Welcome to Season 3 of the Papa PhD podcast! To start this new season, today I’m bringing you a great interview Dr. Mrim Boutla, a neuroplasticity PhD turned career coach, who was on the show in Season 2, but in French. Mrim has put a lot of thought into the conundrum that promoting career readiness is for PhD researchers and shared her reflections and some nuggets during our conversation. Stick around – I’m sure you’ll enjoy her energy and her insights! 

Mrim Boutla

At Brown University and at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), Mrim successfully coached hundreds of liberal arts graduates, MPAs, MBAs, and PhDs secure jobs that maximize impact and income.

As a social entrepreneur, Mrim received the 2013 AshokaU/Cordes Prize for launching More Than Money Careers in partnership with Dr. Mark Albion (Faculty Founder of Net Impact).

The MTMCareers software helped over 5,000 graduates get clear, get connected, and get hired for internships and jobs that blend financial rewards and social impact and environmental stewardship. Mrim serves as a startup mentor through I-Corps, HeraHub, NETVA, and AccelerateDC. Half-Swiss and half-Moroccan, Mrim was the first in her family to go to school beyond 9th grade. She started her journey in the US as an F-1 student and became an American citizen in 2015. Mrim earned BSc/MA in Psychology from UCLouvain, in Belgium, her MA and PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester, and completed her neuroplasticity postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University.

Beyond work, Mrim enjoys international travel and watching NBA games with her daughter.

Thank you, Mrim Boutla!

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