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Alumni profile: Pharmacy

Anne Nguyen
Anne is a project leader in the pharmaceutical industry with 10 years experience. Her career has taken her from hospital pharmacy in Sydney to an international management role in the pharmaceutical industry.
Anne Nguyen presenting at a conference

Anne Nguyen – Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2008

Anne works as a project leader for Boston Consultancy Group, a global management-consulting firm, based out of the company's flagship office in New York City. She started out her career as an intern at the Children's Hospital at Westmead Pharmacy managing the cardiology ward. She moved to the United States in 2011 and joined the consulting firm as an associate focusing on consumer healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Today, she manages a team of consultants working in healthcare in New York.

In her own words

"A love of science and a passion to help people were two of the main things that guided me to undertake a career in pharmacy. The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree allowed me to combine and explore both.

"One of the many great aspects of studying pharmacy is the wide variety of career opportunities in healthcare available to you after graduation.

"I started out my career as an intern at the Children's Hospital at Westmead Pharmacy. Managing the cardiology ward was one of my great career highlights and where I learnt a lot about what makes a good team and customer service.

"At the Boston Consultancy Group as an associate, I worked on a strategy project with a leading pharmacy to drive significant growth – this was a career highlight. But even more so, I helped to design and test the solution in 85 stores before it was rolled out to the rest of their stores.

"Later as a consultant, I worked with the global heads of manufacturing and quality at a large biopharma company to improve their organisational structure.

"A career in pharmacy allows you to work with great people solving interesting problems across a wide variety of industries. I have had the privilege of working with many healthcare clients, for instance, biopharma companies, pharmacies, health insurers and a global health foundation.

"Being a project leader in pharmacy is a diverse role and no two days are the same, which keeps things interesting and exciting."