What’s the timeline for shifting from academia to industry?

By |2017-08-08T16:51:47+00:00April 2nd, 2017|

What should you be thinking about, depending on what stage of your research training that you're in?  Let's take a look! Best Case Scenario Early in your PhD career, yrs 2–4 Get to know, or explore some organizations or groups doing something you find interesting (non research related) and contribute in a tangible way.  If [...]

Why do some people hate their PhD?

By |2018-03-09T17:25:49+00:00February 18th, 2017|

The disappointment or avoidance of talking about one's graduate research experience can be disheartening for advocates of science, or budding scientists.  Why are some people so unhappy about their decision to do high-level scientific research? If we examine the reasons, it should not seem like a mystery: The people. Like any job, your experience in a [...]

Hello world! I’m a Ph.D.

By |2017-08-08T16:53:38+00:00July 1st, 2016|

Hello, world! I’m a Ph.D. I have years of experience learning how to learn.   I’ve built up a ridiculous tolerance for repeated failure. I love questioning everything, thinking about new things that no one else has, and figuring out how to tell if those new thoughts have real merit. I know how to think about [...]