"Will This Be On the Test?" and Other Bad Questions
01 Apr 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Christopher Svec
Career Planning; Resumes
06 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Amruta Inamdar
Your Career Choices after Graduate School and The Most-Neglected Item in your Career Development (2016)
20 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
What are your career choices after graduate school? Will you develop technology yourself? Will you work in a team? Will you guide people? Where will you work: in industry, research lab, or academia? Regardless where you work, there is generally one item that you are not being taught in graduate...
Entrepreneurship: What You Need to Know
17 Aug 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Gerhard Klimeck - Why I love my work
10 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Scientist and engineer, Gerhard Klimeck, discusses the joy of his work.
Women and Physics
13 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Laura McCullough
A discussion of some of the issues surrounding women's participation in physics. What comes with being of the feminine persuasion in a physics world? What hinders women's participation in physics? What helps? Why is it important? The fun and occasional fury of...
How to PhD
09 Oct 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Dimitrios Peroulis, Gerhard Klimeck, Jan P. Allebach
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Changing Challenges to Opportunities
19 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Omnia El-Hakim
Facing challenges can be unnerving, especially when the outcome is unknown. Commonly, we imagine overcoming the challenge by thinking, “if only I can accomplish this task,” or “when I pass my exam,” everything will get easier. This “I just have to get through this...
[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Combining Interests and Expertise to Shape Your Career
14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roshni Kasad
A common misconception among graduate students is that people believe they must stick to the same technical research area in which they earned a Ph.D. in order to find a job. While it might be more difficult to switch research areas or to switch fields entirely, it is possible to make this career...