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  • From Student to Teacher: Follow what makes you happy

    Ellen Cohn, PhD
    Changing Careers
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    How do you know what you want to do with your life?  For me, it was a matter of asking myself what I liked to do and what made me happy.  I was a good student and I especially loved math and science.  These were subjects that were logical and made sense to me.  Time that I spent in the lab was the most fun. Working and doing experiments in the lab were very enjoyable.  Listening to the other students talk about their work and sharing our experiences was also great.  However, as I pursued a PhD, I had all of the frustrations that most students encounter in science research.  Many experiments did not work or were impossible to analyze.  I was working on a model cell system for three years that ended up giving ...