Four Tips for Working with Industry as an Academic

Four Tips for Working with Industry as an Academic

Download as PDF The problem most academics have working with industry is that they assume industry is like them. The problem most industry has with academics is they assume academics are like them.

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Just like everything looks like a nail if you are a hammer, your PhD appears academic when all of your skills are presented in that context. Similarly, people in other sectors will have the same problem. They’ll see how their skills are specific to their sector.

The Legend File

The Legend File

Since 2014, I’ve been involved in Thought Leaders Business School. First as a student; then as a faculty member, and now as an alumnus. I learnt a lot of great things over that time. From using Pink Sheets as a way of systematically capturing my thoughts/intellectual property, to using Green […]

Turning Your Research into Your Business

Turning Your Research into Your Business

I was an entrepreneur before it was cool. Before being an innovator or agile was a thing. I was an entrepreneur when it was called owning your own business. Being self-employed.

I’ve Had Enough… What Next?

I’ve Had Enough… What Next?

The Department of Health and Human Services released their Blueprint for allied health careers pathways earlier this year. That document covers a range of options for allied health professionals wishing to pursue a career that might be in a different direction to where they are currently headed.1

Things You Might Not Know About Moving Out of Academia

Things You Might Not Know About Moving Out of Academia

Most PhDs don’t have a long term career in academia Stats from the US and the UK show that less than 10% of PhD graduates have a ten or more year career in academia. So, for those still in there that long – awesome work you’re one of the few. For those leaving, left or considering leave – you’re […]

My Transition to an #altac Career

My Transition to an #altac Career

It’s safe to say that I made early education decisions based on a lot of various influences. Although I’m sure I want the things I chose. Looking back I may have wanted them (or not) based on views of other people. For example, in VCE (the final years before university in Victoria, Australia) I […]

How to Identify Transferable Skills

How to Identify Transferable Skills

When looking to change industries or careers, it can be hard to know what skills you have that other industries are interested in. That can make choosing a new sector, industry or job difficult.

Four Things to Do Now, to Help Transition to Life Beyond Your PhD

Four Things to Do Now, to Help Transition to Life Beyond Your PhD

Download as PDF I listen a lot to Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk). In a podcast1, he talked about 80% of football (NFL) players going bankrupt.

What Makes an Awesome PhD Program? – Part 3

What Makes an Awesome PhD Program? – Part 3

I’ve already covered students and supervisors. The final thing necessary for an awesome PhD program is good research projects.

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