Your professional network is one of the most critical determinants of your career success. Who you know matters. It will help you get your foot in the door and speed your path up the career ladder, all while serving as an ever-evolving source of information, advice, and inspiration.
The transition from academia to industry is difficult. That academic networks rarely transfer to the professional world makes it all the more so. It’s important to remember, though, that many PhDs have already managed this transition. These are our colleagues. They are working across all sectors and industries and represent a tremendous source of knowledge and opportunity.
PhDs At Work provides an online space for this shared learning and for making new connections. Learn from peers who have successfully transitioned from academia to industry, gain expert insight on how to manage your career, and join us for an event to connect with new colleagues.
Whether you are a PhD holder working outside the academy or a candidate exploring new options, my hope for you is the same: That our “Week in the Life” series gives you a glimpse into new possibilities and, with a little luck, the PhD-powered connections to go after them.
With best wishes,
Michelle Erickson, PhD
Founder, PhDs At Work