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Written by Tavis Mendez, PhD I was only a few months away from obtaining my PhD in engineering. I have always loved working in the engineering field because of the vast array of paths you can take when studying engineering. But, as I neared the end of my studies, trying…
Written by: Tavis Mendez, Ph.D. I love being a scientist. But, getting up in the morning and heading into the lab has always been a hassle for me. I am also quite introverted and prefer being by myself most of the time. During my PhD, the days I enjoyed most…
Written by: Tavis Mendez, Ph.D. I had started applying for research scientist positions during my industry transition journey. I reached out to recruiters, started going to networking events, and felt like I was making real progress. I followed the protocol for a successful job search. Finally, I started getting calls…
Written By: Tavis Mendez, Ph.D. I have always been a social person. But working long hours to generate data required me to perform my experiments in isolation. Even worse, my project was going nowhere. Instead of presenting my work at meetings and conferences, I was stuck working alone. This wasn’t…