A collection of advice on going from academia to industry

Following up on PhD Skill Arbitrage, here's some things I read while thinking about that post. From academia to industry: a short guide at the NatureJobs blog Transferable skills: Helping PhDs and postdocs find careers also at the NatureJobs blog Transferable skills: Keys for standing out from the crowd again, at NatureJobs (Gee, you’d think …


The academic gift economy

Academia runs on free labour, all the way up the hierarchy. If the academic gift economy – whereby we offer each other intangibles and are tied to each other through vague debts of gratitude – should be phased out entirely, the result would be a disaster for the development of knowledge. via @thesiswhisperer