Queries related to enterprise or industry activities of academicians and the impact of industry on academic career and vice versa.

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Should I have a recommendation letter form my boss in industry?

Background: In the next few months I will be applying for graduate school for a PhD program (or Master's if I have to go that way first). The degree will be Electrical Engineering focusing on ...
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Applying for industry job after accepting postdoc offer

It is clear that once one accepts an academic job, it is just not right to continue interviewing for the same type of academic job. However I (and most others on both sides, I would imagine) think ...
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How to include periods of non-academic work on an academic CV?

I have, since completing my PhD (in pure mathematics), worked in both non-academic and post-doc positions. I am brushing up my CV, and I would like some advice as to how one should detail non-academic ...
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How to include industrial research experience legally?

I am planning to apply for Ph.D. after spending the last couple of years in Industry. Problem is, the project I was working on (in this company) though completed, may not have my name as author. As ...
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Differences between research in private labs and university (computer science)

I will talk about computer science. Which is the difference between doing a research job in an industrial research lab (as Google, Facebook or microsoft Research) and in a university? Looking at my ...
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How well is “I want to do research at a big company” received during a PhD application?

Is it somehow "taboo" to mention planning on leaving Academia™ after having finished one's PhD program?-- I've been at a couple of interviews for PhD positions at which the following question was ...
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Which non-academic projects/experiences to mention in a PhD application?

I want to research as a PhD student after several years of being away from academia but am unsure which non-academic positions to include, how many of them, and how to describe them: The PhD will be ...
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Applying to do a PhD after a(n unsuccessful) period of job hopping

Disclaimer: Since this question is explicitly about applying to do a PhD, I figured that the Academia SE was a better fit than Workplace, but do correct me if I'm wrong. How can I explicitly, ...
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How common is it for a professor to require students to work for him?

I'm in a computer science master's program in a university in asia. It's a three-year program, and halfway through our first year, our professor told us to come work for him at his company during our ...
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What is the impact of software development experience in a research lab on graduate admissions?

A little background I graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science not too long ago. Unfortunately, I didn't understand the importance of formal research for grad admissions as an undergrad....
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Does resigning from industry job before probation / 'CV gap' reflect badly in PhD application?

I finished my masters (UK) in media studies last year, and hope to apply for PhD this year. I recently resigned from an industry job at a large MNC during probation. It is an industry job which I ...
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Am I allowed to use published research in building an industry project?

I am a graduate student of Computer Science and am currently building an advanced project based on a paper that was released earlier this year at a major conference. I originally undertook this ...
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Is it typical for a medical researcher to attend an industry conference?

An industry conference in my field of research (medical) is being held soon. I am wondering is it typical for academics to attend non-academic conferences? Several academics have been invited as ...
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Is it easy to find a job in industry in a different area?

I am doing a PhD in the field of atmospheric chemistry at a good university in Canada. I feel I do not like my research very much and I am not very interested in teaching or doing research in my area. ...
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How to solicit funded research projects from industry to perform while in graduate school?

My ultimate goal is to secure a position in industry post graduation. I figured a solid approach would be align myself with current problems and try and partner to solve them. This gives me resume ...
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Will quitting a PhD to try an industry job severely reduce my chances of being accepted to another PhD program later?

I know there are already a lot of "should I quit my PhD" questions on this site. But I have a specific dilemma and I'd like to get some external thoughts. After my Bachelor in mathematics, I didn't ...
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How should I state 'MS dropout' in my resume when applying for data scientist positions?

I've read a couple threads on how to state a PhD dropout in a CV, but wanted to query opinion on the case where the degree in question is a Master's instead. Additionally, my situation is a bit ...
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How to nicely communicate to my professor that I prefer a different topic/project

Soon I will be assigned to a project with industry partner X which will start in couple of months and is very loosely related to my major research interests. The project might not be very challenging ...
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What is the affiliation of an industry author that works for a consulting company?

If I am correct, (co)authors from industry are mentioned with their current employer as compared to PhD students that mention their university. I know a case of an engineer that just started working ...
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Is it appropriate for an undergrad student to ask a professor to sign a non-disclosure agreement?

Allow me to first give some context. A friend and I have been discussing a business idea involving a technical device that I need some guidance on how to perfect. My friend just told me he is taking ...
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Is it good to join industry in middle of phd? [closed]

I am a third year phd student. I got an offer for an industrial job which is very tempting. The salary is competitive and much higher than my phd salary. I already worked there as an intern, so I know ...
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Going to Industry and Keeping Publishing

I'm currently a postdoc in theoretical computer science. My position will last for about 9 months. I have a good track of publications and enjoy a lot working at academia, in particular I enjoy to ...
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How to describe teaching experience on an Industry Resume

Does anyone have any advice for how to describe teaching experience on an industry resume? Based on this question we all think it is valuable, but how would you frame it if you were applying to a job ...
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Is postdoc experience valued by industry?

