Chris Acheson

What skills did you gain that you found to be advantageous from being part of the group? 
I’d say I learned a lot about data collection, data analysis, interpretation of trends, how to turn a huge amount of numerical data in real life meaning/speculations/conclusions.

What have you been doing since you graduated?
I attended West Chester University to earn a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I have worked in communications, Big Pharmaceutical Sales Force training, sales planning, data metrics and statistical insights.

What are you doing now?
Now I’m specializing in incentive compensation management for some top ten pharmaceutical companies. I work for a company now that specializes only in incentive compensation and sales force operations for large sales forces for big pharmaceutical companies.

Do you have any tips for current lab members?
My biggest tip is to weigh early on what kind of work interests you with what you are good at, and to network, network, network as much as possible. If you are looking to go applied after graduate school make sure you attend a program that trains you to go applied and provides you with consulting/work experience through the schooling. If you are going to go academic (aka do research/become a professor) attend a program aligned to that interest.