I’ve been asked quite a bit recently to talk about my career path. I usually begin my talks by explaining that I don’t think my path is anything to draw best practices from, and add that many of the key opportunities I was able to benefit from are no longer available, but then I encourage students to look beyond the typical academic or industrial research routes and investigate the wide diversity of other possibilities.
With the end of the school year upon us and new batches of students gearing up to enter new programs while others take their first steps into the workforce, I’d like to expand the discussion. Email me or submit your career story. Are you in the biotechnology industry, or in an adjacent industry interacting with the biotechnology industry? Did you start with an education in science, or did you find another path to biotechnology? What attracted you to biotechnology? Where do you see the future taking you?