Does an experience in the private sector really make your career 'non-academic'?

Delerue FHP

Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.

In 2015 in the U.S., only 42% of people awarded a PhD in Science worked in Academia. Despite the competitiveness of the academic world and its constant decrease in grant funding, the so-called "non-traditional" career might end up being a good alternative to help researchers navigate their academic journey. Based on a personal experience, this presentation details how working in a private industry can help academics achieve their goals by managing the interface between business and science.