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industry vs academia

Mara Michelle Casar mmc at gwis2.circ.gwu.edu
Tue Jun 27 15:03:17 EST 1995

u64520 at UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU wrote:
: Dear women:
: I'd like to get some feedback from anyone who has seriously considered both
: academic and industrial routes for their career after getting their PhD.
: My field is cell/molec. bio.  and I am a returning student just starting a
: program this fall.  What are the pros and cons of each?  Is a post-doc.
: required for an indusrty job?  What can a person do while in grad school to
: facilitate the eventual job hunt?
: Thanks for your help.
: Karyn Lynn

Actually, I'd like to tag a request onto Karyn's: What about those of you 
who decided (even temporarily) to pursue neither academic nor industry 
careers after finishing your PhD's?  I'm just curious to see what people 
have decided to do in addition to the "standard" careers, because while I 
was interviewing at grad schools this past spring I got the impression 
that there were only two "approved" career paths to follow.  Thanks!


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