From time immemorial, life sciences students have pondered upon the great question: “to PhD or not to PhD?”
Traditionally, it has been a given for life science students to pursue a PhD degree. However, there has been a paradigm shift in recent times. With more attention going from academia to the industry, many students wonder if a PhD degree is actually a necessity. Thus...
Are you unsure whether you want to pursue a PhD or go directly into the industry after you graduate? Can you stay too long in academia? Is the transition difficult from academia to industry? Is a PhD degree an absolute necessity in the industry? If you have ever wondered about questions like these, then this event is for you!
Choosing to pursue a PhD or not can be a daunting decision. It is important to optimize your academic profile so that you and your skills are presented in the best way in today’s competitive job market. That is why Synapse Stockholm has embarked on the mission of presenting you with professionals who, at one point, all struggled with the same questions.
We want to offer you five different perspectives -a non-PhD working in the life science industry, a non-PhD working as a life science consultant, an industrial PhD, an academic PhD focus on research, and an academic PhD that shifted into the industry- where our speakers will share their stories with you and discuss why they made the career decisions they made. Feel free to ask any questions you want and network with our panelists!
We hope that by the end of the evening you will know more about the ins and outs of doing a PhD and will feel more confident in making the next decision in your career.