Our now Associate Stephanie Mattsson joined us in January and has quickly convinced us that she’s a keeper. With her curiosity and can-do attitude, she never fails to inspire the rest of us. Thanks to her previous industry experience and relentless energy in solving client problems through different projects, we asked her to introduce herself and tell more about her journey to MSC.
My name is Stephanie Mattsson, and I’m a new member of the MSC team since January. I joined as an Associate after the CEO Tobias contacted me about the position. I first came in contact with MSC during my master’s studies in Business Development and Entrepreneurship through a student lead consultancy organization, which I chaired, where we were tasked with a project for MSC. After completing an internship in venture capital, the position at MSC felt like a good opportunity to gain experience in the life science industry as well as gaining valuable experience from the field of management consulting.
During my B.Sc. in Chemistry, I felt like I was missing out on understanding the bigger picture even though I enjoyed the science. I realized that I wanted to become more business oriented. I, therefore, applied for an M.Sc. in Business Development and Entrepreneurship at Chalmers University of Technology. I got accepted and enrolled in the track focused on Intellectual Capital Management. I haven’t come to regret my decision to become more business focused one bit. It opened up opportunities for me to work with start-ups in many different industries, big companies like Ericsson, and traveling abroad to work for companies like Xerox and PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Together with a solid education, those experiences made it possible for me start my career in the cross section between technology and business in venture capital at Industrifonden. Now, I’m enjoying the experience I gain in the cross section between life science and business in my position at MSC.
I like my position at MSC since I thrive on challenging myself, whether that’s in taking a job outside my comfort zone or signing up for a half marathon. Now I get the intellectual challenge from interesting projects at work and, in my spare time, from interests such as training Thai boxing and dining out with friends.
“I think that the intersection between science and business is a place where I can make a difference for society by being a part of enabling new technology and pharmaceuticals available to the public.”
I have a lot to learn about processes in life science and about management consulting in general and, here at MSC, I feel that I can grow within a team full of energy and expertise. What I enjoy most about MSC so far is working with smart, knowledgeable, and open-minded people as well as working with companies that are in a stage of development where our services can make a huge impact. At the end of the day, I think that the intersection between science and business is a place where I can make a difference for society by being a part of enabling new technology and pharmaceuticals available to the public. By working for MSC, I contribute to society, develop as a professional, and at the same time, enjoy my everyday life with family, friends, and colleagues. What more can I ask for?
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