12 episodes

Career tips for PhD scientists.I'm a PhD economist working in tech. Tune in for conversations about networking and career growth.

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Career tips for PhD scientists.I'm a PhD economist working in tech. Tune in for conversations about networking and career growth.

    Navigating academia: a development economist's perspective | Teresa Molina from University of Hawaii

    Navigating academia: a development economist's perspective | Teresa Molina from University of Hawaii

    Teresa Molina is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Research Affiliate at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Research Fellow at UHERO, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development. She also serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Health Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California and her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. In...

    • 44 min
    Navigating the Data Science Landscape | Jai Bansal

    Navigating the Data Science Landscape | Jai Bansal

    In this episode, Jai and I discuss the nuances of building a career in data science. From his start as a product manager to his current role leading a team, Jai provides a detailed overview of the data science landscape. He discusses key topics such as a data science career trajectory, managing remote teams, the distinction between analytics and data science, and predictive versus causal modeling. The video also includes practical advice for job interviews, insights on individual contributor ...

    • 39 min
    Biotech Careers: From PhD to Biotech Success | Ali Divan

    Biotech Careers: From PhD to Biotech Success | Ali Divan

    In this episode, Ali and I discuss his journey from completing a PhD in medical science to building a thriving career in the biotech industry. As the founder of Trulitica, Ali now uses his experience to coach other life sciences PhDs on successfully transitioning from academia to biotech.Expect to learn:• The key differences between working in academia vs. industry as a life sciences PhD• Why biotech is an attractive career path for many PhDs and how to determine if it's the right fit for you...

    • 57 min
    What Tech Employers Really Want | Aligned Recruitment CEO Julia Arpag

    What Tech Employers Really Want | Aligned Recruitment CEO Julia Arpag

    Julia Arpag is the CEO and co-founder of Aligned Recruitment. In this episode, we discuss the state of the job market, and Julia provides insights into which professions are in high demand at the moment. She shares tips for job seekers, including the importance of networking and personal connections. Julia also offers advice on resume writing, optimizing your LinkedIn profile, and navigating the job application process. She highlights the significance of enthusiasm and energy during phone int...

    • 40 min
    Tech economist lifestyle and career tips | Rachel Lee

    Tech economist lifestyle and career tips | Rachel Lee

    Rachel is an applied scientist at Uber. We discuss her transition from academia to tech and the value of an economics degree in the industry. Rachel shares her experience with remote internships, the challenges of onboarding virtually, and the importance of being resourceful. She also talks about the lifestyle in tech, the potential for job insecurity, and the need to adapt to the industry's volatile nature. She provides insights into the role of an economist in tech and how to overcome impos...

    • 45 min
    Mastering LinkedIn: from Employee to Entrepreneur | Skylar Steudter

    Mastering LinkedIn: from Employee to Entrepreneur | Skylar Steudter

    Skylar Steudter is a former LinkedIn employee turned entrepreneur. In this episode, Skylar shares his personal journey, shedding light on the nuances of LinkedIn's algorithm, the art of brand building, and the role of sales in entrepreneurship. Whether you're a student stepping into the professional world, a solopreneur seeking to amplify your LinkedIn presence, or a small business aiming to make your mark, you will find actionable tips and personal anecdotes that can guide your path to succe...

    • 49 min

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