Neuroscience PhD to Head of Neuroscience Research – Jermaine Ross, Ph.D.

By |2020-08-03T02:34:19+00:00July 31st, 2020|

By Camillia Monestime, Ph.D. We've all been there. You're passionate and driven on a topic - but not sure where to go from there. Not sure what the next steps are to pursue this goal. Dr. Jermaine Ross recounts how his love for science, networking, his openness to opportunity, and great mentors ultimately helped him [...]

Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology & Biophysics PhD to Technical Sales Manager – Becky Fallon, Ph.D.

By |2020-07-01T05:22:55+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Feel like you're not following a linear trajectory from graduate school to your career path? Currently in graduate school or a recent graduate grappling with your next steps? Dr. Becky Fallon weaves a story detailing her path from graduate school to her current position as a Technical Sales Manager. She offers insight to her success [...]

Neuroscience PhD to Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur – Sarah Ahn, Ph.D.

By |2020-05-31T17:54:59+00:00May 31st, 2020|

By Camillia Monestime, Ph.D. When life throws curve balls your way, sometimes the best thing to do is pause and reflect. What do you truly enjoy doing? Why have you not pursued that in any real way? It's never too late, as neuroscientist Dr. Sarah Ahn learned. Passion, drive, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit helped [...]

Cell & Developmental Biology PhD to Entrepreneur – Stephanie Guzik Lendrum, Ph.D.

By |2020-05-14T00:31:16+00:00May 7th, 2020|

What happens when the totally unexpected happens? How do you pick yourself up from a change in the world you didn't see coming?  In today's challenging world, Dr. Stephanie Guzik Lendrum's story of resilience and determination to take a risk and run with an idea is one we can and should take inspiration from. Let's [...]

Bioengineering PhD to Medical Devices Scheme Manager – Danielle Minteer, Ph.D., PMP

By |2020-04-24T22:42:51+00:00April 24th, 2020|

By Jillian Weeks Doctoral Candidate, Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Danielle Minteer, Ph.D., PMP, is a Medical Devices Scheme Manager for BSI, a major business standards company. I’m fortunate enough to know Danielle through our overlapping time in a student consulting group, and we’ve stayed in touch as she’s continued to build [...]

Bioengineering PhD to Marketing Program Manager (Part 2) – Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D.

By |2020-01-30T06:17:50+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Territory Account Manager to Marketing Program Manager: Career Transition Part 2 - Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D. The journey through a professional career can take us on interesting new paths. For PhDs who wish to leave the academic career ladder, you might be anxious about what happens after you start your first job.  What is it like [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Communications PhD to Hollywood Writer, Director & Producer

By |2019-05-08T06:34:44+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Dr. Annika Hylmö did not start her educational path in Communications specifically to do a PhD, but her desire to continue learning and satisfy her intellectual curiosity drove her to pursue her Ph.D. in Communications from Purdue University. Her expertise in storytelling and connecting with people informed her dissertation work, revolving around a very salient [...]

What is the biggest piece of advice you would give to young scientists to increase their chances of getting a job in today’s job market?

By |2018-02-17T08:39:57+00:00February 17th, 2018|

There is only one universal answer: Plan seriously for your Plan B. It’s as simple as that. Not planning for the (very likely chance) that you may not end up with a faculty track career in academia today is like buying a home by a lake that is known to flood more and more every [...]