Managing Partner of Prestige Scientific – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Stephen Provost, Featured in Society for BioSpace, Does Your Alma Mater Really Matter?

By: Rosemary Scott

Plano, TX 3/2/2023

Hiring managers assess a number of qualities about each candidate when choosing the right person for the role. Some consider a candidate’s alma mater–the institution at which they earned their degree–to be the most important factor.

But how much does a life science candidate’s alma mater really matter? In short–it depends.

Stephen Provost, managing director and founder of Prestige Scientific, a life sciences recruiting and executive search firm, told BioSpace that in his experience, where a candidate attended college becomes more or less relevant depending on their field of work.

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