“I believe her best quality as a mentor is her commitment to the professional development of her students. She encourages us to attend job talks, colloquia, and conferences, and she directs us to potential funding and award opportunities."
“Some mentor-trainee relationships effectively end the day you leave the building for the last time. Joe has maintained his advocacy for us to this day; he is still promoting our careers, offering advice, writing letters, nearly two decades after we left his lab”
Max Brzezinski is Marketing Director for Carolina Soul Records and author of the forthcoming book Vinyl Age: The Carolina Soul Guide to Record Collecting. His job calls on the theoretical acumen and the research skills he developed in his English PhD program as he communicates his passion for recorded music. He shares advice for how to successfully complete a PhD in a way that will help you stay happy and find a job you love.
"Don't be afraid. It can be hard to jump into industry because you're really educated, but not super experienced. You just have to have confidence in the fact that you can go and do a fantastic job, and that will speak for itself. Go get experience. People in industry will recognize when you are working hard and doing well."