Episode 68: Leaving Academia for a non-academic career, with Ashley Ruba45m | Nov 13, 2023
Welcome to The Struggling Scientists! In this episode, we dive into the world of non-academic careers for PhD holders. Our special guest, Ashley Ruba, shares her remarkable journey from academia to a fulfilling role as a human factors engineer in the medical device industry. We uncover the challenges academics face, the stigma around non-academic careers, and the misconceptions that often hold back PhD professionals. From networking tips to the day-to-day responsibilities in her new role, Ashley imparts invaluable advice for navigating this transition. Join us as we unravel the opportunities and intellectual fulfillment beyond the confines of academia.
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