1.) Hi, please tell us a bit about yourself : ) … Hi, my name is Sarah! 👋 I am an avid music fan and I love to go to gigs or play my guitar to try and get a few gigs of my own! I also like to do cross-stitch embroidery as I … Continue reading Interview with Sarah Gibson (Research Data Scientist, The Alan Turing Institute)
1) Hi Katy, please tell us a bit about yourself : ) … I am a Physics PhD Candidate at the University of California, Irvine in my 4th year studying astrophysics. I’m, also, a new mama! Aside from changing diapers and writing code, I *love* nature and tv - haha my hobbies are kind of … Continue reading Interview with Katy Rodriguez Wimberly (Physics PhD Candidate, UC Irvine)
1) Hi Hannah! Please tell us a bit about yourself 😊… My name is Hannah and I live in New York and I enjoy eating, reading and running. I’m a research fellow in John Chodera’s research group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I ran the Brooklyn half-marathon earlier this year and am trying to … Continue reading Interview with Hannah Bruce MacDonald (Postdoc in Computational Chemistry, MSKCC)
1.) Hi Aleks! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself : )… Hello! My name is Aleks, I live in Belfast and in my free time I enjoy walking, reading and travelling. In early 2018 I finished my PhD in aerosol science working at the Bristol Aerosol Research Center based at the … Continue reading Interview with Aleksandra Marsh (Technical Writer, Andor Technology)
1.) Hi Malena! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? : ) My name is Malena Rice, and I’m a 2nd-year Astronomy PhD student and NSF graduate research fellow studying planet formation at Yale University in the United States. I’m originally from southern California, and I moved to northern California to complete … Continue reading Interview with Malena Rice (Astronomy PhD student, Yale)
Hi, As promised in my last blog post, I am summarizing my suggestions on how to prepare industry job applications: Resumes & cover letters - I found it very helpful to use literature (e.g., a book by Karen Kelsky) for advice on how to write and structure resumes and cover letters (for academic as well … Continue reading “Hello” from the other side 😉
In my last blog post, I talked about the time when I decided to leave academia. This time was truly an emotional rollercoaster ride for me and I feel like this comic (by theAwkwardYeti.com) represents very accurately how I felt. When finishing my PhD, I really had no idea how my future was going to … Continue reading What’s next?
After 10 years of studying Physics/Astrophysics and working in science, it felt logical to continue this path after completing my PhD. That’s why I dedicated lots of time in my last PhD year searching and applying for Postdoc positions. Looking back, I have to say I thought I owed it to myself to stay in … Continue reading Making a decision
Hi, Before sharing my full story about transitioning from academia to the industry, I will give you some background info and brief introduction about myself… I am Ines, originally from Austria, but I currently live in Germany with my husband. I am an Astrophysicist and received my PhD in Natural Sciences (with primary focus Astrophysics) … Continue reading Thanks for joining me!