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Article Title

Careers in Academia and Industry: Transitions and Challenges

Summary

  • Start the career planning process with self-discovery and feedback from mentors.

  • Understand the setting, culture, organizational structure, and leadership of the organiza­tions under consideration for one’s career.

  • Understand the expectations of potential career paths.

  • For personal development beyond hard knowledge and skills, acquire excellent people skills and a strong network.

  • Careers are dynamic. Maintain flexibility. Moving between environments (academia vs. industry) can be challenging, but those who successfully navigate this do so with extensive planning.