David Mendes

Margaret Magdesian – Finding Balance in the Eye of the Storm

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! How easy is it to be a female scientist? How easy is it to be a female founder and CEO? How easy is it to find work/life balance when you wear both of these hats and are building a family, too? In this episode, you will be…

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Drew Slack – Powering Through Change with Drive and Positivity

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! What happens when you have all your ducks lined up and the universe throws you a curveball? That’s the moment when you have to regroup, reflect deeply on what you want the new path that is opening up to you to look like and trace a game…

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Abel Polese – Building a Career – Failure by Failure

Can life be made exclusively of successes? Can you find fulfillment in a job that pays well but is not aligned with your values? Does every postdoc get to be a professor? In this episode of Papa PhD, we address all these important questions and much more, as we talk with Abel Polese about his…

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Simon Moore – From Academia to Industry

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! In today’s life, your ability to pivot and to embrace new projects is key. You are actually expected to change employment on a 3 to 5-year cycle in the current job market. These pivots can happen between academic positions, between academia and industry, and between non-academic jobs….

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Virginie Levasseur – La passion pour le développement international

Les cheminements que vous suivrez après vos études graduées peuvent prendre des tournants très variés. Il se peut que vous suiviez un parcours purement académique, une carrière en industrie ou que vous vous lanciez en entrepreneuriat. Quel que soit votre choix ou la passion qui vous motive, les habiletés et l’endurance que vous aurez acquises…

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Sathy Rajasekharan – Landing Your Dream Job Through Exploration and Networking

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Your dream job is out there somewhere. The one you were made for, the one you deserve. It may be one handshake away, one conversation away, one introduction away. So, make sure you give yourself the chance to attend events, to go to seminars in domains that…

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David Freiheit – Merging Law, Popularization, and Content Creation

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Life is not in black and white. Your life, who you are, is a patchwork stemming from your upbringing, your experiences, who you’ve met, the choices you’ve made. What you studied is also a piece of this patchwork, but it’s not the whole thing. And the more…

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Simon Landry – Un trajet en recherche et en communication en français

Pourquoi faire une maîtrise ? Pourquoi faire un doctorat ? Tout ça peut paraître bien compliqué et bien difficile quand on termine notre baccalauréat. Une conversation avec un professeur sur un sujet qui vous intéresse peut changer votre perspective et vous projeter dans une aventure où votre détermination et votre persévérance seront mis à l’épreuve…

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Kirsten (Dr. Kiki) Sanford – Following the Passion of Science Communication

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! If you decide to embark on the graduate studies journey, you may find yourself telling stories. Stories about ideas, stories about science, stories about stories. You will focus and research until late hours of the night to find that piece of information, to fill that gap in…

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Adriana Bankston – From PhD to Science Policy

Join the Papa PhD Postgraduate Career Exploration Group! Leaving the bench doesn’t necessarily mean leaving science and the scientific community altogether. A rich universe of activities exists that are closely related to academia, be it within universities or in external organizations or governing bodies. Having gone through grad school and lived research from within, you…

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