Senior Manager, Education and Business Development at Health Education Australia Limited
Take the risk! The worst thing that can happen is you go back to academia with a (relative) wealth of industry experience – especially compared to your colleagues. The best thing that could happen is you find a full-filling career.
When the job is highly related to my PhD field, I’m able to ramp up faster and apply my domain knowledge to the job. When the job is less related to my PhD, self-learning and soft skills are generally useful.
Science & Math teacher, Nutritionist, Science writer & illustrator, Site Coordinator for ABE (Amgen Biotech Experience) in Italy at MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) and Amgen Foundation
For my students, the possibility to interact with a teacher who can tell them how science works and how it develops is really stimulating and positively challenging.