David Mendes

Drew Slack – Powering Through Change with Drive and Positivity

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 plan that will allow you to come out…

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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

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. This week, we’ll be hearing from Simon Moore,…

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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

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 interest you but are outside of your area…

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David Freiheit – Merging Law, Popularization, and Content Creation

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 you go into your adult life, 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

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 the narrative. You will crumple a whole chapter…

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Adriana Bankston – From PhD to Science Policy

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 are well placed to fulfill roles that bridge…

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Chris Kent – Leveling Up Into Entrepreneurship

It’s never too late to follow your calling. Depending on where you are in life, there are many ways you can reorient and choose a new path for yourself, be it getting a second degree, growing your minor or a hobby into your main focus or getting a certification in your domain of interest. This…

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