Alex Francendese ’15 (pictured second from the left) spent summer 2014 as an intern with a Boston-based strategy consulting firm focused on healthcare and life science companies. Alex was assigned to case teams on a variety of assignments including an assessment of a novel technology to improve the manufacturing process for moisture-sensitive pharmaceuticals, research on the competitive landscape of current and in-development neurodegenerative drugs, and an evaluation of the commercial potential of a next-generation intraoperative MRI solution. This internship was a valuable experience for Alex because, in addition to having taught her a lot about promising drugs and technologies coming into the market, it has also exposed her to the business side of science.