Thinking about the future… with some help from CaPS!

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It’s never too early to think about the future. Academia, industry or something else? Teaching, research, both, or neither? Same field, neighbouring field, or different field? The questions are countless, and if on the one hand we don’t have to have clear, immutable answers, on the other hand many graduate degrees are meant to train future academics, and thus it makes sense to know something more about job search in the academic field. We might dream of becoming a Professor and then realize, once we have some more information, that that route does not match with our personality. Or, on the contrary, we might instinctively feel eager to bring our knowledge and skills outside the Ivory Tower, and later realize that academia offers the kind of challenges we are looking for. These are some of the thoughts I had when I saw, in one of the newsletters of the McGill…

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