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  • Things to ponder on being a postgraduate

    Dewight R. Williams
    Career Paths
    Academia
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    Career advice is like sex advice. It’s always uncomfortable for both the advisor and the advisee, and you generally like to hear it from your peers and not your elders. We all walk a unique path, so it seems prudent to find a successful example from today’s world and not from a decade or more ago. I hope you’re entertained by this exposition and maybe, if we’re lucky, some of this will reinforce some of your own answers about your career choices.  If you enjoy science like I do, and wish to make a career out of it, the first step is finding people to pay for your schooling. I was lucky to have made it through all of my education mostly making money. When I was a kid, no one in their right mind ...