I am Siva Muthukrishnan, a Scientist at the Fabric and Home Care Business of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, USA. As this is my first venture at writing a blog with a career focus, I will try to share some stories that might add perspectives to your career. I am very excited to...
You’re completing your doctorate and planning to apply to an academic institution to continue your research. What steps can you take with your application to improve your chances of being accepted?
The academy is one of the most powerful paths in the science field. To understand the unknown world, scientists need the willingness to put in a lot of hard work and stay positive and patient in the search. Answers to questions in academia are so important and powerful that they may challenge ...
Are you sure you’re ok with going from helping injured soldiers walk again to helping people look better?” I’m willing to bet that very few people have heard this as an interview question. But it was a valid (albeit surprising) question in my case. The vice president intervie...
In a previous post, I mentioned that my journey away from the bench evolved from my daily walk by the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley to my joining their Management of Technology Program to learn about commercialization. In one of my classes there, a Haas professor who used to be a NASA scien...
What is technology transfer? Everybody has a different definition. Usually, people think it comes from the meaning of the word, “transfer,” and yes, who doesn’t understand the word “transfer?” Transfer school, transfer money from one account to another…etc, but technology transfer has a ...
I’m excited to tell you about a new event that we’ve had in development for a few months now. It’s the Virtual Job Summit, and it’s scheduled to start on August 1st. The Virtual Job Summit is an online Job Fair that’s open only to Bio Careers jobseekers. It will take plac...
The lessons I learned transitioning into Industry are simple, and similar advice can be found at any career-counseling site in postings about office ethics and etiquette. 1. Listen first, ask questions next, render your opinion last.
In some of my job interviews, I was asked, “What made you decide to leave academia?” Yeah, what was it? I asked myself sometimes. I left academia because I am a practical person. Pure discovery research that takes forever to be applicable does not satisfy me. Secondly, the lack of interactions a...
On Saturday the 14th of May I attended the Women in Science and Technology conference held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. There were four workshop sessions, and I wish to share a few thoughts from those sessions over my next few blogs. The first session I atten...