One of the biggest problems I know that PhDs have when thinking about taking the leap into a new job, whether directly from academia or from an existing “real world” position, is: What if I’m not happy? What if it’s the wrong decision? What if I hate the work? “The
An excellent question! As a STEM PhD graduate and avid learner entering my first job at a startup company, here are the four biggest lessons I learned in my first year: Control your ego Do not take negative feedback personally. It does not reflect upon your worth as a person.