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Along with some happy feelings, "all [Ph.D. students] experience a kind of a letdown ... about that feeling of this big project not being there anymore," says psychologist Mary McKinney.
He has demanded much from himself and his colleagues ever since he was young.
I'm sure there were good things about the whole Ph.D./postdoc experience, but apparently I don't yet have enough distance to know what they are.
"I kind of clicked my heels three times and said there must be a better way." --Carl Simmons
"If we had a unified career structure, that would revolutionize European science. It would just start to draw everybody in." --Tony Hyman, a professor at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
"The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani
For those making the transition from academia, the values and culture inherent in the nonprofit world may offer an exciting and rewarding career choice.
"Real-world experience trumps classroom learning, and future employers don't care if the experience was paid or volunteer."
Incoming African-American students express interest in the sciences, but their rate of attrition is high.
"It is not enough to make European research more attractive. We also need to make the working environment more attractive." --Massimo Serpieri, DG Research, European Commission
Here's a list of podcasts featuring writers and subjects of Science Careers articles.
"You have to be savvy to all the nuances, the position, the place, and the institution's policies. This can be difficult if you come from a very different culture." --Rebecca Conry
"Teamwork is the business-world equivalent of 'plays well with others' in kindergarten."--Judy Heyboer
Solving a corporate problem is not much different from solving a scientific problem.
"Clarity is a gift." --Micella Phoenix DeWhyse
A student who arrives with little specific knowledge of the graduate program or its faculty "is bound to make a bad impression." --James Faubion
The demands of rigorous scientific or engineering studies can conflict with continuing military obligations.
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