When you’re a graduate student, your conception of ‘industry’ has a lot in common with your understanding of a black-hole.
First, you’ve been told it’s a scary and unpredictable place. (“Did you know they can just change your project or fire you at will?”)
Second, it’s a one-way trip. (“Once you step off the tenure track, there’s no going back!”)
And finally, information doesn’t escape its gravitational pull. You get plenty of visits and seminars from academic postdocs and PIs, but how many times has your department invited an industry scientist?
This week on the show, we escape the industry event-horizon by interviewing three very real, and very successful PhDs currently working at 23andMe.Read More