I wanted your advice concerning studies as next year i’m going to end my bachelor degree and wanted to know if any of you knew about some study path that brings together programming and business for example statistics or anything that i could get into without starting everything from scratch and if possible staying in Europe as I won’t be able to pay for american tuiton fees
Thank you for your help Any idea is appreciated !

I am currently in my second year of a PhD program. I have not yet decided on academia, industry, or entrepreneurship for a career, but in all these cases my success will be strongly influenced by my ability to lead and manage a team of students/postdocs, research engineers/technicians, or co-founders/employees.

I have found that graduate school offers no opportunity for practicing the kinds of interpersonal skills most relevant to leadership (delegating tasks, maintaining motivation, creating an inclusive atmosphere, resolving conflicts, etc.). Note that I distinguish leadership from teaching and mentoring. The closest thing I can think of would be to mentor an undergrad in research. The situation will likely be similar if I do a postdoc.

How can I practice or develop these skills while still in graduate school? Or what would be some important surrogate skills I should focus on instead?

There’s this question about doing research in two very different fields, but my question is somewhat different. I have serious academic interests in two very different fields: one in computer science/mathematics, but the other would be considered comparative literature/cultural studies. I could hardly think of any way to combine those two academic interests (well, I know of digital humanities, but that is not what I exactly want to do).

Nevertheless, I wish to continue research in both areas as an academic, although not necessarily at the same time. Clearly, a possible route is to go one way and then do another PhD and switch mid-career, but I am not sure if this is a good idea. But on the other hand, I am not sure if this is even possible without a mid-career career change.

I am giving in the next days a presentation to a UK university, as a part of an interview for a post-doc position.

The PI of the lab asked me to put one slide at the beginning with my academic CV.

However, academic CV is in general long and I have no clue on what I should put in this slide and what not, beside the obvious things.

What should this slide contain?
Which is the common practice for this?

I am sure I will need to add:

  • Previous degrees (Bsc, Msc).
  • Phd

What I do not know:

  • Professional experiences?
  • Teaching experiences?
  • List of papers?
  • List of conferences?
  • List of journals for which I served as a reviewer?

I have just entered my final year of Undergraduate degree in Computer Science and engineering from a rather unknown/not-popular college in India and I want to get admittance in a PhD program in Computer Science. I’m thinking of applying for colleges in the USA and I’m worried that graduating from an unknown college will affect how universities will perceive my application and I regret my decision of joining this college in the first place. I still have one year before I apply. I want to know what I need to do to maximize my chances of admission. And any general suggestions you’d give for a fourth year student who is looking to get into research programs.

Currently I’m in a situation where I was originally working with an university to develop a course while being in industry, but I left the industry job. I’m not sure how to approach the conversation with the university. On one hand I would like to develop the course and teach it, but the university is a teaching oriented one (while I’m interested in research). Would it be better to work out a deal with them that I’ll be an adjunct on the class and see how I get compensated for also developing a course? Or should I go in as an assistant professor and see how it goes (even though I think I wouldn’t stay there for more than 2-3 years, and I would also pursue research with outside academia)?

I’m a new hire at an R1 university in the United States. My position focuses on the administration of research. Before coming here, I worked in private industry and government agencies – but this is my first time working within a university setting.

Here it is common for many management functions to be staffed by faculty members (either current faculty, or people who held faculty positions before moving to administrative roles).

This has become difficult, as I’ve come to understand that many of peers don’t have any background in the areas they are expected to be successful at. For example, academic department chairs are responsible for the financial management of their department, but most of the ones I have met with aren’t currently capable of reading basic financial statements. Similarly, they may be in charge of large and costly projects, but have no established project management structure.

These lead to poor outcomes (departments that spend far more than they should, projects that run over time and over budget, etc.). I can’t understand why they would be placed in these positions where it is clear they don’t have the skills to succeed.

In the management of an American university, why would academics be placed these kinds of roles rather than professionals with those skill-sets?

I’m currently in high school and was considering taking ME because I favour math and applied math over chemistry.
However, I have been more interested in joining the pharmaceutical/ medical utility industry than automotive/aeronautics industry. They’re ok it’s just that I prefer pharma.
I would have joined chemical engineering but with my wobbly chem fundamental I’m afraid my scores will be compromised.

What is my chance in pharma and what kind of work would I do?

So, I have had a year out to work and am now going to do my Master’s degree in Computing. I have decided to fully embark on a career in academia.

What can I start doing NOW that will help improve my academic reputation, credentials, CV and career prospects? For example, should I do more writing, set up a technical blog, find research opportunities, what projects should I start, organisations to join etc.?