I have recently finished my PhD and am currently considering my options. I have come to the conclusion that the teaching or the "publish or perish" nature of academia isn't really appealing for me. ...
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Taking a job whilst waiting on PhD application decisions? [closed]

I've applied to a number of PhD programs for admission in fall 2016, but I've also just been offered a decent job in industry starting in mid-january. Would it be unethical to take the job then leave ...
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Is it possible to write and defend a dissertation on work for a private company?

I am in an oddball situation where I have amassed a number credits beyond a masters at University in the US. I am currently working in a research setting, but I am aware that without the PhD by career ...
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Sponsored H1B vs. green card self-petition: What's the quickest?

I am a postdoctoral scholar at a top ranked US University and I am on a J1 visa. I have received an offer for a position in a company, which should be filled by May 2016. The company told me that they ...
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Is it a bad idea to say in my statement of purpose that I want to pursue a PhD in applied mathematics primarily to work in industry?

I am seeking some general advice from applied mathematicians at American universities. In my statement of purpose, would my stating that I want to pursue a PhD in applied mathematics primarily for the ...
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Applying for industry jobs: how early do you submit job applications?

I've heard conflicting advice on this, from 6 months prior to graduation all the way to "wait until after you've graduated so you can start immediately". On the one hand you don't want to give ...
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How to deal with left over work from a Post Doc

I have recently (6 months) left academia after a three year postdoc at a high ranking university. During my time there, I became the lab's statistics guru having carried out analysis on a lot of our ...
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What points should be included in SOP if the target program is industry focused and not researched focused?

I'm applying for MS in US, and for every university I'm making a tailored made SOP. I was applying for a program, which is industry focused and not research focused. And I am not sure what should be ...
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Pros and cons of teaching assistantship as a masters student intending to go on to industry job

Background: In the final year of my masters. Not seeking to apply for a PhD program in the future. Situation: I have a potential opportunity to TA a grad level course. Highly confused about taking it ...
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To what extent do academic promotions share similarities with promotions in industry?

My question is quite simple. In Industry, you get your job, be productive, get an MBA (in many cases), get into management, etc., etc., In academia, you are productive, get your research published, ...
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Publication in industry

I am not really sure how research works in industry. I am an early grad student and research is my passion. However, I do want to go into industry once I am done with my thesis. But, I do want to ...
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What to do when you find out someone else presented your research without crediting you?

One of my collaborators recently sent me a link to a video of someone presenting at a professional conference. In the presentation, they use some of my published research that I did as an intern, ...
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Should I go to engineering graduate school right after undergrad or after a few years of work experience? [closed]

I've heard a few pros and cons about each. If you go right away, you'll just get it out of the way. If you wait to go, you'll learn way more and understand what's useful to focus on. On the ...
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How to do a PhD while having an industrial research job? [closed]

I got my master degree three years ago, and I used to work in research since, one year in academic, two in industry. I’m an engineer with a big passion for computing problems, math and physics (I’m ...
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Are there differences between academic papers and industrial papers?

Are there differences between academic papers (f.e. a (conference) paper written by PhD students and/or professors) and industrial papers (f.e. a conference paper written by engineers working for a ...
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How can a PhD in Machine Learning and AI help you in a life out of Academia? [closed]

I have applied for a PhD in Computer Science. I do not however plan to become an academic afterwards. What I want to achieve is to try to commercialize my research by founding a startup or find a job ...
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Academia vs. Industry in a short graduate program (computer science)

I am an M.S. in Computer Science student at an excellent school, and I am trying to decide between pursuing a career in research (getting a PhD), and going into the industry to work for a company like ...
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Getting back into academics after an industry stint: what can I do while still in industry to improve my research profile?

I am a computer science engineer with around 3 years of experience designing and implementing large scale software systems. I chose to join a job right after my masters, to get a feel of what the ...
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Quality and quantity of contribution to a scientific field from an industry position [closed]

In general, is a position in academia the best way to contribute to a field of study? In general, are contributions to a particular scientific field made from an industry position as impactful as ...
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Scientific poster by an industry researcher: What do I put as contact information?

I am working at a consulting firm as a Data Scientist. I applied and was accepted to talk at a scientific conference. I am going to talk about a topic I worked on mostly during office hours and which ...
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Patent agent work from the research career perspective

Recently I ran across a number of patent agent positions, which seem to require significant scientific research or academic skills and experience, up to a Ph.D. level. After reading some patents, it ...
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How to find universities helping commercialization of research

I have a PhD in computer science. I have done some successful applied projects. Now, I am looking for a postdoc position in the US. However, I prefer a university with more support for ...
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To what degree does earning a pure math PhD in dynamical systems limit my career options outside of academia [duplicate]

I am a 2nd year math PhD student. If one specializes in pure math (say dynamical systems with no particular real-world application in mind), how difficult can it be to transition into industry after ...
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Mailing list for internships and full time jobs for computer science PhD students [closed]

I have found many mailing lists for conferences. I just want to know: is there any mailing list that updates internship and full-time positions (computer science industry jobs and academic jobs) for ...
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Pure math field for PhD when planning to go into industry

I'm a mathematics student just starting my third year. Since entering grad school, I have become rather firmly convinced that academia is not the place for me. The intellectual work is great, but the ...