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

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Include consulting work in CV

I am now between postdocs and I did some consulting work for a SME. The work was slightly related to my research field (I am a physicist specialized in developing algorithms, and the work I did was to ...
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Responding to emails from strangers outside academia asking you advices

I work as assistant professor in a STEM field. I have been receiving a large number of emails from professionals, usually from government organisations and companies, asking for various advices and ...
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Pursuing integrated master’s and PhD in business

My friend has a diploma (associate degree) in commerce. He has 35+ years of industry experience. He wants to do integrated master’s and PhD in business. How is it possible?
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Using a case study without company's permission

In addition to academic work, I have done private work in industry that is directly related to the material I'm presenting. For one of my lessons, I would like to do a case study, where I take a ...
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What is the job market like in terms of research positions in the industry for continuous optimizers?

I know that PhDs in continuous optimization do find research positions at Amazon, Facebook, and Google. But that's just a few places, and I'm hoping to get a more comprehensive view of the research ...
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What are the differences between a presentation in academia and a presentation in industry?

I think that I am pretty good at presenting my work during my PhD, and I am still being invited to conferences for some papers I did 2 years ago. Now, I am working in industry. My manager always ...
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Should TA work be listed in a CV for an internship in the industry?

Personally, I didn't teach but helped the professor conduct a laboratory course throughout the semester. It was also not a paid work but I volunteered. Should something like this be omitted from an ...
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How do I know what I burn for? About to get a PhD, but lost my drive

I am a few months away from completing my PhD (nanotech/chemistry), I'm "just" writing my thesis. But I somehow feel like I have lost my motivation and I am confused about my future. I began the PhD ...
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Returning to research/academia

I'm a 28 year old Ph.D. student in CS (databases), in my first year of study - I have completed a research-based Master's program and published a couple of papers as well. I love research, and my ...
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Does improving systems count as “research experience” in grad application?

Like What is exactly meant by “research experience” in grad application? but situation-specific: Between graduating master's in 2016 and applying now for PhD admissions for 2018-9, I started teaching ...
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How to get letters of recommendation when you work alone

There are a number of questions on this site about lacking (good) references from people who know your work, but none seem to address a situation where you lack references because there never were any ...
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Is it possible to get my habilitation in France while being in industry?

I've finished my PhD in pure mathematics in late 2013 in the US (2 published papers, 1 preprint), and after almost 4 years of postdoc in the subjects of pure math (1 year-unproductive), medical ...
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How do I find a job that actually uses what I learned in school? [closed]

Many of my peers in my program, Computer Engineering, are of the opinion that what you do in school is a "head-fake", that you take all this intense math and science essentially to prove that you can ...
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Negotiating the intellectual property of a (US) industry contract

I'm finishing a post-doc and possibly going (back into) industry, but with the intent to continue research and publish papers and FOSS software. I know that hi-tech companies typically give you this ...
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The rationale behind academic and industry salary difference

This question is not about PhD students, but about professionals with PhD degrees. To narrow down the scope even further, let my subject be a computer science PhD seeking a job in Europe. (I'd include ...
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How to weigh these pros and cons of applying to PhD programs?

I know people have posted LOTS of questions about whether they should apply to PhD programs, but I haven't seen some of the issues I'm currently facing addressed. I'm currently a master's student in ...
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What's useful/important to put in a contract for a research-oriented industry position (in the US)?

I'm (probably) going back from Academia to Industry after a post-doc. Unlike last time, where I signed a company-standard contract which did not have room for much maneuvering, this time it's a small ...
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Is it worth serving on a program committee if you are going into industry?

I got invited to be on the poster track program committee for a CS conference. Is it worth accepting the invitation if I am going to become a software engineer when I graduate? Also, if I review the ...
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What good is engineering research with no practical relevance?

I am a Ph.D. student currently doing research at a top engineering school in North America. I am becoming more and more jaded at the fact that a sizable portion of the research conducted at my ...
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How do industrial researchers get access to online journals?

When one is hired by industry to research (or something of innovative nature), he or she may want (or need) to access online journal articles. But I suppose normal industrial jobs (e.g. software ...
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Requesting a trained Neural Network model from an author?

A bit of background: I am working in a R&D department of quite a big name in the IT industry, and we are trying, clashing and combining different ideas and cutting-edge inventions to tackle our ...
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Does publishing gives you an edge when applying for jobs in industry?

I’m in the verge of finishing my PhD next year. I already know I don’t want to follow an academic career; still, I’ve come this far and will see it through (well... I have have a salary too...). I’m ...
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Approaching a company unsolicited for internship opportunities as an academic

It's already been discussed on here how to find internships/temporary research opportunities at universities and also when exactly to do an an internship at a company during one's PhD, but there doesn'...
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UK PhD admissions - Does partial industry funding improve my chances?

I am in a situation where my employer is willing to put up a significant portion of the cost of a physics PhD in the UK. I have spoken to a supervisor at a top university and we've broadly agreed on a ...
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The person who created the application I used for a study wants to help analyze the data

I used a commercial tool created by a small company to perform quantitative analysis of medical images for a study that I did. I was very conservative in my statistical analysis and consulted with a ...
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How do industry funded theses differ from purely academic ones?

