How to find an interesting position, anywhere

In the lab I got assigned a project that no one wanted. The data is messy, there is no clear goal and I literally heard sighs of relief from those who passed it on to me. Truth is, this is very common when you start any job, in industry or research. The new colleague gets the projects that others left out. …

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Academia Career Risk

Is academia more risky than startups?

Yesterday I went to the “Business Ideas” workshop organised in Zurich by Venture Kick for the ETH startup scene. There were talks by successful spinoffs like Aerotainment Labs and SwissLitho talking about their experiences which are all positive of course. And the challenges, and the freedom… Blah. The most interesting thing I learned was why companies spend millions …

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