Career Development Panel 2 : Pivoting & Transiting to the Industry & Entrepreneurship

When progressing along the academic track from undergraduate to postdoc, it can be easy to believe that university research is the only way to apply all the experience you have gained. One of the many post-PhD directions open to researchers involves transitioning away from academia into the exciting application-rich areas of industry and entrepreneurship. There is a wealth of different options including starting your own company, joining an already established company, joining an R&D department, patent law, or moving into venture capital.  

In this session, we hear from three leading industry experts about making this transition and what to expect. How best can you take advantage of the experience you have gained in research to pivot to your new role? How do you make the connections that will help you find the perfect position? We will get firsthand accounts from those that have already made the incredibly successful leap.