Many postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students questioned me during our discussions why they would need a career coach or a career accelerator. In their opinion, there many persons and online resources one can rely on for addressing such concerns. First Continue reading Do STEM researchers need a career coach?
The postgraduate factory keeps producing Ph.D. holders at unprecedented speeds worldwide. Some of these people manage to figure out early that they will not reach a tenured professorship or even a tenure-track position. They will either move forward to a Continue reading Permadocs: An illusion of eternity
In my previous posts, I discussed about investing your time in Ph.D. training aiming as a return to get a (full) Professor position at a University. I also commented on how similar tenure can be with a technology startup. At Continue reading The Game of Thrones in Austria
How similar is a tenure to a startup? In a previous post, I discussed about the postgraduate factory. There are multiple studies at different level of detail indicating that the probability of landing into a tenured professor position is less Continue reading The tenure and the startup
The old-school approach on scientific knowledge discovery (i.e., “research”) draws from medieval ages. The stereotype of “crazy” scientists has evolved over time to include bright minds isolated from the real world to study and advance our knowledge. The are still Continue reading Academia and industry – an outdated stereotype
Postdoc. Who is actually that? The question strike me once more while attending the Postdoc Forum Austria 2016 event in Vienna, Austria. And once more while listening Episode 14: Are you still a scientist? of the Recovering Academic podcast. I Continue reading The many names of a postdoc researcher
The “postgraduate factory” produces highly-trained scientists of all sorts. In the process, education degrees are offered, such as Master in Science (M.Sc.), MBA, Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng, popular in the Netherlands), Ph.D., postdoctoral training (informal), or habilitation (particularly in Continue reading The postgraduate factory
My very first post in this blog is about coaching itself. There seems to be some confusion on the term, often used interchangeably with other terms. Coaching is a future-oriented co-creative process involing two roles: the coach and the coachee. Continue reading Coaching, mentoring, counselling, consulting – what’s the difference?