Step Inside Mechelen: A Day in the Life of a Regional Study Coordinator’s Project Management Role

Elien is a Senior Regional Study Coordinator (RSC), which is an associate project manager role, housed in our growing Mechelen, Belgium office for Covance Central Laboratory Services (CLS). She shared a glimpse inside a typical day as a Regional Study Coordinator, a role that manages local laboratory operations within our global project management department.

8:30-9:30 | I start each day by going through my inbox and calendar and making my to-do list.

Because we are working with a global team, we receive many emails overnight. My first task of the day is to clean out emails from previous days and organize others by priority so only action items are left – that way I can easily view my top priorities. Then I review my calendar and prepare for meetings.

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#CovancePotential: A DREAMer’s Journey to Improve Health and Lives

Earning doctorate degrees in veterinary medicine and veterinary pathology are significant accomplishments, but they are underscored by the seemingly insurmountable challenges Dr. Alejandro Larios Mora has faced in his journey to date.

Alejandro wasn’t the student anyone pegged to be a doctor. In fact, he failed kindergarten – and by fifth grade the self-proclaimed troublemaker was only allowed to attend class with a parent escort.

“As a child, it’s very difficult to see past your surroundings if you live in a bad area. You think that’s as good as it gets,” Alejandro said. “That’s why it is important to have mentors – to show you something different, something better.” 

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From PhD to Clinical Trials Project Management: Ana’s Career Shift Quickly Delivers Results

Ana’s passion for biomedical sciences brought her to Covance as a Regional Study Coordinator (RSC) earlier this year. She said after working in R&D and chemistry, shifting to a project management role presented an opportunity to develop different skills and realize an immediate impact on patients’ lives. The opportunity to transform healthcare and change lives around the world – what we call Energizing Purpose – is the common thread that unites Covance employees like Ana to push new boundaries.

As she establishes her career in technical project management at our Central Laboratory Services (CLS) site in Mechelen, Belgium, Ana maintains a personal and professional balance with time at home and in the office. She has completed a rigorous training program and continues to develop her project management skills with her mentor.

Find out more about Ana’s role in project management and the potential she sees with a career at Covance.

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Meet me in 5: Promoting Career Growth at Covance China

Our “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how our business nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we spoke to Linda Qiu, Executive Director, APAC HR Partnering, based in Shanghai. She shared how Covance has helped grow her career and how she is working to help her colleagues to advance in their own careers at the new location in the Aland Center.

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5 Ways We’re Recognizing our LGBTQ Employees and Allies through our PRIDE Network

Covance and our parent company LabCorp celebrated Pride Month in June, and our commitment to building a culture of openness and inclusion continues throughout the year. We recently caught up with members of our PRIDE Network and learned about some recent events and upcoming plans, such as the Indy Pride 2019 Career Fair, to strengthen our outreach.

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Meet Me in 5 – Improving Internal Mobility

Our “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how our business nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we spoke to Phui Sie, Team Manager for Global Project Management based in Singapore. She shared her own career growth story and discussed how she helps her team members advance in their careers and find new growth opportunities at Covance.

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Meet Me in 5 – A Commitment to Career-Building

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Our “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how our business nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, two leaders from our Global Talent Management group shared their thoughts on our commitment to learning, the learning resources available to employees, and how to take advantage of opportunities to grow and develop – at every stage in your career. Continue reading

Meet Me in 5 – Shyenne Yo Takes on a Global Leadership Role

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Our ongoing “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how Covance nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we interviewed Chiah Yian “Shyenne” Yo, who recently was promoted to assume global responsibility for the Global Laboratory Support Services (GLSS) Lab Process & Training Support Team (LPTS) and the Database Set up & Support Team (DBSS). She discussed her career path, opportunities at Covance and the importance of mentoring. Continue reading

Meet Me in 5 – Developing Careers Across All Levels with ASCEND

Our ongoing “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how Covance nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing Jonathan Zung Careers Blog An Agile, Career-Focused Business Develops From Within Covancepurpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we interviewed members of the employee resource group ASCEND, which stands for Achieving Success through Communication, Engagement, Networking and Development. Find out how this group aims to empower young professionals at Covance and LabCorp by building and retaining the next generation of leaders. Continue reading

Meet Me in 5: Reaching 1,000 Employees in China

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Our ongoing “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how Covance nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we spoke with Honggang Bi, PhD, Corporate Vice President and General Manager at Covance China. He shared his career development and discussed the recent milestone of reaching 1,000 employees in Covance China. Continue reading