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

2019-05-08T06:34:44+00:00

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 [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Chemistry PhD to Biotech Talent Consultant & Entrepreneur

2018-08-16T15:51:52+00:00

Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Biotechnology Practice at Korn Ferry Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D., is a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry, a global management consulting and executive recruiting firm.  She took on an admirable number of internships and explored many career opportunities in her PhD and postdoc, before tackling a pile of consulting job interviews and landing [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Zoology PhD to Senior Consultant

2018-08-06T05:23:42+00:00

Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D. Senior Consultant at Cardno Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant at Cardno.  She has over 15 years of professional experience as an ecologist, studying a diverse range of biological resource issues and managing many different projects in the United States and abroad for various industries. How did she take her [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Neuroscience PhD to Senior Journal Editor

2018-06-11T18:14:48+00:00

Sian Lewis, Ph.D. Senior Editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience Sian Lewis, Ph.D., is a Senior Editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience. She has spent the past 20 years of her professional career helping scientists communicate their research findings, coordinating the publication of scientific results, and highlighting scientific paradigm shifts in the field. How did she make [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Neuroscience PhD to Executive Recruiter

2018-02-20T05:45:01+00:00

Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Associate @ Isaacson, Miller From crustacean neurons to a PhD and a new career!  Laura is using her knowledge and experience gained from her PhD in neuroscience to help staff the next generations of leadership in institutions of higher education, directly impacting the future of education and beyond. Starting the PhD Some people have [...]

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?

2018-02-17T08:39:57+00:00

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 [...]

“I’m a Scientist”: Advice on Changing Careers

2018-02-17T08:37:51+00:00

By Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Dr. Mariani moved from mice and brains in the lab to identifying the next generation of academic and institutional leaders. Check out one of our very own Advisor's career transition wisdom from the real world. ======================== “I’m a scientist.” It’s a title that packs a punch. In summer blockbusters, there’s guaranteed [...]