Academia or Industry? My Two Cents

First congratulations for having these options! You have worked hard in the Ph.D. program and finally you earned the option to stay in the academia. Now what? Will you like it? It is a challenging question and people have different answers about it. I graduated about two years ago and I would like to share how I make the decision.

  1. Ask myself what I really want.

The ideal case is to have what I am passionate about as my job but I found it unrealistic. I don’t even know what I love most, and I believe I’m not alone. So my goal is to have a…

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