Career Paths

tom

Tom
Ruginis

My parents hate me. Now what?

A continuing blog series of life as an entrepreneur after leaving academia.5 years ago I dropped out of a PhD program in Pharmacology. It was a difficult decision but a smart one. Once the decision was made, outgoing messages began: “Hey, just thought I’d let you know, I’m dropping out of...


cdmst32

Charlene
Milliken

From Archaeology to Science and Technology Policy: Making the Leap from Academia to the Real World

Does this sound familiar?: After several years, the end is finally in sight. The Ph.D. is practically in your hand!  But you want to quit.  Why?  Because you’re sick of academia.  You don’t want a career in teaching, you’re burnt out doing research, or you feel like you’r...


Shu.Chin.Ma

Shu Chin
Ma

Where do all the good generic drugs go?

The Office of Generic Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of course. In 2014, generic drugs saved the U.S health care system $254 billion dollars, and with the recent outrageous price hiking of an HIV medication (cough, cough, by a greedy you-know-who), it’s even more crucial ...


holly.brevig

Holly
Brevig

Unique Career Opportunities

In one of my blogs, I briefly wrote about career options and provided a table with various career types and organizations to find these careers. I wanted to focus on what I thought were unique opportunities that I did not know about when I was in graduate school.  Just as a quick background, I w...


tom

Tom
Ruginis

I Will Not Hire You If.....

As a CEO at HappiLabs, I have to manage the growth of the company, which includes hiring. We are only a 5-person company, but we’re growing and, currently, I receive about one resume or inquiry per day. Each resume is guaranteed about 5 seconds of my time, as I do a quick glance to evaluate the...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Working on an Agile Team

A fun buzzword I am seeing in job descriptions is agile. You will be part of an Agile team..., or ...using Agile methodology. It’s very common in the software industry, but certainly getting some usage in other industries that have projects where the goals or scope may change during the devel...


andrea.habura

Andrea
Habura

Life Among the Machines

When I meet people at cocktail parties, I tell them I build robots for a living. Which is the truth, but not the whole truth. 


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

The Editor Surfaces

So, what’s been happening with the manuscript that you uploaded a month or two ago? You've been logging in to the journal every few days for a while now to follow the status of your article and checking your e-mail carefully. At last, the editor has sent you a decision. What could it be? Acce...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Got journals? How to pick ‘em

OK, so you’ve finished your publication manuscript, and all the coauthors agree that it’s ready for submission. Got a journal? Build a short list of target journals.  


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Send it on its way-an “uploading” experience

A blank computer screen might be one of the scariest things on your bench or desk(top).