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PhD Jobs: How To Transition From Academia Into Business

Posted by on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Path to Career Resources .

“I sent resumes to over 200 companies during my last year of graduate school and heard back from exactly zero of them. It was embarrassing. And confusing. I guess I just assumed that big corporations would fall all over themselves trying to hire me once I had a PhD. Not so much.

Getting my PhD turned out to the beginning of a whole new challenge: getting a job. This is something I didn’t have any training for. I’d never taken any classes in economics, finance, management, marketing, or organizational behavior. I’d never had a business lunch or made any real business connection whatsoever.

And, to make matters worse, none of my mentors or thesis committee members knew anyone in business. I was on my own.”

-Isaiah Hankel

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