Leaving Academia: How To Get A Job In Industry After Your PhD

This is the story of a PhD, working on Chemistry, who decided to get a Job in Industry.

Being a real story, it has the flavor of all personal experiences, thoughts and doubts, encountered during the process. That's probably the reason for the massive use of slang in describing the adventure (get prepared for it)...

“Getting a job in industry after your PhD is an honorable alternative to an academic career. Despite its appeal, many PhD students seem terrified to take the jump.”

With this article he wants to help other PhDs that are approaching a similar path. It is a hands-on tutorial full of tips, suggestions, potential plans, readings and references to other useful articles that help you in a smoother and easier transition to the Industry world.

“You should see an academic position (postdoc, associate professor) just as a regular job. Don’t get obsessed by following all the steps in the academic ladder.”

Author of the article: Julio Peironcely - PhD, founder of Next Scientist
Commented by: Daniele Conti – PhD candidate in Physics

 

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