Navigating Academia for a Career in Not Academia

Douglas Botkin, PhD
Military Science Research
Changing Careers
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I always knew I didn’t want a career in academia, and that notion was cemented during my undergraduate degree.  I came to realize that professors had to balance a research program, manage a lab, teach, “volunteer” for various academic committees, participate on advisory/exam/supervisory committees for graduate students, write grants, write papers, and review a literal ton of manuscripts, grants, theses, dissertations, etc, etc, etc.  People have built entire careers performing ...