Ma Sha is head of the bioprocess application labs at Eppendorf, a biotech company that develops products for laboratories around the world. He earned his PhD from the biochemistry program at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Ma describes his current role in the company and how his role has changed over time. He discusses the hiring process, contrasts academic and industrial lab experiences, and emphasizes how a shift in mindset is necessary for all researchers transitioning to industry.
Devora Geller received her PhD in musicology from the Graduate Center. She is the Digital Preservation Manager at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Devora talks about how she began her job search while still in graduate school, the work she manages at YIVO, and how she uses her training from her PhD and previous experience every day.
Jessica Sperling is Manager of Evaluation & Engagement at Duke's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Education and Human Development Incubator (EHDi). She received her PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Jessica shares her advice for entering into the world of evaluation. She also shares her experiences with the academic versus non-academic job market.