STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Where academia & the private sector intersect
Many academic activities are quite different from those in the private sector, but there are private sector activities which early career researchers should be aware of, including budgeting (for departmental, grant funding budgets), available resources for ideas which may be commercially interesting (including intellectual property dynamics), and opportunities for students and researchers in commercial settings. Mentors should also be able to guide students towards different career options, and the resources below provide basic lists of considerations for early career researchers when considering academic or private sector careers.
Useful resources on Where academia & the private sector intersect:
Joubert, S. (2018). Working in Industry vs Academia: Which is Right for You? Northeastern University Graduate Programs Blog. https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/working-in-industry-vs-academia/
Set of questions for scientists considering working in academia or the commercial sector.
Pain, S. (2009). Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit. Science Careers. https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2009/05/academia-or-industry-finding-right-fit
Considerations for early career researchers considering the best career fit for them.
Tags: IPS WC; IPS OC; IPS R; IPS QL; IPS IL; IPS T; IPS PS; PSR CE; PSR IKC; PSR ER; PSR LL; CompS
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Table of contents:
- 3.6.1. Basics in business administration, accounting, budgets
3.6.2. Entrepreneurship & startups (includes: innovation, commercialization)
3.6.3. Knowledge transfer, patenting, legal and business standardization
3.6.4. Intersectoral awareness and experience (internships/"real world” work experiences, experiential learning)
Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: October 28, 2021