By Ariel Ackermann
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Biotech Is on a Hiring Binge, But Lags Behind on Diversity

By Brian Gormley

It has been a roaring year for the sector, but a survey finds women and people of color are still underrepresented at the top

Employment and pay in biotechnology are swelling, driven by rocketing investment in a …

By Ariel Ackermann
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Infographic: The McKinsey Biotech Innovation Index

By McKinsey & Company

McKinsey’s Biotech Innovation Index assesses innovation and funding in terms of four indicators: discovery (measured in numbers of patents and publications); translation (measured in numbers of new biotech companies and average amounts raised in early-stage financing); growth …

By Ariel Ackermann
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Harvard Biotech Club: 2021 Biotech Career Fair

Held annually in October, the Harvard Biotech Career Fair is for anyone seeking a job in various science-related sectors. This event places specific emphasis on assisting students, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows in finding jobs.

While the fair …

By Ariel Ackermann
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Your Street Address Doesn’t Belong on Your Resume Anymore—Here’s What Does

When you’re listing your contact information in the header of your resume, you may assume your street address is part of that. And for a long time you would’ve been right. But in our increasingly online world—when’s the last time …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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5 Ways to Immediately Improve your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last if your resume is outdated or too thin. Here are five tips that will help you immediately update and beef up …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
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How to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has more 55 million registered companies, and some 86 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to help them find qualified candidates. This means if you’re looking to grow your career, using the networking platform is a necessity. And if you’re …

By Stacey Perry - Vault
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The Rewards of Life Sciences Consulting: A Conversation with Putnam’s Remco op den Kelder

All consulting work is objective-driven in some form or another. Consultants are driven to transform their clients’ business models: to identify core challenges and opportunities, recommend a strategy for optimization, and often to implement that strategy to create sustainable change. …

By Stephan Maldonado - Vault
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How Data Science Is Fueling the Healthcare Revolution

The healthcare sector is swimming in data. Up to 30% of the world’s stored data now comes directly from the healthcare industry thanks in large part to the widespread adoption of wearable technology, digital health coaches, and virtual pharmacies—all of …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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10 Great Jobs for People With Biology Degrees—Because You Don’t Have to Be a Biologist

If you have a biology degree—or you’re about to get one—you may feel like there are only a few jobs that you’re suited for, and almost all of them require further schooling. But as a biology major, you’re qualified for …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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