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Doing Research Outside Academia as a Psychology PhD with Sherri Widen

Do you need a PhD? When I launched into the doctoral adventure, I wanted to teach at the same level the professors I worked with did. So for me, the answer was yes. In today’s episode, My guest, Sherri Widen, shares her journey and her reflections on the reality of the PhD career today and…

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Juggling Side-Interests, Graduate School, and Your Personal Life During your PhD With Gertrude Nonterah

My experience going through graduate school was mostly of graduate students being fully funded and working exclusively on their PhD, at least until the time came to write their thesis. But this is not the reality for everyone and in all domains of research. Today, I’m bringing you a conversation with Gertrude Nonterah about her…

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Being a PhD Researcher and an Entrepreneur With Jessica Steinberg

Do you have a business idea based on your PhD research? A consultancy or a deeptech project? Well, you are not alone. A lot of PhD researchers out there have plans to become their own bosses rather than getting a job, when they’re done with their degree. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Jessica Steinberg’s recount…

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Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Academia With Shaz Zamore

Welcome to episode 100 of the Papa PhD podcast! In a lot of the conversations I’ve had in past interviews here on the show, we have talked about how academia and graduate school need to change. For this special episode, I’m bringing you a conversation during which I got a glimpse at what that change…

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Navigating the Corporate Space With Caolan Kovach-Orr

This week on Papa PhD, I’m talking with Caolan Kovach-Orr about his journey from the wet lab to a career in data science. During our conversation, we talked Caolan’s academic journey, about what skills you should focus on as a candidate, today, if you’re interested in data science, about the specifics of the interviewing process…

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Retelling Your PhD Career Story With Kerri Twigg

This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you my recent conversation with Kerri Twigg, career development coach, TEDx speaker, and author of “The Career Stories Method”. During our conversation, we talked about her book and about how her approach applies to PhDs transitioning out of academia and wanting to learn how to retell the ir…

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Following the Passion of Research with Mariana Vargas-Caballero

Many of my guests have talked about tuning into and pursuing your passion, when considering career options. In this episode, I talked with Mariana Vargas-Caballero about how she discovered her passion for science and about the choices and principles that brought her into the academic life. What you’ll learn about in this episode: The value…

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Current Challenges in Graduate Education with Paul Yachnin

Higher education is under pressure, these days. It has been for a while, now, but the COVID-19 pandemic may well be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back, and this test is bringing to light some of the fragilities that have been under the radar until now. With me, this week, I have someone…

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Student Advocacy and Professional Development in Graduate School With Jinelle Wint

This week on Papa PhD, we’ll be focusing on graduate students and their professional development needs and common blind spots. My guest, Jinelle Wint, did her PhD in the biological sciences and throughout her academic journey, she learned the value of of working on her professional skills, and has coached many students in exploring their…

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Going From Research to Business Development With Fabrice Marquet

Hi and happy new year! In this first episode of 2021, I bring you a story you may in part know. A story of changing countries and cultures and of finding new horizons for yourself in the process – in my guest’s case, leading to his transition from basic research into business development. Take the…

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