Business

Zoë Ayres – Part 1 – A Path From Chemistry to Industry

Do you ever wish you could try your hand at an industry job without putting your academic career on halt? In this week’s episode, you’ll hear about Zoë Ayres and about how she managed to do exactly that by choosing to do take on industry-backed projects for her master’s, her PhD, and her postdoc in…

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Nathalie Ross – Part 2 – Building a Career in Scientific and Medical Writing

In the second part of my conversation with Nathalie Ross, we discussed what brought her to the regulatory affairs domain and I asked her to describe in more detail what the job entails and what the day-to-day of a freelance medical writer looks like. Nathalie Ross, Ph.D., MWC, a former research scientist, is a bilingual…

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Jonathan Weitzman – Part 2 – Preparing Students For Their Professional Life

In part two of our conversation, Jonathan Weitzman talks about how he envisions career building in academia and talks about different projects he’s championed at the Université de Paris aimed at preparing his students for their professional life and empowering them during their graduate studies. Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of genetics at the Université…

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Jonathan Weitzman – Part 1 – Enriching Your Academic Career

Even academic and professional paths that look straighforward from afar and in hindsight were built on highs and lows, opportunities, obstacles, time-outs. Today’s conversation illustrates this perfectly and shows how these irregularities are part of what makes the journey interesting. Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of genetics at the Université de Paris, founding director of…

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Inês Campos Costa – Taking the Turn No One Expects

The biggest entrepreneurs are mothers in underdeveloped countries, figuring out creative and innovative solutions to ensure their families’ sustainability. We use sexy terms associated to tech and industry, but entrepreneurship is not “just for the illuminated” – it starts within. Inês believes that by becoming the finest version of ourselves we are the best agents…

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Carine Monat – Construire un chemin qui nous ressemble

Vous n’êtes pas un être unidimensionnel. On a tous un intérêt, un penchant, un côté qu’on a mis sur pause ou qu’on cultive quand on peut, dans nos temps libres. Eh bien, parfois la vie nous offre la chance de mettre cette face cachée en premier plan et d’en faire une partie intégrante de notre…

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James Bowers – Taking the Leap Into Media and Communication

We’re all drawn to science and graduate school for a reason. Because we’re good at scientific subjects, because we want to discover new things, because we want to help others by developing technology and growing the knowledge base. It’s our common thread as holders of master’s or doctoral degrees. But not all of us end…

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Valérie Levée – La détermination de tester ses limites

Quand on change de domaine, on ressent souvent ce syndrome de l’imposteur, cette sensation d’être comme un cheveu dans la soupe. Et ça peut nous empêcher d’avancer et d’accepter des défis un peu en dehors de notre zone de confort. Dans cet épisode, Valérie Levée nous raconte le trajet qui l’a menée de la physiologie…

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Liliana Vitorino – Making the Choices That Are Good For You

The thought of transitioning into your professional life can be daunting at times. What is expecting me on the other side? Am I going to be happy? Will it be easy? How much am I going to make? If you add into the mix the question of “do I stay in academia? Am I a…

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Pedro Resende – When The Choices You Don’t Make Take You Where You Want to Go

They say “if  life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But what if life gives you the proverbial lemons, you press them, and apple juice comes out? In this episode, Pedro Resende shares with us how he came to be a researcher after a stint in industry, and how after accepting some hard noes from the…

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