August 14, 2013

The end is near…

Megan kicked off one of her last days in Europe with a short train ride from Basel to Luzern this morning. She was traveling back to the city to follow up with the HR manager at Merck. If you remember, the last time Megan traveled to Luzern and Merck she went in the wrong direction and had to backtrack to make it to the city for her meetings.  The reason Megan traveled back to Luzern today is because the hiring […]
August 6, 2013

Munich and back to Basel and the HEAT!!

The meetings in Munich went well for Megan. She visited the Sandoz corporate offices and visited The Medicines Company. While she met with HR and hiring managers the children and Eric visited the Munich Zoo. Thankfully, in spite of the heat the Germans were super nice and incredibly helpful. While in Munich, Megan and her family stayed at the Munich City Hilton. The hotel was delightfully accommodating and a cool change to the roasting air conditioner-less apartment in Basel. On […]
July 29, 2013

Made it to Madrid!

Megan’s in Madrid! The family is staying at an apartment on Calle Toledo, a spot that’s very close to Plaza Mayor. This week is another busy one. Be sure to follow Megan’s blog! http://familybdtrip.blogspot.com/2013/07/madrid-ahhh-it-great-to-be-back.html
July 28, 2013

TGIF

How Megan manages to lead business development efforts in Europe, plan daily activities for her family and actively go out to meetings at some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies I may never know. One thing I know for sure is she must be a little insane or just insanely driven. Regardless, on Friday Pharmalogics Executive Recruiter/BD Manager Trevor, finally met up with Megan in Paris. Trevor’s in Paris on vacation visiting his girlfriend Camille who lives in […]
July 26, 2013

Paris!!

On Thursday Megan Driscoll and family arrived in Paris. Getting there didn’t go quite as smoothly as expected. En route to Paris Megan had her i-phone stolen right out of her bag! Thank goodness for Pharmalogics office manager, Heather, a new phone is on its way. Other than that mishap Paris has been good to Megan and crew. Upon arrival the bunch grabbed a late lunch and followed it up with a fantastic walk along the Seine. (From the pictures […]
July 25, 2013

The Adventure Continues

On Wednesday Megan left Basel for Zurich to meet with global staffing leads at Baxter. To get to Zurich Megan traveled by train. In Europe trains are incredibly affordable and efficient. To travel between Basel and Zurich Megan said it took about 1 hour. She equated it to traveling between the South Shore of Massachusetts to Cambridge. (What a funny analogy to think of!) From the train station Megan hailed a cab bound for Baxter. Her ride out to their […]
July 23, 2013

Lonza

Today Megan visited Lonza for a couple of meetings. She had a successful meeting with the Global Head of Staffing. He had wonderful advice as to building an office in Basel. After their meeting Megan spent some time looking at potential office space and walking around the city. As result of her travels around Basel she has decided to do a write up about living and working in Basel. This will be wonderful as more and more projects develop in Basel as recruiters […]
July 23, 2013

Business in Basel

After melting through the heat of the weekend in Basel, Monday morning brought a sweet reprieve for Megan Driscoll; Monday signaled the start of BD meetings in Basel. First thing in the morning Megan and Eric prepared Maddy and Bailey for their first day of European Football camp.  Then shortly after the kids were dropped off at camp Megan visited Novartis for a few business meetings.  According to Megan, the Novartis campus in Basel is just breathtaking.  The campus consists […]