As we headed out of the conference center, we felt the burning heat of summer in southern France. I had asked Ben Libberton for an interview on his post postdoc career, and we aimed for a small bakery where we could get a baguette while talking. I didn’t know I would run into Ben in… Read More From postdoc to science communicator: how to make the leap?
Do you have a knack for technology and love to argue a point? Then a career in patent law might be just the thing for you. In this second career portrait of the series “When I grow up, I’ll be a…”, KI alumna Joanna Applequist tells us what it takes to be a patent attorney, and how she went from lab bench to law books.… Read More When I grow up, I’ll be a… patent attorney
Here’s a peek into the dark corners of my mind A career is a linear phenomenon: we decide what we want to become when we grow up, and from that time, all we do needs to stand in light of that goal. There is a ladder, and people step off at different stages, whenever they… Read More Leaving academia: A touchy subject
And then the sky opened up The best part about the ESOF conference earlier this month in Toulouse is that it reminded me on why I wanted to be a scientist in the first place: because the world is interesting, finding out new things is fun, and it is rewarding to do things that try… Read More Post ESOF: how science warmed my heart
Design, define and redefine…I am thinking that it is what it is all about. My own and everybody else´s career…it is a process of constant development. KI Career Service and HR is attending a meeting in Helsinki, the International Staff Exchange Week (ISEW) focusing on career education and career monitoring alumni. 37 delegates from 30… Read More Design, define and redefine
While struggling to remember people’s names (most of them seem to be Anna or Maria, how can I still get that wrong?), or to recognize the right floor (it’s the one with the black sofas and red carpet, not the one with the black carpet and red sofas) I realize it has been 4.5 years since I… Read More Testing the water: my internship at VR
Joint venture – a guest blog by our blog coach Natalie von der Lehr together with our bloggers Ayla, Oksana, Nika and Nina. For me, the 28th of May is not just any day, it is my day. In 2003 I defended my doctoral thesis, in 2010 I graduated with a MA in journalism. Both… Read More A special day