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Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry – How to be more prepared to make the transition

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Join us in the second 2018 NAPB webinar focusing on soft skills for plant breeders.  This talk will focus on transition to agricultural industry from an academic setting. This is a vital step for many plant breeders, as industry provides a career outlet for a high percentage of students, post-docs, and academic professionals.  For career academics, interacting with industry professionals is also an essential skill, as industry helps to advance the field of plant breeding in innovative ways and provide employment opportunities for graduate students. 


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Cindy Sanderson, Human Resources Business Partner to the North America Plant Breeding organization, joined Monsanto in 2017 focusing on Leadership and Employee Development and Engagement, increasing organizational capability through human capital initiatives, and supporting change management initiatives across the organization. Based in St. Louis with her family, Cindy has over 15 years Human Resources experience across the pharmaceutical, life science, and oil and refining industries.




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