"Someone working in academia or industry who is embittered by knowing that their career choice was made by seeking to placate an advisor could do more to discourage other women and minorities from entering scientific careers."
Too often, graduate students see and hear about the downsides of academic life.
Sometimes as a student, it is necessary to separate needs from wants and to recognize that some wants will have to be sacrificed in order to achieve goals that will serve a lifetime.
The problem that you mention about the difficulty of recruiting and retaining minorities in the sciences is nationwide.
Many can advise; but few can mentor.
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