“If you have a good science education then the world is your oyster, and you can do almost anything.” – Tanja Beshear, physicist working in industry
‘Turning Science into Things People Need,’ is a project exploring scientists who chose a career in industry instead of the ‘traditional’ academic path. I’m interviewing 25 of these successful scientists to get their stories and understand:
- Skills and attributes of a scientist that are useful in industry
- Roles in a commercial organization that are suited to a scientist
- Skills and habits that a scientist should develop to be successful in industry
As I work towards completing the book, I will post interview excerpts and other thoughts about careers in the private sector on this site. Check back often, and thank you for visiting!