I am at a Canadian university about to choose the topic of my thesis in Electrical Engineering. I have the freedom to choose between different projects at the university. Some projects are purely ...
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Non academic career for maths graduate [closed]

I'm currently getting towards the end of a PhD in applied maths. My funding runs out in September, and for personal circumstances (kids, security etc) I can't go into a post-doc yet as I don't think I'...
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Transitioning out of a PhD program and into research in industry

After a bachelor's and the master's degree I decided to do the PhD and now I'm a first year CS PhD student in a very good University in Europe. However, I'm not living a good period of my life since I'...
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Importance of publications if one decides to go industry after PhD?

If a PhD student (hard sciences like math, physics) decides to work in industry after graduation, are publications important? For transition to industry, what are the most important factors to take ...
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About completing Ph.D degree in the US Industry [closed]

Fortunately I was able to continue my graduate studies at a US university, recently passing my Ph.D qualification exam, which put me one step closer to my final goal--the ultimate "Ph.D degree". But ...
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I'm confused and frustrated by my postdoc mentor's stubbornness and not caring for my future at all. What should I do? [closed]

Background: I did PhD in pure math, then postdoc in medical imaging for 2 years. Because of funding running out, I started a postdoc in France in mesh processing since last 6 months. I'm somewhat ...
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University reputation vs department reputation for industry jobs

There are obviously many other factors that are going into choosing a graduate school including supervisors, research interests, etc. but I'd like to leave those out for a moment and focus on just one ...
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Publishing a work which is not related to the work done in the company

I am working in a company after completing my PhD. When I get time, I carry out some research work related to my PhD work but not related to what I do in the company. I look forward to publish the ...
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Pros and cons of teaching as a PhD student for non-academic future

I started teaching this year. Since at the beginning the idea was just to do exercise sessions and now it starts becoming very (maybe too) time consuming with slide preparation, correction of ...
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Will a 5 year gap between Undergrad and PhD hurt my chances?

I am a 29 year old with an Undergraduate degree from Berkeley in Biochem. I graduated in 2012 with every intention of applying to PhD programs after taking a year or two off to work. Due to some ...
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Will a 2-year post-doc in deep-learning harm me in the long-term? [closed]

I am 28 and will be finishing my PhD in the next 2 months. My PhD has been in the field of medical image analysis so it has covered quite a bit of image processing mixed in with machine learning. My ...
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Has a STEM professor ever won an Oscar? [closed]

Has a STEM professor ever been nominated for - or won - an Oscar for their academic research?
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I am an Undergraduate Student who landed a job as a Data Scientist. Should I pursue a PhD and can I do it while working full time? [closed]

I just graduated with a computer-science bachelor’s degree and accepted a job offer as a data scientist with a well-known company. It is a research role; so I’ll presumably be working towards goals ...
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What could my postdoctoral advisor do, now that he knows that I started looking for positions in industry?

I'm a non-EU postdoctoral researcher in Europe who recently started looking for company jobs. I just informed my advisor that. He asked me where, and I said the name of the same city we are in, ...
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Possible jobs in industry (outside the academia) for PhD in Mathematics [closed]

I'm doing MSc in Mathematics with major in Geometry and Topology (combinatorial problems in knots theory). My previous degree is BSc in Physics. As for future plans I would be glad to do a PhD in ...
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Are M.S. degrees considered more “valuable” in the industry as compared to M. Eng degrees? [closed]

Specifically in chemical or mechanical engineering. Are the M.S. degrees considered more "valuable" in the industry as compared to M. Eng? Where might having only an M. Eng. degree be a detriment in ...
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Is research in private industry more result-oriented than research in academia?

I have been working for a year and a half in a lab doing research in applied computer science. Ever since I was a kid I had dreamed with being part of a lab and do research. However, I have now ...
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What exactly is a Postdoc in industry?

While looking for research jobs in industry, I noticed that some companies over both, research positions and postdoc positions. What exactly is a postdoc position in industry and how is it different ...
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How to structure a CV when applying for a Computer Science PhD?

I am applying for a PhD in computer science. I have some research experience (from my Masters degree) as well as significant industry experience. I have been in industry for close to 4 years since my ...
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Will a PhD help me as a startup founder?

I'm planning to get double honours in CS and Pure Math. (Link to my previous post.) But I'm very confused about getting a PhD. Will it help me as a startup founder? The only thing that is stopping me ...
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Collaboration with a private company involving a confidential technology

Our group has been invited to participate in a bid for a European funding. The project will be about bringing a particular technology to the next level. The project coordinator is a private company, ...
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Pursuing a Master's remotely while working in industry?

I'm currently approaching the end of my undergrad, and I'm faced with a dilemma (my field is computer science). On the one hand, I have a professor that I've been working very closely with on some ...
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How are university departments receiving corporate funding?

I learned in class that some departments of universities, such as the medical departments, receive funding from corporation that bypass the university administrators, such that the research finding ...
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What positions in industry should I apply for after a phd and postdoc in software engineering? [closed]

This could also be not the most appropriate place where to post, but I'll try anyway. Some background info: I am about to finish a 2-years postdoc in software engineering, and I am evaluating a ...
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How do Graduate Admissions Committees view an applicant from Industry?

At the time of writing this, I have been working for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) for about 2.5 years since graduating college. Prior to graduation, I was on track to go a more academic route due ...

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